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:
- Education Resource Creator
- Education Specialist
- Video Editors/Media Designers
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.
Are you an experienced Indigenous educator or instructional designer? Do you have experience teaching in a First Nation community? Do you have a knack for storytelling and an understanding of how to design digital lessons? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.
We are looking to add two new members 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 through 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.
- 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 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).
Think you’re who we’re looking for?
Send us your CV, and any samples you have of content that you’ve created, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Show us who you are and what you can do, and tell us how you think we can work together.
Learning Bird is committed to creating decolonized education resources and to empowering Indigenous educators as they convey their own histories, cultures, and languages. We do this by providing quality, classroom-ready materials that teachers can easily and confidently integrate into their classrooms.
We collaborate with schools and communities to create educational resources such as handouts and videos, as well as to train and coach teachers on their use in their classrooms.
We are looking to add a new Education Specialist to 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. They are the main point of contact for our partners, supporting local project coordinators, administrators, and teachers and collaborating with local community members, Elders, Knowledge Keepers and our internal team on the delivery of all project elements.
Learning Bird is a 100% remote company with contributors located across Canada. We strive for teamwork and are fueled by our mission to support and empower Indigenous educators. It’s a great place to work!
What you will do:
- Plan and develop education resource outlines and scripts and work with internal Instructional Design and Media Design teams to create videos, audio files, presentations, activity sheets, and more
- Collect video clips, photos, audio clips, translations, and other materials to create resources
- Conduct interviews, or assist local videographers with conducting interviews, with local Elders and Knowledge Keepers. This includes following protocols and asking questions on a variety of topics including language, history, and cultural traditions.
- Gather feedback throughout the project and integrate comments into the final resources (scripts, styles, samples, review copies).
- Assist communities with resource promotion by developing support documents, sharing distribution ideas, hosting in-person or virtual launch parties, or providing training and professional development sessions that support the created resources
- Deliver webinars, training sessions, and professional development workshops
- Document project progress towards completion and maintain relevant records for reporting requirements
- Experience working with and in Indigenous communities
- A Bachelor’s degree in Education 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
- Willingness and ability to travel to remote Indigenous communities across Canada. Travel for this position may be frequent during peak periods.
- Strong communication skills, including the ability to deliver compelling presentations and training sessions
- Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to lead multiple projects in a proactive manner
- Bonus points if you are familiar with basic audio/video technology and have an interest in digital photography or videography
- Valid driver’s license and comfort with driving in winter conditions and remote locations
- Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time to partner locations and events
- Strong technology skills
- A broadband Internet connection
This is a full-time (40 hours/week) remote position (EST time zone).
Think you’re who we’re looking for?
Send us your CV, as well as a compelling letter or email explaining why you are perfect for this role.
Please note: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Are you an experienced video editor or media designer with an interest in First Nations education? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.
You will be using your video editing background to turn scripts into engaging digital resources (videos, audio clips, presentations, handouts). You’ll take concepts from the idea stage, through production and delivery, collaborating with the team along the way.
What you will be doing:
- Sorting and organizing recorded video footage and b-roll to create a cohesive story
- Editing footage into timelines and making tasteful use of editing and transitions to prepare footage
- Reviewing scripts and combining visual footage with audio sound effects, dialogue, ambient sound, and/or music
- Looking online for additional media (stock footage, appropriate icons, relevant images) to use along with provided materials, while being mindful of copyright and licenses
- Creating rough and final cuts
- Discussing project timelines and goals with the team
- Continuously discovering and implementing new editing technologies and industry best practices to maximize efficiency
- A degree in film studies, cinematography, or a related field
- Great storytelling skills with the ability to communicate well visually
- A strong education background and/or video editing skills with the ability to develop compelling and effective educational content for diverse learning needs
- Strong communication skills
- Solid experience with digital technology and editing software packages (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, iZotope)
- An ability to create large volumes of content, while maintaining quality
- Respect for deadlines
- Solid attention to detail
- Excellent English proofreading and editing skills
- Comfort recording voiceovers and audio clips
This is a full-time (40 hours/week) remote postion. A computer or computer stipend will be provided along with other benefits. Part-time applicants may be considered (3 days/week).
Think you’re who we’re looking for?
Send us your CV, reel, or any samples you have of content that you’ve created, to email@example.com. Show us who you are and what you can do, and tell us how you think we can work together.