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Bring your magic to Solomon Group.

 

We bring stories to life,” is Solomon Group’s mantra as we thoughtfully create client narratives through Live Events and Exhibits and Environments for a wide variety of national and international clients.

Solomon Group is a 10-year-old company and seasoned industry leader, uniquely positioned to provide high-level customized results that envisions, crafts and transforms client goals into engaging experiences and narratives for target audiences.

At Solomon Group, we are the “next generation go-to” client service company with demonstrated success and a sustainable future.

For Live Events, we deliver high profile one-of-a-kind memorable experiences with our proven expertise in innovative production elements and our approach to creating audience engagement in stadiums to convention centers and public areas across the country.

For Exhibits and Environments, we share our innovative, artful creativity with a single-source solution that delivers unparalleled transformative craftsmanship in the areas of audio visual integration and fabrication.

Applications are accepted online only.  If you have a question, email us at hr@solomongroup.com or call 504.252.4500.  Solomon Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Solomon Group Careers

Fabrication

Metal Fabrication Foreman

Solomon Group is searching for a talented and experienced ​Metal Fabrication Foreman to join our growing team.

The Metal Fabrication Foreman is responsible for leading a team of Metal Fabricators building custom stage and exhibit components in house using the latest techniques coupled with superior craftsmanship. Our team members get their hands dirty every day, physically turning raw materials into beautiful scenic elements. This is our magic workshop...the place where plans sketches and renderings emerge as full-scale project components, ready for installation.

At Solomon Group, we work on several productions at once. So you must be quick on your feet, able to motivate your team, thrive in a deadline-driven environment and enjoy new and creative ways to employ your skill set. A flexible schedule is also a must since most of our projects take place during nights, weekends and holidays. This is a full-time position based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise all shop personnel in daily activities
  • Assist in the bidding process when necessary.
  • Collaborate and assist team in troubleshooting and development of all technical manufacturing requirements including, programming, tool selection, technical advice, instruction and training on set-up, operation and efficient use of shop equipment.
  • Assists in making decisions on types and specifications of new tools.
  • Request manpower from Scheduler.
  • Controls Production efficiency planning, job routing & expediting.
  • Trains and develop team members.
  • Inspects work orders for quality and quantity.
  • Analyzes work problems and recommends solutions and /or disciplinary action.
  • Plan stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; notifying appropriate Purchaser of needed stock.
  • Adhere to company standards and policies in order to maintain specifications required for varying levels of precision from project to project.
  • Involved in recruiting, hiring and training his/her employee's to successfully and efficiently complete jobs.
  • Serves as a "go-between" with workers and Project Leads and Managers
  • Serves as the main point of contact for his/her respective department.
  • Responsible for monitoring the progress through their department of a project as well as the quality of all finished materials entering and exiting his/her department each time.
  • Must ensure that all employees are qualified and knowledgeable about their roles.
  • Assigns tasks/jobs to their department members according to each person's respective skill set.
  • Issues reports and progress updates to Project Leads (including any problems that they may uncover with drawings, materials, etc)
  • Maintenance on machinery and equipment as necessary.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience leading and effectively motivating a Metal Fabrication team, coordinating work flow, motivating crews on-site, and enforcing strict deadlines.
  • Have knowledge of MIG/TIG welding for aluminum, carbon steel and stainless steel.
  • Ability to read blueprints aka drawings.
  • Ability to run several jobs in the shop at times.
 

BENEFITS

  • Competitive pay package
  • Competitive benefits package; including health insurance, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Strong 401(k) plan with company match
  • Unlimited paid time off plan
  • Cell phone reimbursement, annual birthday bonus, and more
  • Work for one of America’s fastest-growing companies
  • Positive atmosphere at one of the area’s “Best Places to Work”

A​​bout Solomon Groupwww.solomongroup.com

Solomon Group uses its unique art to bring stories to life through Live Events and Exhibits and Environments for a wide variety of national and international clients. For Live Events, we blend creative, design, and production that delivers effective, award-winning events. For Exhibits and Environments, we use our art of integrating exhibit fabrication with AV technology, offering a single-source solution that delivers unparalleled craftsmanship with efficiency.

Solomon Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The company has frequently been named one of the area’s “Best Places to Work” by New Orleans CityBusiness magazine. And, for the past four years (2014-2017), Solomon Group has been listed on the Inc. 5000 as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies.

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To be considered for this position, please fill out the Online Application. You can attach your résumé and cover letter near the bottom of the application.

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Production

Director of Live Events

Solomon Group is searching for a talented and experienced Director of Live Events to join our growing team.

The Director of Live Events is responsible for leading a team providing creative and innovative direction in development of projects, shows, and events from inception, show concept, production all the way to execution. The ideal candidate enjoys working with clients from diverse industries, handling multiple projects at once, excels at problem solving, and thrives in a deadline-driven environment.  All while helping develop a world class team.

We are seeking a high-performer committed to delivering authentic, world-class experiences for our clients. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of five (5) years of experience directing live entertainment experiences which includes a variety of successful events produced in diverse environments. This is a full-time position based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversight and general management of the Live Events Division;
  • Deliver best-in-class experiences to exceed our clients expectations;
  • Set the strategic direction and goals for the team;
  • Lead a diverse team of professionals with emphasis on team development helping to achieve professional and personal goals. Teams include Production Operations, Production Design, Warehouse, and Event Operations teams;
  • Have P&L ownership for the Live Events Division;
  • Drafting production schedules;
  • Ensuring that productions are cost-effective by optimizing resource utilization and adjusting schedules as needed;
  • Partner in recruiting, Interviewing and hiring world class  team members;
  • Establishing and implementing standard operating procedures for all assigned productions;
  • Work closely with other business unit heads to ensure consistent team performance and help create growth for team and company overall;
  • Ensuring that all of the above processes result in a seamless execution of event productions.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience leading and effectively motivating a large team, coordinating work flow, motivating crews on-site, and enforcing strict deadlines;
  • Extensive technical knowledge of live event production; including production / project management, creative and technical design, lighting, video, LED and audio systems;
  • Ability to partner with clients to understand their vision and needs;
  • understand client needs and vision to develop and deliver projects to exceed their objectives;
  • The experience and ability to create and manage departmental and project-based production budgets;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously;
  • The ability to maintain an even temperament under tight deadlines and stressful conditions;
  • Outstanding troubleshooting and problem-solving skills;
  • The willingness to learn new software and master equipment outside of scope of experience;
  • The ability to work well with others to create and maintain a positive work environment.

At Solomon Group, we work on several productions at once.  So you must be quick on your feet, motivated, willing to travel, and enjoy new and creative ways to employ your skill set.  A flexible schedule is also a must since most of our projects take place during nights, weekends and holidays.

BENEFITS

  • Competitive pay package
  • Competitive benefits package; including health insurance, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Strong 401(k) plan with company match
  • Unlimited paid time off plan
  • Cell phone reimbursement, annual birthday bonus, paid parking and more
  • Work for one of America’s fastest-growing companies
  • Positive atmosphere at one of the area’s “Best Places to Work"

About Solomon Group

www.solomongroup.com

Solomon Group uses its unique art to bring stories to life through Live Events and Exhibits and Environments for a wide variety of national and international clients. For Live Events, we blend creative, design, and production that delivers effective, award-winning events. For Exhibits and Environments, we use our art of integrating exhibit fabrication with AV technology, offering a single-source solution that delivers unparalleled craftsmanship with efficiency.

Solomon Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The company has frequently been named one of the area’s “Best Places to Work” by New Orleans CityBusiness magazine. And, for the past four years (2014-2017), Solomon Group has been listed on the Inc. 5000 as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies.

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To be considered for this position, please fill out the Online Application below.  You can attach your résumé and cover letter near the bottom of the application.



 
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Business Development

Account Manager (Remote)

We’re an out of the box kind of company, so we’re looking for an experienced Account Manager who can build on a solid foundation with our clients, grow our business with them, and sell our unique approach to live corporate events, and exhibits and environments -  B2B and B2C. We’re looking for a solid performer who excels at effectively building and maintaining client relationships, managing projects, and serving as the key day-to-day contact for clients.

This is a full-time position that can be worked from a remote location in the United States. This position reports to the Vice President, Customer Success.

The ideal candidate enjoys working with clients from diverse industries, is comfortable handling multiple projects at once, and thrives in a deadline-driven environment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Grow new business - this position will field all inbound new business inquiries and qualify, process, and manage these inquiries as appropriate
  • Work with clients to plan and coordinate details of Exhibits and Environments and Live Events in conjunction with the assigned Project Manager and manage relationships with clients throughout the planning process and beyond
  • Seek out, identify and implement opportunities for proactive account management
  • Grow accounts and their profitability
  • Develop direct, solid relationships with key client contacts
  • Develop and maintain relationships with new clients and team members
  • Ensure timely, cohesive, and coherent communications with clients and the team
  • Plan and execute account plans to enhance profitability, productivity and efficiency
  • Work with Solomon Group team to plan and execute client events (as needed)
  • Provide regular internal and external reporting - financial, account updates, planning status, and more
  • Champion and and stand behind the team with support and praise; we win as a team
  • Maintain high ethical standards and a professional image at all times
  • Other duties may be assigned
 

IDEAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

While storytelling through Live Events and Exhibits and Environments is at the heart of any Solomon Group engagement, technology is the brain. We're looking for someone that not only knows what to do, but also knows how to use technology to do it. We’re a Mac office and expect all of our employees to have a high computer (software + hardware) proficiency.

We work on several projects at once and never not have a deadline, so you must be quick on your feet (and with your hands), motivated, and enjoy new and creative ways to employ your skill set.

  • Demonstrable background managing clients and growing business with them in corporate events, and exhibits and environments
  • Superb presentation skills and the ability to convey design concepts and basic technical information to client contacts
  • Strong team leadership and management skills
  • Highly developed sense of customer service and interpersonal skills including high integrity, respect for all individuals (customers, vendors, and employees)
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with experiential, event and A/V production
  • Creative – not only can you deliver, but you are a forward-thinker
  • Energetic, forward thinking, creative, and resourceful work style
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to plan and manage at both strategic and operational levels
  • Strong understanding of project financials
  • Strong decision-making and prioritization skills
  • Superb organizational, project management, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Appreciation of diversity (thought, ethnicities, gender, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree (Business, Marketing, Communications or related field preferred)
  • Proficient with Mac computers, mobile devices, and MS Office
  • Willing and able to learn new software as needed
  • Must have the flexibility to work and travel nights, weekends and holidays
  • Willing to travel - estimated at 25 - 30%.
 

BENEFITS

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefits package, including health insurance
  • Strong 401(k) plan
  • Experience at one of America’s fastest-growing companies
  • Positive atmosphere at one of the area’s “Best Places to Work”

You must have the ability to come up with innovative solutions, thrive in a fast paced environment and most of all, be truly passionate about events.

Your cover letter should detail what you are looking to do, (both immediate & long term), why you’re interested in Solomon Group and why you would be the right person to work with us as we grow.

Resumes sent without cover letters will not be reviewed.

 

ABOUT SOLOMON GROUP

www.solomongroup.com

Solomon Group uses its unique art to bring stories to life through Live Events and Exhibits and Environments for a wide variety of national and international clients. For Live Events, we blend creative, design, and production that delivers effective, award-winning events. For Exhibits and Environments, we use our art of integrating exhibit fabrication with AV technology, offering a single-source solution that delivers unparalleled craftsmanship with efficiency.

Solomon Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The company has frequently been named one of the area’s “Best Places to Work” by New Orleans CityBusiness magazine. And, for the past four years (2014-2017), Solomon Group has been listed on the Inc. 5000 as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies.

 

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To be considered for this position, please fill out the Online Application below.  You can attach your résumé and cover letter near the bottom of the application.

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