Assistant Show Manager

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Since 1959, Southern Shows, Inc. has been known for producing exciting, quality, timely and well attended consumer shows. Family owned and still operated by family members, we currently produce a series of ten Women’s Show (aka Southern Women’s Show and Michigan International Show) in ten cities from Michigan to Florida. The shows are a fun festive market that features exhibits, boutiques, fashion shows, cooking program, celebrity appearances, and more.

The Assistant Show Manager is responsible for selling, planning, and implementation of the production of the Southern Women’s Show. This includes selling exhibit space and sponsorships; coordinating fashion and cooking stage programs; working with celebrities; creating promotions that generate attendance; assisting with advertising and social media campaigns; and more. We’re looking for a dynamic, self starter, creative, multitasker to join our team. Our team members enjoy comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, 401K plan, flexible hours, vacation and paid holidays.

• Recommends new and special uses of exhibit space to create a high level of public interest, and to promote the theme of the show.
• Under direction of show manager, sells exhibit space, processing applications/contracts to meet established deadlines. Maintains current prospect list, and constantly looks for potential exhibitors.
• Recommends new and special uses of exhibit space to create a high level of public interest, and to promote the theme of the show.
• Assists show manager in assigning space, and keeping floor plan current.
• Assists with development and coordination of features, entertainment, and sponsors.
• Participates in general marketing effort, and suggests improvements in all aspects, including advertising, sales promotion, public relations, etc., with the objective of building operations to increase profitability.
• Analyzes, evaluates, and reports on sales progress, potential and problems to show manager.
• Keeps prospect database and CRM up-to-date.
• Maintains a good relationship with exhibitors.
• Assists with move-in, show time, and move-out, with particular emphasis on show office. Oversees show office exhibitor and group books, and personnel
• Travel to shows as needed.
• Represents Southern Shows, Inc., at show and special functions–at all times conducting oneself in a manner that is a credit to oneself and the company.
• Post-show. Assists show manager with wrap up.
• Other job-related duties, as assigned.

• Sales experience
• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
• Self-motivation and desire to go above and beyond
• Creative & Marketing minded individual
• Professional image
• College degree and 1-2 years of general office experience
• Ability to maintain composure and clarity of thought and purpose when confronted with highly stressful situations