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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

Assistant Product Developer

Fun.com, the home of HalloweenCostumes.com and FUNwear apparel, is looking for a detail oriented and driven person looking to begin their career in the world of product development. We’ve got new costumes, FUNwear and more to dream up and create. We want you to be involved in the process!

Of course, it’s not all about creating the costumes. We need someone to help with the logistics and communications side of things. As an Assistant Product Developer, you will need to be able to work on several different projects at once, be willing and able to communicate across cultural and language barriers [specific foreign language skills are not a requirement for this position], and be able to accept feedback from multiple sources – both internal and external – regarding different information pertaining to the development of our products.

So, if you think that you can successfully combine high levels of detail and organization, possess an adaptive communication style and have a flair for the creative – we want you to apply!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Create spec sheets and update data
  • Create purchase order submissions for reorders of product
  • Gather ETAs and track container plans for shipments
  • Update item number changes from purchasing
  • Manage size charts, re-quote list and product priority list for manufacturers
  • Maintain resource library and UPCs
  • Help developers with new purchase order submissions
  • Assist with product photoshoot prep such as measuring samples and bagging items for shoots
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fantastic organizational abilities
  • A keen eye for miniscule details
  • Can successfully adapt communication style depending on the audience and channel
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Preferred Skills
  • Previous experience executing projects
  • Knowledge of tech packs and technical drawings
  • Previous experience in internal and external communication
  • Basic knowledge of working with various types of fabric

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

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

Costume and Pattern 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 sewing all sorts of costumes for people of every age, every shape and every style that we can think of.

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 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

Customer Service Team Lead

Fun.com, a world leader in online sales of Halloween costumes, T-shirts and knick-knackery of varying degrees of geekitude, is looking for the perfect person to help out our customers. You’ll spend your day interacting with customers across a variety of channels, including webchats, phone calls and emails. You’ll be able to inform, answer questions and help sell our stuff – most of which is pretty cool – to people all across the world.

Essentially your job is to make people happy.

Can you turn somebody’s frown upside down and take a disgruntled customer and properly gruntle them? Because that’s how we like our customers: gruntled. If this sounds like you, we want you as part of the Fun.com crew!

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide prompt, friendly, consistent, and complete service to our customers in a polite, positive manner
  • Promptly answer inbound customer calls, online chats, and emails
  • Typical customer contacts include questions about: product sizing and availability; shipping transit times and costs; promotional offerings; return policy; returns and exchanges; refund status; issue resolutions
  • Increase sales through suggestive selling and exceptional product knowledge
  • Initiate outbound customer calls/emails to resolve any outstanding order problems
  • Follow up with customers regarding oversold items and other pre-shipping issues
  • Use contact de-escalation techniques
  • Assist management with setting and achieving goals
  • Help resolve employee issues with temporary reps
  • Help train temporary staffing during September and October
  • Periodically clean and maintain the customer service center
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Typing Speed of 35+ WPM
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Efficiently navigate through a web-based computer system
  • Ability to remain calm and practice patience in a fast paced work environment
Preferred Skills
  • 1-2 years of experience in a call center, customer service, retail or a similar environment
  • Team leadership and/or training experience

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

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

Inbound Marketing Manager

Masters of the great and powerful Google algorithm: our Marketing department requires your prowess!

Do you possess both the charismatic draw of Paul Atreides and the analytic prowess of a Mentat?  Do people naturally gravitate to you like a Sandworm drawn to the vibrations of a spice harvester?  Basically, are you a natural leader with amazing analytical skills?  If so, we want to talk to you.  Don’t worry, we won’t ask you to lead the Fremen in revolt.

Fun.com, a world leader in the realms of costumes, gifts, fashion apparel and various other forms of knick-knackery, is looking for a true master of the Internet to help develop our brands. Our Inbound Marketing [aka SEO Marketing] Manager is responsible for driving strategy and growth for earned marketing while leading a team of inbound marketers to meet company objectives.  Channels utilized include: SEO, social, PR and may also include other promotional activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead a team of SEO practitioners and social/PR marketers
  • Regularly analyze, report and set strategy for existing and new marketing activities
  • Finding new opportunities through Google Analytics and other SEO tools while taking ROI into consideration is a must
  • Lead product launch campaign management for new products on Fun.com and HalloweenCostumes,com
  • Oversee content marketing, link development, social strategy / execution and traditional PR
  • Willingness to jump into the trenches and assist teammates when needed
  • Ability to collaborate and coordinate with our Product, Software Development, Graphic Design and Multimedia Departments to execute campaigns
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Highly analytical with ability to manipulate and utilize large datasets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superlative writing proficiency, able to edit various types of content
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced entrepreneurial environment with multiple and often competing priorities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt and learn in changing digital landscape
Preferred Skills
  • B.S. or B.A. in Marketing, Business, Communication or Management
  • Work history demonstrating strong leadership and team building abilities with 2+ years in a marketing leadership role or 3+ years of progressive responsibilities

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
  • 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

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

Internet Marketing Intern [Summer]

Fun.com, home of HalloweenCostumes.com, is looking for a creative and hard-working individual with a passion for all things online. As an Internet Marketing intern, you will focus on content, social media marketing, PR, and SEO. During your internship, you will also have a chance to work with the other areas in our digital marketing strategy, such as Pay-Per-Click, Affiliates, and Email.

Are you constantly signing up for the newest social media networks? Are you the friend who has to explain the latest meme to everyone else? Would you be happy to write a think piece on the psychology of the Tumblr demographic compared to the posting trends of the Pinterest audience? Do you like pictures of cute cats?! Then this internship might be for you!

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist with daily social media postings, including curating posts, deciding topics, writing captions, and taking photos
  • Help write blog posts and articles, as well as brainstorm new topics that would best benefit social media sharing
  • Research and contact authority leaders online, both on relevant websites and on social media
  • Research social media trends for 2017
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Strong written communication, with ability to change writing style depending on the situation
  • Interest in online and pop culture trends and geeky news
  • Has personal interest in social media, including familiarity with all major and new platforms
  • Highly adaptive to changes in work processes
  • Able to work on several projects at any one time
  • Working towards a Marketing, Creative Writing, English, Mass Communications, or PR degree
  • Must have an opinion concerning corn dogs

Wage - $10.50/hr

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

Temporary Image Editor

Fun.com is looking to hire a Temporary Image Editor to get down in the trenches and get done what needs to be done! We’re talking masking, color correcting, vector tracing, effecting, resizing, photo editing and all the other minute details that will make or break a web-ready image. We don’t want any Photoshop disasters on our hands – Not on our watch!

We’re looking for someone who can stay focused and blaze through our backlog images faster than a prairie fire with a tail wind! The Image Editor would be responsible for the final editing, formatting, naming and organization of upwards of eleventy-billion product images a week straight from the photo studio.

That might not be the real number of images, but we know it’s a lot.

What? We went to school for Design specifically to stay away from numbers.

Getting back to the role: you would work directly with our photographer, videographer, Product, Merchandising and Copywriting teams to play a vital part in pushing thousands of new products live on FUN’s main websites: Fun.com and HalloweenCostumes.com

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

*without a link to your online portfolio or an attached portfolio will not be considered for employment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Mask out backgrounds, color correct and edit product photos for packaging and online product page previews
  • Use Photoshop Actions for efficiency in effecting and sizing large numbers of product images
  • Trace lo-res files using vector tools, recognize and closely match fonts
  • Keep file directories on server organized
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign
  • Proficiency with Word and Excel
  • Must be well-organized with attention to detail and excellent follow-through skills
  • Must be able to juggle multiple projects/deadlines
  • Able to work efficiently and within established processes
  • Effective communication skills
Preferred Skills
  • Associate’s degree or higher in Graphic Production, Graphic Design, Multimedia or related area of study
  • 1 or more years of freelance and/or in-house Graphic Design experience
  • Proficiency using Actions in Photoshop
  • Photography/Video experience
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint
  • An unbridled passion for most, if not all things fun and geeky

Wage - $10/hour

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.

Costume and Pattern 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?