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Join the SPARK! Team

SPARK! is creating the innovative leaders of tomorrow! If you share our passion for creativity and want to contribute your love of learning, come join the SPARK! team!
SPARK! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to ignite the spark of creativity inherent in all children.


Guest Creativity Manager
Marketing and Communications Intern
Part-Time Weekend Team Member
Creator Studio Manager
Creator Studio Lead Staff Members
Creator Studio Staff Members


 

Position: Guest Creativity Manager
Reports to: Director of Programs
Compensation: $15.00 /hour part-time

Position Summary: Works directly with the public during open hours and special events in a variety of
ways. Guest Creativity Manager is responsible for overseeing venue staff, facility and visitors to SPARK!
When on duty, the GCM is the person ultimately responsible for the building and the people in and around
it. GCM deals with complex procedures as well as secure and sensitive information. GCM is, at times, the
most knowledgeable person in the building regarding operations. The GCM, directly and indirectly,
supervises the entire on-duty staff during their shift.


Job Responsibilities:
● Able to commit to working weekends and holidays
● Manage, assign tasks, and supervise staff during shifts, training as needed
● Maintain accurate accounting from Point of Sale transactions
● Support fundraising/donation efforts
● Demonstrate good judgment in difficult and complicated management situations
● Ability to maintain an appropriate, dispassionate demeanor in emergencies, difficult customer
interactions, and interactions with personnel
● Proficient in job responsibilities for all SPARK! weekend staff positions
● Share the mission and future of SPARK! with all guests and have a strong knowledge of SPARK!
history
● Oversee activities to ensure all guests are safe and not harming the SPARK! environment or
equipment
● Manage customer relations and engage with guests
● Oversee all special events and birthday parties to ensure they are running smoothly
● Set up for the day and closing duties
● Maintaining awareness of all events, special programs, discounts, performances, etc. happening
at SPARK! and communicating the information to staff on duty
● Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
● Must be able to lift 25 pounds
● Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills to talk with visitors
● Teamwork oriented and creative thinker
● Able to handle an ever-changing environment
● Self-motivated
● Spanish is a plus
● Must possess a valid driver’s license and must be eligible to work in the U.S.
● Any physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

To apply for the part-time creativity manager position, please send part-time employment application to: careers@sparkdallas.org

Click here to download the employment application. 


Position: Part-Time Weekend Team Member
Compensation: $10/hr, part-time
Reports to: Director of Programs
Schedule: Saturday, Sundays and Holidays, hours vary (occasionally weekdays/weeknights as
applicable with events)
Position Summary: Works directly with the public during open hours and special events in a
variety of ways. Weekend team members are responsible for the safety, security, and cleanliness
of SPARK! facility. Additionally, team members support admissions, gift shop, phones and
answer general questions. Team members report to the Guest Creativity Manager (GCM) during
their shift.


Job Responsibilities:
● Able to commit to working weekends and occasional weekday/weeknight events
● Engage with guests and assist
● Set up for the day and Cleanup at closing
● Able to use good judgment in difficult and complicated situations
● Continually canvassing the lower level ensuring the facility is operating as designed
● Oversee activities to ensure all guests are safe and not harming the SPARK!
environment or equipment
● Comfort with technology to the extent of resetting devices and clearly describing
technology issues to the GCM or SPARK! Staff
● Communicate any facility-related issues to GCM
● Know and understand the emergency procedures
● Ability to serve as a positive representative of SPARK!
● Share the mission and future of SPARK! with all guests
● Have a strong knowledge of SPARK! history
● Other tasks as assigned by the GCM as needed


Qualifications:
● Teamwork oriented
● Creative thinker
● Able to handle an ever-changing environment
● Self-motivated
● Spanish is a plus
● Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills to talk with visitors
● Must possess a valid driver’s license.
● Must be eligible to work in the U.S.


This description and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be
met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. It is not designed
to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an
incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

To apply please send part-time employment application to: careers@sparkdallas.org

Click here to download the employment application. 


 

Marketing & PR Intern
Part-time / Fall 2019: 20-25 hrs/week

Position Summary: Responsible for all social and digital marketing components. Supports Marketing & PR Manager with other marketing functions and integration of full marketing plan.

Responsibilities:
• Assist with the development and execution of short and long-range marketing and communications plan
• Administer social media calendar and maintain website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube and any other channels activated
• Write and publish monthly newsletters and other digital communications
• Maintain website and program all updates
• Support programming with social and digital communications
• Maintain photo files for use in all publicity efforts
• Responsible for tracking and reporting social interactions and web statistics
• Oversee Google ad word campaign
• Assist with fundraising events and campaigns

Qualifications:
• Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in marketing or public relations or recent graduate
• Highly organized, with ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects simultaneously
• Takes initiative and is detail-oriented. 
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and at least one graphic software (Preferably InDesign)
• Ability to learn and become proficient in new software systems quickly
• Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRM a plus
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to organize and prioritize work
• Ability to work independently and also as a member of the team
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Self-motivated with the ability to thrive under pressure and on deadline
• Unquestioned personal integrity, credibility, maturity, and work ethic
• Ability to seek and integrate best practices for social media and online engagement
• Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

To apply for the Marketing and PR Intern Position, send a cover letter and resume to careers@sparkdallas.org


 

Creator Studio Lead
Part-Time: 20+ hours per week – weekday evenings and weekends
Reports to: Director of Programs


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 Lead 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. This is currently a part-time
position.


Responsibilities:
● Create and modify curriculum and structure for a 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.

To apply for the Creator Studio lead position, send a cover letter and resume to careers@sparkdallas.org

Click here to download the employment application. 

 


 

Creator Studio Staff
Part-Time: 20+ hours per week Weekdays, 4pm-7pm; Saturdays and Sundays, Noon-4pm

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 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.

To apply for the Creator Studio staff member position, send a cover letter and resume to careers@sparkdallas.org

Click here to download the employment application. 

 


Creator Studio Manager
Part-Time

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


Responsibilities:
● Develop curriculum and structure for program in response to youth interests
● Develop and lead workshops
● Help Creator Studio members develop projects
● 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
Qualifications:
● Creative individual
● Bachelor’s degree in education, engineering or instructional technology
● 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
● 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.

To apply for the Creator Studio manager position, send a part-time employment application to careers@sparkdallas.org

Click here to download the employment application.