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The following positions are accepting résumés for immediate hire.

Apparel/Product Designer

We at Fun.com are heading headfirst into our busy design season so we can have the best in Halloween costumes, fun apparel and other products ready by the end of the year. Of course, in order to have those products ready, somebody needs to design them. See where we’re going with this?

Fun.com is looking for somebody with a fantastic imagination to work on sketching up and creating all sorts of costumes for people of every age, every shape and every style that you can think of for HalloweenCostumes.com as well as more licensed and exclusive apparel for Fun.com. We’re talking about creating products based around anything and everything from traditional costumes to pop-culture influenced pieces to products based on licensed properties. With this job, you will have a direct opportunity to have your designs seen everywhere and even influence Halloween fashion trends worldwide! How awesome is that? Answer: Very. Very awesome.

You will work closely with our entire Product and Development teams to sketch out and create multiple versions of costumes using different fabrics and styles, paying special attention to modern fashion trends, forecasting future trends and, of course, price point. We don’t want to fleece our customers – unless, of course, you choose to use fleece in the design. It’s probably okay then. Especially if we want to make more coats. Let’s be honest here, fleece is pretty comfy.

If you’re somebody with great sketching ability, a ton of imagination, a passion for fashion and a love of Halloween, we want to see your portfolio of designs from conception to realization and hear from you.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Sketch out multiple designs for potential products based on multiple properties
  • Take direction and creative criticism to refine designs by incorporating outside feedback
  • Follow and research current fashion trends
  • Anticipate future fashion trends to incorporate into designs
  • Suggest pattern and material options for use in designed products
  • Pay attention to price point as product gets designed
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Certificate, Associate’s degree or higher in Costume Design, Fashion Design, Visual Art, or similar discipline or equivalent experience
  • Phenomenal hand-drawn sketching skills
  • Experience working in both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Knowledge of tech packs and technical drawings
  • Creativity, imagination and problem solving ability
  • Fantastic eye for minute details
  • Great oral and verbal communication skills
  • Basic garment construction knowledge
  • Expansive knowledge of fashion history from loincloths to leotards
Preferred Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Costume Design, Fashion Design, Visual Art or similar discipline or equivalent experience
  • Sewing and pattern making capabilities
  • Previous experience designing licensed consumer goods
  • Previous experience designing apparel for a broad consumer market

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

Attach a link to your online portfolio or send an attached .pdf file along with a resume and cover letter to apply@fun.com

Marketing Director

This one goes out to all digital Marketing gurus out there – ones who can tell us if we’re behind the times for even using the terms digital and guru – we want you for Fun.com! We’re one of those successful and quirky companies that you’ve heard so much about and we’re looking for a Marketing Director to take us even further!  Fun.com is the parent brand of both HalloweenCostumes.com and Shirts.com and it’s going to be up to you to make sure that everyone in the world knows our name as one of the finest purveyors of toys, costumes, apparel and home goods in the world!

You’ll be in charge of our crack team of SEO, branding, PPC, affiliate and database experts – so you’d better know your stuff.  In addition, a proven track record of successful SEO, Social Marketing and Branding initiatives throughout your career, as well as a mastery of marketing analytics platforms will be incredibly beneficial prior to starting this position. In short, if you fancy yourself a true master marketer, we want you with us.

Relocation assistance is available. Amount will vary depending on candidate qualifications and distance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work with managers in each area (SEO, Social Media/Branding, Copywriting, etc.) to ensure projects are completed and deadlines are met
  • Work across departments to ensure a focused product marketing strategy for exclusive items and unique SKUs
  • Ensure ongoing accuracy of Marketing Expense Report, with monthly reporting
  • Plan budgets in accordance with company goals
  • Improve channel attribution models to ensure the most effective budget and resource allocation
  • Identify gaps in market reach and suggest strategies to increase market share
  • Work with managers to identify and resolve individual employee issues, workloads and core focuses
  • Stay current on market trends, relationship opportunities, potential big partners
  • Develop initiatives and customer retention programs that increase brand awareness (e.g. Refer-A-Friend, points system, innovative marketing tactics, etc.)
  • Find new outlets and/or gaps in our brand presence (e.g. shows, events, sponsorship opportunities, etc.)
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • 1-2 years of experience managing and leading a team of marketing professionals
  • Firsthand experience with at least 3 of the following: white hat SEO tactics; PPC marketing; social media engagement and strategy; content strategy; product marketing strategy; email marketing campaigns; user experience; A/B testing and conversion optimization; affiliate marketing; customer retention programs; analytics and reporting; awesomeness [actually, this one is a necessity, so you technically need experience with four of these things. Seriously, non-awesomeness is non-negotiable, {raditude is an acceptable substitute – FYI}]
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate complex, ambiguous issues and make decisions based on best judgment
  • Experience in developing strategies for increasing ROI, conversion rates, CTRs, open rates
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially in Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarization with various paid search and web analytics applications
  • Organizational skills so masterful that you’ve never even lost your keys or phone
  • Analytical and quantitative reasoning skills so good they approach the ability to predict the future
  • Experience collaborating cross-functionally and able to run a central creative services function
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects with tight deadlines and shifting priorities
  • BA or BS in Marketing, Business, Management, Computer Science or technology-related field – MBA a plus
Preferred Skills
  • 4-6 years of digital marketing experience
  • 5+ years of experience with marketing analytics platforms such as Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics or others
  • Proven record of successful and innovative marketing ideas and tactics in: SEO, social networking, media, bidding, etc.
  • Experience with modern marketing tools and technology, such as Moz and Google Analytics
  • Experience or certifications with: Google Adwords, Webmaster Tools and Analytics; MajesticSEO; Screaming Frog; etc.
  • Exposure to international marketing initiatives
  • A proven track record of applying customer insights/feedback into tangible results or implementation of a digital solution
  • Experience creating long-term and short-term marketing strategies backed by hard data (seriously, everything we do is rooted in numbers – we <3 data so so much)

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

Attach resume and cover letter to: moc.nuf@ylppa

Multimedia Services Manager

Fun.com is looking to hire a Multimedia Services Manager to supervise our creative minds and endeavors!

Fun.com is a unique online retailer for many reasons. One reason is our love for everything goofy, nerdy and fun. Which includes, but does not stop at collectables, Halloween Costumes, toys, animal onesies and ugly Christmas sweaters! It’s up to our multimedia team to find creative ways to show off our products on our websites.

As a Multimedia Services Manager in the Creative Services department you will perform administrative and supervisory functions to ensure effective operation of the Multimedia Services team. Manage the team by organizing, and directing the daily activities and workflow of employees. Guide, train, and evaluate team members; review work; establish performance standards; conduct performance evaluations and other supervisory functions.


You will also provide support to ensure the Fun.com and HalloweenCostumes.com imagery, photoshoots and video fulfill internal customer requests and meet brand guidelines. Coordinate with the Creative Services Director on the use and implementation of the workflow management system. Assist in the development of the Creative Services Department goals, objectives, and provide recommendations.

Are you an experienced manager who is passionate about planning, organizing, and directing the daily activities and workflow of employees engaged in multimedia services? Are you well-versed in motion graphics design, video, photoshoot production, photo editing and studio operations? Then you may just be the right fit for our Multimedia Services Manager position!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate and supervise Multimedia Services operations and functions
  • Effectively organize and express ideas through use of oral and written communications
  • Perform photo editing and motion graphics design using a variety of related software programs
  • Operate videotaping and editing equipment
  • Guide and maintain digital asset management of team’s files
  • Recommend the purchase of computer graphics software and hardware, photography supplies, and AV equipment
  • Research, recommend, and develop new emerging communication methods, technologies, and enhancements to achieve bigger, better, faster ways for the team to work
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Graphics or Multimedia Design, Media Arts, or similar discipline or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience with increasing responsibilities in production, management of photoshoots and video production
  • 2+ years of supervisory, and/or management experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; both Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Premiere and After Effects
  • Experience working independently with minimal supervision and make decisions with broad guidelines
  • Work independently and collaboratively; enjoy creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Ability to adapt to changing production priorities to meet schedules and deadlines
  • Experience with video production and lighting set up; DSLR cameras (no specific brand experience required); working with digital audio workstations; set-building
  • Creativity, imagination and problem solving abilities
  • Fantastic eye for miniscule details
  • Great oral, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to lift up to 75 lbs. with or without assistance on occasion [lights and other equipment are way too heavy]
Preferred Skills
  • Experience with technical aspects of Multimedia Services and standard specialized equipment used in graphics, videos and photography shoots
  • Experience training, supervising, and motivating employees
  • A proven record of using of research, analytical practices, and procedures to define and resolve issues

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

Attach resume and cover letter to: moc.nuf@ylppa

Public Relations Specialist

Fun.com is looking for a Public Relations Specialist to help grow our brands! We are a rapidly growing e-commerce company that encompasses the brands HalloweenCostumes.com, Shirts.com and Fun.com. We sell toys, collectibles, Halloween costumes, t-shirts, hoodies, and other crazy contraptions that attract consumers from all walks of life. We also have a unique company culture that embraces everything goofy because life is better when you’re just a little bit weird! Between the combination of our eclectic products and who we are, endless opportunities arise to exercise creativity. We are seeking an innovative and energetic Public Relations Specialist that is eager to build strong relationships and use their resourcefulness to get the word out to the masses about all things Fun.com.

As Fun.com’s Public Relations Specialist, you would be working closely with multiple departments to help create content across all media while building, maintaining and managing the reputation of Fun.com. One day you may get interviewed by a local news station and the next you may be working on securing an influencer to get the word out about a costume created by our company!

We are looking for someone that is interested in developing an in-depth knowledge of our nerdy, quirky organization and fun business environment to share it with the world! Have a cool idea on how to sell Unicorn Paperclip holders or a Star Trek pizza cutter? We want to hear what you got. If you are a skilled communicator, expert content creator and ready to represent an organization that requires nerf guns at every desk (okay they aren’t required), this may be the job for you!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead product placement strategy for marketing including but not limited to influencer outreach and coordination
  • Act as company spokesperson across various media, including TV, radio and print/digital interviews
  • Support in-season earned media initiatives through placement in print, TV and Radio
  • Support SEO by applying best practices to earned media placements
  • Create content and information strategy for in-season communications
  • Support social media initiatives by helping create engagement strategies and content for multiple platforms
  • Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends and make appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them
  • Evaluate opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and advertising on an ongoing basis
  • Build strong relationships with local and national press outlets
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Bachelor’s in Public Relations, Mass Media, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field or the equivalent experience previously working in Public Relations
  • Great oral, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent written communication and editorial skills
  • Solid experience with social media including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • An ability to be flexible in a quickly changing environment while balancing multiple priorities
  • Fantastic eye for miniscule details
  • An ability to establish and meet deadlines
  • Exceeds at building networks effectively and maintaining relationships, both online and off
Preferred Skills
  • Real world PR experience
  • Previous experience with developing unique brands
  • The ability to jump from the creative side of PR to the analytical side

Wage - Depends of Qualifications

Attach resume and cover letter to: apply@fun.com

Senior Software Developer

Do your years of working with code make you more Jean-Luc Picard than Ensign Crusher, more Ellen Ripley than Newt, more Dr Pepper than Mr. Pibb?  Okay, that last one is weak but you get the idea.  If you have copious amounts coding experience and could be considered a seasoned vet in the field, we want you to join the Fun.com team.

Fun.com creates all its systems in-house, which means that you will have the opportunity to start brand new initiatives from scratch and not just repair legacy code. Although, let’s be honest, you’ll probably have to do a bit of that too. You’ll have the chance to work on major initiatives with the chance to see immediate results because of the work that you will be doing! It’s an exciting time to be a Software Developer for Fun.com and we want only the very best! If you think you have what it takes, please apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Reports to Software Development Manager and works under the guidance of a technical lead with minimal supervision
  • Own one or more systems or components, responsible for ongoing support and enhancement
  • Create design specifications for high complexity projects
  • Develop projects of high complexity that meet business requirements and design specifications
  • Adhere to published software development standards and best practices
  • Attend status meetings
  • Attend team meetings
  • Attend and participate in monthly knowledge sharing events
  • Contribute to software development standards and best practices
  • Give and receive code reviews
  • Follow all steps of our project process
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Multiple years of professional experience in all of our core software development technologies and practices
  • Proven capacity to learn additional software development technologies and practices
  • Experience owning and leading projects and initiatives
  • Can complete high complexity projects using the following software development technologies and practices: Object oriented programming, C#, ASP.NET, HTML, CSS, JavaScript / jQuery, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Database design
Preferred Skills
  • Previous experience with performing code reviews and technical coaching of coworkers
  • History of defining and promoting coding standards and best practices
  • Proven track record regarding the sharing of knowledge with the technical community

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

Attach resume and cover letter to: moc.nuf@ylppa

Software Developer

Calling all coders! Calling all coders! Fun.com needs you!

Fun.com, a rapidly growing e-commerce company that encompasses the brands HalloweenCostumes.com, Shirts.com and Fun.com, is looking for a software developer and hopefully, you’re the one for the job. We want somebody who has already created masterful software out of thin air to come in and work his or her magic with us.

Fun.com makes all its systems in-house, which means that you will have the opportunity to start brand new initiatives from scratch and not just repair legacy code. Although, let’s be honest, you’ll probably have to do a bit of that too. You’ll have the chance to work on major initiatives with the chance to see immediate results because of the work that you will be doing! It’s an exciting time to be a programmer for Fun.com and we want only the very best! If you think you have what it takes, please apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform a variety of programming assignments including creation of new web-based applications as well as maintaining existing web-based applications. New projects require the gathering and analyzing of requirements as well as projection estimates for development time.
  • Program, test and troubleshoot all work to ensure expected functionality before deploying to a live environment.
  • Continually research new technologies and implement best-practices on existing application deficiencies.
  • Analyze performance of applications and deploy known best-practices to correct any application deficiencies.
  • Write SQL queries, sub-queries, views, functions and stored procedures.
  • Understand basic cross-browser compatibility issues; adhere to W3C HTML and XHTML standards.
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Seeking developers with at least 3 years of experience.
  • Experience developing database driven, web-based applications in C#/ASP.NET with an SQL Server database.
  • Possesses the ability to efficiently write SQL queries, sub-queries and stored procedures.
  • Must be proficient writing HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.
Preferred Skills
  • Experience with jQuery, AJAX, Regular Expressions
  • Caching techniques, application performance tuning.

Wage - Depends on experience.

Attach resume and cover letter to: moc.nuf@ylppa

Temporary Copywriter

FUN.com is looking to hire an onsite, Temporary Copywriter to help us out with getting product descriptions on our websites just in time for Halloween!

Love getting your hands on new toys before your friends? Do you like dressing up like a superhero? Is Hello Kitty one of your best pals? Do you know an insane amount of information about Star Wars, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, and every other pop culture property out there (like, way too much knowledge for your own good)? If you answered “Heck yes, I do!” to these questions, then we might have a place for you on our Copywriting team at Fun.com.

Fun.com is an online retailer that sells toys, collectibles, Halloween costumes, t-shirts, hoodies, and other crazy contraptions through our E-Commerce websites: Fun.com and HalloweenCostumes.com. All these products need product descriptions, so you’ve got to have the “right stuff” to do it all.

So, what is the “right stuff” to be a Copywriter for Fun.com? We have TONS of toys, costumes and gadgets who need a loving writer to use the written word to bring out the inner character in each and every one! Since we’re looking to have engaging content for our customers, we need a writer who’s up to the challenge of using their creativity to approach all of these items from a unique perspective. We want copy that’s fluid and entertaining to read, authoritative, personality-driven, and perhaps most of all, FUN. So we only want writers who are willing to infuse their own enthusiasm into their writing.

Since you’ll be getting paid for your words, you’d better be good at using them! This means a solid knowledge of grammar and the English language, but that’s not the only thing we’re looking for in a writer. We want people who know and love the kind of products they’re writing about, so you should come armed with an intuitive knowledge base of pop culture, nerd culture, and even sports. You should also be able to work well independently, but still able to get along in group project situations and meet deadlines.

We hope to hear what you have to say about a Lightsaber Umbrella in some gorgeous unparalleled copy very soon!

When you do apply, be sure to send your resume, cover letter, AND a writing sample between 1,000-1,500 words long. Applications submitted without an enclosed writing sample will not be considered.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Write (and rewrite) product content for our websites and product pages that is both entertaining and informational
  • Occasionally write content for articles and blogs to generate return traffic to our main websites
  • Stay up-to-date on the best practices for search engine optimization techniques
  • Regularly meet goals and deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Moderate Microsoft Office and Excel Proficiency
  • Use of the Internet. Since you’re reading this on the Internet, this point is probably redundant
  • Superlative command of written English. Paint us a word picture with your cover letter.
  • Attention to detail – Grammar, spelling, proper knowledge of Star Wars characters and weapons, etc. are all important
  • Ability to work independently
  • Charismatic writing ability
Preferred Skills
  • B.S./B.A. in English, Creative Writing, Marketing, Communications, or other writing-intensive discipline
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices
  • Google Analytics certification

Wage - $13/hr

Attach resume and cover letter to: moc.nuf@ylppa

Part-Time Positions

The following positions are accepting résumés for immediate hire.

HR Intern [Summer]

Fun.com, the home of HalloweenCostumes.com, is looking for a summer HR Intern.  We want somebody that is eager to apply what they've leanred in the classroom towards the recruitment and hiring of nearly 2,000 employees!  You will get the chance to help with social media content creation, planning and attending community events, developing new partnerships and contacts, and of course, a lot of hands on experience with a multitude of different HR processes!  We are looking for a creative thinker that is willing to exercise their skills and take on projects to help make our 2017 recruiting campaign the most successful one yet.

HR Interns will also get a ton of experience in reviewing applications, conducting new employee orientations, reviewing new hire paperwork, data entry, and in employee relations during their internship period.

This internship lasts from mid-May through to July 31st. You will get approximately 20-30 hours per week [200-300 hours to apply towards college credit] with a flexible schedule that will work around your class hours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Help manage Fun.com’s job-focused social media channels [Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram]
  • Contribute ideas and execute pieces of Fun.com’s seasonal employee recruitment plan
  • Attend recruiting events [An occasional weekend may be required.]
  • Review applications of prospective employees
  • Sign approved employees up for orientations
  • Complete orientation and new hire paperwork
  • Filing. Hopefully you don’t need to sing your abcs to alphabetize.
  • Other duties as assigned. [These duties will require wearing a costume in parades and recruiting events. Not joking.]
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Pursuing a degree in Management, Human Resources or other relevant discipline
  • Organizational skills that border on the obsessive
  • Decent knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Keeps up with current social media trends and is interested in creating engaging posts
  • Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality
  • Must be able to make decisions confidently and, just as importantly, quickly
  • Some evening and weekend availability

Wage - $10.50

Attach resume and cover letter to: moc.nuf@ylppa

Software Development Intern [Summer]

Fun.com is looking for highly motivated Software Development Interns to help design, write and test the programs that support our daily operations. Interns will work on a variety of projects and support tasks while being exposed to many technologies. Our highly skilled software developers will help mentor you on projects and help you build skills to advance down your desired career path. This means that you won’t spend your time fetching us coffee. Well…At least not all of your time.

Fun.com has a relaxed atmosphere that promotes not only working hard, but playing hard as well. Hopefully your foosball skills are up to par. If not, they probably will be by the end of your internship.

If you feel you can contribute to our unique culture and help us excel at all things fun, we want to hear from you.

The position will require 20 to 30 hours of work per week.  Work must be performed between Monday and Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM.  The position requires the individual to be on-site in North Mankato, MN.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Leverage various technologies to solve basic business problems
  • Interact with a project manager and provide project status updates
  • Write SQL queries and use stored procedures
  • Work with a mentor to learn by example in requirements gathering meetings
  • Learn how an e-Commerce business operates
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • A passion for technology and programming
  • Strong communication skills
  • Someone that is a little nerdy yet knows when to be professional
  • Quick to learn new technologies
  • A basic understanding of object-oriented programming languages
  • Some experience with SQL
Preferred Skills
  • C#/ASP.NET 4.5
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Visual Studio 2015
  • Team Foundation Server 2015
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2/2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • JQuery

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

Attach resume and cover letter to: moc.nuf@ylppa

On-Call Positions

Fun.com has various on-call positions available from time to time.

Makeup Artist

All of us at Fun.com specialize in dreaming up costumes and bringing them to life! From brainstorming to the creation of next year’s biggest hit costume, we do it all! And right now, we’re looking for an on-call makeup artist to bring our costumes to life!

As an on-call makeup artist, you will work with our Multimedia team in our onsite studio to complete the look for our costumes. That’s right, we are looking for someone skilled in everything from zombie makeup to beauty makeup for a princess costume. If you have experience applying and removing character and/or beauty makeup and are regularly available for short periods of time during normal office hours [Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 5:00 pm] then we want to see what you got! No need to bring your own supplies. We have a fully stocked beauty bar – the beauty bar of your dreams!

Do you obsessively watch online makeup tutorials? Do you call yourself a beauty guru? Looking for a way to exercise your makeup creativity? You may be exactly what we’re looking for!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Apply a variety of makeup looks on talent; including men, women and children. Don’t worry, we don’t require any makeup for pet costumes! That’s really not a thing anyway...hopefully. Although maybe you can be the first?
  • Create dramatic character and theatrical makeup using mostly water based face paints. Some old age and injury looks are required using extreme highlight/shadow with occasional FX makeup
  • Create basic beauty makeup looks for photo shoots
  • Removing special FX makeup from talent at the end of photo shoots
  • Prep supplies for makeup application and maintain an organized and clean work area
  • Clean makeup kits, makeup bins and makeup counter after each photo shoot
  • Alter and maintain makeup during photo sessions as needed
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Creativity, imagination and problem solving ability
  • Must be able to apply makeup quickly and accurately. Average application time for beauty makeup must be completed between 10-15 minutes per look. Character makeup is given 30 minutes per look
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Experience with dramatic character, theatrical, facepaint and special FX makeup
  • Knowledge of special FX makeup applications, including creating a build up from scratch without the use of a prosthetic
  • Comfortability working with a variety of people of all ages
  • Ability to work efficiently in fast paced environments under pressure
  • Advanced knowledge of makeup hygiene practices to follow before and after applying makeup
  • Working knowledge of how to use with latex, adhesives and adhesive removers
  • Must have flexible daytime availability as photo shoots are typically during office hours

Wage - $25/hr

Please send your resume, cover letter and samples of previous work to: apply@fun.com

Hard copy photos as well as presentations of your work are also acceptable.

Models

We are currently looking for male and female models in the following sizes for our Halloween costume line: toddler, child, adult, and plus size. If you are outgoing and photogenic, please fill out an application and attach a head shot and full-body shot.

Wage - $25.00 / hr
Click here to fill out an application.

Contract Positions

Fun.com has various contract positions available from time to time.

Sample Costume Maker

We at Fun.com are constantly designing more new and exciting costumes for HalloweenCostumes.com. After we’ve come up with some initial designs and concepts, we have to create samples prior to putting them into production – and that’s where you come in!

 Fun.com is looking for somebody with a fantastic imagination to work on a contract basis sewing all sorts of costumes for people of every age, every shape and every style that we can think of.

 Here’s how it works: we give you a sketch and some fabric, you make us a costume, and we give you money. That sounds pretty good, right?

 If you’re somebody with great sewing ability, the ability to create something from nothing, a passion for fashion and a love of Halloween, we want to see your portfolio of creations.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Sew and serge costumes of various sizes (men’s, women’s, children’s and maybe even a dog or two!) based on supplied sketches, fabrics and tech packs for use as a sample for mass production
  • Create master patterns for a range of garment sizes
  • Develop and revise size charts
  • Take direction and creative criticism to refine samples incorporating feedback
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Sewing and pattern making capabilities
  • Experience working with multiple different fabrics and knowledge of fit and feel, from fur to lace.
  • Ability to create garments based off tech packs and technical drawings
  • Previous experience and examples of designing garments from sketches
  • Possess the ability to problem solve in order to revise and correct samples
  • Creativity, imagination and problem solving ability
  • Fantastic eye for minute details
Preferred Skills
  • Certificate, Associate’s degree or higher in Costume Design, Fashion Design, Visual Art, or similar discipline or equivalent experience

Wage - Depends of Qualifications

Attach a link to your online portfolio or send an attached .pdf file along with a resume and cover letter to apply@fun.com


Fun.com Benefits & Perks

Many benefits begin on the first day of your job, when the real fun begins. At Fun.com, we enjoy a unique culture that is driven, challenged and passionate about what we do. We work hard and play hard.

Some of the perks that come with a work hard, play hard culture include:

Salaried Employees

Open Vacation Policy: We trust our employees to get done what they need to, and to take the vacation time they need. This doesn't mean you can take 6 months off, but it does mean you get the vacation time you deserve.

Open Sick Leave Policy: Please stay home if you have whatever nasty plague is going around. Nobody wants to be covered in your mucus.

Full-time Hourly Employees

Accrued PTO: Based on hours of service. Starts at 2 weeks in the first year and increases every year thereafter. 5th year is 4 weeks, 10th year is 4 1/2 weeks.

Floating Personal Holidays: Don't want to use PTO for a day off? That's cool. You get to have up to two personal holidays per year (depending on hire date) that you may use at any time provided you ask for that time off in advance.

All Full-Time Employees

Health Insurance: We have three different options for health care coverage for Fun.com employees: a traditional $500 deductible plan, a traditional $1,000 deductible plan and a $3,000 HDHP plan.  Fun.com will pay 100% of the employee premium for the individual $1,000 deductible plan! Any additional cost for a family plan or for the other insurance offerings can be taken out of an employee check on a pretax basis.

Employee Discount: 50% off retail prices of costumes, t-shirts, toys and suits.

Paid Parental Leave: Fun.com offers an additional six weeks worth of paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child.

Paid Holidays: We're closed six days a year [New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas]. After you complete your probationary period, you don't have to come to work on those days AND we'll still pay you for it!

401(k) Plan: Every June and December, all permanent Fun.com employees are eligible to enroll in the company-sponsored 401(k) plan. The plan has a 50% match of up to 3% of your total salary/wages.

Short and Long Term Disability: All full-time employees have the option to purchase short and long term disability benefits to cover up to 60% of lost wages in the event of an injury or illness that prevents and employee from working for an elongated period of time.

Life Insurance: Fun.com offers its employees the ability to purchase life insurance for themselves, dependents and partners, $100,000 of which is a guaranteed issuance for employees and up to $10,000 guaranteed issuance for partners and dependents.

Funeral Leave: Upon completion of a probationary period, all full-time employees are eligible for three days of leave for mourning the loss of a loved one.

Paid Jury Duty: Upon completion of a probationary period, all full-time employees are eligible for three days of paid leave per term of jury service to participate in this civic process.

Personal Development Budget: You get $100 per year to spend on things to make you a better, more skilled employee!

Free Cappuccino and Tea: It's powder and water, but it works!

We hope to see you join our team. What fun will you bring?