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The following positions are accepting résumés for immediate hire.

Costume Designer

We at Fun.com have the brand HalloweenCostumes.com. That means that we sell costumes. We also create costumes. Somebody needs to design those costumes. 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. And after you’re done sketching up some of your ideas, you’re the kind of person who wants to draw some more! We’re talking about creating costumes based around anything and everything from traditional costumes to pop-culture influenced costumes to costumes based on licensed properties. With this job, you will have a direct opportunity to 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 costume. It’s probably okay then.

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.

Interested applicants should find their way to: http://www.fun.com/jobs Applications without a link to your online portfolio or an attached portfolio will not be considered for employment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Sketch out multiple designs for potential Halloween costumes 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 costume designs
  • Find pattern and material options for use in designed costumes
  • Suggest pattern and material options for use in designed costumes
  • Pay attention to price point as costume 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 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 resume and cover letter to: moc.nuf@ylppa

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
  • 4-6 years of digital marketing experience
  • 1-2 years of experience managing and leading a team of marketing professionals
  • 5+ years of experience with marketing analytics platforms such as Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics or others
  • 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
  • Proven record of successful and innovative marketing ideas and tactics in: SEO, social networking, media, bidding, etc.
  • Experience in developing strategies for increasing ROI, conversion rates, CTRs, open rates
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially in Microsoft Excel
  • Proficiency 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
  • Ability to communicate and present effectively to all audiences. That is to say that you could captivate and impress our entire company in a single presentation with your expert opinion
  • BA or BS in Marketing, Business, Management, Computer Science or technology-related field – MBA a plus
Preferred Skills
  • 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

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

Vendor Relations Specialist

We at Fun.com have the lofty goal of having the best selection of gifts, clothing, toys and more in the world within our sights and we need the right people to help us achieve it!  We need somebody who loves making connections with people and always wants to make things bigger and better (wanting to make things stronger and faster might be of use as well)!  In addition to wanting to build relationships with our vendors, we want you to enjoy the organizational wonderland that is Microsoft Excel.  You don’t need to be an expert, but being able to keep track of things will be one of your biggest keys to success with us.

Our Vendor Relations Specialists are always trying to get the best exclusive merchandise, the best deals and maintain the best relationships with our suppliers in the entire industry!  We need the right person for this role!

Do you find yourself correcting others’ grammar or math?
Are you the kind of person who likes to organize your kitchen shelves and closets?  For fun?
Do you find it easy to make new friends (even though you correct their grammar)?

If you answered yes to those questions, we want you to try to talk us into giving you a job!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Build and maintain a positive working relationship with vendors on a daily basis
  • Submit Purchase Orders [POs] and check all confirmations line by line to ensure 100% accuracy
  • Follow up daily with vendors to ensure all products on PO ship in a timely manner
  • Request and track any vendor information needed for any department in the company
  • Onboard vendors into our electronic data interchange [EDI] system
  • Maintain EDI system with current vendors
  • Data entry and filing
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word applications
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Flexibility towards changing priorities at a moment’s notice
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Phenomenal organizational skills
  • Incredibly detail oriented (we know that every job lists that, but we actually mean it)
Preferred Skills
  • Customer Service experience
  • B.S./B.A. in Communications, Public Relations or similar discipline
  • Experience in making travel arrangements and event planning
  • Prior experience with EDIs

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

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

Part-Time Positions

The following positions are accepting résumés for immediate hire.

Freelance Copywriter

FUN.com is looking for a Freelance Copywriter to help us out with getting product descriptions on our websites just in time for Halloween!

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 would love to harness your knowledge and writing for our site.

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.

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

When you apply, be sure to send your resume, cover letter, AND a writing sample between 1,000-1,500 words long (Preferably links to/samples of previously completed freelance copywriting work). Applications submitted without an enclosed writing sample or links to previously published work will not be considered.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Write (and rewrite) high quality 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
  • Accurately track your work
  • Meet all deadlines
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Access to a computer with software compatible with Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Moderate Microsoft Office and Excel Proficiency
  • Be pretty okay using the Internet. But 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 extremely independently without managerial supervision
  • Adaptable and charismatic writing style
Preferred Skills
  • B.S./B.A. in English, Creative Writing, Marketing, Communications, or other writing-intensive discipline
  • Previously completed freelance or in-house copywriting experience
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices
  • Google Analytics certification

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

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

Software Development Intern [Spring]

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 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...ish
  • Ability to deftly 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 R2/2012/2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • JQuery

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

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

Video Production/Multimedia Intern [Spring]

Fun.com, home of HalloweenCostumes.com and Shirts.com, is looking for a dedicated and technical minded individual to join our Multimedia team as an intern to help out on various video productions this summer! You will have the chance to work on advertisements, product videos, marketing materials and much more!

This isn’t limited to just holding the boom mic, either! While with Fun.com, you will learn a ton about audio and video editing, setting up lighting, and all the other things that make video magic happen in a commercial environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Set up for commercial video shoots
  • Grip and Best Boy duties [you would that the industry would have changed that term by now…]
  • Video editing
  • Audio editing
  • Video production
  • Image editing
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Premiere and After Effects
  • Some experience with video production through education, personal projects or both
  • Experience with DSLR cameras (no specific brand experience needed just general knowledge)
  • Experience working with digital audio workstations
  • Experience setting up lighting for video production
  • Able to lift up to 75 lbs. with or without assistance on occasion [lights and other equipment are way too heavy]
  • Working towards a degree in Film and Video Studies, Media Arts, Video Production or similar

Wage - $10.50

Please include a link to a portfolio (YouTube is perfectly acceptable) of some of your completed video productions with a resume and cover letter to apply@fun.com. Applications without portfolios or links to clips will not be considered for the position along.

On-Call Positions

Fun.com has various 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.


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?