Current Openings

Exciting. Challenging. Rewarding. These are the type of career opportunities Marketplace Events offers to our team members. If you thrive in an environment that encourages accountability, creativity, teamwork, relationship building, customer service and sales and marketing excellence, we encourage you to explore becoming a member of our passionate team.

Marketplace Events is committed to its vision and values. As an employer, we support employees in finding a work/life balance and recognize the importance of a vibrant and dynamic work environment. We are proud that in our 2024 Annual Employee Survey 92.5% of our employees felt engaged in their work vs. the US national average of only 34% (Gallup research. midyear report). Most important to us, 100% of our employees said they are proud to work for Marketplace Events and 99% said the work they do is meaningful to them.

If you wish to apply for any of the positions below and are interested in joining this type of organization, please forward your application to the HR department by emailing unless otherwise stated.



Currently recruiting in the following market: no job openings at this time

This is a remote position working from home. This position is responsible for selling exhibit space via telephone (primarily) and face-to-face calls (limited) in our Home Shows. You will work on multiple shows focusing on new business prospecting, we have a strong prospecting database. Selling exhibit space for our premier home shows to businesses in the remodeling, home décor, landscaping and building industries is your primary responsibility. We are proud to offer the highest quality home shows in the market to top tier home improvement companies. If you have a hunter mentality and are driven to make things happen, this is the job for you! 

Key Responsibilites:
  • Sell exhibit space in home show(s) via outbound telephone calls
  • Sell add-on advertising/marketing opportunities to your customers
  • Make 50-60 sales calls per day to current and prospective clients
  • Meet weekly, monthly and annual sales goals and related targets
  • Work in CRM program; every sales conversation to be documented and all information to be complete/detailed
  • Develop and maintain relationships with exhibitors; ensure customer satisfaction and provide excellent service
  • Through use of our consumer research, understand our attendee demographic and use this information to help sell in the right exhibitors, as well as help our exhibitors do an optimum job reaching their customers
  • Constantly seek out leads for potential exhibitors from every possible source such as advertisements in other media, internet sources, competitive shows, exhibitors from other Marketplace Events shows, association members, etc.
  • Constantly build and maintain sales database utilizing existing processes/guidelines for documenting records
  • Attend appropriate competitive shows/events and follow-up on leads immediately
  • Source local sponsorship leads
  • Understand our show features, marketing/promotional plan and utilize this information
  • Attend weekly video chats with manager and team, attend occasional in-person meetings with manager, team and/or clients, and attend annual in-person company meeting
  • Provide onsite floor management in-person at the show and assist show management with the coordination of the move-in/move-out of the show
  • Bring personal energy, enthusiasm, and flair as a member of the sales team, willing to put in whatever hours are necessary to get the job done
  • Ensure all contracts are signed and space is paid in full on time
  • Collection calls as needed
  • Travel to company meetings, shows and training
  • Other duties as required
Knowledge + Abilities:
  • 2+ year of proven sales experience required, preferably within a telephone-based, inside sales, outbound calling environment
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office is required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including presentation skills required
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet conflicting deadlines
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • High level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness and stress management skills
  • Experience in events including home shows is a plus!
  • Competitive base salary + monthly commission
  • Sponsorship sales commission
  • Health, dental and vision benefits as well as 401k/GRSP plan with 3% employer match
  • Generous paid time off program, four weeks per calendar year
  • A high-energy culture that rewards success
  • Flexible remote work environment
  • Employee Assistance Program 
This position reports to the Show Manager.

To apply for future job opportunities, please submit your cover letter and resume to Terri Higgins, VP, Human Resources at 

We thank all applicants for their interest. No phone calls or agencies, please.

Job Type: Full-Time

Experience: Applicant should meet criteria outlined




Job Summary

You will be responsible for the strategic and operational responsibilities related to supervision and training of staff members carrying out Marketplace Events’ digital functions: including website CMS, and related ongoing maintenance. This position will ensure web and digital functions operate within the structure and scope of an integrated marketing and communications plan supportive of Marketplace Events’ corporate strategic plan.

This position assists with website design and leads a variety of digital strategies and tools to support Marketplace Events’ communication goals in relation to 70+ consumer event websites.

Leading collaborative, cross-departmental teams, this position supervises. plans, leads, and executes digital strategy including producing online materials/products/plans for digital consumption. They maintain familiarity with emerging trends and technologies and advocate for the use of best practices in the digital space. The work and decisions of the position are highly visible and have direct repercussions on the goals and successes of Marketplace Events digital real estate including a significant impact on the brands reputation.

Under the direction of the VP Digital Marketing and Corporate Marketing Officer, and in collaboration with the show teams and marketing team, this position assists with CMS web development, providing creative and technical support from design to implementation. This includes supervising the creation process of a wide variety of content for multiple channels and mediums (portal, digital, social media, print, web, etc.) and provide recommendations to team members on visual and creative direction with a focus on accessibility and user experience (UE/UX).

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead, train, and support individual teams within the organization, along with one direct report, and be part of a digital team actively engaged in contributing to and accomplishing the vision, mission, and goals of 70+ events.
  • Lead and supervise the creation of plans, policy and research in effective CMS design, web/digital accessibility, and user experience (UE/UX) best practices and communications methods, and trends within Canada and the USA.
  • Author and govern standards, lead training, and support website users while overseeing written technical and graphics guidelines and standards for all Marketplace Events CMS websites and applications. This includes collaboration with subject matter experts in various fields including marketing, operations, HR, media agencies, etc.
  • Supervise the production, accuracy, quality control methods, and publishing of CMS content.
  • Lead, supervise and govern front-end development and implementation of the CMS and other digital services and platforms.
  • Lead the assessment and deployment of new standards, technologies, and trends, and provide guidance on best practices to determine the best direction for the websites and other digital service adoption/implementation.
  • Assist with setup and maintenance of digital services, including but not limited to the website CMS (Sitefinity), Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.
  • Assist with managing, identifying, troubleshooting and remediation of website issues/bugs and digital services in collaboration with Web Developer roles, providing direction and supervision.
  • Manage and govern the creation of online forms for gathering of information – ensuring compliance and adherence to relevant Privacy Acts.
  • Govern and oversee execution of administrative functions for all aspects of UI/UX development and content for Marketplace Events' Sitefinity CMS portal.
  • Govern and administer user accounts and passwords for team members and content creators within Sitefinity CMS.
  • Govern and ensure adherence to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and other relevant accessibility standards.
  • Author, maintain, and ensure adherence to Design System Guide and other relevant brand standards.
  • Provide Search Engine Optimization of the websites and other digital services.
  • Monitor and provide reports on CMS performance using Google Analytics.
  • Ensure collaboration with every department, and region with relation to Marketplace Events' websites and other digital services.
  • Develop, advise, and mentor show teams supporting web, digital, and content activities.
  • Further develop and maintain a seasonal audit process and work with other team members and departments to confirm the proper procedures are always followed.
  • Provide key backup support for other Digital Team members (Web + Analytics Manager, Web + Email Coordinator, Exhibitor Listing Administrator/QR Lead Management and Decal Production).
  • Other related duties as assigned by the VP of Digital Marketing.
Knowledge + Abilities:
  • Four or more years experience working in CMS web design development and management (preferably Sitefinity CMS), or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience with Web Design, User Experience Design, and Website Development.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience with be considered with preference given to candidates who have:
    • Successfully completed a Web Design professional program.
    • Experience working in the event industry and/or with CMS web portals and apps.
    • Strong project management skills.
    • Minimum of three years' experience in a supervisory or project management role.
    • Expert proficiency in Content Management System Administration, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, mobile/responsive web design and current WCAG Standards.
    • Advanced proficiency in the following applications preferred: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator), Progress Sitefinity, experience with .NET will be considered an asset.
    • Ability to communicate complex and technical ideas to others in plain language.
    • Excellent customer service skills; motivated to provide quality service and technical support.
    • Knowledge of marketing/digital marketing principles.
    • Ability to act as a brand and design owner.
    • Ability to effectively manage time and schedules as applicable to the yearly event calendar.
    • Ability to create and analyze reports.
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
    • Ability to evaluate and adopt new and evolving website technologies and trends.
    • Ability to create, compose, proofread, and edit written materials.
    • General knowledge and understanding of current authoring languages, editing, and authoring tools and related website technologies.
    • Knowledge of graphics creation and manipulation optimized for palette, size, and speed of download, and an eye for good graphic design.
    • Knowledge of design principles, including page layout, typography, and color theory, as they apply to the web.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of colleagues on a diverse team located in multiple locations across the USA and Canada.
  • Travel to marketing and corporate meetings on a yearly basis.
  • Ability to work or be 'on call' to remotely assist during weekends when events occur.
  • Competitive base salary
  • Health, dental and vision benefits as well as 401k/GRSP plan with 3% employer match
  • Generous paid time off program, four weeks per calendar year
  • A high-energy culture that rewards success
  • Flexible remote work environment
  • Employee Assistance Program 

  • This position reports to the VP of Digital Marketing.

    To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Joanne Carry, VP of Digital Marketing at 

    We thank all applicants for their interest. No phone calls or agencies, please.

    Job Type: Full-Time

    Experience: Applicant should meet criteria outlined



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