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Changing the world can be fun!

We’re a fast-growing, innovative, higher education institution. We serve tens of thousands of art teachers (and as a consequence, millions of students) around the world and we’re looking for inspiring and motivated team members who can help us put a big dent in the universe. If you’re ready to work with other motivated team members, and you’d like a rewarding challenge, review our open positions, below!

Please call our Team & Culture line at 515-206-9226 with any questions.

★ School Success Manager [Remote, FT]

We are looking to expand our School Success team by hiring an individual with strong interpersonal skills to manage customer relationships through communication, decision making, problem solving, active listening, empathy, negotiation, and self-motivation. Is that you?

We are looking for an individual who has a passion to inspire and equip educators on their journey toward professional success. Working closely with district administrators and art teachers, the School Success Manager consults on software implementations, conducts demos, captures renewal subscriptions and manages the ongoing relationship with school districts.

★ Learning Experience Designer [Remote, FT]

The Art of Education University (AOEU) is seeking a Learning Experience Designer (LxD) to serve as the project leader and instructional design specialist for the university’s Curriculum Department. The LxD works closely with stakeholders (deans, faculty, subject matter experts, etc.) managing curriculum design and development processes. The LxD is responsible for managing course development projects, including adherence to project timelines, and upholding organizational standards.

As project manager, the LxD is responsible for applying principles of instructional design to support continuous quality improvement of course and programs. This includes research and incorporation of current industry trends, proven instructional strategies, and quality measures into the curriculum. Learning Experience Designers at AOEU are also responsible for maintaining the integrity of curriculum mapping, hotfixes, and assessment. This position is complex and, therefore, will be as rewarding as it is challenging.

★ Business Development Manager [Remote, FT]

The Art of Education University (AOEU) is seeking a Business Development Manager who will work to identify potential customers using proven prospecting and qualifying techniques to support new business sales.  Your main role will be to set up key stakeholder meetings for the sales managers by initiating the first outreach and developing relationships with potential customers.

To be successful in this role, you should have experience developing leads from marketing campaigns, cold calls, emails and other outbound techniques. You will use your communication skills to cultivate strong relationships with customers in order to introduce them to the sales manager. If you are motivated and results-driven, and enjoy working in a team environment, we’d like to meet you!

★ Podcast Host [Remote, Contractor]

The Art of Education University is looking to expand its podcast network. We are looking for individuals to write and host both ongoing and miniseries podcasts. Podcasters must have K-12 art experience, strong writing and communication skills, a confident presence on the microphone, technology proficiency, enthusiasm and knowledge of trends and best practices in art education, and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines. [Part-Time, Contracted, Remote]

★ PRO Facilitator [Remote, Contractor] 

PRO Learning is the only on-demand professional development platform designed for K-12 art teachers. Hundreds of school districts across the country utilize PRO to give their visual arts team training, hands-on tutorials, and resources. We are always looking for talented art educators to facilitate PRO Packs. Ideal candidates are experts in art education who are passionate about sharing best practices with others. Facilitators must be extremely comfortable on camera. Previous experience providing PD for others or creating video content is a plus. We review applications on a rolling basis. If we have an opportunity that we feel you are a good fit for, we will reach out. [Project Based, Contracted, Remote]

 ★ Video Content Creator [Remote, Contractor]

The Art of Education University is seeking exceptional educators to produce video content for its YouTube channel, which has over 8,000 subscribers. Video Content Creators submit written proposals and scripts, along with corresponding video content for a predetermined amount of episodes. Video Content Creators must have K-12 art experience, strong writing and communication skills, confident camera presence, technology proficiency, enthusiasm and knowledge of trends and best practices in art education, and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines. [Part-Time, Contracted, Remote]

 ★ Magazine Writer [Remote, Contractor]

The Art of Education University is seeking exceptional educators to write for its online magazine, which receives over 800,000 views per month. Writers submit three articles, along with 3-4 original photos each month. Writers must have classroom art experience, strong writing and communication skills, enthusiasm and knowledge of trends and best practices in art education, and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines. [Part-Time, Contracted, Remote]

 ★ Conference Presenter [Remote, Contractor]

Art Ed NOW is an amazing twice-annual online conference attended by more than 4,000 art teachers annually. This event features some of the most brilliant minds and innovative ideas in Art Ed. Apply here to present. [Contracted, Single-Event, Remote]

What’s it like to be on the AOEU team?

Building new things and improving the world is hard work, but it’s also a whole lot of fun! Meet the AOEU Family.

Our Team Pillars

Abundance Mentality

Your success is my success. AOEU team members focus on what we have (abundance) versus what we don’t (scarcity). We assume the best in each other. We lift each other up and celebrate team successes. We rally for the betterment of the mission, regardless of job description. We know delivering on the mission today is the best way to achieve success tomorrow.

Adult Culture

AOEU team members are trusted to do great work and consider feedback a gift. We give and receive timely feedback using Radical Candor: Caring Personally while Challenging Directly. We provide feedback in the future tense, focused on opportunity and growth instead of blame and shame. We demonstrate professional maturity by talking with each other, not about each other, and exhibit integrity in all interactions.


As part of a remote team, AOEU team members must be effective transparent communicators. Communication creates trust, and lack of communication creates fear. When in doubt, we over-communicate. We proactively pick up the phone, leave our cameras on, and meet in person when possible to strengthen our connections. Great work never excuses poor communication.

Pace and Change

In order to fulfill our mission, AOEU team members are flexible and adaptable to the rapidly changing reality around us. What got us here won’t necessarily get us there. AOEU team members are at their best when they’re doing work they love: work they’re uniquely skilled at. We know that striving to find our perfect fit within the institution is the key to long-term success and happiness.

Lifelong Learner

AOEU team members have a growth mindset. We have never “arrived.” We have our own areas of expertise but are always seeking new depth and breadth of knowledge. We utilize the AOEU Lifelong Learning Fund to grow our skills and gain new perspectives. Learning is both formal and informal and is shared openly with the team for all to benefit.


AOEU team members embrace responsibility and ownership. Our ownership mindset drives us not to fulfill the expectations of others but to fulfill the mission. We exhibit a strong bias for action and carry out the “see it, own it, solve it, do it” cycle successfully. We see leadership as a mindset, not a job title. We don’t let roadblocks stop us. When in doubt, we ask for forgiveness, not permission.


AOEU team members know business can be an incredibly powerful way to positively impact the world. We add value to society by serving art teachers and fulfilling the mission, and only then will we achieve sustainability and growth. We are not a traditional university. We are not a public school. We are not a cutthroat business. We are a unique hybrid learning-institution, paving a mission-first path toward success.

Whole Person

Personal well-being is vital to our success in both work and life. AOEU team members don’t see work and life as a scale that can be balanced. They recognize that a rising tide lifts all ships. Success at work gives rise to success at home. Success at home gives rise to success at work. Our work gives us essential purpose and meaning, but it’s only one piece of the puzzle to true fulfillment.

AOEU is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and institutional need. We proudly welcome prospective and active team members as unique individuals with dignity and respect. We do not discriminate or offer preferential treatment.

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