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Your exhibitions and events industry job search starts here. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, this is your one-stop shop for resources to find—and win—the opportunity you seek.

Your Career Path in the Exhibitions and Events Industry

Organizer Contract Job Seeker Program

Organizer Contract Job Seekers – Find Your Next Opportunity

Are you looking for a temporary contract position to showcase your show organizer skills? Or needing to earn income while you search for full-time? Or even additional income while working a full-time job? IAEE’s Organizer Contract Job Seeker Program can assist. By completing a skills inventory assessment housed within your member dashboard, IAEE will have the ability to share and match your skills with employers looking to fill a need. To get started, log on to IAEE Member Dashboard and go to your personal dashboard. Look under Surveys and look for Contract/Temporary Job Seekers. This service is free to members.

Employers Looking for Contract Workers – Are You Looking to Hire?

If you have skill gaps within your workforce, and are looking to hire a contractor to assist with show management organizing skills, you have access to receiving customized reports from IAEE. These reports will include potential job candidates including results from their individual job seeker skills inventory. Perhaps you need assistance in just one area, or many – these reports can help you focus on candidates with specific skills. Skill sets that are self-reported include:

  • Attendee Acquisition
  • Attendee Analytics (Demographics/Psychographics)
  • Attendee Engagement
  • Audio Visual
  • Budgets – Develop and oversight
  • Content Development
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Exhibit Booth Sales
  • Experiential Design
  • Floor Manager
  • Floor Plan Design
  • Health & Safety
  • Housing
  • Production
  • Project Management
  • Registration
  • Security
  • Show Technologies
  • Site Selection
  • Social Media
  • Sponsorships / Partnership Sales
  • Virtual / Digital including Hybrid

If you are looking for those who are available for contract work, contact Lisa Buchanan for your custom report of those who have submitted their information along with their personal skills inventory assessment information. This service is free to members.

Job Summaries & Skills Matrix

IAEE has identified job roles for exhibition professionals that are common across organizations.  These positions are available in various categories and include core knowledge and task domains, job purpose, duties and responsibilities, qualifications, working conditions, physical requirements, average number of direct reports, average number of events produced, industry experiences and average salary information.  This information helps to guide one in determining a career path in the exhibitions and events industry.

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Post Your Resume

Upload your resume today!  Set up an account as a Job Seeker and post your resume to the exhibitions and events industry.

Early Career – if you are looking for an internship or just starting your career, please visit to search for available opportunities. Please consider your first step in the CEM Certification Journey by taking the IAEE Workforce Ready Assessment.

Workforce Ready Certificate

Management recognizes the need for skilled workers and the expectations of entry-level employees is more competitive.  If you have determined that the exhibitions and events industry is your industry of choice and want to stand out to potential employers, the IAEE Workforce Readiness Assessment will demonstrate to employers that you possess the critical entry-level knowledge and skills.

IAEE has identified the competencies needed for entry level positions within the exhibitions and events industry based upon various resources including The Art of the Show textbook, the Hospitality, Tourism and Events Competency Model housed in the Department of Labor’s Competency Model Clearinghouse and IAEE job description analyses.

Upon successful completion of the IAEE Workforce Readiness Assessment, participants will receive a certificate demonstrating you have the knowledge and skills to be considered workplace ready.

Learn more about the Workforce Ready Certificate here.

Career Advancement Resources

Career Coaching

Are you looking for a career change?  Have you created “Your Story”, your brand statement and marketing strategies to help you network confidently?  Learn more about the Career Coaches and how they can give you the tools and techniques to develop a strong career plan.

Mentor Match

Looking for someone to help navigate you through the exhibitions and events industry?  Our seasoned professionals help with networking opportunities, share experiences and even learn something along the way.

Resume Writing

Need help with your resume and cover letter?  Let one of our professional writers create a resume and cover letter that will help you land you an interview.