Work At Nimlok Chicago

Nimlok Chicago is the premier integrated exhibit, branded environment, and event solutions provider. We work with our clients to develop their strategic exhibit and event programs, and deliver program management, design, construction, installation, dismantle, and storage – all under one roof.

We’re committed to providing a work environment that provides training, evaluation, and recognition. We also believe that a successful business is dependent upon the efforts of motivated and happy employees, given clear direction and goals. View our open positions below to find out more about joining one of Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For®.

Current Opportunities

Are you looking to further your career in trade shows and events? Nimlok Chicago is currently seeking a motivated, self-starting professional to fill the Account Manager position. Email resumes to


• Interact with and direct the efforts of applicable departments, from project kick-off through construction, exhibit installation, and post-production.
• Act as client’s main point of contact after job has sold.
• Responsible for providing excellent customer service.
• Attend project kick-off meetings.
• Draft written production timelines for client and internal team.
• Order materials and services required to produce projects and follow-up with vendors to ensure orders are on track.
• Create, submit, and follow-up on internal purchase (work) orders.
• Complete and submit show service forms and purchase ancillary, buyout items per project as needed.
• Maintain client files within accounting system.
• Host client previews.
• Sign-off on projects prior to shipping.
• Prepare show site information as requested which may include supervisor packets, floor plans/layouts, travel information and transportation.
• Reconcile vendor invoices to open purchase orders in accounting system.
• Invoice orders once complete.
• Archive all job information for future reference.
• Ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget.
• Occasional travel may be required.


• 3+ years of related experience in Trade Shows.
• College degree preferred, but not required.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Proactively works to identify potential issues.
• Solution-driven and customer-focused.
• Exceptional organization skills.
• Must be a positive, self-motivated, and team-oriented person.
• Ability to multitask in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment and meet specific, hard deadlines.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat.

Are you looking to further your career in trade shows and events? Nimlok Chicago is currently seeking a motivated, self‐starting professional to fill the Detailer position. Email resumes to


• Attend project kick‐off meetings. Gather client’s requirements and expectations.
   Contribute with feedback and construction ideas where improvements can be made.
• Create graphics layout for the project.
   To include graphic obstructed areas, counter heights, monitor locations along with unprinted liners or fabrics required.
• Adjust the design CAD file to make production ready. Label all parts and list separately by vendor.
• Provide warehouse with a complete list of parts and information on internal labor required for the project.
• Order specialty, non‐stock items required for the project.
• Communicate construction details to the Operations Manager to produce exhibits to design and engineering specification.
• Provide specialty vendors with detail drawings and formal PO’s when placing orders.
   This may include custom wood carpentry, shaped acrylic, 3D letters, etc.
• Coordinate delivery with specialty vendors to meet project deadline.
• Order off‐the‐shelf hardware and/or lighting elements required for project.
• Create booth layouts for trade show services, including electrical, plumbing, hanging sign and elevation plans.
   Booth layouts must adhere to show venue regulations.
• Create step‐by‐step set up instruction drawings. Update with notes and changes once internal test set‐up is complete.
• Print final set‐up instruction booklet to be sent with booth shipment.
• Review and sign‐off on completed booth during internal test set up. Confirm product meets client’s requirements and expectations.
• Update and archive internal CAD file and documents for future reference.
• Assist Account Manager with invoicing. Confirm invoices provided by specialty vendors are accurate. Update prices with any changes if needed.
• Occasional travel may be required.


• Minimum 3 years trade show or event industry experience. College degree preferred, but not required.
• CAD skills required.
• Strong knowledge of trade show service suppliers and vendors.
• Strong communication skills. Articulate with verbal and written communications.
• Proactively works to identify potential issues.
• Solution‐driven and customer‐focused.
• Strong organization skills.
• The ability to manage several projects at one time.
• Must be a positive, self‐motivated, and team‐oriented person.
• Must be able to work efficiently under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast‐paced environment.

Job Type: Full‐time

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111 rawls road, des plaines, il 60018
(847) 647-7555
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