Project Manager

Are you an organized wizard with extensive background in project management?


Do you love to create project documents and drive the energy that brings a project to completion?


Do you appreciate children’s art and believe in the impact art teachers have in our schools?


If this sparkly combination sounds like you, I invite you to consider joining our growing team at Deep Space Sparkle.


We’re an online art education company that provides art lessons, curriculum’s and support to busy K-7 art teachers through our website, memberships and courses.


Founded in 2009 by Patty Palmer, a former K-7 art teacher in Santa Barbara, CA, Deep Space Sparkle serves thousands of teachers in our art teacher membership, The Sparklers’ Club, plus provides free weekly content through our blog.


We work to a high level of integrity in the planning, production and delivery of online courses, memberships and trainings that help teachers and parents teach art with inspiration and support.


We’re looking for a technical project manager to execute the development and completion of our content and ensure timely delivery and someone who understands the world of digital launches and online marketing.


You will work with a diverse group of competencies, technical staff, publishers, designers, illustrators, educational content writers, and executive staff. It is important that you have an understanding of each of our team member’s areas of expertise in order to effectively communicate and create project documents.


You’ll manage our project management tools and create effective project management boards that the whole team can use and understand. You will work with the team throughout the project while communicating updates to the executive team, and see the projects through to completion.


You’ll create the editorial and project calendar for the year and break each project into actionable steps, assigning team members and managing team workload.


You’ll manage and be responsible for our Project Boards for every aspect of the business and update the status during weekly project meetings.


Skills and Competencies

– Proven experience as a technical project manager or similar role

– Extensive experience with monday.com or similar project management service

– Strong leadership and communication skills

– Experience managing a wide array of projects

– Strong problem solving and analytical skills

– Extremely detailed oriented with a high standard for accuracy and quality

– Professional and coachable and happy to do all the tasks related to your role


Key Responsibilities

– Design and implement project management boards to funnel creative ideas into deliverables using our project management systems

– Create project plans, timelines, meeting schedules and minute documents for all projects, marketing, publishing, content creation, technical updates, and more.

– Define project scope, goals, and deliverables for all products including website, course and memberships.

– Run project meetings and make sure projects are on track

– Allocate tasks to cross-functional team members (both in-house and virtual) and communicate deadlines.


About out team…

Our team operates by three primary values:

Creative:  We operate under our code of The Sparkly Standards of Excellence. We use this framework to ensure that our lesson plans, teaching resources, videos and curriculum’s are original, inspiring plus informative. If it doesn’t pass our Sparkly Standards of Excellence, it doesn’t get published.

Customer Focused: We strive to illuminate an art teacher’s life by creating original content that inspires, delights, encourages, educates and respects the important role of our teachers. We always look for creative ways to uplift and empower those who choose to teach art to children and help make their career as simple as possible.

Curious:  We check ourselves by making sure we are asking the “right” questions, learning as much as we can in order to do our job beyond what we thought possible and feeding our creative brains by fueling curiosity.


At Deep Space Sparkle, diversity and inclusion are foundational components to our DNA as an organization. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members and community. Diversity fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our members and the community we are creating.  If this core value is not part of who you are and what you stand for, please do not apply.

This is full-time in-house position 

The Perks of working for Deep Space Sparkle:

– Health Insurance

– Vacation Pay

– Sick Leave

– Paid Holidays


> Retirement Savings Plan – We offer a 401K plan after 6 months of employment


> Learning Opportunities – We believe in the power of education and offer learning experiences that expand your knowledge


> Bonus Potential – Achieving goals are what we’re all about and offer bonuses when the team wins together.


> Team Charitable Donation – Supporting Art Programs for children is our focus and every quarter we make a donation in the name of an employee to an art charity that gives back in a special way.


> Downtown Santa Barbara Headquarters – It’s hard not to love living in perpetual sunshine with vineyards, ocean and tacos outside our door. Would you like to join us?


How to Apply

You will need to complete the application, provide your resume, and a cover letter to be considered for this position. Apply through this google form.

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