Curriculum Designer, Cambly Kids

San Francisco /
Product – Curriculum /
Cambly is an online platform for students of all ages to learn English in 1-on-1 lessons with a tutor over video chat. Every day, students in over 200 countries log on to Cambly from their laptop, tablet, or smartphone to practice speaking English. Many of our students don’t have access to high-quality English education where they live and don’t have the means to travel abroad, but by joining Cambly they are able to immerse themselves in an English-language environment from the comfort of their own home. Whenever a student has spare time, they can open the app and connect with a tutor within seconds. Because Cambly lessons take place between one tutor and one student via video chat, our course materials are specially designed to take full advantage of this unique format.

The Learning Team at Cambly is currently hiring a Curriculum Designer to help shape the future of our curriculum by planning and executing the development of course materials for the Cambly Kids platform (students aged 4-15). The ideal candidate for this role understands children and has a passion for creating fun learning experiences that engage curious young minds. In addition, you should be creative, analytical, great at project management, and able to collaborate with team members of diverse backgrounds and skill sets (both within team and cross functional). Above all, we’re looking for a teacher at heart, with empathy for the language learning process and a passion for bringing innovative, research-backed educational approaches to our students and tutors.

What you’ll do:

    • Contribute to the ongoing development of curricular guidelines and goals 
    • Take ownership of the Cambly Kids curriculum
    • Pitch course ideas, oversee course development, and write lessons
    • Write and edit standards-based assessment items and reading passages
    • Collaborate with product and marketing teams from international markets
    • Use style and procedure guides to ensure consistency across content
    • Consistently meet assigned deadlines and quality standards
    • Impact teachers and students across the globe at an incredible scale


    • Experience as a curriculum designer or similar role
    • Graduate degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics (or similar) or a graduate degree in education with an emphasis on or certificate in ESL
    • 3 years’ experience in ESL/EFL education (teaching, lesson planning, and/or curriculum development)
    • Experience teaching children and an understanding of how kids learn and what engages them
    • Ability to excel in a fast-paced startup environment
    • Ability to write creative and fun educational content that is appropriately targeted for learners at different proficiency levels 
    • An eye for visual design and presentational clarity
    • Eagerness to share and receive feedback as a part of a small yet effective curriculum team
    • A passion for education and intuition for what makes an engaging learning experience
    • Ability to relocate to San Francisco, CA

Exceptional candidates will have:

    • Familiarity with language standards and exams such as CEFR and ACTFL
    • Experience managing people or projects