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Job TitleDepartment
CustodianFacilities & Maintenance

Do you consider yourself a clean freak? How about a neat freak? If so, we might have the position for you! is in need of a full-time Custodian. Our 200,000 square foot building can't keep itself clean, although that would be pretty cool if it did. 

We are in search of someone who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty! Like actually dirty, some stuff can get pretty gross. You would be responsible for the basic housekeeping of our office and warehouse, which means you'll never be short of things to clean! 

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

Please note - Candidates for this position must be available to work from 12:00 pm through 8:30 pm Sunday through Thursday.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide basic housekeeping duties, including vacuuming, dusting, mopping, cleaning windows and scouring bathrooms
  • Complete all training requirements for PPE
  • Maintain janitor closets in a clean, organized, and safe manner
  • Responsible for cleaning fixtures and furniture
  • Able to work shifts from 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm Sunday through Thursday
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work at heights on ladders
  • Must be able to bend, twist, turn, push and pull, as well as lift and carry above/below the shoulders a minimum of 25 lbs. or more
  • Availability from 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm Sunday through Thursday
  • Must be available 40 hours a week
Preferred Skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of restocking supplies in bathroom, break rooms, and common areas
  • In-depth knowledge of modern cleaning equipment and chemicals
  • Able to use basic computer programs
  • Familiarity with Safety Data Sheets

Wage - $14 / hr

To apply for this position click here.

Seasonal Store ManagerCustomer Service

The Pop-up Shops will be back in the Twin Cities this fall! We are bringing our unique culture and incredible selection of products to the Twin Cities metro area to create the ultimate Halloween shopping experience via two seasonal retail locations, Brooklyn Park and a yet-to-be determined site. Are you looking for management or human resources experience? Do you already have prior retail or customer service experience? Maybe you are just looking to hone your merchandising or local marketing chops in a fast-paced environment. If any of these apply to you, we want to meet you!

As the Store Manager, you’ll be in charge of a crack team of retail operatives tasked with creating and maintaining an enjoyable retail experience while providing amazing customer service. The Store Manager will be involved with all facets of day-to-day store operations including store setup, merchandising, new hire paperwork, training and scheduling, providing exemplary customer service, acting as a liaison between the store and key departments, and much more.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide exceptional customer service to every person that enters the store
  • Meet daily, weekly and monthly sales goals
  • Work closely with HQ on any planogram and merchandising changes and delegate tasks to staff
  • Assist HQ in hiring sales associate for stores
  • Create weekly schedules for store, adhering to payroll requirements
  • Communicate with HQ any sales trends, customer requests, and merchandising ideas
  • Train and coach Sales Associates, Setup Specialists and Keyholders
  • Delegate projects and store assignments to staff on duty
  • Assist in POS, including ringing up sales, processing returns, and opening / closing procedures
  • Take direction from HQ and communicate news to staff
  • Keep the store clean and organized, throughout the day and during store closing
  • Other duties assigned
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Basic math and money-handling skills
  • Positive and upbeat attitude
  • Ability to multi-task in a busy environment
  • Experience in leadership
  • Previous retail management experience, including operations and merchandising
  • Open availability in the fall, must be able to work weekends
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
Preferred Skills
  • Love of Halloween

Wage - $15-$20/hr Depending 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.

Temporary HR AssistantHuman Resources

Are you looking for that first, delicious taste of HR experience? Look no further! We here at have the perfect opportunity for you! We’ll get you so much experience between the day you’re hired and the end of October that you won’t even know what do to with it all!

You think we’re joking about a concentrated HR experience? Believe us; we would never joke about such things. You’ll get massive recruiting experience as we work to hire over 2,000 temporary employees for, and Not even joking about that number. We did the math so you don’t have to. You will learn how to conduct pre-employment background screening, process new hire paperwork, conduct orientation and building tours, create schedules for hundreds of people and so much more!

Gathering up a small army of employees requires a lot of planning and attention to detail and it takes a great personality to get all those employees to trust and respect a person. These are key qualities to have because our HR Assistants will have to make some difficult decisions, deal with any employee relations issues that come up among our seasonal staff and make sure that the operation continues to run smoothly. We would like to think that you, yes you, the person reading this, has those qualities.

That being said, you’re still going to be the person in charge of enforcing certain rules while still allowing a few shenanigans. We are, after all.

There are several openings for this position, both part time and full time hours can be accommodated based on candidate availability. These positions start around the beginning of July and prospective employees will be brought in throughout August and the first week of September. Some evening and weekend hours may be required depending on other candidates’ availability.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • PAPERWORK! Like a lot of it. And it has to be detailed and 100% accurate. Seriously.
  • Helping recruit and hire over 2,000 temporary Customer Service, Inventory, Returns, and Shipping staff
  • Schedule, organize and conduct mass orientations and building tours for new employees
  • Become a main resource for all temporary employee questions and concerns
  • Assist with employee relations issues, including discipline and termination
  • Keep up employee morale during the busiest times
  • FILING! Not to be confused with “piling” – we trust we don’t need to explain the difference. Again.
  • Schedule and conduct interviews for high potential candidates
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Organizational skills up the wazoo [or wherever you prefer to keep your organizational skills, as long as the location is clearly labeled]
  • Attend recruiting events while comfortably interacting and socializing with potential applicants
  • Gooderer communicationizing skills than this bullet point
  • Basic knowledge of various employment laws and best practices
  • Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to switch priorities at a moment’s notice
  • Ability to make sound judgement calls quickly, confidently and decisively
  • Must be able to make decisions confidently and, just as importantly, quickly
  • Some evening and weekend availability
  • Must be able to take a definitive stand on whether or not a hot dog is indeed a sandwich
Preferred Skills
  • B.A. or B.S. in Management, Human Resources, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, Sports Management, Public Relations or similar fields.
  • 6 months experience training, recruiting, supervising and/or managing employees

Wage - Depends on Qualifications

To apply for this position click here.

Temporary SecurityFacilities & Maintenance is entering the busiest time of the year and with all the people coming and going, we could use an extra pair of eyes to make sure that everyone here is safe and the building remains secure. That’s where you come in! We’re looking for a top notch security person to monitor our cameras, make sure that people are staying safe and to ensure that everything is running ship shape!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Protecting company’s property and staff by maintaining a safe and secure environment
  • Monitor surveillance equipment to detect theft
  • Monitor surveillance equipment to prevent policy violations (e.g. unsafe practices, excessive/long employee breaks, parking in no-parking areas, etc.)
  • Maintain physical presence in warehouse through random and regular patrols
  • Report unsafe conditions to management
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Ability to communicate in a polite yet firm manner
  • Possess a high degree of integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to work independently
  • Possess a meticulous eye for detail
Preferred Skills
  • Previous experience in loss prevention, or as a security guard or bouncer
  • Ability to work from approximately 3-11pm throughout most of October between 3-7 days per week [although we can can be somewhat flexible on hours]

Wage - $12.50/hour

To apply for this position click here.

Part-Time Positions

The following positions are accepting résumés for immediate hire.

Job TitleDepartment
Email Marketing Intern [Fall]Marketing, a global leader in Halloween costumes, apparel, unique toys, and so much more is looking for a summer intern to help out on our Website Experience team.

The Website Experience team at is responsible for all website merchandising, email, and conversion rate optimization (CRO).  As the Email Marketing Intern, you will have an opportunity to learn about each of these areas and apply your marketing and ecommerce prowess towards critical projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Drive sales through the email channel from the conception of campaigns, to planning, strategy, and reporting of results
  • Work with creative departments on design and copy to drive brand messaging and engagement
  • Research methods to increase customer email sign ups and additional holidays and/or promotions we can target with email
  • Merchandise our product on Pinterest and within promotional emails to help meet business goals
  • Support the Marketing team with analysis and reporting of various sales channel requests
  • Ensure a positive user experience via testing and quality control of campaigns
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Working towards a B.A. or B.S. in Marketing, Economics, Accounting, or related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Highly detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to meet deadlines
Preferred Skills
  • Experience in a customer facing role and/or enviornment
  • Familiar with Google Analytics

Wage - Depends on qualifications

To apply for this position click here.

Operations Management InternWarehouse & Fulfillment has an amazing opportunity for students looking to get into a management position after graduation. Every fall, hires between 1,500 and 2,000 seasonal employees to work across all areas of Operations [Customer Service, Shipping, Receiving and Inventory] and we want to provide you with the opportunity to help lead these departments.

You will get real world experience performing duties typical of a new supervisor or management level employee with the end goal of being able to say that you were able to run a shift on your own.

Our Interns will get the opportunity to learn to schedule employees based on business needs, monitor performance, coach employees towards success, motivate employees and conduct training on the basics of our seasonal positions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Interpret order and contact projections to translate into scheduling hour needs
  • Schedule employees based on projected hour needs
  • Come up with suggestions for improved processes
  • Monitor production stats and communicate feedback to employees as needed
  • Provide advice or tips to employees on how they are able to be more efficient
  • Review employee time clocks for accuracy and correct errors (e.g. missed punches)
  • Develop incentives or competition ideas to boost production as needed
  • Develop rapport with staff
  • Provide coverage to any area within the department that may be struggling due to low lead coverage
  • Participate in and lead training sessions for seasonal employees
  • Be equipment trained to operate a scissor lift, electric pallet jack, forklift, etc. as needed for the department
  • Learn 5S principles and hold employees accountable for our organizational and cleanliness standards
  • Managing a weekend/night/morning shift by themselves
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Pursuing a degree in Management, Business, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Operations or similar field
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to make quick decisions and deal with shifting priorities
  • Must be a quick learner with a drive to continuously improve
  • Ability to be confident and approachable in difficult situations
Preferred Skills
  • Previous experience as a Shift Lead, Team Lead, Supervisor, or similar role
  • Experience training new employees

Wage - Depends on qualifications

To apply for this position click here.

Temporary Associate BuyerPurchasing

In addition to our usual team of Buyers, we’re adding a couple of Temporary Associate Buyers to help us out with our busy Halloween season. Listen, we know: it’s hard to imagine that the home of could use extra people to help purchase more costumes in the fall, but it’s the truth.  Crazy, huh?

That’s where you come in!

If you’re the kind of person who loves an intellectual challenge with a steep learning curve, makes decisions backed up by hard data and evidence, and understands why somebody out there might want to buy a horrifying, yet sexy, clown outfit – then you might be exactly who we are looking for. Hours for this position are flexible, and could include PT or FT hours depending on candidates’ availabilities. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform data entry tasks
  • Analyze large sets of data to make recommendations regarding pricing updates
  • Competitor research
  • Product visibility research and recommendations
  • Execute price changes based on sell-through metrics
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and the rest of the Microsoft Office Suite. But mostly Excel
  • Ability to make informed decisions quickly, based on collected data
  • Detailed and organized. We’re talking about needing the type of person who would slap a label on a label maker
  • Preference for working independently, but can still function well in a team environment
  • Loves to work with large (massive!) sets of data
  • Effective at communicating new ideas
Preferred Skills
  • B.A. or B.S. in Finance, Accounting, Chemistry, Mathematics, or really any other analytical discipline
  • Inventory or retail management experience
  • Ridiculous amounts of pop-cultural knowledge

Wage - Depends on qualifications

To apply for this position click here.

Temporary Product SpecialistPurchasing

At we make it our goal to make each and every customer happy. During our busy Halloween season, we need all the help we can get making sure product gets to our warehouse so we can make each customer’s day! Our Temporary Product Specialists work hard to check PO’s, gather ETA’s and perform other tasks so we can make it all happen! Consider yourself a champion of details? Enjoy working on a team with a common goal? Come check us out!

Hours for this position are flexible. We can work with evening, weekend, part-time and full-time availabilities!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Check POs for accuracy
  • Perform image searches to help gather images for products
  • Upload ETAs
  • Run ETA reports
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Skill Sets
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
Preferred Skills
  • Numbers savvy
  • Interest in pop culture

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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