Learning Activities Designer, Media Lab Learning Initiative

Massachusetts, United States
22 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2020
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture and benefits that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future then take a look at this opportunity.

LEARNING ACTIVITIES DESIGNER, Media Lab (ML)-Learning Initiative-Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX), to design and develop learning activities, experiences, and materials for the PLIX program and document and support current PLIX projects.  Will collaborate with ML researchers and public librarians to create learning resources that translate research into creative learning activities/kits/programs for public libraries and other educational spaces.  Responsibilities include codeveloping new and leading the design, maintenance, and facilitation of existing PLIX programs and materials; maintaining/expanding the PLIX project’s visual style and brand; organizing and leading user-testing and play-testing, synthesizing feedback, and iterating on the design of learning activities/kits/programs; documenting and sharing the development process of PLIX learning activities/kits/programs on public-facing website and blog; assisting with developing and facilitating workshops/events/training; collaborating on reviewing and refining overall strategy for the PLIX project and other programs; and performing other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field; two years’ experience teaching and facilitating in a range of formal and informal learning environments/learning spaces; two years’ visual design experience producing infographics, illustrations, print materials, videos, etc.; experience working with the public, including librarians, patrons, educators, and youth; experience with the design process, including ideating, understanding and collecting user feedback, and rapid project prototyping and iteration; working knowledge of creative learning; excellent interpersonal and communication design skills (visual and digital); and high-level proficiency with visual design tools (i.e., Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Sketch).  Seek someone with a strong personal commitment to open and public learning, especially for underserved populations/communities.  

PREFERRED:  experience with front-end web development or mobile app technologies, and experience working in an academic setting and/or at the Media Lab.  Job #18547-6

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.