Build-A-Bear Workshop Job Application & Careers

Go to the company’s main careers page in order to access the Build-A-Bear Workshop job application. At this time there is currently no official offline/printable application available. Retail, corporate, and distribution center careers can all be searched/applied for online.

  • About the Company: Build-A-Bear Workshop is an American company that sells stuffed animals and related products through its network of over 400 stores throughout the world. The company was founded in 1997 and is based out of Overland, Missouri. Build-A-Bear employs well over 5,000 people.

Apply Online

Step 1 – Copy and paste the following link into a new tab/window within your web browser:


Step 2 – Click one of the links as outlined in the below screenshot (i.e. retail, world “bearquarters,” distribution center).

  • Note: These instructions cover the online application process for retail positions.


Step 3 – Select which position you’re interested in applying for from the drop-down list.


Step 4 – Select the specific location that you want to submit an application to. Press the link as outlined in red in the screenshot.


Step 5 – In the “Personal Information” subsection provide the following information:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address
  • Address 1
  • Address 2
  • City
  • State/province
  • Country
  • Zip/postal code
  • Primary phone
  • Alternate phone
  • Status
  • Salary expectations
  • Availability
  • Are you 18 years or older?
  • Do you have a resume?
  • Cover letter/additional information (copy/paste)
  • How did you learn about this opportunity? (select from drop-down list)


Step 6 – Click the “Submit” button.

  • Note: Applications typically take approximately 3-10 business days to be reviewed by a hiring manager. Expect to be contacted by a manager within this time frame if your application meets the needs of the store that you applied to. It’s recommended to contact the store/manager directly after a period of 1-2 weeks to check on the status of your submission.