Curriculum Designer

Posted Apr 14

Are you someone who gets excited about developing research-based learning experiences? Are you known for being detail oriented and setting the bar on quality in your work? Do you enjoy creating opportunities for professionals to develop their skills? If so, Black Spectacles’ Curriculum Designer role may be the perfect opportunity for you to grow in your career!

At Black Spectacles, we’re a purpose-driven company aimed squarely at educating and inspiring architects across the world so they can thrive in their careers.

Our platform attracts architects around the world who want to push the limits of their industry. Our content which includes podcasts, design tutorials, virtual workshops, practice exams, and over 600 instructional videos for exam prep helps architects keep pace with emerging technologies and software so they can do their best work.

Black Spectacles is Chicago-based with a fully remote staff. We are a Great Place to Work-Certified company and ranked #11 in Education on the INC. 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Company List in 2019. To keep that momentum going strong, we’re expanding our team of enthusiastic go-getters. We’re on the hunt for a Curriculum Designer to help us create impactful and engaging learning experiences for our customers on their journey to becoming licensed architects. You’ll guide the direction of our learning content by planning, designing, and developing new learning experiences as we improve our ARE test prep content and build new products.

You will:

  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts, stakeholders, and other members of the Learning Team to craft compelling video-based learning content including reviewing and refining scripts and storyboards.
  • Leverage learning theory and industry-standard best practices to update existing online course materials to meet learning objectives and ensure accuracy and engagement goals.
  • Identify areas for improvement and assist in the design, development, and delivery of new course content or learning features that meet the needs of our customers.
  • Maintain, evaluate, and support all instructional assets: quizzes, practice exams, flashcards, study guides, and our monthly ARE Live podcast.
  • Design and develop formative and summative assessments that accurately measure learners’ understanding of key concepts.

Key outcomes of the job:

  • Successfully deliver new ARE video lecture content on schedule
  • Increase pass rates with the development of new learning materials


You might be a great fit if:

  • Demonstrated experience as a learning designer or curriculum developer, or equivalent experience designing, developing, and producing e-learning content.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. You can write effective copy, instructional text, and video scripts. You can skillfully explain complex topics with visuals as well as with words.
  • A strong understanding of content development fundamentals and adult learning theory.
  • You are collaborative, creative, and a strategic thinker.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment on a highly collaborative team.
  • You’re passionate about delivering a high-quality learning experience to our customers.
  • Must be able to travel to Chicago for quarterly team meetings.

(Even if you don’t check all of these boxes, we’d still love to hear from you!)


  • 'Work from Wherever' Policy
  • BCBS Medical Plans
  • Principal Dental, Vision, Short-Term, Long-Term and Life Insurance
  • HSA & FSA Programs
  • 401k
  • Profit Sharing Plans
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Paid Company Holiday Time Off
  • Employer-Sponsored Training Opportunities
  • Paid Volunteer Time
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Quarterly & Annual Team Events

Black Spectacles is an equal opportunity employer.

Misc Info For This Position:

Remote Mix: 100% Remote

Job Type: Full-Time

Regional Restrictions: USA Only

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