Instructional Designer

Location: Austin, TX / Remote

Position Overview:

The Instructional Designer (ID) is a key member of the learning experience design team who creates superior learning experiences for our clients that are engaging, meet quality standards, use a variety of media, and meet time/budget requirements.


  • Functions as an ID on projects:
    • Executes design and development work as instructed on standard course and content development projects.
    • Has the ability to lead their own projects.
    • Follows process protocols as instructed.
    • Participates effectively in meetings.
  • Leverages the following skills to execute project work:
    • Client-facing: Attends client-facing meetings.
    • Collaborative: Is able to function effectively on a team.
    • Supportive: Acts as a sounding board for other designers.
    • Business-minded: Works within the parameters of the project scope of work.
    • Big-picture focus: Understands the function of the team in relation to function of other SRM teams.
    • Initiative: Completes work enthusiastically.
    • Independent: Has the ability to complete basic design tasks with minimal support.

Desired Skills and Knowledge

  • instructional design theory and practices
  • attention to detail
  • organization skills
  • time management
  • strong writing
  • active listening
  • interpersonal skills
  • ability to work on a team
  • problem-solving and creative thinking skills
  • learning technologies and LMSs
  • proficient in Microsoft Office
  • project management
  • media design/storyboarding and review
  • ability and resilience to work through ambiguous situations

Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD degree in any field plus at least 1 year of ID experience, or
  • Bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD degree in any field plus at least 3 years of teaching experience in which you were responsible for your own curriculum, or
  • Master’s degree or EdD in instructional design, adult learning, or a related field

Special skills considered a plus:

  • Teaching and curriculum design
  • Competency-based learning
  • Development of interactives and simulations
  • Experience with Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, Desire2Learn, or other LMSs

Why Six Red Marbles

Do you believe learning matters? Well, we do too.

In fact, our entire business is built around the idea that we are all always learning and therefore always students. We believe everyone deserves the most engaging and innovative learning experiences available, and our employees are the secret to our success. Our values include:

  • Doing right by our people and partners
  • Taking an innovative, tech-forward approach to engage students of all ages
  • Putting the learner first in the content we create
  • Being transparent in all we do and how we do it
  • Working together to find the best solution, not the easiest solution
  • Embracing that we are Always a Student

About Six Red Marbles

Six Red Marbles delivers high-quality educational programs at scale and has decades of experience developing custom materials and assessments that can align with any educational standard. We have developed thousands of interactive learning programs for schools, publishers, universities, and more with the support of our global network of subject matter experts. Six Red Marbles has offices in Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Brattleboro, VT; Delhi, India; and Chennai, India.

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Six Red Marbles is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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We only bring the best and the brightest to our team. Interested in a career with Six Red Marbles? Lifelong learners need apply.

If you have questions about what it’s like to work with or for Six Red Marbles, we’re happy to answer.

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