Tradeshow Project Facilitator

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Date: May 30, 2024

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62921


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 


Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

  • Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
  • Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
  • Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of light
  • Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
  • Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Purpose of Position: Results-driven position with project management responsibility to plan and execute small to medium scale tradeshows, as well as support for internal events. Additionally, provide administrative support for Corning Incorporated’s Tradeshows, Exhibits & Displays (TE&D) department. Position will work with department supervisor and team members, as well as internal customers, staff groups, and external vendors. Support special projects, as assigned. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute small-to-medium scale tradeshows, while adhering to established policies and processes to meet customer requirements.
  • Responsible for overall planning, shipping, on-site execution, budget tracking, and post-show follow up, as well as contingency and risk assessment planning.
  • Construct/assemble tradeshow booths from modular properties for pre-show walkthroughs and when on-site. Ability to supervise others to do so in accordance with local labor laws while on show site if necessary.
  • Support internal events and setups.
  • Be a key contributor for internal projects of varying complexities.
  • Support miscellaneous administrative tasks as directed by TE&D Supervisor, which could include customer survey distribution, electronic show photo portfolio, monthly and year-end reports.
  • Contribute to department time tracking and metrics program to drive continuous improvement in process efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Utilize the Exhibit Force platform for inventory management when utilizing property for show use. Will also take on administrative and reporting responsibilities for the platform.
  • Train as Warehouse Operations Coordinator support and back up. Responsibilities could include ship-only requests, opening / closing the Tradeshow location, supporting team members with packing and unpacking shipments.
  • Develop professional working relationships with team, customer base and vendors.
  • Leverage department technology platforms (i.e. SharePoint, MSFT Teams, FORMS, OneDrive), for tradeshow and department assignments.
  • Identify and implement improvement opportunities. 


Required Skills:

  • Strong project management skills
  • Effective organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills with focus on Microsoft Office suite. Ability to quickly learn other platforms
  • Prioritize projects and manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Professionally handle stressful situations and meet deadlines
  • Manage customers’ expectations and requests; be solutions-oriented
  • High level of integrity
  • High degree of confidentiality
  • Execute as a high-performance individual contributor, while also being a team player
  • Interact professionally with varying levels of leadership
  • Adapt to constant change, be flexible
  • Customer focused
  • Active listener
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to stand / be on feet for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 50 lbs and operate basic hand tools 


Hours of Work / Travel Requirements:

  • 8am – 5pm, M-F, however extended workdays, weekends and holidays may be required
  • Candidate to be located in Corning, NY area or within an hour driving distance
  • Candidate will work daily from the Tradeshow location in Big Flats, NY
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to operate a vehicle
  • Domestic travel, amount determined by event calendar; expect travel for 1-4 tradeshows per year that average 3-7 consecutive days per show 


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree with 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Tradeshow or event planning experience preferred



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The range for this position is  $39,472.00   -  $54,274.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

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