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Jennifer Charles

Fabrication Carpenter

Show Strategy is a leading provider of trade show and expo solutions, offering a comprehensive suite of services to help businesses maximize their presence and success at events worldwide. With our innovative strategies and dedicated team, we aim to revolutionize the trade show experience for exhibitors and attendees alike.

We are seeking a skilled and detailed oriented Fabrication Carpenter to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience in carpentry, with a focus on fabricating custom pieces for trade shows, events, and exhibitions. This role requires a combination of technical expertise, creativity, and precision to build high quality structures and displays.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret technical drawings, blueprints, and 3D models.
  • Accurately measure, cut, and and assemble wood, metal, acrylic, and other materials.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools safely and effectively.
  • Read and build from technical drawings and 3D models.
  • Provide expert feedback on project construction and labor estimation


  • Minimum of 2 years of carpentry experience; trade program experience is acceptable. Scenic carpentry experience is a plus!
  • Experience with metals, acrylics, and CNC machining is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • A photo portfolio of past work is required to demonstrate skills and craftsmanship.

Employment Type:

Overhire and contract positions available, with the potentials for full-time work in the future based on project bookings and shop needs.

Why Join Us?

  • Opportunity to work on a variety of exciting and high-profile and high-profile projects.
  • Collaborative and dynamic work environment.
  • Potential for career growth and advancement within the company.

If you are a skilled Fabrication Carpenter with a passion for creating custom pieces and commitment to quality, we encourage you to apply. Please send resumes to with Fabrication Carpenter in the subject line.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Compensation: Based on Experience (BOE)
Location: Chicago, IL