Curriculum Designer, Art at Great Minds®

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Job description
Great Minds, a rapidly growing, mission driven, Public Benefits Corporation (PBC) that develops knowledge building curricula for grades PK-12, seeks a Curriculum Designer to join our dynamic Humanities team.
Company Profile
Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®; Eureka Math™; and PhD Science™ all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1000 people.
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Our Market Position
Great Minds' Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

Position Summary

The Curriculum Designer, Art supports the Senior Curriculum Designer, Art in executing the curricular vision for art in the Wit & Wisdom curriculum . This Curriculum Designer position will work closely with the Wit & Wisdom content development teams in Grades K-8 to select art history content in support of Wit & Wisdom ELA modules. The work includes the study and selection of art, researching, conceptualizing, and writing content, and editing curriculum and curriculum support materials.
This role is an exciting opportunity for experienced teachers, writers, and educators with an arts background to help develop curriculum and resources that ensure all students have access to a high-quality, knowledge-based education. The ideal candidate possesses deep content knowledge related to the arts, K-8 pedagogical expertise, commitment to intellectual rigor, and the belief that every child is capable of greatness. While the work is remote and the ideal candidate will work well independently, this will also be a highly collaborative position, necessitating a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation.
Reports To
  • Senior Curriculum Designer, Art

  • Support the Sr. Curriculum Designer in executing the curricular vision for art in the development of Wit & Wisdom in Grades K-8 by conceptualizing, writing, and editing art content across all grades
  • Research current gaps in Wit & Wisdom's art offerings, making suggestions for pieces, movements, and artists to include in future product iterations
  • Work as an embedded partner with the K-8 content teams to develop art related curriculum
  • Continually collaborate with the content development teams in grades K-8 on instructional decision making related to art to ensure consistency and coherence of art related content
  • Provide ongoing feedback and support to the content development teams regarding art aligned instruction by:
    • Developing and facilitating professional learning sessions
    • Creating and leading mini workshops
    • Holding regularly scheduled office hours
    • Reviewing content to provide targeted and educative feedback
  • Develop curriculum resources with content and pedagogy that is of the highest quality and reflective of the Great Minds philosophy
  • Adhere to a deadline-driven workflow by completing the appropriate scope and sequence of work within the timeline required at each phase
  • Exemplify Great Minds culture in all work environments, with an emphasis on trust, collegiality, continuous improvement, and quality

Job requirements
  • Substantial knowledge of and passion for the arts, art history, art theory, and art education
  • Proficiency with or alignment to Wit & Wisdom 's instructional design and pedagogy
  • Familiarity with a mindset that values an iterative cycle of ideation, thought partnering, prototyping, drafting, development, review, and revision
  • Strong organizational habits necessary for successful goal setting, project management, collective decision making, deadline execution, and record keeping
  • Clear and succinct writing skills, with the ability to produce content aligned to the organizational and product vision
  • Effective verbal and social communication skills needed to incorporate different points of view in service of developing a high quality product
  • Strong editing skills with the capacity to handle incredibly precise and detail-oriented work using a set of editorial guidelines
  • Facility working with tools required within digital spaces (e.g., Google Suite)
  • Demonstrate an editorial sensibility, including ability to
    • write and edit using precise, academic language
    • proofread for accuracy and expression
    • apply constructive feedback locally and globally in a timely manner
    • implement revisions to project design and content
    • produce consistent content and quality across products

Ideal Attributes
  • Passion for and commitment to the importance of high-quality, knowledge-rich curriculum
  • Avid commitment to and concern for details required in accomplishing a task, no matter how small
  • Capacity to embrace a learner mindset that is receptive to and elevates different perspectives
  • Appreciation for the challenges and victories faced every day by classroom teachers
  • Commitment to high standards and continuous improvement
  • Empathy, curiosity, and the desire to continually grow as a learner
  • Ability to remain flexible in an ambiguous, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Proficiency at both working independently and collaborating as part of a team
  • Receptivity to feedback with a focus on reflective practice
  • Positivity in all situations, bringing proactive problem-solving orientation to every task
  • Commitment to collective authorship
  • Deep belief that every child is capable of greatness

Required Education• Bachelor's degree

• Full-time

• Remote • Future travel (5-10%) may be required.
New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, subject to potential accommodation as required by law or otherwise permitted by the Company.
The salary range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for the role. For residents of the State of Colorado the expected salary range for this position is $63,353.99 - $74,440.94. This range may vary above and below the expected amounts in the State of Colorado. In addition to the Company's benefit offerings, the position may be eligible for additional annual incentives at the Company's discretion. Any offered salary and other incentives are based on market data, applicant skills and relevant experience, degrees, certifications and internal equity considerations.
If selected for an interview a background check will be required.
Any communication to applicants relating to the Great Minds hiring process will only come from email addresses with the domains or . If in the course of the application or hiring process with Great Minds you are contacted through another domain, are requested to provide banking or other sensitive information, or you note any other suspicious activity, please contact [email protected]
Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization's commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.
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