Applicants will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Start date: immediately.

We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated people who want to become part of The Mad Optimist Team. If you are looking for a fun, growing, and intensely busy company to grow with- then this may be the place for you! If you are crafty, hands-on, able to complete tasks with minimal supervision, and love to create great high-quality items, we would love to talk with you.

We’re building a team of independent, self-managing equals, all striving to do and be our best, through practices and products, for the betterment of people and the planet.

We are constantly innovating to change and improve the way business is done: all Mad Optimist employees receive the exact same pay rate, including the founders and administrative staff as well as production and fulfillment staff, because we think every task and responsibility is important to our business. Also, all employees participate in our stock ownership plan, where you earn ownership shares in the business based on how long you stay with us.

Current Equal Pay Rate: $11/hour. As the business gets more opportunities, the Equal Pay Rate will rise accordingly. For first two weeks of employment, training rate is $9/hour, after which time pay increases to the Equal Pay Rate.

To apply: Please email our human resources manager at jobs@themadoptimist.com with the position you’re applying for in the subject line, and the following information as two separate attachments.

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter, including your detailed and thoughtful answers to the following questions:
    • Tell us a little about yourself
    • What is the best thing about you?
    • How would your previous co-workers describe you and your work?
    • What about this job is attractive to you?
    • What makes you a Mad Optimist?

Possible tasks may include:

  • Making soap
  • Making lip balms
  • Making/bottling sprays and essential oils
  • Handcutting soap
  • Wrapping and boxing up soap, lip balms, and other products
  • Packing and shipping online and wholesale orders
  • Cleaning as needed: sweeping, mopping, washing production dishes, tidying
  • Bookkeeping data entry
  • Inventory: Raw materials and finished products
  • Materials receiving and intake
  • Other duties and tasks as needed

Hours: At least 20, up to 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

About The Mad Optimist

It all began with three guys in Bloomington, Indiana. We lived together. Hung out together. Went to school together. And one day decided to change the world together—starting in our own kitchen.

It was here that we began hashing out our master plan for a radical new movement centered around community, kindness, transparency and equality. We also got to talking about building a business—one that puts people and the planet first, instead of profits. Sounds crazy, right?

Well, we’re doing it—and all-natural, vegan customizable bodycare is the backbone of it all.

From soaps to soaks, we’re making products that are meant to love. And we’re having a heck of a good time doing it.
Call us crazy, but doing things a better way just isn’t that hard. We want others to do the same. And we’re eternally optimistic that our good vibes will rub off on everyone.

Know someone interested?