Overview and benefits

Overview

Spirit Halloween is the largest Halloween store in the United States. Spirit Halloween is more than just a store. It's an experience! It offers products like animatronics and other spooky decorations that will make Halloween even more fun for guests. While Halloween is a season that comes only once a year, the company sells all of its products online all year long.

Aside from Halloween decorations, Spirit Halloween also sells costumes for all ages, props and much more. Spirit Halloween is North America's go-to retailer for all things Halloween and the company loves to help its folks celebrate Halloween in style.

Every summer, Spirit Halloween welcomes local students into its internship program to receive mentoring and practical, hands-on experience while learning about career opportunities at Spencer’s and Spirit Halloween. In addition to working with the team to inspire creativity and enhance collaboration and communication skills, interns are given the chance to participate in several events and interface with many Spirit Halloween team members through luncheons, workshops and community service. Former interns often describe the internship program as the most fun they’ve ever had—at a company where the mission is “Life’s a Party! We’re Makin’ It Fun”, what else could you expect?

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Website

If you would like to learn more about Spirit Halloween, you can visit the company website at https://www.spirithalloween.com/.

Date founded

Spirit Halloween was founded in 1983 in San Francisco. In 1999, the company was a chain made up of 63 stores when Spencer’s acquired it. Since then, Spirit Halloween has grown to more than 1,300 stores across the United States and Canada.

In 2006, the company founded the Spirit of Children program. Through this program, the company raises money to support child life departments in hospitals across both the United States and Canada. Spirit of Children helps to create a less scary environment for kids in the hospital and have raised over $54 million for the cause through 2018.

Company mission statement

Spirit Halloween’s slogan is: “So Much Fun It’s Scary.” The company as a whole tries to provide “an entertaining and interactive in-store experience for all.” It accomplishes this mission by offering products ranging from costumes to decorations to makeup to animatronics.

Industry

Spirit Halloween is categorized under the seasonal retail industry.

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FAQ

How old do you need to be to work at Spirit Halloween?

You need to be at least 16 years old to work at Spirit Halloween. This is for both entry-level jobs and management positions.

Does Spirit Halloween require a drug test?

Spirit Halloween doesn’t normally drug test for any seasonal position. However, the company reserves the right to drug employees who are suspected of working under the influence.

How do much Spirit Halloween employees make?

The average hourly rate for a seasonal sales associate at Spirit Halloween is $10.00 per hour with a range of $9.00 per hour to $11.00 per hour.

What are the requirements to work at Spirit Halloween?

Some of the most important skills to possess when applying for a job at Spirit Halloween involve customer service. Candidates who show that they’re friendly and personable are more likely to be hired, as well as those who have interpersonal skills and like to work in a team. Being able to handle the pressure of a busy retail season is also a plus.

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