Work For Gather 'Round! – Gather 'Round Homeschool Canada

Below you will see a list of the various positions at Gather 'Round and what they look like. Please note, for every single position here at Gather 'Round we are looking for people who are flexible, work well within a team, and are willing to grow and learn. The creation of each unit requires many different people and lots of collaboration. Different teams have different hiring processes.

NOTE: We're gearing up for a significant hiring push over summer 2024 as we plan for the upcoming year. I recommend holding off on submitting any applications for now. However, you can explore the different roles we'll have available below. This summer, we'll be hiring for all positions, so it's an excellent opportunity to reflect on, discuss, and familiarize yourself with our product, brand, and requirements. I'll send out official updates via email when we're ready to proceed, so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed!

All interviews will ask if you have read and agree with Rebecca's statement of faith, you can find that HERE. We recommend reading that first so that you know before you invest the time. 

Gather 'Round Positions

Website Manager:  

We're currently looking for a website manager who is comfortable with some basic coding and can help with product launches, site navigation and troubleshooting, tech support, and more. If you know your way behind the scenes of a website, this role might be for you! Anywhere from 1 hour a day to 4, this is a great work-home opportunity if you have the time to be flexible. Apply HERE.


Social Media Manager:

We are currently hiring a social media manager to help handle our social media accounts including Homeschool On Facebook and Instagram, Gather 'Round Homeschool Facebook and Instagram. This position will be anywhere between 10-30 hours a week and I would like to work on coming up with clear guidelines, expectations, and time budgets so that we can grow and expand our social media with clarity as to what that will entail. Applicant must have experience creating reels, ghostwriting (writing for someone else in their voice), and successfully managing and growing social media accounts. Photography eye is ideal, at least to know what to edit, and how to edit it. Applicants must submit a proposal of how they would handle our accounts and what their opening strategy would be and how much time it would take. This person needs to be upbeat and personable, engaging. and willing to learn. Apply HERE and please include a cover letter of why you feel you are suited for the job and your resume.


Project Manager
 

We are looking for a project manager to manage our asana projects. This is a work-from-home opportunity that will range from 10-30 hours a week depending on what projects we have going on. Applicant must have experience with project management tools, Asana is a bonus. They will be setting up workflows and automations so that our to-dos flow through the workflows from person to person without too much oversight. They will make reports of where projects are at and make sure that things stay on track and don't go over a time budget. They will do comparative analysis of time spent on a project and find ways to improve efficiency and flow, reporting directly to Rebecca. The person for this role needs to be flexible—many times workflows need to be redone, timelines need to be adjusted, and things have to be reworked. They must be a team player and not come in as anyone's supervisor but rather their advocate and someone there to help make a project succeed for all teams. They must not take liberties that they have not been given, but have the confidence to take charge when Rebecca is not available so that projects move forward and everyone is working on something when they can to keep momentum going. This position would start ASAP and pay is negotiable depending on experience. If you have confidence and yet the humility to step in and be a support person, and are willing to whatever is needed for the team, and have relative experience, this job just might be for you. 


Writers: 

We are currently looking for writers who either have a mathematics background or a passion for math as we develop our new math series. At the same time we are looking to rewrite our year 1 and 2 units with a new version that meets our current standards and styles—and need qualified writers who can research information and present it clearly and conversationally way. We are also actively looking for student notebook writers who have a good understanding of the various ages and needs as well as our unique approach—where less is more and we try to get out of the traditional box of "read and write".

If you are interested in one of these positions, please submit a relevant sample on one of those three topics. For math, it would need to be at least one lesson of math leveled in 7 different levels from K-grade 6. Please include notes to design, images, and any inspiration or ideas for how you would imagine it to be laid out.

If you are interested in being a Teacher's Guide writer, look at one of our year 1 units (North American Birds, Asia, Africa, Earth Science, Human Body, etc.) and rewrite one of the lessons to be 2,000 words in a conversational tone and style that follows a similar template but is more fleshed out.

If you are interested in being a Student Notebook writer, look at one of our Teacher's Guide lessons for one of our units and write new pages for it following the style and approach of our most recent releases such as Unsolved Mysteries. We would need to see multiple pages in 6 levels (pre-reader, early reader, early elementary, upper elementary, middle school, and high school).

This is a part-time position anywhere from 4-6 hours a day (could be longer), and we do often require Saturday work. Applicant must have the time and dedication to commit to meeting deadlines and working under pressure. They also must have strong writing mechanics and grammar skills, presenting information with good flow and organization.

Please note: the writing submitted will not be used by us in any way and is purely submitted for a sample. You are free to use these same samples yourself for any other use and you own the copyright—translating no rights to us unless we negotiate that during the hiring process.


Designers: 

Our designers work collaboratively on projects. We are looking for people not just to lay things out on the page, but to create unique boxes and elements that are both minimalistic and beautiful. We provide the artwork, you find a way to design it that captures the feel. Get a feel for our units with units such as Christmas to see some of the creative elements. To apply for a design position, email us with your availability, experience, and some samples. We do require specific branded samples made for us to see if you can capture our style. 

This is a part time position anywhere from 3-5 hours a day (could be longer), and we do sometimes require Saturday work.

 

 Illustrators:

Most of our books contain custom illustrations that we have on-staff illustrators do for us. This position can vary and often has weekend work and tight deadlines.  It is not a full time position, but hours will vary. It may include an influx of assignments and then taper off. Illustrators must do their work digitally, which requires the tools: an iPad, procreate app, and an apple pencil. In most cases, we require experience with digital art. You can see examples of our art in all of our book previews on the site. 

This is a part time position anywhere from 3-5 hours a day (could be longer), and we do sometimes require Saturday work.

 

Customer Service:  

The main part of this job is often responding to emails, though it could also be social media messages or app questions, data entry, managing orders, and working with schools and libraries, etc.

This is a part time position anywhere from 3-5 hours a day, and we do sometimes require Saturday work.

 

Proofreader/Editor:  

This position can vary depending on where you best fit. We have pre-proofers and post proofers who might work in an Adobe PDF making notes and comments or in a Google doc making changes. We have fact checkers and editors who look for flow and style and readability, etc. Where you are placed will most depend on your experience, skill level, and experience with Gather 'Round's style to know what we do and don't do. For this position, we are looking for people who have a degree and/or previous experience in this area as well as experience with CMOS. 

This is a part time position anywhere from 4-6 hours a day, and we do sometimes require Saturday work. 

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