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The Shindigz Party!

With a mission statement and commitment to "Make Life More Fun", Shindigz is pleased to be America's favorite for personalized party supplies. Since 1926, we have been in the business of making life more fun and delighting not only our customers, but also our employees!

In a nutshell, we are "Making Life More Fun" with more than 34,000 products, 7 catalogs per year, and three different websites. We ship our unique and exclusive products throughout the United States and around the world. Want to learn more about us? Click here to read about our company history.

Open Positions

The following is a listing of our current job openings. If you are interested in any of the positions listed, we encourage you to apply online for consideration. Use the links provided below.

If you have a question about any of the openings, you may email your question to hr@shindigz.com . Please do not call the Human Resources department directly.

Please note that all of the job openings listed are for the Shindigz headquarters in South Whitley, Indiana. South Whitley is located approximately 20 miles west of Fort Wayne.


COPYWRITER AND SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION LEAD

Department
Marketing
Primary Function

This is a hands-on copywriting position for our web site, social media properties, content marketing initiative and email program efforts. You will also serve as the point person for our search engine optimization program coordinating efforts between external SEO resources, the internal technical team and internal content resources.

Education
College degree in Advertising, English, Journalism, Communications or Publishing or a comparable level experience in one or more of these areas.
Experience
  • A creative thinker able to develop innovative content ideas that will increase demand
  • 2+ years copywriting experience with a strong portfolio of examples
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to work collaboratively in a high-performance environment
  • Basic understanding of search engine optimization techniques and tools
  • Team player with a positive can-do attitude
  • Excellent editing, writing and copy editing skills
  • Ability to multi-task; to be highly organized; detail oriented; and be a strategic thinker
  • Proficient on PC and in MS Office - Excel, Word
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in order of importance to meet deadlines
  • Ability to be self-motivated; to adapt to fast-paced environment; and to motivate others
Skills

Goals/Duties:

  • Write, edit, and assist in the development of emails, social campaigns, and other online marketing programs
  • Develop robust inspirational content in the form of blog posts, articles, checklists, tips, timelines, etc. to show customers amazing ways to use our products
  • Assist the Merchandising team with the development of product names and product name strategies
  • Develop guidelines for the creation of on-brand, search engine friendly copy for product descriptions on all websites
  • Coordinate SEO efforts and provide basic reporting using common SEO tools
  • Ensure accuracy of information presented in copy including content, keywords, titles, and search engine optimization META copy
  • Assist in the development of an editorial calendar/content plan in collaboration with the Marketing Team
  • Provide bullet-proof, error-free proofreading services for all marketing materials

Qualifications:

Ability to write a large volume of strategically sound and brand-relevant material on a weekly basis. Thorough proof reading skills necessary.

Apply

JR. CATALOG DESIGNER

Department
Marketing
Primary Function

Catalog layout, corrections and/or Web image make ready.

Job Duties:

  • Catalog Layout and corrections
  • Prepare Images for company web sites as assigned
  • Provide quality control on own work

Education
2-4 year design degree or equivalent work experience
Experience
  • Excellent skills with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop on both MAC and PC
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Ability to communicate and receive feedback
  • Support other designers as needed
  • Ability to work occasional overtime hours
Skills
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FULL TIME 2ND & 3RD SHIFT

Department
Production
Primary Function

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of technical and support services involving printing, production, and operations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Examines work orders to determine details such as quantities to be printed, production time, stock specifications, colors and color sequences and prioritize work based on shipping method
  • Must be able to perform basic machine maintenance including changing ink cartridge, cleaning heads and run test as needed
  • Selects and installs and re-positions printing plates, adjusts pressure rolls, and/or adjusts machines to improve print quality as needed
  • Prints with repeatable results—and anticipates, recognizes and fixes possible issues
  • Performs quality checks throughout the print run and verify that the proper quantity has been printed
  • A self-manager who will take initiative and ownership of deadlines while prioritizing tasks in an efficient manner
  • Must have organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks while meeting deadlines
  • Must have excellent written & verbal communication skills and an ability to work individually on a project or in a team
  • Must maintain a clean work station at all times
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Tools & Equipment Used: Box Cutter, Tape Gun

Education
High School Diploma or GED
Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Basic Math Skills
  • Able to perform job duties while standing and walking throughout the duration of shift
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds, including up and down warehouse ladder

Skills
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GRAPHIC DESIGNER- WEB

Department
Marketing
Primary Function

P​rimary Function:  Help us make celebrations more fun, creative, and inspiring! This is a hands-on graphic design position for an imaginative, creative thinker with great design skills, an ability to make images perfect in Photoshop, a knack for color, and an eye for stylish typography.  You will be creating images, layouts and other pieces of communications for our web site, social media properties, content marketing initiatives, email program and more.


Goals/Duties:
•Using our 52 Week calendar you will work with the Merchant and Marketing teams to create home page graphics for our sites.
•Use our content management system to load images and graphics to the web site.
•Design special landing pages and category pages for major occasions and featured products.
•Be a champion of our brand standards! Closely watch all web, email and social executions to ensure that we are maintaining brand standards.
•Create hero graphics for our category and subcategory pages across the site.
•Retouch images and composite images to highlight product colors, features, photo personalization and more.
•Support Shindigz mobile site design needs. 
•Provide basic click analysis of home page graphics to determine the attractiveness of offers and presentations
•Collaborate with project teams to develop recommendations to enhance the web user experience, interface, navigation, and functionality.

Education
College degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts or Media Arts – or an outstanding portfolio of print and web design work.
Experience
Experience:
•1-2 years of design experience.  Will also consider a recent college grad with a great portfolio and examples of design work.
•Basic HTML skills a plus.
•Some familiarity with web browsers, mobile devices and operating systems a plus.
•Basic understanding of ecommerce systems or content management systems such as blogs, web publishing systems, etc.
•Demonstrated willingness and ability to work collaboratively in a high-performance environment
•Some familiarity with parties, events, home décor, parenting, DIY, crafting or similar content is helpful.
•Team player with a positive can-do attitude
•Ability to multi-task; to be highly organized; detail oriented; and be a strategic thinker
•Ability to prioritize tasks in order of importance to meet deadlines
•Ability to be self-motivated; to adapt to fast-paced environment; and to motivate others
Skills
  • ​Must have a great portfolio of design work and outstanding Photoshop skills.
  • Experience with other Adobe products are a plus. 
  • Ability to follow and correctly apply brand standards and styles.
Apply

COLDFUSION DEVELOPER

Department
IT
Primary Function

​Primary Function: Architect, code and deploy web applications

Job Duties: As a ColdFusion Developer, you will be:
•Working effectively in a collaborative and innovative team-oriented environment including actively working with stakeholders in other departments.
•Taking start-to-finish ownership of the full development lifecycle.
•Developing cutting-edge software solutions for multiple websites. This will include new site features, mobile platforms, and enhancing operations processes.
•Organizing and managing multiple priorities.
•Actively participate in Agile/Scrum methodology.

Education
Experience
•5 Years Adobe ColdFusion Experience
•2+ years of experience in web development.
•Expert level coding skills in ColdFusion, SQL, HTML, Java script, XML, CSS, and XLS, ASP.net a plus
•Willingness to learn new and emerging technologies
•Familiarity with Agile/Scrum.
Skills
•Web programming experience with ColdFusion version 9+
•An understanding of HTML, CSS, and JS
•Experience with relational databases
•Strong self-management skills
•Effective written and verbal communication skills
•Ambition and passion about technology and eCommerce
Apply

PRODUCTION ARTIST/ PHOTO STYLIST

Department
Marketing
Primary Function

​Primary Function: To enhances photography in post-production through image retouch and size optimization. You will also be required to maintain a comprehensive database of all the images taken on a shoot, so that they can be presented effectively online or in a catalogue.  Also, assist photographers in setting up props and other necessary materials which will form the subject of photo shoots, collecting the necessary materials and props from various suppliers, arranging objects in the desired fashion and setting up lights.

Job Duties:
•Color correct and enhance image photography
•Optimize and resize images to web and print specs
•Photoshop image composites of favors and large format items
•Assist in styling sets for photography
•Organize and catalog samples for photoshoots 
•Manage status of items in the Photography queue
•Photographing sets

Education
Course Study in Graphic design, Photography, image-retouch
Experience

Graphic applications for PC are a must; proficient in Adobe Creative Suite applications, specifically Photoshop is required. MS Office.
•Demonstrates experience in product styling
•Passion for photography is a plus.
•Must be able to work well under pressure; exercise good decision-making skills; and meet tight deadlines
•Highly creative, imaginative and artistic person who has the ability to think outside the box
•Must be a self-starter and highly motivated and organized person
•Good with kids
•Loves to party

Skills
Apply

HUMAN RESOURCE COORDINATOR

Department
Human Resource
Primary Function

​Position KPI’s:
•Ensure staffing levels are maintained at capacity and that days to fill open positions exceeds set standards.
•Demonstrate measurable improvements in culture
•Improve employee retention across all business units supported by data & key metrics

Primary Function: Resourcing productive, useful and creative employees for the company

 
Job Duties:
•Employee Welcome / Benefit Communication & Management
oEnsure Shindigz welcome Kit is culturally aligned, unique, creative and evolving with along with the company.
oEffectively manage onboarding itinerary from meet / greet thru organizational team members, departments etc.
oSupport team members with concerns and questions
oOversees Coordination of Employee Benefits & Wellness.
oConducts New Hire Orientation for all New Team Members.
oAdminister New Hire benefit meetings
oFacilitate the delivery of ongoing employee training needs
•Employee Resource & Support
oDiscuss and manage administration related issues with the employees and leadership by conducting one – on – one interview sessions with them.
oDesign policies for the employees and exampling them employee benefit plans
•Communication  Lead
oDemonstrates Shindigz organizational values at all times and acts as a model of which other employees can follow
oCommunicates organizational initiatives, objectives, and plans effectively to all employees
•Culture Driver
oPlan for various promotional events for the company and create identify of the company in the employment market.
oPlans & strategizes to attract employees to the company
oTracks and records all Company Journey Program documents and programs.
oConduct exit interviews & stay interviews.  Utilize information obtained to improve programs and processes continuously
.

Education
Bachelor Degree. A concentration in Human Resources preferred.
Experience
Experience:
•5 – 10 years in an HR Coordinator or HR Management role
•Proven ability to facilitate teams, manage conflict and diffuse unproductive situations.
•Proficient in MicroSoft Office
•Demonstrated administrative skills and experience
•Attention to detail, organized, able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
•Must keep confidential matters private
Skills
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HUMAN RESOURCE ASSISTANT

Department
Human Resource
Primary Function

​Primary Function: Provide Administrative assistance to the Human Resource Department

Job Duties:
•File personnel information
•Manage Recruiting and Hiring Process:
oPost openings to job sites
oScreening resumes/ applications
oInterview/ schedule interviews
oConduct new hire orientation
oFollow up
oTrack 90-day probation process
•Attend Offsite Job Fairs
•Process Bi-weekly payroll & maintain all payroll records
•Process Worker’s Comp. Claims both Internal/External
•Process Unemployment Claims- Defend/Respond to
•Verifications of employment for government agencies
•FMLA Administrator
•Help Coordinate employee recognition 
•Coordinate newly eligible 401K participants/ upload data to ADP
•Responsible for employee relations with team members by setting a positive example
•Provide assistance to Human Resource Department/ Operations
•An active member of the safety and fun/wellness team

Education
Bachelor’s Degree with Human Resources concentration
Experience

​Previous Human Resource experience desired

•Demonstrated administrative skills and experience
•Organizational skills.
•Maintain Confidentiality
•Experience in Microsoft Office
•Payroll experience helpful


Skills
Apply

Why We Party?

We are deeply committed to our business and the philosophy of fun! We truly love what we do and why we are doing it. But that's not the only thing that makes us tick; we are also driven and inspired by our core company values. The following are the values that guide us in our daily work and help us focus on why we are here every day:

  • Customer #1
  • Integrity
  • Team Player
  • Leadership
  • Positive Can-Do Attitude
  • Communicator

In addition, we have company and team goals. These goals are evaluated and revisited on an annual basis. We also have a five-year vision plan to help us grow and prosper.

Party Incentives

Of course, we have more than just a fun atmosphere at Shindigz. We offer competitive incentives and benefits to help all of our employees strive to do their very best. These include:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

    Shindigz offers medical, vision, and dental insurance plans at competitive costs to full-time employees. Shindigz also offers an insurance program that includes life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurance.

  • 401K Plan

    Our 401K Plan matches 50% of the first 6% that an employee defers into the plan. Employees are eligible to participate after six months of employment.

  • Service Awards

    Service Awards are given to employees when they celebrate milestones of service, beginning with five years of service.

  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, and Personal Time
  • College Savings Plan
  • Fitness Room
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Product Discounts