Engage & Resonate is seeking a Freelance Project Manager, Live Events. Candidate must be a self-starter with a “hybrid” live event/experiential background rooted in both client-service and hands-on production primarily centered on consumer-facing activations. Candidate must have a proven track record of managing high-profile projects and events professionally and successfully. Must be an excellent multi-tasker, strong leader and have solid vendor relation and client service skills. Experience with CPG, lifestyle and retail brands is strongly preferred. This is a temporary position for 1-2 months with the potential for full-time, if desired. Candidate must be Chicago based.


Engage & Resonate is an activation production house led by an award-winning experiential and branded content team who specialize in the creation of meaningful consumer engagements to increase impact, build brands and drive purchase intent. Engage & Resonate offers services which include, but are not limited to: development and management of mobile tours, pop-up shops, installations, sponsorship activations, guerrilla marketing campaigns, VR/AR/MR experiences, digital/social event integration, talent/staffing, creative concept development and execution strategy. Additionally, Engage & Resonate’s video content creation team has the creative chops, eye for detail and production skills to create some of the best branded and experiential content out there. Engage & Resonate has worked with several internationally known brands and has won several of the industry’s most prestigious awards including 2 Cannes Lions, a Clio and a Fast Company ‘World Changing Ideas’ Award in 2018.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Manage events from beginning to end, to include concept ideation, logistics and execution and recapping

• Manage third party production partners/suppliers

• Research and evaluate the event and consumer marketing space to build concept plans that showcase the agency’s understanding of the live event/experiential landscape

• Develop plans, proposals, event concepts and marketing materials as required

• Create accurate budget estimates for both long and short-term programs

• Help negotiate strategic opportunities, partnerships and programming that can be executed locally and nationally

• Assess program effectiveness and communicate back to client with feasible improvement solutions

• Maintain current knowledge of trends in the entertainment, lifestyle and culture arenas

• Have a general understanding of media and how it impacts the success of marketing initiatives

• Actively and effectively manage vendors, event producers, promoters, and budgets

• Ideate and execute consumer promotions, retail marketing initiatives and overall brand consumer experiences

• Execute a variety of events and production related projects

• Research, understand, measure, and experiment with new and alternative ways to leverage event technology to achieve overall marketing objectives and goals

• Create post-event recap reports that are presented to the client

• Day to day client management and team oversight


• Bachelor's Degree preferably in Communications or Marketing

• 4+ years of direct events and production experience, preferably in an agency setting

• Experience in large-scale event production is a must

• Sincere interest in consumer brands and creating meaningful consumer experiences through events and promotions

• High proficiency in the complete Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.) and excellent understanding of utilizing online and network-based tools for research purposes

• Ability to manage time, meet deadlines, and multi-task effectively

• Management of program budgets, contracts, program administration, etc

• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

• Ability to handle yourself professionally under pressure

• Ability and willingness to travel when required for client and program needs

Engage & Resonate is an equal opportunity employer M/F/V/D



Engage & Resonate is seeking an intern who is interested in experiential marketing to assist with day-to-day operations. The intern should be a creative self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset, who is willing to learn new things each and every day.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing social media, entering data, creating pitch decks, production of activations, and seeking out new business opportunities.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
Entrepreneurial in spirit 
Free-minded creative thinker 
Strong organizational and time management skills 
Proficient with Microsoft Office 
Experience in Adobe Creative Suite is a plus