Vacancy: Curriculum Author – Social Sciences Geography

Curriculum Author: Geography (Grades 7 to 9)

EdTech Curriculum Department

Job Description

At Learning Lab Apps we obsess about the quality of the curriculum content we produce for our customers. Our goal is to see children improve their school results. If this sounds like a goal that makes you excited, and you have the ability to create insightful Geography content, then this job might just be for you!

We’re looking for a curriculum author to work with us on a part-time basis (ideal for teachers wanting to earn a decent second income). You’ll be writing curriculum content (primarily question-and-answer based worksheets) in Social Sciences Geography for Grades 7 to 9.

You’ll need exceptional language skills in order to be considered for this position. You must consistently dot your i’s and cross your t’s with military precision, and be passionate about Geography.

You’ll be working with our EdTech Curriculum Development team to create the best content possible for our WorksheetCloud online app.

Is this job for me?

You’ll need to have all these qualities and qualifications in order to be considered for this position:

  • Teaching qualification (B.Ed / PGCE)
  • Minimum 3 years experience teaching South African CAPS Social Sciences Geography in any grade between Grades 7 to 9.
  • Extremely detail-orientated with the ability to proofread and spot errors. You need impeccable spelling and grammar skills in English.
  • Extensive knowledge of subject terms (jargon) in Geography AND History (you will be authoring Geography content, but may also moderate History content).
  • Available to attend training and workshops on selected weekends or evenings in Cape Town.
  • Have between 8 to 10 hours available per week to dedicate to this job. You will be working remotely and can choose your own working hours (evenings and weekends are fine).
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Own laptop and reliable internet access at home.
  • A clear ability to motivate why you want to join the Learning Lab Apps team and why you will be our next top performing Geography content author for Grades 7 to 9.

Responsibilities

This is what you’ll be doing as our Geography Curriculum Author:

  • Design and author Geography worksheets for Grades 7 to 9.
  • Complete work within required timelines and to a consistently high level of quality.
  • Use internal project management tools and spreadsheets to plan and manage your work.
  • Stay up to date with academic terms (jargon) in Geography.
  • Communicate regularly with our Curriculum Manager.

Position Details

Level: Mid-level

Remuneration: Based on how much work you complete each month.

Location: Remote position (work anywhere). You will be required to attend training and workshops from time to time over weekends or evenings at our Cape Town office.

Employment type: Part-time, 6 month initial contract with option to extend.

Hours: Between 8 to 10 hours per week. You can choose your own work hours, provided you get the job done properly.

Department: EdTech Curriculum Department

Reports to: Curriculum Manager

How to Apply

Our application process works like this:

  1. Read the entire job description above to ensure that you are the right fit for this position.
  2. Complete the online application here.
  3. If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to create an original Geography worksheet and memorandum to test your curriculum knowledge and writing ability.
  4. If you pass this test, you will be invited to a formal interview.