Careers

Learning Bird is committed to celebrating Indigenous voices in education. We do this by collaboratively creating quality, classroom-ready materials that teachers can easily and confidently integrate into their classrooms.

We also support Nations as they preserve and revitalize their languages and cultures by collaboratively creating resources that showcase their stories.

We are currently looking to add the following roles to our team:

  • Media Designer – 6-Month Contract
  • Partner Development Specialist
  • Copy Editor – On Demand
  • Education Specialist – 1-Year Contract
  • Education Resource Creator

If you are interested in working with us but are not a fit for either of these roles, you are welcome to send us your CV along with a note about how you can contribute to our team.

6-month contract with an option to renew – full-time.
Independent contractors are also encouraged to apply. 

Learning Bird supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit schools and Nations in building curricula, custom courses, and digital resources. We partner with schools and Nations to help them share their stories and teachings and integrate language and culture into all levels of learning. We collaborate to build quality, classroom-ready materials that educators can easily and confidently integrate into their classrooms. We also support language and culture preservation and revitalization by creating community-driven local resources. 

Learning Bird is a 100% remote company with contributors located across Canada. We strive for teamwork and are fueled by our mission to support the Indigenous schools and communities we partner with. 

We are looking for a new Media Designer with strong 2-D animation skills to join our team. The Media Designer is a creative professional who can bring ideas and scripts to life and whose visual design skills translate into high-quality, engaging content. We are looking for someone who can edit audio and video files, create animated sequences, and produce digital and print resources in collaboration with other team members. 

What you will do:

  • Create engaging and culturally-relevant 2D animations and motion graphics
  • Work from existing illustrations to create animated sequences accompanying stories or teachings. 
  • Sort and organize recorded video footage and b-roll to create a cohesive story
  • Edit footage into timelines and make tasteful use of editing and transitions to prepare footage
  • Review scripts and combine visual footage with audio sound effects, dialogue, ambient sound and/or music
  • Look online for additional assets (stock footage, appropriate icons, relevant images) to use along with provided materials while being mindful of copyright, licenses, and appropriate imagery
  • Create additional assets (icons, drawings from reference material) to use along with provided materials
  • Create rough and final cuts
  • Discuss project timelines and goals with the team
  • Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and the industry’s best practices to maximize efficiency

Education, Training, & Experience Requirements:

  • A degree in film studies, cinematography, or a related field
  • Excellent knowledge of animation
  • Knowledge of storyboarding, an asset
  • Digital illustration skills, an asset
  • A strong education background and/or video editing skills with the ability to develop compelling and effective educational content for diverse learning needs
  • Great storytelling skills with the ability to communicate well visually
  • Proficient in layout design for digital and print resources
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Solid experience with digital technology and editing software packages (e.g., Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, iZotope)
  • An ability to create large volumes of content while maintaining quality
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills 
  • Solid attention to detail animation timing, easing, etc. 
  • Excellent English proofreading and editing skills
  • Knowledge of basic sound editing (e.g., cleaning background noise)
  • Comfort recording voiceovers and audio clips is an asset

You must have:

  • Strong technology skills
  • A broadband Internet connection

This is a full-time (40 hours/week) remote position (EST time zone) offered under a six-month contract with an option to renew. Independent contractors are also encouraged to apply. 

Learning Bird is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. As an organization that works with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, we value Indigenous perspectives in the workplace and strongly encourage Indigenous candidates to apply.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The candidate selected for the position must pass a background check before we extend an employment offer.  

Think you’re who we’re looking for?

Send us your CV in PDF format (no Word docs, please). Show us who you are and what you can do, and tell us how you think we can work together.

Work Remotely

  • Yes

Benefits

  • Extended health care
  • Flexible hours and locations
  • Work from home
  • Computer equipment and accessories (or stipend) provided
  • Annual week of rest, in addition to your vacation time
  • Sick days
  • Employee referral program 

Full-Time Position

Learning Bird supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit schools and Nations in building curricula, custom courses, and digital resources. We partner with schools and Nations to help them share their stories and teachings and integrate language and culture into all levels of learning. We collaborate to build quality, classroom-ready materials that educators can quickly and confidently integrate into their classrooms. We also support language and culture preservation and revitalization by creating community-driven local resources. 

Learning Bird is a fully remote company with contributors located across Canada. We strive for teamwork and are fueled by our mission to support the Indigenous schools and communities with whom we partner. 

We are looking for an educator with experience establishing relationships and partnerships and selling products and services in this space. This role is responsible for identifying and researching potential partners, reaching out by phone and email, assessing needs for educational and community learning projects, and mapping products and services to these needs. 

What you will do:

  • Research potential partners and reach out by phone (cold calls) and email
  • Manage a sales territory, with responsibility for forecasting and reporting on results
  • Build relationships with organizations, schools, and communities to explore opportunities for collaboration and connection
  • Understand partner needs and craft solutions 
  • Log important partner correspondence and market data in our CRM
  • Provide product feedback to our internal teams for continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with internal resources to match opportunities with available grants and programs
  • Write grant applications to help secure project funding with our partners
  • Write sales proposals and other custom documents that support the decision cycle
  • Gather partner and market feedback and synthesize it appropriately to share with all internal teams to influence the market focus, product fit, and company direction
  • Work with internal teams to coordinate schedules, priorities, and transitions
  • Represent Learning Bird at events, conferences, and other meetings
  • Contribute to the creation of sales, marketing, and communications content as needed

You must have:

  • A degree or previous work experience in education
  • Previous collaboration experience with First Nations, Métis, or Inuit schools or communities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • A natural ability to forge relationships by phone, email, and video calls
  • Strong research, opportunity qualification, and problem-solving skills
  • An ability to respond quickly to opportunities and balance many conversations
  • 3-5 years of success in a sales or partnership role with demonstrated results or equivalent transferable skills
  • Experience with CRM software and a commitment to logging communications
  • A willingness to travel for events, trade shows, and meetings
  • Broadband Internet connection with reliable connectivity

This position is a full-time (40 hours/week) remote position working Eastern time zone hours. We will only contact candidates selected for an interview. The candidate selected for the position must pass a background check before we extend an employment offer.  

Learning Bird is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team of collaborators. As an organization that works with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, we value Indigenous perspectives in the workplace and strongly encourage Indigenous independent contractors to apply.

Send us your CV in PDF format (no Word docs, please). Show us who you are and what you can do, and tell us how you think we can work together.

Work Remotely

  • Yes

Benefits

  • Extended health care
  • Flexible hours and locations
  • Work from home
  • Computer equipment and accessories (or stipend) provided
  • Annual week of rest, in addition to your vacation time
  • Sick days
  • Employee referral program 

Independent freelance contractor

Learning Bird supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit schools and Nations in building curricula, custom courses, and digital resources. We partner with schools and Nations to help them share their stories and teachings and integrate language and culture into all levels of learning. We collaborate to build quality, classroom-ready materials that educators can quickly and confidently integrate into their classrooms. We also support language and culture preservation and revitalization by creating community-driven local resources. 

Learning Bird is a fully remote company with contributors located across Canada. We strive for teamwork and are fueled by our mission to support the Indigenous schools and communities with whom we partner. 

We are looking for an independent freelance copy editor to assist our in-house copy editor handle surges in copy editing as they arise. As an independent contractor, you invoice Learning Bird monthly based on the number of hours worked. Monthly hours will vary based on available work.

You will be editing and proofreading a mix of videos, handouts, slides and other curriculum documents for our online platform and marketing materials. You will use and contribute to our custom style guide and validate content in various Indigenous languages. 

What you will do:

  • Read and evaluate written text for grammatical and typographical errors
  • Liaise with writers to determine the composition of specific texts in a document
  • Compare formatted proofs (documents, on-screen text in video, presentations, etc.) against the original copy to identify errors or omission
  • Evaluate the dimensions of page elements such as images, text spacing and positioning to ensure they conform to set specifications
  • Ensure page numbers are in the correct order and not repeated or omitted
  • Analyze documents to ensure chapter titles match the list of contents, etc
  • Rephrase written text to ensure document structure and content are consistent
  • Ensure illustrations are suitably captioned and referenced
  • Validate text against a client-specific style guide or internal dictionary
  • Contact authors directly to clarify grammatical inconsistencies related to style and text choice
  • Forward proofread materials for approval and publication

You must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, mass communication, or a related field 
  • Two years of related experience 
  • Strong technology skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to provide constructive feedback to writers
  • Available primarily within EST business hours.
  • Computer 
  • Broadband Internet connection

Rate:

  • CAD $40.00 per hour, invoiced monthly

We will only contact candidates selected for an interview. 

Learning Bird is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team of collaborators. As an organization that works with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, we value Indigenous perspectives in the workplace and strongly encourage Indigenous independent contractors to apply.

Send us your CV in PDF format (no Word docs, please). Show us who you are and what you can do, and tell us how you think we can work together.

Learning Bird supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit schools and Nations in building curricula, custom courses, and digital resources. We partner with schools and Nations to help them share their stories and teachings and integrate language and culture into all levels of learning. We collaborate to build quality, classroom-ready materials that educators can easily and confidently integrate into their classrooms. We also support language and culture preservation and revitalization through the creation of community-driven local resources. 

Learning Bird is a 100% remote company with contributors located across Canada. We strive for teamwork and are fueled by our mission to support the Indigenous schools and communities we partner with. 

We are looking for a new Education Specialist with a strong background in curriculum development to join our team. The Education Specialist is a pedagogical expert that acts as the main point of contact for our partner communities and schools, and as a resource for the Learning Bird team. We are looking for someone who can effectivity manage multiple concurrent partner projects from beginning to end while ensuring deliverables fall within scope and budget. As the main point of contact for our partners, you will also be expected to travel across Canada to implement various services and build strong relationships. 

What you will do:

Project Management 

  • Oversee the delivery of multiple concurrent projects 
  • Manage project schedules and budgets 
  • Plan, schedule, and report on activities related to the project, including status, partner satisfaction, risks, issues, changes, deliverables, etc. 
  • Take part in regular status review meetings with the delivery team
  • Schedule and lead regular meetings with partners while ensuring that partner expectations are met and exceeded
  • Document project progress towards completion and maintain relevant records for reporting requirements

Project Delivery

Curriculum development

  • Conduct research and collaborate with administrators, teachers, and community members to develop quality, locally relevant curriculum
  • Travel onsite, as needed, to meet partners and to collect any materials relevant to the project, such as long-range plans, photos, maps, translations 
  • Collaborate with peers and the copyeditor on the review of scripts and produced resources to ensure consistency in style and approach 
  • Set up and lead regular meetings with partners to achieve the objectives of the project within a given timeframe
  • Collaborate with the internal team on communicating partner needs and expectations related to the design and development of their curriculum

Resource development

  • Plan and develop engaging educational resource outlines and scripts, such as videos, audio files, presentations, and activity sheets
  • Collaborate with internal team members on communicating partner needs and expectations related to the design and development of their resources
  • Collaborate with peers and the copyeditor on the review of scripts and produced resources to ensure consistency in style and approach 
  • Travel onsite, as needed, to meet partners and to collect video clips, photos, audio clips, translations, and other materials needed to create resources
  • Gather feedback throughout the project and integrate comments into the final resources (scripts and produced resources)
  • Conduct interviews, or assist local videographers with interviewing local Elders and Knowledge Keepers. This includes following protocols and asking questions on a variety of topics, including language, history, and cultural practices.

Training and professional development 

  • Deliver in-person or virtual Learning Bird training and PD sessions to educators and community members in small or large group settings 
  • Identify training needs based on observations and feedback
  • Collaborate with internal team members to develop training and PD materials that achieve defined learning outcomes 

Education, Training, & Experience Requirements

  • Experience working with and in Indigenous communities
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education and/ or curriculum development or equivalent training/teaching experience
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to deliver compelling presentations and training both in-person and via web conferencing tools
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to lead multiple projects in a proactive manner
  • Willingness and ability to travel to remote Indigenous communities across Canada. Travel for this position may be frequent during peak periods (up to 25% of the time).
  • Bonus points if you are familiar with basic audio/video technology and have an interest in digital photography or videography

You must have:

  • A valid driver’s license and comfort with driving in winter conditions and remote locations
  • Strong technology skills
  • A broadband Internet connection

This is a full-time (40 hours/week) remote position (EST time zone) offered under a one-year contract.

Learning Bird is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. As an organization that works with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, we value Indigenous perspectives in the workplace and strongly encourage Indigenous candidates to apply.

Send us your CV in PDF format (no Word docs, please). Show us who you are and what you can do, and tell us how you think we can work together.

Work Remotely

  • Yes

Benefits

  • Extended health care
  • Flexible hours and locations
  • Work from home
  • Computer equipment and accessories (or stipend) provided
  • Annual week of rest, in addition to your vacation time
  • Sick days
  • Employee referral program 

Learning Bird supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit schools and Nations in building curricula, custom courses, and digital resources. We partner with schools and Nations to help them share their stories and teachings and integrate language and culture into all levels of learning. We collaborate to build quality, classroom-ready materials that educators can easily and confidently integrate into their classrooms. We also support language and culture preservation and revitalization through the creation of community-driven local resources. 

Learning Bird is a 100% remote company with contributors located across Canada. We strive for teamwork and are fueled by our mission to support the Indigenous schools and communities we partner with. 

We are looking to add a new member to our team of Education Resource Creators and Instructional Designers. In this role, you will be creating engaging resources – a mix of videos, handouts, and slides – for our online platform. We’re looking for educators who are passionate about decolonizing education and who love to bring topics to life by telling compelling digital stories.

What you will do:
You will use your teaching experience and subject matter expertise to research topics, develop content outlines, and write age-appropriate scripts that include visual cues for our media design team. You will be open to script feedback and edits, and develop innovative ways to engage learners in an online learning setting.

Must haves

  • A Bachelor of Education
  • 2+ years of teaching or facilitating experience
  • Subject matter expertise and experience teaching one or more of the following areas: English language arts, math, science, social studies and/or cultural studies for Grades K-12
  • Experience working in a First Nations community or with Indigenous groups
  • Understanding of Indigenous ways of teaching and learning
  • Experience designing online lessons and/or developing curriculum
  • Excellent English writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Ability to think quickly and creatively, with strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, autonomously and without supervision
  • Ability to create large volumes of content, while maintaining quality
  • Strong technology skills. Comfortable using office software for document creation, spreadsheets, project management, and video conferencing. 

Nice to haves

  • Understanding of or ability to speak an Indigenous language (Ojibwe, Cree, Mohawk, Mi’kmaq, etc…)
  • Higher degree (Masters or PhD) in education or a relevant field

This is a full-time (40 hours/week) remote position (EST time zone). A computer or computer stipend will be provided along with other benefits. Part-time applicants may be considered (3 days/week). 

Learning Bird is an equal-opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. As an organization that works with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, we value Indigenous perspectives in the workplace and strongly encourage Indigenous candidates to apply.

Think you’re who we’re looking for?

Send us your CV in PDF format (no Word docs please), and any samples you have of content that you’ve created. Show us who you are and what you can do, and tell us how you think we can work together.

Want to learn more about how we can work together?