Careers

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

Our team is vibrant, dedicated, and focused on making real change. Are you interested in being part of this change? We are looking to hire for the following positions:

  • Land-Based Curriculum Specialist
  • Education Content Creator
  • Education Account Lead

Interested in working with us but not a fit for our current roles? Send us your CV along with a note about how you can contribute to our goals.

We are looking for an experienced land-based curriculum specialist to join our team for two special projects. This contract position provides a unique opportunity to travel to a First Nation in northern Alberta to collaboratively enhance land-based curriculum and develop a local map with Cree language integration. The ideal candidate is someone who has extensive experience as a land-based teacher and/or outdoor educator who has developed curriculum and has experience working with First Nations.

What you will be doing:

  1. Curriculum Project

In collaboration with educators from the community, you will be creating a scope and sequence, year plan by grade, and benchmarks for a local land-based learning curriculum for grades K-12. Through remote conversations and onsite visits, you will develop the curriculum enhancement pieces, as well as collect and integrate feedback for your work. You will also provide input into the design and production of the final document.

  1. Land-Based Mapping Project

You will be working with the lands department and local language teachers to develop a digital map that incorporates significant landmarks and place names in English and Cree. This map will be stylized (no need for cartographer skills) and include additional historical or significant information for each landmark. You will provide guidance for the graphic design of the final map document.

Must haves:

  • A Bachelor of Education
  • 2+ years of outdoor/land-based teaching or facilitation experience
  • 1-2 years of curriculum development experience
  • Experience working on a First Nations reserve or with Indigenous groups
  • Excellent interpersonal and active listening skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems, think quickly, and work adaptively
  • Ability to work autonomously and without supervision

Nice to haves:

  • Understanding or ability to speak Cree
  • Higher degree (masters or PhD) in relevant field

Special requirements:

  • Valid Canadian driver’s license and comfort with driving in winter conditions and remote locations.
  • Willingness to travel at least 25% of the time to a remote First Nations community

The project contract is four months with the possibility of extension. Depending on your location, the work could be completed in our Montreal office or remotely. Paid training will take place in Montreal.

Does this opportunity interest you?

Send your CV to career@learningbird.com attention: Natalie Gilbert and tell us why you think this job is for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

Are you an experienced educator with an interest in First Nations education? 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 new members to our team of Education Content Creators. In this role, you will be creating engaging lessons – 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 production team. You will be open to script feedback and edits, and develop innovative ways to engage students 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 6-12
  • Experience working on a First Nations reserve 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

Nice to Haves:

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

This is contracted work that is seasonal or part-time (up to 30 hours per week during peak times) based on our needs. Paid training can take place at our office in Montreal or remotely, and ongoing work can be a mix of in-office and remote.

Think you’re who we’re looking for?

Send us your CV, and any samples you have of content that you’ve created, to career@learningbird.com with attention to Natalie Gilbert. Show us who you are and what you can do, and tell us how you think we can work together.

We are looking to add a new Education Account Lead to our team. Are you someone who enjoys traveling, teaching, and working with an awesome team? Our Education Account Leads are pedagogical experts who are responsible for ensuring that our projects and solutions reflect the needs of our clients. They travel into Indigenous communities from coast-to-coast and work with teachers and administrators in schools. This can involve presenting product training workshops, conducting professional development sessions, talking to local community members and participating in school and community events.

Learning Bird integrates culturally relevant resources for teachers of grades 6-12 in First Nations schools and communities across Canada. We also work with public schools to integrate digital resources and showcase Indigenous history, language, and culture for all students.

What you will be doing:

Account management:

  • Building strong long-term relationships with customers and communities based on trust and respect
  • Ensuring that all project activities are delivered to the satisfaction of the client, on time and within budget
  • Documenting account progress towards project completion and maintaining relevant records for reporting
  • Sharing customer feedback with the sales and development teams to inform our product and service offerings

Delivery of professional services:

  • Developing and delivering technical and pedagogical training
  • Participating in conferences and delivering workshops and webinars
  • Providing one-on-one and small-group coaching to teachers
  • Staying informed of best practices for the integration of technology in the classroom
  • Providing technical and pedagogical support to clients on an ongoing basis

Other tasks:

  • Contributing to the creation of sales, marketing, and communication collateral as needed
  • Participating in the collection of research data for our projects
  • Contributing to project reports

What we’re looking for

  • Experience working with and in Indigenous communities. It’s a bonus if you understand or can speak an Indigenous language.
  • A Bachelor degree in Education or equivalent training/teaching experience.
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently to Indigenous communities across Canada. Travel for this position is frequent during peak periods.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to deliver compelling presentations and training
  • Active listening and problem-solving skills to fulfill client needs
  • Knowledge of the Google Suite and of the Office 365 Environment
  • Bonus points if you are bilingual (English/French)
  • Extra bonus points if you are familiar with basic audio/video technology and an interest in digital photography or videography.

Special requirements:

  • Valid Canadian driver’s license and comfort with driving in winter conditions and remote locations.
  • Willingness to travel at least 50% of the time.

This position is a full-time, 10-month contract and is based in our offices in Montreal, QC.

Does this opportunity interest you? Send your CV to career@learningbird.com and tell us why you think this job is for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

Want to learn more about how we can work together?