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: Calgary/Edmonton, Alberta

This is a remote position working from home. The Show Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative and operational support for 3 home shows produced by Marketplace Events or any event assigned by the Company. The Show Coordinator works with the Show Manager and Operations Manager on day-to-day operations and with the sales team on general support with an emphasis on:


  • Generate receipts, create invoices, and process payments in Marketspace.
  • Maintain show budgets in the cost tracker, ensuring accurate financial information is readily accessible.
  • Update Profit and Loss statements in the cost trackers for all shows.


  • Collaborate with the Operation Manager to develop ticket partnerships and oversee various ticket programs including ticket design, distribution lists, and execution with temp staff.
  • Oversee promo codes and web buttons creative, tracking and communication for ticket promotions.
  • Create and execute prospect communication eblasts as directed by Show Manager.
  • Manage set up of Show Pass and TIX123 systems.
  • Regularly update visitor and exhibitor webpages on show websites including consumer, exhibitor, sponsors, features, exhibitor kits, etc.
  • Collaborate with PR Agency for social media content creation and approval.


  • Collaborate with the Operation Manager to oversee the creation, ordering, and printing of exhibitor badges, awards, and lanyards.
  • Manage show office operations including handling petty cash responsibilities and coordinating the setup and shipping of scanners.
  • Contract and supervise show office staff, volunteer coordinator, and temp staff.
  • Arrange onsite food orders to support staff and attendees.
  • Oversee box office operations in compliance with MPE best practices including training and supporting box office staff.
  • Supervise key contracts with hotels, audio-visual technicians, box office/ticket sales personnel, and other relevant personnel.
  • Book hotel rooms and rental vehicles for MPE staff
  • Assist the Show Manager with venue and show decorator requirements.
  • Monitor the move-in/move-out schedule (Show Decorator) and floor plans, facilitating communication with voyage control and managing parking passes.
  • Ensure compliance with liquor license requirements, obtain food/health and safety permits, and handle Alberta Event forms.
  • Hire and schedule photographers for all show and upload and file all event photos.
  • Collaborate with Operations team to arrange airline travel, airport transfers and accommodations for celebrity guests.
  • Provide support as required for Media Parties to enhance media relations and event coverage.


  • Develop new relationships, foster partnerships, and identify charitable affiliations to enhance show visibility and impact.
  • Oversee all charity and contra partnerships.
  • Work with Show Manager and Operations Team on execution of sponsorship deliverables.
  • Update sponsorship trackers including features, partners, charities, etc.
  • Coordinate promotions and contests with media partners.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, ticket programs, coupon initiatives, and liaising with agencies.
  • Maintain show summaries.
  • Coordinate implementation of various show features such as food trucks, lounge areas, show entrances, etc. 
  • Manage contracts with vendors and plant provider agreements for all shows. 
  • Take ownership of all feature signage and ensure timely collection.
  • Oversee the overall visual presentation and optics of the show, ensuring a cohesive and engaging experience for attendees. 


  • Serve as primary point of contact for general calls and inquiries.
  • Document all conversations with exhibitors and suppliers.
  • Maintain organized files for office documents and show files.
  • Travel to company meetings, shows, and training sessions as required.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge + Abilities:

  • 2+ years of proven experience in an administrative/coordinator/event/customer service capacity.
  • General accounting and financial knowledge. Proficient math and strong analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills – internally and externally.
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A working knowledge of MS Office, customer CRM systems as well as internet experience.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • High level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness and stress management skills
  • Previous experience in event or hospitality industry


  • Competitive base salary
  • Health, dental and vision benefits as well as GRSP plan with 3% employer match
  • Generous paid time off program, four weeks per calendar year
  • A high-energy culture that rewards success
  • A flexible remote environment
  • Employee Assistance Program

This position reports to the Show Manager.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to

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

Job Type: Full-Time

Experience: Applicant should meet criteria outlined




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



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