Employment Opportunities

Since 1981 Costume Specialists Inc. has been creating the Mascot Characters that have been a part of our lives and that we all love and recognize.  The award winning Costume Specialists team is proudly a part of bringing the costume characters of VeggieTales, numerous Children’s Book Characters, Michelin Man, M&M’s Characters, Kool-Aid Man, Professional and University Mascots, Theme Parks, and so many more to life.  It is amazing to be part of a company that enhances the lives of others by building characters that build team spirit, business recognition, and most importantly bring smiles and warmth to those they encounter. 

We build characters that are not only to the highest standards of an award winning company.  Our professional mascots are fun, iconic, recognized, and have become a part of our very culture.  As you can imagine, Costume Specialists is an amazing place where art and creativity meets opportunity.

Opportunities Currently Available.

SALES REPRESENTATIVE Columbus, OH (Downtown)

The Entry Level Sales Representative position is an amazing opportunity to join a flourishing organization, grow with the role and make an impact. The role requires you to be able to balance multiple tasks simultaneously by leveraging your dynamic interpersonal skills and goal-oriented attitude to close transactions. You will focus on engaging interested customers and utilizing consultative selling skills to build trust and advance them through the sales cycle. 

The ideal candidate:

  • A proactive self-starter, highly independent, motivated and resourceful to reach and exceed sales goals while achieving a high level of customer satisfaction
  • An effective communicator with a strong phone presence and the ability to proficiently engage customers over the phone and through e-mail
  • Sensitive to issues of urgency and be able to take ownership in escalating customer concerns as needed
  • Able to thrive in a fast paced, creative, and fluid operating environment
  • Respond to customer inquiries via email and phone
  • Demonstrate product knowledge and guide customers in product selection and options
  • Manage established accounts and develop new accounts

Position Requirements:

  • Full-time, M-F 9am-5pm
  • Ability to prioritize projects, handle multiple tasks, & manage time effectively to meet deadlines
  • Exhibit strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A team player with a positive attitude
  • Creativity and Problem solving a strong plus
  • Some travel to customers and tradeshows 
  • Compensation: Base Salary plus commission
  • Company benefits include Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation and Sick Time, 401K and Profit Sharing.

Please submit resume to Greg Manger at  gmanger@cospec.com


EXPERIENCED STITCHER Columbus, OH (Downtown)

Part Time and Full Time hours available for an experienced stitcher. To help create costume components; hands, feet, bodies, and clothing for mascot costumes. Applicants should have experience working on industrial sewing machines and have a good eye for detail.

Please submit resume to Jay Christopher at gchristopher@cospec.com



PRODUCTION ARTIST Columbus, OH (Downtown)

Hiring Production Artists to produce complete costume characters, character heads, feet, and accessories. Responsibilities including skill in manual dexterity to cut and glue foam, cover character heads with fabric, paint or airbrush, paper mache, and other assorted skills. Some woodshop tool skills are helpful.

Please submit examples of your work along with resume and cover letter in PDF format to Jay Christopher at gchristopher@cospec.com



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