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SPARK! Opportunities

SPARK! is a non-profit that helps students second grade through high school develop their self-definition as creative individuals through a fully immersive creative environment and hands-on instructor-led learning.

Thank you for inquiring about joining our team.

All interested individuals need to complete our SPARK! Part-time application in addition to submitting a cover letter and resume.

FULL-TIME:

Director of Programs
Full-time

Position Summary: The Director of Programs is responsible for developing and delivering excellent programming that meets the mission: To ignite the spark of creativity inherent in all children. This person will oversee the general management of all program areas, which include program development, delivery, and evaluation, as well as budgets,
grant tracking and relationship management. As part of the senior management team, this position will drive the overall programming strategy for the organization and represents SPARK! throughout the community.

Responsibilities:

  •  Oversee the creation and organization of programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization
  • Oversee the development of curriculum and documentation of all programs
  • Oversee the scheduling of all field trips, camps and other programs
  • Attract, develop, coach and retain high-performance team members
  • Develop and manage annual department budget including input and tracking of grant applications
  • Work with staff to develop systems to ensure consistent, high-quality program delivery
  • Manage relationships with partner organizations
  • Work collaboratively with the senior management team to integrate cross program activities
  • Provide leadership in development of department communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth

Qualifications: The Director of Programs will be thoroughly committed to the strategy and mission of SPARK! and believe in and exhibit our core values of: Servant Leadership, Honesty & Integrity, Passion about igniting creativity, and collaboration. All candidates should have demonstrated leadership, coaching, budgeting and relationship management experience.

Specific qualifications:

  • Advanced degree, with 5+ years’ experience in either a nonprofit or museum environment
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and excellence in organizational and project management with the ability to achieve strategic objectives
  • Strong business acumen, analytical skills and budget management
  • Highly organized, with ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple project simultaneously
  • Able to work effectively with a diverse group of individuals
  • Must have impeccable Integrity and a positive attitude, be mission-driven and self-directed with a demonstrated passion for the SPARK! mission and commitment to working collaboratively with the senior management team
  • Proactive, detail oriented, and results driven
  • Active lifelong learner
  • Solid judgement and apparent leadership skills
  • Team player, who can relate to and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and database management – Salesforce preferred
  • Knowledge of Google Drive
  • Able to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to organize and prioritize work
  • Strong work ethic
  • Express a consistently high level of professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues
  • Energy, enthusiasm and self-confidence in building relationships for SPARK!
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

    Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to: info@sparkdallas.org

    NO PHONE CALLS

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PART-TIME:

Music Instructor
Part-Time: Summer camp hours and various other options

Position Summary: With the knowledge that music education facilitates learning and enhances skills that children can apply to other subjects, our after school music program will provide children ages 9-14 with ongoing engagements that expose them to the musical arts, educate them in the creative process and encourage the development and use of creative skills. This drop – in program will be held on Monday afternoons and may include Spring Break and summer hours.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach music curriculum to students ages 9-14 year old 
  • Develop and lead music workshops at various times during the year
  • Demonstrate a strong skills focus on vocal music and percussion
  • Utilize a variety of musical instruments as part of regular instruction
  • Assist SPARK! Staff with recruitment of students
  • Provide basic music equipment maintenance
  • Support youth in pursuing academic and career opportunities
  • Recruit, train and support music volunteer mentors

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music, music education or currently enrolled in this field of study
  • 2-3 years professional experience preferred
  • Experience teaching music in a group setting to elementary and middle school age children
  • Experience with music curriculum design and development
  • Successful classroom management experience
  • Exceptional customer service and client relationship building skill set
  • Strong working knowledge of multiple musical instruments
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekendsAble to organize and prioritize work and workspace
  • Able to work independently and collaborate with other staff members
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to info@sparkdallas.org

and complete our SPARK! Part-time application

NO PHONE CALLS

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Creator Studio Manager
Part-Time: 20+ hours per week Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons, 3pm-7pm; Sundays, Noon-5pm

Position Summary:  SPARK! Creator Studio combines the equipment of a MakerSpace with the technology of a Computer Lab and the materials in a Tinker Studio. The Creator Studio Manager will direct the development and implementation of the Creator Studio by creating and maintaining all curriculum and guiding students through projects during the open hours of the studio. 

Responsibilities:

  • Create and modify curriculum and structure for program
  • Develop and lead workshops
  • Assist in the recruitment of students
  • Work with parents/families on successful progress and time management of projects for students
  • Help Creator Studio members develop projects and project timelines
  • Recruit, train and support volunteer mentors
  • Provide community outreach in support of the Creator Studio program
  • Provide basic equipment maintenance
  • Assist SPARK! in fundraising and publicity for the Creator Studio
  • Support youth in pursuing academic and career opportunities
  • Market and showcase Creator’s Studio space with innovative samples and designs

Qualifications:

  • Creative individual
  • Exceptional customer service and client relationship skill set
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, engineering or instructional technology or currently enrolled in this field of study
  • 2-3 years professional experience
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends
  • Experience with 3D Printers, MIT Scratch, MakeCode and other related equipment and programs
  • Desire and ability to work with children
  • Able to organize and prioritize work and workspace
  • Able to work independently and also as part of a team
  • Able to work successfully across departments
  • Maintain a consistently high level of quality
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

This job description is not all–inclusive and subject to change without prior written and/or verbal notifications.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to info@sparkdallas.org

and complete our SPARK! Part-time application

NO PHONE CALLS

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We are looking for energetic, outgoing and dedicated individuals to add to our dynamic part time staff. Love working directly with the public? Then this is the job for you! SPARK! is open to the public on weekends and holidays. Positions range from entry level to weekend management.

Guest Creativity Guide positions:

Guest Creativity Manager – Responsible for day to day activity. Supervisory and customer service experience required.

Guest Creativity Guide 2 – Previous cashier/customer service experience required.

Guest Creativity Guide 1 – Great for the first job experience.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a high level of customer service
  • Present self in a professional manner
  • Effectively communicate with guests
  • Learn SPARK! history, mission and vision and be able to share with guests
  • Able to use good judgement in difficult or complicated situations
  • Engage with guests and share the SPARK! mission
  • Set up and clean up as needed
  • Available to work on weekends, holidays and special events
  • Volunteer hours required before employment considered
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must have a passion for all things creative
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, precise and friendly manner
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Maintain neat, professional appearance
  • High energy level and can-do attitude
  • Previous experience working with children and their parents preferred
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be able to work in the U.S.

Essential Physical Requirement:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for extended periods of time (up to 3 hours); use hands to touch, handle, create; talk and hear.
  • Must be able to capably lift 25 pounds, bend comfortably at the knees and waist, and twist.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential function.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to info@sparkdallas.org

and complete our SPARK! Part-time application

NO PHONE CALLS