Tradeshow Project Coordinator

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Date: Aug 31, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61407


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 Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.


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-mid 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, while also taking on administrative responsibilities for the platform.
  • 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 learn other platforms when necessary.
  • 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 leadership
  • Adapt to constant change, be flexible
  • Customer focused
  • Active listener
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • 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 will need to be located in Corning, NY or within an hour driving distance
  • 15% or more travel (domestic) 


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Tradeshow or event planning experience preferred


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is $42,663.00 - $58,662.00.  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 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.


Nearest Major Market: Corning