Temp Staff | EXPO CHICAGO 2018

EXPO CHICAGO—September 27-30, 2018

EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art seeks talented temp staff to provide support leading up to and during EXPO CHICAGO 2018.  

EXPO CHICAGO—to be held at Navy Pier, September 27-30, 2018— hosts more than 135 leading International exhibitors presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. Entering its seventh year as a leading international art fair, EXPO CHICAGO offers diverse 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; as well as IN/SITU, IN/SITU Outside, EXPO VIDEO, OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project, and EXPO SOUND featuring curated selections of site-specific projects and new media works 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 – opportunities to work directly for exhibitors

Visitor Services Staff

  • To staff Information Desks, VIP Lounges, and Will Call
  • Retail or hospitality experience preferred

Exhibitor Services Staff (Section Leaders and Set-Up Staff)

  • Previous gallery experience preferred
  • Applicants must be able to lift 50 lb. boxes

VIP Events Staff

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

Show Office Staff

  • Applicants must have good communication skills and be detail oriented
  • Previous office experience preferred

Signage Staff

  • Previous vinyl graphic installation, sign installation, and vinyl weeding experience preferred
  • 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 23-30 with some opportunity for earlier start date.  There will be a required training session to be held on September 14, 2-5p at Navy Pier.  Section Leader training will be held September 24, 3-5p at Navy Pier.


To Apply: 

Interviews will be held Thursday, August 2 or Monday, August 6 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) for which you would like to be considered  
  • Resume
  • Two references
  • September availability
  • Preferred interview date (August 2 or August 6)


Please email to Jeff Rhodes at exhibitor@expochicago.com with the subject line Temp Staff by July 25, 2018.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jeff Rhodes