Careers

 

Account Manager – Tradeshow Exhibit Division

The ACCOUNT MANAGER – TRADE SHOW EXHIBIT DIVISION ensures that client needs are met by guiding and managing day-to-day, account tactical and logistic activities and by maintaining an effective level of direct contact with assigned clients. The account manger shares responsibility for the account’s profitability and the development of the account coordinator(s) assigned.

Reports directly to the Account Director or Vice President, Client Relations

Duties

  • Ensures client relations are positive and stable; and that the Account Director or Vice President, Client Relations is immediately informed of any potential problems with the client/company relations, budget overruns, etc.
  • Provides clients clear access to executive management team.
  • Reviews conceptual designs to ensure client’s brand, experiential marketing and channel objectives remain in focus.
  • Reviews estimates and drafts SOW, quotation and agreement documents to ensure client expectations and budget requirements are met and profitability is maintained.
  • Initiates job opening, work order entry, change order processing and all internal project communications via the company’s work order system
  • Effectively tracks and monitors change order requests, obtains/reviews estimates and drafts related SOW, quotation and agreement documents.
  • Creates/reviews project plans, timelines, engineering drawings, and logistic/deployment plans before submitting to the client or operations.
  • Participates/leads project kick-off, status and kick-out meetings.
  • Monitors account receivables and client past due aging.
  • Assembles and prepares, on a monthly basis, all invoicing documentation including, internal estimates, client-signed agreements, change orders, client initiated POs, job cost reports, detailed back-up of charges, gross margin calculation sheet and invoice request.
  • Reviews/obtains approval on all invoice requests prior to submitting to accounting for processing.
  • Ensures financial management of projects meets company standards.
  • Meets with account coordinator on a regular basis to review activities.
  • Evaluates account coordinator performance on at least an annual basis.
  • Guides account coordinator in career and skills development.
  • Participates in company/client performance reviews.

Minimum Experience Requirements:

  • Four year degree, preferably in business, marketing or adverting
  • Five years experience in client services with an exhibit-house or experiential, advertising or creative agency
  • Experience in managing, mentoring and developing assigned staff
  • Excellent time management, customer service, project management, leadership and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task, manage priorities, and meet deadlines
  • PC Skills with proficiency level experience using MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience in working under tight and changing deadlines
  • Able to travel as needed

Please contact: Kevin Sweeney, Vice President, Client Relations – Art Guild, 300 Wolf Drive, West Deptford, NJ 08086, ksweeney@artguiildinc.com

Project Manager – Museums + Environments

Art Guild has built its reputation on relentless integrity and by offering customers a superior overall experience as we turn museum designs into built reality. For over 50 years we have fabricated a variety of exhibits for venues such as children’s museums, science centers, natural history museums, history museums, visitor centers and botanical gardens. Our M+E Team is dedicated exclusively to museum fabrication and staffed by an experienced group of museum professionals.

We are seeking a highly-motivated and personable Project Manager as part of the M+E Team for the following responsibilities:
• Manage design-build and straight fabrication projects from concept to completion. including primary responsibility for all fabrication, installation and close-out, ensuring all components are correct and to specification. (Project duration may vary from 2 months to 2 years.)
• Serve as primary point-of-contact with designers, clients, and all project stakeholders.
• Manage an established fabrication process, schedule all material acquisitions, subcontract specialty fabrication, and coordinate in-house resources.
• Organize estimates with a production plan to deliver on time and on budget. Generate working timelines, incorporating all deliverables needed to meet both internal and external milestones.
• Coordinate with Vendors, Subcontractors, Shop Production, Interactive Technologies, Estimator, Graphic Production, Detailers, Purchasing, and others, as required.

Requirements
• Superior communication and planning skills.
• Five years related experience working with museum projects and/or specialty fabrication.
• Ability to understand and interpret design, architectural, and engineering drawings.
• Knowledgeable in the use and procurement of specialty materials and hardware used in museum fabrication.
• Working knowledge of common technical requirements and guidelines related to museums and play environments, such as ADA and ASTM. Knowledge of AIC and AIA standards helpful.
• Bachelor’s or Master’s in museum studies, architecture, industrial design, or related field is preferred.

Our company offers competitive pay, medical, dental, disability, life, 401K and diverse group of exceptional coworkers.

Please contact: David M. Egner, Vice President, Museum Services, Art Guild, 300 Wolf Drive, West Deptford, NJ 08086, degner@artguildinc.com.