Work For Gather 'Round!
Below you will see a list of the various positions at Gather 'Round, what they look like, and how to apply.
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. If you are selected as someone who might be a good fit, you will hear first from the team leader who will do a pre-screening interview. This will help you get to know the team lead of that position, as well as see if it is a good fit as that is who you will work with the most. If that interview goes well, you will get a call back interview from Rebecca, for an hour-long interview to discuss more details.
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.
* Positions with a star beside them are current openings.
Gather 'Round Positions
We are always looking for writers both for helping write student notebooks, edit previous units, as well as write Teacher's Guides. We have an entire team of writers that work together to create a single unit. I am looking for you to take concepts and make them come to life in a simple explanation with a very conversational writers voice (use Christmas or Artists lesson 20 or Indigenous Peoples lesson 17-20 as examples of the writers voice we are going for).
You will be asked to write a sample of an upcoming unit. The more samples we receive, the more likely it is that we will be able to find a spot for you. We are looking for Student Notebook writers, so also include a sample of some student pages leveled all the way from Pre-reader to High school (design notes in red for how the page would look) as well as a Teacher's Guide lesson (or 2) of upcoming units. Samples must be 2,300 words or more, and Teacher's Guide lessons should include suggestions for student pages. Medieval Times and Sports and PE will give us a good feel of both scientific and historical writing. Please also include a proposed Table of Contents. Keep the writing engaging, age appropriate, lots of similes and real life examples, think living book style. We can't wait to hear from you!
Degree is interesting but definitely not required. This is a part time position anywhere from 3-5 hours a day (could be longer), and we do sometimes require Saturday work. Click HERE to apply for a Writer position.
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. Ideally, make specific samples for any of our units (ie. Botany-what are some creative boxes, elements, you would do for this unit).
This is a part time position anywhere from 3-5 hours a day (could be longer), and we do sometimes require Saturday work. Click HERE to apply for a Designer position.
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. Click HERE to apply for an Illustrator position.
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. Click HERE to apply for a Customer Service position.
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.
This is a part time position anywhere from 3-5 hours a day, and we do sometimes require Saturday work. Click HERE to apply for a Proofreader/Editor position.