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Senior Learning Designer for Music

Duolingo

Duolingo

Design
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Our mission at Duolingo is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. But we’ve got more left to do — and that’s where you come in!

Duolingo is the world's most popular learning app. Beyond our core learning product, we also offer English proficiency testing with the Duolingo English Test, and are bringing new subjects into the Duolingo app, where people can develop their Math and Music skills.

We are passionate about educating our users, making fact-based decisions, and finding innovative solutions to complex problems. We offer meaningful work, limitless learning opportunities, and collaboration with world-class minds. Come brighten your life and over half a billion more!

We are looking for a music enthusiast who is a world-class educator and an expert in designing music courses for different levels and a variety of audiences. Our ideal candidate is a creative composer/arranger and music teacher who is able to apply their expertise to new problems, such as designing engaging and imaginative lessons on reading the bass clef or playing syncopated rhythms. You will join our Music team to help us deliver the best education in the world through evidence-based practices. Join Duolingo to feel empowered as an educator, impacting millions of learners.

You Will...

  • Design innovative curricula and content for Duolingo courses teaching music-related topics to learners of all ages
  • Identify, compose, and arrange level-appropriate songs for learners and provide musical direction to other content creators
  • Collaborate with team members across different roles to improve the Duolingo music in-app learning experience
  • Help interpret qualitative and quantitative data on how learners interact with the course, and leverage data insights for course improvements
  • Help develop and implement efficient processes for scaling the creation of app-based educational content
  • If needed, help recruit, train, and supervise freelance course content creators

You Have...

  • Music education expertise. You have at least 5 years of experience teaching and designing music-related content and curricula. You have deep pedagogical content knowledge in music and you naturally gravitate towards teaching theoretical concepts through fun, interactive experiences and musical examples. You excel at breaking down music concepts into smaller parts for the purposes of teaching and assessing knowledge. You can design course curricula that effectively scaffold the learning experience for learners at varying levels of competence.
  • Piano proficiency. You are proficient in playing piano and have experience teaching piano.
  • Composition and audio production skills. You are skilled at composing and arranging songs for beginning and intermediate piano learners. You are proficient with audio engineering tools and can oversee the production of high-quality audio tracks.
  • Creativity. You think outside the box and have excellent intuitions about how to build content that learners across a diverse set of backgrounds will find engaging and motivating.
  • Strong communication. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Operational focus. You are organized and efficient, and strive to continuously improve your workflow and processes.

Requirements:

  • MA (or equivalent) in Music, Music Education, or a related field
  • Ability to work full-time from or relocate to Seattle, WA

Exceptional Candidates Will Have...

  • Experience designing app-based content and curricula for music
  • Proficiency in playing guitar
  • Experience managing people and projects

We invest in and support our Duos! This role is eligible for a robust compensation package of base salary, equity, and Duolingo’s world-class benefits. The starting base salary range for this role is, $102,000 - $210,000. Actual salary may vary based on level, work experience, performance, and other factors evaluated during the hiring process.


We will do everything we can within reason to make sure that your interview takes place in an environment that fairly and accurately assesses your skills. If you need assistance or accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

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Duolingo is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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