Want to join SPARK?

01/20: General staff applications are now closed.

To offer a broad range of opportunities, SPARK is divided into four branches — Editorial, Creative, Design, and Business — which house our 12 departments. You can apply to any of these departments at the start of every semester — August in the fall and January in the spring. Once applications close, we do not accept new staff members at any point during the active season. Follow our social media pages or check back here for a link to the application.

Note: We only conduct internal hires for leadership positions.

Terms of Eligibility

  1. Applicant must be an enrolled UT Austin student (undergraduate or graduate) at the time of submission.
  2. Applicants need not have prior editorial experience, but may be asked to produce a portfolio or comparable work. 
  3. Applicant must be 18+ years old at the time of submission.
  4. Applicant must consent to signing a Work Release Form and Liability Release Form upon acceptance into SPARK.
  5. Applicant must agree to uphold SPARK’s zero-tolerance policy (see below) and understand that failure to comply with our standards will result in immediate dismissal from staff.

Open Positions

SPARK comprises 12 departments (housed under four branches) and an in-house studio. Applicants may apply to a maximum of three departments but may only be accepted to up to two.

Departments: Print, Web.
Writers concept, pitch, and draft stories for our website, biannual print issues, and serve as ad hoc copywriters throughout the semester.

Departments: Modeling, Photography, Videography, Hair & Makeup, Styling.
Creatives work on- and off-set to produce editorial-level visual assets published in biannual print issues and online.

Departments: Layout, Graphic Design
Designers are in charge of magazine layouts, digital art, front-end web development, and producing other mixed-media assets for print and online publication.

Departments: Social Media, Marketing, Events
Business branch members plan and host events, manage our newsletter, create and organize SPARK merchandise, work with big fashion/makeup brands, and keep our social media up-to-date.

Zero-Tolerance Policy

SPARK does not and will never tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, or disability. As a non-UT affiliated organization, SPARK’s Executive Board reserves the right to permanently dismiss any leadership or staff member whom it feels has failed to uphold SPARK’s standards of fairness, equity, and inclusion. We are under no obligation to facilitate an accused member’s defense or obtain permission from the university.

For more information about applying to SPARK, refer to our FAQ or contact us.

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