Careers

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We’re always on the lookout for new additions to the Matrex team. Chicago-based, we’re a diverse group of designers, brand strategists, and project managers who go the extra mile to keep projects on track and clients happy. If you think you’d be a good fit, we’d love to hear from you. Send your resume and any relevant work samples to careers@matrexexhibits.com.

Current Openings

Carpenter

Exhibit Carpenter

 

Matrex is a highly creative, award winning trade show and event company where no two projects are alike.  We are seeking a Full-Time Carpenter that is detail oriented, a self-starter, professional and friendly. You should have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and any trade show experience is a plus. 

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Background in Finish Carpentry, Cabinetry or the trade show industry.
  • Ability to operate industrial machinery, use woodworking power tools, hand tools & mechanically inclined
  • Proficient with all shop equipment and practices: table saws, panel saws, routers, laminating, etc.
  • Well versed in various finished work such a laminate, melamine and moldings
  • Ability to read and understand CAD drawings, blueprints, and diagrams and adhere to quality building standards and specifications
  • Basic knowledge of math and measurements.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and complete jobs with demanding deadlines while keeping great attention to detail.
  • Sense of urgency & ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience: 5+ years
  • Metal fabrication and welding skills are a plus.
  • Knowledge of CNC Setup, Machining, and/or operation a plus
  • Ability to lead a crew is a plus

 

 

Qualifications

  • Dedication to high level of service, highly motivated and high level of initiative
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment; works well with Project Managers, Detailers and Senior Management
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen test
  • Must be able to work 6:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday
  • Available to occasionally work overtime and weekends.

 

This is a full time, non-union, day shift position. Clean work environment and good benefits including 401K, medical insurance and holiday pay.

 

Contact Us to continue the discussion.  All inquiries will remain completely confidential.

Sr. Account Manager

 

Matrex Exhibits is a highly creative, award winning trade show and event company. We develop unique face to face marketing opportunities for our Fortune 1000 clients. We incorporate engagement technology applications to help drive our clients revenue and capture data about the attendees. We are seeking a seasoned Account Manager (AM) to serve as the direct contact between the business development staff, our clients and our various creative and production departments. The AM maintains relationships with new and existing accounts, serves as the direct contact for the client and works with them through all stages of production. He/she will manage and communicate production information including service orders through internal systems and review/confirm details with production divisions and outside vendors. No two projects are alike.

 

NOTE: You need a minimum of 3 years TRADE SHOW or EVENT PRODUCTION experience to apply for this position. Additional duties include:

 

Account Management Responsibilities

  • Interacts and directly orchestrates the efforts of all departments; from the creative process through custom fabrication and exhibit installation in various cities.
  • Manages the transition of accounts from our business development team and supports accounts accordingly. Fulfills all of the client’s unique requests and requirements.
  • Has full responsibility and direct client contact with our largest accounts, mostly Fortune 1,000, in various markets from earth moving equipment to pharmaceuticals.
  • Uses industry and marketing knowledge to understand and recommend products and services that are most appropriate for maximizing client results.
  • Understands client marketing needs, their personal drivers and motivators. Identifies opportunities which can further solidify the customer partnership.
  • Develops, monitors and distributes timelines and schedules to both the client and our internal team.
  • Researches specific markets and assists the Business Development Strategists with compiling compelling proposals.
  • Responds to client needs with a sense of urgency.
  • Assists at the installation of exhibits on show site which may require some travel.
  • Be well organized with the ability to multi-task and plan ahead while managing four to five accounts at any given time.
  • Is responsible for reconciliation of SOW estimates to final invoicing.
  • Manages floorplan/booth layout development, designs/renderings, graphics coordination and organization of archiving process.
  • Confirms jobs and requests necessary information to prepare service plan requirements.
  • Ensures custom production information is communicated effectively to all production teams involved with the event or project and follow through to completion, including variance reporting.
  • Archives all show information for future reference along with invoicing support, graphics and any necessary changes on future events.
  • May be required to travel 10% – 15% of time.

 

Requirements

  • 3-5 years trade show or event account manager experience.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of trade show service suppliers and vendors.
  • Articulate with strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Sense of urgency.
  • Aggressively and pro-actively works to identify potential issues.
  • Strong organizations and multi-tasking skills.
  • Experience with managing budgets and creating estimates and projections.
  • Ability to manage several complex projects from inception to completion.
  • Must be positive, energetic, self-motivated, proactive and team-oriented.
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit, and thrives working in that environment.
  • Contributes to our partnership with clients as a brand steward, and fulfills the Matrex commitment to understanding and fulfilling our clients’ needs.

Contact Us to continue the discussion.  All inquiries will remain completely confidential.