Spirit Halloween was founded out of the observation of a trend on the verge of explosion. Since the opening of its first store in 1983, Spirit has experienced tremendous growth. In 1999, Spirit Halloween operated 63 seasonal locations throughout the United States and was acquired by Spencer Gifts LLC. Since its acquisition, Spirit has expanded its store base from 63 locations to over 1,100 for the 2014 season and has become the largest Halloween specialty store on the planet! Spirit Halloween stores are situated in high visibility, high-traffic strip centers. The typical store opens around Labor Day weekend and closes in early November. Spirit Halloween stores are located in all 50 states and throughout Canada in all major markets.
Spirit Halloween's specialty retail stores are the most comprehensive one-stop destinations for everything shoppers can imagine for Halloween. Through the vast merchandise assortment and memorable visual presentation, Spirit stores provide a truly impressive, unique and unforgettable shopping experience. In addition to being a fun and interactive event for shoppers, the locations offer complete selections of costumes and accessories for infants/toddlers, children, 'tweens, teens and adults. A broad assortment of Décor and party goods complete the Halloween story. A large portion of the selection is exclusive merchandise found only at Spirit Halloween.
Spirit Halloween is the nation's #1 Seasonal Halloween retailer and has been bringing Halloween Spirit to communities for over 30 years. Today, Spirit Halloween has grown to over 1,100 stores across 50 states and in Canada. For many throughout the nation, the arrival of Spirit Halloween back in town signals the start of the Halloween season. And for good reason... we are the largest source for Halloween on the planet. Everything you can imagine for Halloween is at Spirit Halloween.
Our recruitment process opens April 15th for Seasonal District Sales Managers and June 15th for Seasonal Store Management and Sales Associate positions.
If you are seeking employment while Spirit Halloween is not hiring, we still may have an opportunity for you at Spencer's. Search for a career today or join our Talent Network to stay in the know about exciting upcoming positions in your area.
We offer a fun, challenging, fast-paced and rewarding environment. Plus, Associates receive a 25% discount on merchandise, competitive salary and career advancement opportunities. Benefit eligible Associates are also provided an excellent benefits package including Vacation/Sick/Holiday pay, Medical/Dental/Disability/Life and AD&D insurance, as well as 401k.
If you are currently seeking employment, we may have an opportunity for you at Spencer Gifts or Spirit Halloween! Join the Spencer’s-Spirit Halloween Talent Network today!
ABOUT SPIRIT OF CHILDREN
Founded in 2006, Spirit of Children helps make hospitals less scary for kids and their families by providing fun during Halloween and funding all year long to Child Life Departments within children's hospitals.
Each year with the help of our vendor partners, Spirit sponsors and hosts Halloween celebrations in children's hospitals throughout the country. Members of the Spirit field team bring everything that's needed in order to have the best party possible from costumes to goody bags. Everything brought to the hospitals is donated by Spirit and our vendor partners. It's a remarkable event that touches thousands of pediatric patients and brings countless smiles and laughter to children who might otherwise miss out on the joy of Halloween.
Additionally, throughout each Halloween season all Spirit stores conduct in-store fundraising campaigns. Last year alone we collected $4.9 million cash and merchandise donations. We have raised over $16 million for over 130 children's hospitals since 2007. What makes this program so unique is that at the end of each season, every dollar, 100% of the money collected in our stores or donated by our loyal and passionate customers and vendor partners is given to the Child Life departments.
Spirit of Children chooses to partner with and support Child Life whose main function is to provide developmental, educational and therapeutic support for children undergoing medical treatment. Trained counselors help children and their families cope with the many stresses involved when a child is in the hospital. While each hospital is unique in their needs, the money we collect and donate to child life has been used to purchase such educational and entertainment items as;
In addition to toys and equipment, money raised has been used for such things as;
I worked at Spirit Halloween part-time (Less than a year)
time flies by when your setting stuff up. the day goes by fast. loves my managers and i had a very diverse crew. its just a fun seasonal job.
the store setup and take down was pretty rough. would have like to been better supplied with cleaning materials. no mop! i did find some Animatronics did not want to work no matter what we did. the product should be better on those.
Advice to Management
even if its a small store, you need 3 ast. managers. they wanted to promote me and really needed the help but it was not in the budget.
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Spirit Halloween (Rome, NY) in October 2015.
Fill out the application on line answer questions and I stopped in. shook my manager's hand she was kind and gave me a shot. She was very easy to talk to.I did not feel nervous or uncomfortable at all. I really thought the interview went well
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