REMOTE: Curriculum Designer K-12 Art Edu

Compliance · Osage, Iowa
Department Compliance
Employment Type FTE
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

REMOTE: Curriculum Designer K-12 Art Edu | The Profession |

Are you passionate about shaping k-12 art education? Do you love leading others toward a common goal? Do you enjoy taking complex ideas and breaking them down into simple, actionable steps? The Art of Education University (AOEU) is seeking a Curriculum Designer to lead content production of FLEX Curriculum. This individual will curate standards aligned content and lead production. The Associate Curriculum Designer reports directly to the Director of K-12 Curriculum and Compliance. This position requires the ability to generate ideas and put them into action. 

The Art of Education University | Who We Are | 


Our mission is simple, driven, and inspiring: We grow amazing art teachers by providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging professional development at every stage of their career. 


AOEU is an innovative and fast-growing institution of higher education serving art teachers around the world. In 2019, we became the first homegrown graduate university in the state of Iowa in 50 years and the world’s first “University For Life,” serving art educators throughout an entire lifetime of learning.

The Art of Education University serves tens of thousands of students, readers, and customers around the U.S. and in over 40 countries. Our Magazine is read more than 800,000 times each month, our events are attended by over 4,000 art educators annually, and we serve over 2,000 graduate students each year. 


Our culture is at the heart of our success as an institution. We believe in a drama-free environment that upholds the ideals of Radical Candor©. We believe that your success is our success. You will always know where you stand and be challenged to grow and stretch yourself in ways you never imagined.


The Details | Curriculum Designer|

Essential Functions

Lead Content Creation for FLEX Curriculum

This position will lead strategic, relevant content creation for AOEU’s K-12 curriculum platform (FLEX Curriculum). 

  • Documented expertise in creating outstanding, dynamic, well-researched, standards aligned lessons, assessments, and overall curriculum. 
  • Scout, hire and manage content creators.
  • Apply proactive leadership and guidance with content producers through each phases of lesson plan development: ideation, curation, application. Use the check-in process effectively to change direction or elevate content in production. 
  • Collaborate with AOEU departments like graphic design, editing, and video production to produce polished, professional content in a timely, professional manner.
  • Review and edit work to ensure AOEU’s high standards are met.
  • Meet deadlines and accurately upload content to the AOEU website using an eye for excellence and a sense of urgency.

Additional Duties

This position will also be responsible for completing other projects and tasks integral to the success of FLEX Curriculum platforms, including but not limited to: 

  • Organizing and keeping FLEX databases up to date
  • Preparing FLEX content for uploading
  • Writing marketing materials for FLEX

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Evidence of prior experience  developing k-12 visual arts curriculum.
  • Possess a strong commitment to applying backwards design to creating, assessment, and scope, and sequence.
  • Ability to create curriculum with differentiation and accommodations in mind. 
  • Has a broad range of art education knowledge.
  • Ability to identify and research what they don’t know in order to create the best content possible.
  • Demonstrated understanding of what constitutes high-quality teaching and learning in the arts.
  • Can recognize art teachers’ changing needs and create content aligned to meet those needs, understanding that attention to detail matters as does the ability to deliver high quality projects on time and on budget. 
  • Can draw the best work out of others by building trust and personal relationships with content producers and co-workers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide feedback, critique, and direction as appropriate. 
  • Is detail-oriented and highly capable of maintaining various projects and deadlines.
  • Has excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Has experience managing both people and processes.

Work Environment


Position requires considerable concentration and focus.

Ability to sit/stand for extended periods.

Ability to lift items such as laptops, monitors, and the like.


Ability to view computer screens for significant periods. The Art of Education University is an online university; therefore, 95-98% of one’s time will be on or using technology.

Ability to use a laptop or other keyboard with accuracy.

Ability to hear at normal levels and through electronic devices such as laptops, earbuds, phones, and the like.

Position Requirements


Minimum of a Bachelor’s in Art Education.

Specialized degree or Certificate in Curriculum or Instructional Design preferred.


Minimum of 5 years experience in the field of art education.

Minimum of 3 years experience overseeing and providing feedback to adults.

Minimum of 3 years experience in some or all of the following: educational publishing, instructional design, standards alignment, curriculum mapping, and assessment design.

Compensation and Benefits


Structured as a full-time exempt, salaried position, this individual will report directly to Amber Kane, Director of K-12 Curriculum and Compliance. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience. Payroll is remitted on the 15th and the last day of each month.


Group healthcare plans are available. The Art of Education University will contribute 100% for full-time health dental, and vision, employee-only coverage. Family coverage is available at an additional premium.

The Art of Education University offers participation, upon hire, in a 401K plan with up to a 4% match of employee contributions.

Appropriate and up-to-date technology is provided.

Unlimited self-managed PTO is offered to full-time employees of AOEU. Extended vacations must be pre-approved. Flexibility exists so long as responsibilities are fulfilled and careful planning and communication are evident.



Persons interested in applying should complete the application form linked below. Applicants are required to submit a short 1-3 minute video explaining why they would like to be considered for the position and why they are uniquely qualified. Failure to submit a video will automatically eliminate you from the application process.

The interview process occurs in three phases: a phone screen, a packet with job-related tasks, and, finally, an interview.

Finalists will have one final culture interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

All applicants and candidates will be notified of the status of their application.


Interested applicants should complete the application and upload a current resume as soon as possible.

We will review applications on a rolling basis. While we hope to hire as soon as possible, we are willing to wait for the right candidate. 

Candidates selected for the next step of the hiring process will be notified as applications are submitted

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    Osage, Iowa
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    Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.