Careers

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

We also help Nations preserve and revitalize language and culture by collaboratively creating community language resources, and documenting stories.

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

  • Education Specialist – Indigenous Language Revitalization
  • Education Specialist

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

The Education Specialist is a pedagogical expert that acts as the main point of contact for our partner communities and as a resource for the Learning Bird team. They are responsible for ensuring that language and culture resources and programs reflect the needs of our partners, and are delivered on time and within budget. They are the main point of contact for our partners, supporting local project coordinators, and liaising with community members, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and our internal team on the delivery of all project components. 

What you will do:

Coordinate and support language and culture resource creation:

  • Provide phone, email, and video support for in-community project coordinators working on language and culture programs, as well as other project collaborators
  • Plan resource outlines and scripts and work with internal Instructional Design and Media Design teams on the creation of videos, audio files, presentations, activity sheets, and more
  • Provide technical guidance on any equipment (cameras, mics, recording devices, etc…) that may be used in gathering local audio and video footage
  • Coordinate the collection of video clips, photos, audio clips, translations, and other materials for the creation of resources. This may involve providing training to local community members or working with a local videographer
  • 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 from the project coordinator throughout the project (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 
  • Act as a liaison for the Learning Bird team, providing support as needed

Manage relationships: 

  • Help define and adapt projects based on evolving needs
  • Build strong long-term relationships with our partner communities
  • Ensure that all project activities are delivered to the satisfaction of our partners, while respecting project timelines and budgets
  • Collaborate with the other Education Specialists on core Learning Bird tasks and processes and act as a resource for others within the team
  • Document project progress towards completion and maintain relevant records for reporting requirements
  • Write project summaries and reports for communities
  • Identify new project opportunities and write proposals and grant applications for project funding. 

Support Learning Bird projects: 

  • Deliver workshops, webinars, and professional development sessions
  • Represent Learning Bird at conferences and deliver presentations on a variety of topics
  • Contribute ideas of how to grow and evolve our services and offerings related to the creation and delivery of language and culture resource creation. 
  • Assist other Education Specialists with their projects as needed (arrangements, preparation, partner support, etc…) 

Must Haves:

  • Experience working with and in Indigenous communities on language revitalization programs. It’s a bonus if you understand or can speak an Indigenous language. 
  • A Bachelor of Education in Indigenous Language Revitalization, a certificate in Indigenous Language Revitalization, a diploma in Indigenous Language Revitalization, or equivalent experience
  • Willingness and ability to travel to remote Indigenous communities across Canada and provide project support via phone, email and video conferencing. Travel for this position may be frequent during peak periods. 
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to deliver compelling presentations and training sessions
  • Active listening and problem-solving skills to fulfill client needs
  • Extra bonus points if you are familiar with basic audio/video technology and have an interest in digital photography or videography. 

Special Requirements: 

  • 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. 

Think you’re who we’re looking for?
This is a contract position that starts in August 2020 and continues until June 30, 2021, with an option to renew. To apply, send your CV and cover letter to career@learningbird.com.  

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 responsible for ensuring that the educational resources and programs reflect the needs of our partners, and are delivered on time and within budget. 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. 

What you will do: 

Coordinate and support language and culture resource creation:

  • Provide phone, email, and video support to project participants
  • Plan resource outlines and scripts and work with internal Instructional Design and Media Design teams on the creation of videos, audio files, presentations, activity sheets, and more
  • Provide technical guidance on any equipment (cameras, mics, recording devices, etc…) that may be used in gathering local audio and video footage
  • Coordinate the collection of video clips, photos, audio clips, translations, and other materials for the creation of resources. This may involve providing training to local community members or working with a local videographer
  • 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 from the project coordinator throughout the project (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 
  • Act as a liaison for the Learning Bird team, providing support as needed

Manage relationships: 

  • Help define and adapt projects based on evolving needs
  • Build strong long-term relationships with our partner communities and schools
  • Ensure that all project activities are delivered to the satisfaction of our partners while respecting project timelines and budgets
  • Collaborate with the other Education Specialists on core Learning Bird tasks and processes and act as a resource for others within the team
  • Document project progress towards completion and maintain relevant records for reporting requirements
  • Write project summaries and reports for communities
  • Identify new project opportunities and write proposals and grant applications for project funding. 

Support Learning Bird projects: 

  • Deliver workshops, webinars, and professional development sessions
  • Represent Learning Bird at conferences and deliver presentations on a variety of topics
  • Contribute ideas of how to grow and evolve our services and offerings 
  • Assist other Education Specialists with their projects as needed (arrangements, preparation, partner support, etc…) 

Must Haves:

  • Experience working with and in Indigenous communities. It’s a bonus if you understand or can speak an Indigenous language. 
  • 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 and provide project support via phone, email, and video conferencing. 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
  • Active listening and problem-solving skills to fulfill client needs
  • Extra bonus points if you are familiar with basic audio/video technology and have an interest in digital photography or videography.

Special Requirements: 

  • 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. 

Think you’re who we’re looking for? 

This is a contract position that starts in August 2020 and continues until June 30, 2021, with an option to renew. To apply, send your CV and cover letter to career@learningbird.com.    

Want to learn more about how we can work together?