We want to be the best branding agency for the world.
The Sponge is unbent on working with brands who create positive impact in the world. It’s who we are and it’s what we do.
A company’s culture is only as strong as its purpose and values. As big believers of this (and as guides for our clients in articulating theirs), our day to day decisions are directed by our values. We celebrate team members who exemplify these values. And we relish the opportunity to hear stories from you, our potential new awesome team mate, about how they resonate for you.
To Help All Brands Be Good for the World.
Genius at Play
Our insatiable curiosity for better compels us to incite the genius in every tribe member to play, generating funergy, and producing delightful awesomeness.
Perpetuate Good Business
With gratitude we strive to help all good, purposeful businesses become better brands, ingraining positive impact, healthy profits and awesome culture.
Big Love, Like Family
Our tribe is our family. It includes our team, clients and the greater community. We’re devoted to the success of our tribe, collectively and individually.
Sponge Values Glossary
Word selection is everything! We have been deliberate about every single one! The goal is to be as succinct and meaningful as possible. The following is how we define specific words so we are all on the same page.
Genius: The active state where we’re most in natural flow (as individuals). It’s where we produce the highest value, and are most energized.
Play:In choosing positive emotional states such as curiosity that we can be our most creative. It’s from this state that work becomes play, and is more enjoyable for all.
Better: Positive improvement, either by sporadic steps or perpetually increasing.
Funergy: This is simply the fusion of fun and energy, born from work that is fun and energizing!
Ingraining:Fixing deeply into an organisation, so as not easily undone.
We say “awesome” a lot. That is all.
We’re looking for bright, positive, motivated humans who genuinely align with what we do here. Show us it’s you and join our team as an unpaid intern to earn valuable commercial experience, and help perpetuate goodness at the same time.
Heck, when you show us how awesome you are and we fall in love with you, we’ll never want you to leave. That means you have an opportunity to earn yourself a fully fledged team membership, with all its perks.
You will be working with our Chief Do-gooder Luke, and other senior members of the team, so insights will be constantly flowing.
We are not your average branding agency! While we have talented team members and take pride in delighting our clients with awesome work, we choose our clients. They must have a positive social &/or environmental impact as well as create healthy profits. This combination is what makes a truly sustainable business.
We also get to help enterprises grow who are cash strapped, via our Double the Goodness grant and Impact Karma Seed.
We believe business can be a force for good. Being an intern with us will show you the world we are shaping, and how to craft and tell impact brand stories for enterprises that do good in the world. You will feel good about every project you work on for The Sponge, and potentially for our clients.
You will also experience what it is like working for a remote business. Even with the in-person work and meetings, you’ll get familiar with our tools and the difference in communication and procedures for our remote team. This sets you up for life working from exotic locations as a digital nomad, should that be a goal.
You will attend regular weekly project meetings with the Brisbane team in the CBD, and assist with client meetings and workshops on occasion.
While this is not a professional role, we expect a degree of experience and conversational knowledge of the following platforms from a marketing perspective.
This role is for 3 months, for a minimum of 1 day per week. That includes in person meetings and working remotely. You will be working with The Sponge brand, and our community brand GoodNorth. All work will be guided by your senior creative team and only published if it is awesome (which we hope it will be).
Sounds like you? If so, we’d like to get to know you! Send us a cover letter and complete the Challenge below.
Here’s what we need to know:
The best way for us to see what you’re made of is a real demonstration! Are you up for the challenge?
If you have been nodding furiously all the way to this point – knowing that you are the awesome individual that we’re looking for, then:
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Sponge Team
Sponge is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability status. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage candidates from underrepresented communities to apply. If you require any assistance during the recruitment process, please let us know.
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