Temp Staff | EXPO CHICAGO 2017

EXPO CHICAGO—September 13-17, 2017

EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art seeks talented temp staff to provide support leading up to and during EXPO CHICAGO 2017. 

EXPO CHICAGO—to be held at Navy Pier, September 13-17, 2017—presents artwork from 140 leading international galleries and features dynamic on-site programming, including Special Exhibitions, showcasing select international organizations, non-profits and institutions; /Dialogues panel discussions, presented in partnership with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; EXPO VIDEO, a curated selection of new media, film and video works; as well as IN/SITU and IN/SITU Outside, a curated selection of site-specific projects presented both on the main floor of the exposition, and throughout the city of Chicago.


Art Handlers/Installers:

  • Applicants must have previous art handling experience

VIP Relations Staff

  • Applicants must have prior event experience working with VIPs in a fast paced environment. Please list applicable event experience in your cover letter

Section Leaders/Exhibitor Relations

  • Previous gallery experience preferred

Office/General Staff

  • Applicants must have good communication skills and be detail oriented

Info Desk/Merchandise Sales/Will Call

  • Retail or hospitality experience preferred

Signage Staff

  • Previous vinyl graphic installation, sign installation, and vinyl weeding experience required
  • Applicants must be able to climb ladders and work at elevations of up to 16 feet; lift and carry up to 50 pounds of equipment
Skills & Qualifications: 
  • Demonstrated interest in Contemporary and Modern art
  • Experience in a gallery, museum or arts organization preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment while maintaining an elevated degree of detail and professionalism

Most positions require availability September 11-18 with some opportunity for earlier start date. There will be a required training session to be held in August 31, 3-5p at Navy Pier. Section Leader training will be held September 8, 3-5p at Navy Pier.

To Apply: 

Interviews will be held Thursday, July 27 or Monday, July 31 at the EXPO CHICAGO Office, 372 West Ontario, Suite 502. 

To apply please submit:

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in working with EXPO CHICAGO and the position(s) you would like to be considered for. 
  • Resume
  • Two references
  • September availability
  • Preferred interview date and time

Please email to Jeff Rhodes at exhibitor@expochicago.com with the subject line Temp Staff by July 24, 2017

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jeff Rhodes
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