SPARE Manager Openings

Each year we accept applications for all of our Student Manager positions within the SPARE Executive Council. To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to tyler.adkins@mtsu.edu. The 2021-2022 applications are closed. Please check back for information on the 2022-2023 application period in spring.

Please note when applying: You must be able to attend mandatory trainings in August (typically the week before classes), and you must be able to attend meetings during the academic year on Friday afternoons (approximately 2:00 p.m.) while classes are in session. If you are graduating, studying abroad, or taking any internships that may prevent you from being a SPARE Executive Council member for the entire academic year, you may still apply (and please note so in your cover letter) but preferences will be given to those who will be able to complete their position for a full academic year.

Detailed Job Descriptions

The primary responsibilities of every Student Manager are to:

  • Complete posted office hours;
  • Assist the SPARE President in preparing and conducting the weekly Executive Council meetings;
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate events;
  • Participate in any ad hoc committees as designated by the Office of Student Programming & Activities;
  • Attend/work events as arranged by the full-time staff of the Office of Student Programming & Activities; and
  • Assist the full-time Office of Student Programming & Activities staff with other duties and tasks in keeping with the mission.

We currently have openings for all of our manager positions. Please click the position you are interested in for more information.

Concerts Manager

The Student Concerts Manager will be required to work an average of 12-15 hours per week for $10.00/hour (should you need additional hours due to financial concerns, you may request work with the office in order to be scheduled in the Game Room). In addition to the responsibilities of all Student Managers, the Student Concerts Manager has the following responsibilities:

  •  Facilitate Concerts Council Meetings;
  • Attend one-on-one meetings with designated full-time staff member;
  • Utilize Concerts Council members as staff for events;
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate Concert events, including but not limited to: Open Mic Night, small scale concerts, and new events;
  • Schedule/request all event space for activities;
  • Maintain a working Concerts budget;
  • Solicit feedback from event attendees and communicate information received to Student Marketing Manager;
  • Attend at least two non-Concerts events per semester;
  • Attend any All Hands on Deck Events**(see note at the bottom of the page) as requested by full-time staff; and
  • May serve as a member of the Signature Events Committee

    o   If selected, Concerts Manager may be Signature Event Committee Chair.

    o   If selected as Signature Event Committee Chair, maintain and manage Signature Events Committee budget.

Films Manager

The Student Films Manager will be required to work an average of 8-10 hours per week for $10.00/hour (should you need additional hours due to financial concerns, you may request work with the office in order to be scheduled in the Game Room). In addition to the responsibilities of all Student Managers, the Student Films Manager has the following responsibilities:

  • Facilitate Films Council Meetings;
  • Attend one-on-one meetings with designated full-time staff member;
  • Utilize Film Council Members as Theater staff;
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate Films events, including but not limited to: Weekly Film Series, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Annual Film Festival, and new events;
  • Schedule/request all event space for activities;
  • Maintain a working Films budget;
  • Solicit feedback from event attendees and communicate information received to the Student Marketing Manager;
  • Attend at least two non-Films events per semester;
  • Attend any All Hands on Deck Events**(see note at the bottom of the page) as requested by full-time staff; and
  • Work Films shifts as needed.

Game Room Manager

Game Room Worker experience is preferred but not required for anyone applying for the Game Room Student Manager(s) position. Due to the nature of this position, the Game Room Student Manager(s) should not have any employment outside The Office of Student Programing & Activities that interferes with the duties of their position (should you need additional hours due to financial concerns, please work with the office in order to be scheduled in the Game Room). The Game Room Student Manager(s) will be required to work an average 12-15 hours per week at $10.00/hour. In addition to the responsibilities of all Student Managers, the Student Game Room Manager(s) have the following responsibilities:

  • Understand all Game Room policies and procedures and enforce when necessary;
  • Attend Game Room Training Session(s) at the beginning of the academic year. Attend additional trainings as necessary;
  • Facilitate Game Room Staff Meetings (frequency to be determined by full-time staff);
  • Attend one-on-one meetings with designated full-time staff member;
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate Game Room Events including but not limited to: tournaments, theme days/nights, and new events (frequency to be determined by full-time staff);
  • Schedule/request event space for all activities;
  • Maintain a working Game Room budget;
  • Solicit feedback from event attendees and communicate information received to Student Marketing Manager;
  • Manage Game Room rentals as assigned by full-time staff;
  • Inventory all Game Room equipment on a continual basis. Research and suggest replacement, updated, or new equipment as needed;
  • Monitor all Game Room Forms on a continual basis. Make copies and replenish as needed;
  • Communicate with Assistant Game Room Student Manager and full-time staff member regarding Game Room issues and updates as needed;
  • Be on-call evenings and weekends while the Game Room is open. The schedule will be flexible and worked out amongst the Student Game Room Manager(s) and full-time staff;
  • Attend at least two non-Game Room events per semester;
  • Attend any All Hands On Deck Events as requested by full-time staff**(see note at the bottom of the page);
  • Work Game Room shifts as needed; and
  • Adjudicate staff behavioral issues (within reason) in conjunction with full-time staff.

Variety Manager

The Student Variety Manager will be required to work an average 10-12 hours per week for $10.00/hour (should you need additional hours due to financial concerns, you may request work with the office in order to be scheduled in the Game Room). In addition to the responsibilities of all Student Managers, the Student Variety Manager has the following responsibilities:

  • Facilitate Variety Council Meetings;
  • Attend one-on-one meetings with designated full-time staff;
  • Utilize Variety Council Members as staff for events;
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate Variety Events with the assistance of full-time staff, including but not limited to: Trivia, Week of Welcome Comedian, Week of Welcome Variety events, Spring Exam Jam outdoor events and new events;
  • Maintain a working Variety budget;
  • Solicit feedback from event attendees and communicate information received to Student Marketing Manager;
  • Attend at least two non-Variety events per semester; and
  • Attend any All Hands On Deck Events as requested by full-time staff**(see note at the bottom of the page).
  • May serve as a member of the Signature Events Committee

    o   If selected, Concerts Manager may be Signature Event Committee Chair.

    o   If selected as Signature Event Committee Chair, maintain and manage Signature Events Committee budget.

**All Hands on Deck Events are events put on by our SPARE Council or the Office of Student Programming and Activities that need extra help for a variety of reasons. These events may be on weeknights, or weekends. All Executive Council members will be expected to participate in working them (on a rotating basis). Please plan accordingly if applying for and are hired for one of our Manager positions.**