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The following positions are accepting résumés for immediate hire.

Job TitleDepartment
Assistant Shipping ManagerWarehouse & Fulfillment, home of, is looking for an Assistant Shipping Manager to take on duties in our warehouse. The Assistant Shipping Manager wears many hats, you might be changing your hat a few times each day! Our Assistant Shipping Manager will help lead the Shipping Team and ensure that customers orders are correct and delivered on time.

Communication is a huge part of this position. During our busiest days, we ship out 50,000 packages. SAY WHAT?! Yeah, 50,000. You will have to talk with Inventory to make sure all products are stocked and check with Receiving to make sure that we have products coming in. Communicate effectively in training seasonal and non-seasonal Shipping Specialists and Team Leads. We hire 2,000 seasonal employees, so this is an important hat.

This job isn’t all about orders and packages, there are also elements of problem solving and creative thinking. How do we schedule enough people to make sure we get 50,000 packages out in one day? How do we make sure people are enjoying their job and performing their best? That’s where you come in handy!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure the shipping specialists are efficiently picking, packing, sorting and shipping all orders placed. This includes:
  • Managing employee workflow during the daily operating hours
  • Coaching employees on correct procedures and policies
  • Communicating employee productivity on a weekly basis
  • Helping shipping specialists with questions and ensuring they have the tools to do their job
  • Leading by example
  • Assist in hiring process
  • Assist in employee review process
  • Train seasonal and non-seasonal Shipping Specialists and Team Leads
  • Enforce rules to assist in loss prevention and monitor employee behavior
  • Ensure safety measures are being followed to prevent injuries
  • Communicate with Inventory management about any inventory concerns
  • Complete weekly schedule according to current and projected shipping volume while maintaining labor goals
  • Assist in making order projections on a weekly/daily basis
  • Monitor shipping supplies and maintain adequate on-hand inventory of boxes
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in the shipping area
  • Work with Shipping Manager to evaluate staff and develop ways to improve the shipping area
  • Project Planning, ownership and Execution
  • Exhibit core values, team values and culture
  • Follow all handbook policies
  • Attend and lead weekly team meetings
  • Attend quarterly company meetings
  • Exhibit LMA (Leadership, Management, Accountability)
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Experience in setting and meeting goals
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to operate scanner interface
  • Ability to operate web-based interface
  • Ability to handle stressful situations while remaining calm/confident/positive
  • Ability to promote continuous process improvement through problem solving and communication
  • Must have open availability on weekdays, with occasional weekends. Extended availability during peak season, September-October, is required
  • Exhibit strong communication skills with coworkers and employees
  • 1-3 years leadership experience
  • Able to move, lift, carry, push, pull and place objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance
  • Able to reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping
Preferred Skills
  • 4 year degree in related field (management, logistics, etc.)
  • 2-5 years order fulfillment experience
  • Prior management experience with direct reports
  • Prior experience operating powered material handling equipment such as pallet jacks, forklifts, order pickers, scissor lifts, etc.

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

To apply for this position click here.

Customer Service RepresentativeCustomer Service, 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 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

To apply for this position click here.

Photoshoot CoordinatorCreative Services

You've heard of the phrase "herding cats", right? Well, this job is going to be a bit of that., home of is looking for the right person to get a bunch of creative people and models corralled into their correct places at the right times. Our Photoshoot Coordinator will work closely with our Multimedia, Product Development and Marketing teams to find the best models for various products and marketing photo shoots. The Coordinator will then be responsible for finding and prepping all items for photo shoots, helping out our models and photographers during photo shoots, taking care of all the necessary paperwork and cleaning up once the photo shoots are done since it can look like a hurricane went through the studio. 

The right candidate is going to have to be incredibly organized, able to juggle several projects at once - we mean the juggling thing in a figurative sense, by the way- able to work quickly in cases of new priority photo shoots, as well as be able to work with people of all ages from infants to adults. That being said, it is a fun job with a lot of interaction with people and no day is going to be the same as the one before. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Schedule models and book photo shoots
  • Maintain contractor database and paperwork
  • Gather and prep all items for photo shoots
  • Organize costumes and other products and track them throughout the photo shoot process
  • Create product lists and accessories for photo shoots
  • Communicate with makeup artists and other contractors on what is expected at shoots
  • recruit models and schedule test shoots
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to communicate effectively, clear and concise
  • Able to work independently
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented

Wage - Depends on qualifications

To apply for this position click here.

Senior Software DeveloperSoftware Development

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 team. 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 and we want only the very best! If you think you have what it takes, please apply.

This position is located at our North Mankato, Minnesota headquarters.

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

To apply for this position click here.

SEO SpecialistMarketing, a rapidly growing e-tailer specializing in costumes, fashion apparel, collectibles, and all kinds of assorted knick-knackery, is on the lookout for a SEO Specialist.

As the SEO Specialist, you will be the chief brain wizard responsible for conducting deep dives on multiple domains, cracking into their gooey, data-filled cores to help determine what direction our SEO strategy should take and what future enhancements we should implement.  Think of yourself as our Jacques Cousteau of SEO…minus the Aqua-Lung.  Seriously though, the SEO Specialist will be responsible for on-page SEO and overall SEO best practices.  Concerning on-page SEO, you will be responsible for navigation, internal links, and keyword strategy across company domains.  The SEO Specialist works closely with our Inbound Marketing team to facilitate organic SEO growth.

This position is located at our North Mankato, Minnesota headquarters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Audits and makes recommendations for on-page SEO opportunities concerning site architecture, page length and content, internal link authority, and crawl metrics
  • Reports on competitive SEO performance
  • Analytics administrator – ensures accurate tagging and tracking for all analytics
  • Help prioritize on-page SEO activities
  • Strategize and plan SEO initiatives with Inbound Marketing team
  • Utilize various tools to analyze site performance
  • Provide inbound best practices and strategic guidance
  • Assist Inbound Team with link building as needed
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • 1+ years of related experience required
  • Proficient in Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and Google Adwords
  • Working knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Ability to communicate effectively, clear and concise
  • Able to work independently and possesses excellent time management skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented with strong attention to follow-through
Preferred Skills
  • Degree in Business, Marketing, Data Science, or a related field
  • Demonstrate high level of technical SEO expertise
  • Experience in SEO and SEM, including strategy development, implementation and monitoring, and web analytics tools
  • Software or web development experience
  • Experience with BrightEdge, SEMrush, Screaming Frog, or similar tools
  • Google Analytics certified

Wage - Depends on qualifications

To apply for this position click here.

Part-Time Positions

The following positions are accepting résumés for immediate hire.

Job TitleDepartment
Inventory SpecialistWarehouse & Fulfillment

If you are looking for a fun warehouse job, look no further!, an e-commerce industry leader in the fields of fun, Halloween costumes, toys, shirts and accessories is looking to beef up its warehouse staff in our Inventory department! Material handling equipment such as pallet jacks, turret trucks, order pickers and other large pieces of machinery are in your future!

It’s not all lifting and machinery in this position though. We expect our Inventory employees to do more than flex their muscles. They must also flex their minds. Our Inventory process is highly data driven and we expect all of our Inventory Specialists to spend a fair amount of time in Excel looking at our custom reports and analyzing data to make correct decisions regarding inventory control processes.

Do you like to be active yet still intellectually challenged at work? Do you enjoy the thrill of riding large pieces of machinery and loading boxes onto pallets when you’re 25 feet in the air? If so, we’ve got the spot for you!

Please include a cover letter and resume with information about your prior professional experience leading a small group of people and a bit about your experience working with Microsoft Excel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure that inventory is prepared and ready for the Shipping department to fill customer orders
  • Use a handheld scanner to perform inventory related processes
  • Supervise and lead a small group of Temporary Inventory Specialists during the busy season
  • Maintain a clean and organized warehouse
  • Practice safe work habits
  • Use a computer to solve inventory related problems(high use of Microsoft Excel)
  • Assist the Shipping and Receiving departments when needed
  • Have a full understanding of how inventory is handled at from arrival to departure
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 18 years of age or over
  • Experience setting and meeting goals
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work both independently and in group settings without direct supervision
  • Experience with using computers and computer programs with a focus on the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel
  • Self-motivated and open to rapid change in priorities and procedures
  • Possess superior problem-solving skills
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to move, lift, carry, push, pull and place objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance
  • Able to reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping
  • Able to stand on your feet for the duration of a shift
  • Maintain punctual, regular and consistent attendance
Preferred Skills
  • Experience operating material handling equipment (forklift, reach truck, turret truck, order picker)
  • Experience analyzing data and preparing reports
  • Experience planning and organizing work tasks
  • Experience training and leading other employees

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

To apply for this position click here.

Multimedia InternCreative Services, home of, is looking for a dedicated and technical minded individual to join our Multimedia team as an intern to help out on various video productions, photoshoots, and photo editing this summer! You will have the chance to work on advertisements, product videos and images, marketing materials and much more!

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

If this sounds interesting (which we sincerely hope it does), we’d love to hear from you!

When you apply please include a link to a portfolio (YouTube links are perfectly acceptable) of some of your completed video productions and/or photography and photo editing work. Applications without portfolios will not be considered for the position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Set up for commercial video and photo shoots
  • Grip and Best Boy duties [you would think that the industry would have changed that term by now…]
  • Video editing
  • Audio editing
  • Video production
  • Photography
  • Photo editing
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, Premiere and After Effects
  • Prior experience with video production or photography 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
  • 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, Photography or similar

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

To apply for this position click here.

On-Call Positions has various on-call positions available from time to time.

Makeup ArtistCreative Services

All of us at 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 - Depends on qualifications

Please send your resume, cover letter and samples of previous work to:

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

ModelsCreative Services

We are currently looking for male and female models in the following sizes for our Halloween costume lines and apparel: 2T toddler, child medium (7/8), women's size 2/4, men's size medium, and women's plus size 16. If you are outgoing and photogenic, please fill out an application and upload a head shot and full-body shot.

Wage - $25.00 / hr

Click here to fill out an application.

Contract Positions has various contract positions available from time to time.

Costume and Pattern MakerProduct Development

We at are constantly designing more new and exciting costumes for 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! 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

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