Now accepting applications for Product Developer - Cutting Machine Education
Applications are now open, but may close without notice if we receive too many. If you are interested in this position, act quickly.
Who I'm Looking For
Do you love writing? Do you have experience in the world of instructional design or education? Are you a Cricut expert who's familiar with crafting?
I might just have the perfect role for you!
We are looking for a full time hourly employee to help us at JenniferMaker as our Product Developer - Cutting Machine Education.
This position is accountable for creating digital courses, ebooks, and workshops for our crafting community.
You will be an expert at creating and maintaining high-quality digital courses, ebooks, and other instructional materials that are tailored specifically around using Cricut cutting machines and/or Cricut products. The ideal candidate will be experienced with Cricut cutting machines, as well as familiar with both crafting and the JenniferMaker brand.
The person who is right for this position has experience writing effective copy, instructional text, and audio/video scripts, as well as lesson and curriculum planning skills. While perhaps not quite yet an expert, this person does have a solid familiarity with the JenniferMaker blog and our courses/ebooks, as well as a strong desire to learn in a technology-based craft education company.
This position involves a combination of creativity, attention to detail, and follow-through, and it has high expectations for meeting deadlines.
Status: Hourly employee (not a contractor position)
Position Type: Full-time, 30 - 40 hours per week; flexibility and ability to pivot is a must.
Pay: $24.00 - $31.00 per hour
Special Note: As a JenniferMaker employee, you will not be able to engage in any outside activity that could be construed as a conflict of interest, such as running or working on your own or someone else's blog or crafting business.
Design complete, original, and high-quality digital courses, ebooks, and other instructional materials that are tailored specifically around using Cricut cutting machines and/or Cricut products.
Create compelling course content that enhances retention.
Writes and maintains all written material related to use of Cricut machines and/or products, including Cricut design software (such as ebooks, cheat sheets, course material, etc.).
State instructional end goals and create content that matches them.
Visualize instructional graphics, the user interface and the finished product.
Maintain project documentation and course folders.
Understands that copyrights and ownership for designs created for the JenniferMaker brand will belong to the brand.
Understands and uses the JenniferMaker products and projects so you can answer questions and support our crafters.
Effectively communicates with the team and meets with us weekly on Zoom video chats.
Has the best interest of the JenniferMaker brand in mind.
Helps me look good to my readers and customers.
Works with minimal supervision.
Things You've Done in the Past
2 years experience in education or instructional design.
Preference may be given to candidates possessing experience using a Cricut Maker, a Cricut Explore, and/or Cricut Design Space.
Preference may be given to candidates who have successfully completed college level courses in instructional design and/or education technology classes.
Experience working with a virtual team.
Crafted simple things (and not afraid to work with your hands or with technology).
Things I'd Love For You to Know
(optional, not required)
Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator
Gmail, Google Drive, Docs, Forms, and Sheets
Facebook groups and ads
Note: I'd just like familiarity, not expertise, with how to generally use these tools. If you don't have it but are willing to learn, great!
This Position is NOT For a Person Who:
Already has a job and is not willing to leave it for ours
Already has a lot going on and doesn't have the time and focus to do a quality job
Isn't interested in providing excellent customer service, growing, and learning
Wants to be front and center, rather than working in the background
Is not willing to sign a non-disclosure and non-compete agreement
Is unwilling to go the extra step to make our brand look good to our readers and customers, and to reflect our core values
Needs immediate supervision, firm structure, and frequent feedback
Will take customer problems or complaints personally
Has unreliable Internet or computer access (you must have your own Mac or Windows desktop or laptop for this position -- ChromeBooks and tablets will not get the job done)
Wants to learn how to blog or run a business from Jennifer. As an employee, you will not be able to have your own blog or craft-related business, as that would be a conflict of interest and split your focus. This position requires 100% focus on growing the JenniferMaker brand and community.
This Position IS For a Person Who:
Has lesson and curriculum planning skills.
Has visual design skills (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign) and the ability to storyboard.
Has the ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts.
Has knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models.
Has excellent communication and people skills.
Has excellent follow-through with the ability to meet deadlines.
Has an aptitude in problem solving.
Has a desire to work as a team with a results driven approach.
Loves to rise above and offer solutions.
Is real and "Jenuine."
Expects and strives for excellence always.
Is driven to grow.
Knows our word is our bond.
Has a great feel for the JenniferMaker brand and what our people want from it.
Takes the initiative and doesn’t need to have their hand held.
Has a great attention to detail and brand quality.
Is highly organized but moves quickly.
Takes ownership and pride in your work.
Is not afraid of new challenges.
Loves learning new things and can implement new ideas quickly.
Adapts very well to changes on-the-go.
Is technology savvy but is willing to ask for help if needed.
Can handle direct feedback without getting their feelings hurt.
Can juggle lots of moving pieces while staying focused and collected.
Is willing and able to complete training and learn new systems
Someone who is able to work on the weekends and holidays.
Why Should I Be Interested in This Career?
You’ll get to work in a fun business that helps change and improve people’s lives through their handmade creations.
You’ll get to work with an awesome team of people who make things happen!
You will have the resources you need to do your job well.
You will get answers to any and all questions you have.
You’ll have the flexibility and freedom to work from home.
You’ll be paid to do the things you already love and rock!
Why This Job is Important
This position will work closely with the Education Director to ensure that our products are being created on time, while sharing the JenniferMaker story and vision, and promoting our brand.
You will be responsible for ensuring that the products and content created are educational, informative, and engaging to every person in our community -- all our readers, members, partners, and students.
Brand quality and making everything work seamlessly is the foundation to our expansion and growth long term.