Derse, Inc.

Waukegan, IL

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Derse is a complete face-to-face marketing agency and exhibit builder. We bring a smarter approach to building client sales while managing their trade show, marketing environments and event programs. 

Our teams are made up of smart and forward-thinking people who bring experiential marketing solutions to life!

We believe in committing to a long-term investment in your career with a total rewards package including:

 •Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package

 •A bright and energetic culture where your ideas are valued

 •74-years of financial stability

Derse employs over 500 people in marketing, program management, creative & skilled production, and corporate support. Locations include Milwaukee, Chicago, Las Vegas, Dallas and Pittsburgh. Visit our website to learn more. 

Tradesperson duties: 

  • Have general knowledge of and ability to work with most of the following materials:  lumber, plywood, wallboard, plastics, glass, metals, electrical materials, cloth, paper, photographic blowups, cardboard and drapery materials.
  • Ability to work from layouts or drawings with dimensions and instructions.
  • Some general knowledge of blueprint reading.
  • Work on a job from start to finish with proper instructions and supervision.
  • Some layout and supervision ability.
  • Capable of working with or supervising helper in construction.
  • Construction of high quality displays and cabinets.
  • Capable of supervision and setup of exhibits and displays.
  • Conduct him/herself in a businesslike manner at all times, using good judgment when coming in contact with customers.



  • Must possess strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and complete project within budgeted hours with minimal direction.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in the use & set-up of bench, power and hand tools.
  • Ability to work from layouts or drawings with dimensions and instructions.
  • Provide mentorship and direction to assigned personnel.