Curriculum developer + Lesson plan writer for SEL (Casel) Youth Music Nonprofit

Job Type

Part Time




Details: Part time. $30-$45 per hour based on experience




New York
United States


We are looking for someone with a lot of experience in:

  • SEL integration (Ideally someone well versed in/trained in
  • Lesson plan writing
  • Activity writing
  • Curriculum development


  • Work remotely- write new materials and integrate SEL into existing materials
  • Part time, max 15 hrs per week
  • First project completion date Dec 1st
  • $30-$45 per hour based on experience

Are you a changemaker who wants to update the way music is taught to young people across the globe?

We are an international music education non-profit (501c3) based in New York. We bring cutting edge music technology into classrooms to allow students to produce their own original songs. We teach life skills and social-emotional learning through the process of collaborative song creation. We have grown a lot over the last five years, utilizing the skill sets of our in-house team and personal network, and now we’re ready to take the next step.

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Job Duties and Tasks:

  • Write and review activities, lesson plans, and curriculum
  • Integrate SEL standards into existing activities and lesson plans
  • Weekly check-ins with Project Manager
  • Part time estimate of 15 hours a week
  • Due date is December 1. Will work as consultant between now and then with possibility of more permanent role in 2019
  • Estimated 50-70 hours of work remaining

Over the past two years we have created a wide array of written training materials for our teachers that we’ve honed as we continue to grow our organization and tailor our curriculum.

We have mapped out how our materials align with CASEL standards and are in the process of very explicitly integrating them into our curriculum and day-to-day lesson plans. We are looking for a teacher or SEL expert who has worked specifically within these guidelines and can help us integrate these standards into our teacher training materials.

Materials range from written lesson plans, in-class activities, and online training videos.


Experience creating and editing lesson plans and in class activities

Detail oriented. You must be detail oriented to effectively and efficiently handle large numbers of Google documents to keep track of material drafts. Familiarity with Google suite in general as we communicate edits and suggestions through various docs and spreadsheets.

Leadership. You may manage teams of other teachers and consultants that will give feedback on current drafts.

Organizational skills. You will check in with our project manager to deliver updates and work, but will mostly be working independently. You will need strong organizational and motivation to stay on task and meet deadlines.

About You:

You are an expert in CASEL/SEL/character development, UBD curriculum development. You are familiar with a variety of national & state curriculum standards, differentiated learning, experience with PBL (problem or project based learning).

You are familiar with creative/engineering process. You can paint with broad strokes in education, the more content areas and teaching strategies you know about for this, the better.

You want to be a part of a socially-oriented business. You are accustomed to being a top performer in a high-growth environment

You are looking to work on intermittent freelance projects with the intention of developing a more formal and permanent working relationship

You live in the New York metro area (preferred).

About Us:

We used to run a major recording studio in Brooklyn, New York. We’ve distilled the knowledge we used to produce major artists (i.e. the music kids actually like, not the music adults want them to like) into a songwriting course.

We use students’ enthusiasm about learning how to make their favorite kinds of music to teach them valuable life skills, such as time management, social-emotional skills and teamwork.

We’ve brought our workshops to students around the world, and have reached more than 2,000 students so far.

We are a very small team and have been raising funds to grow the program ourselves. We’re looking to hire a fundraiser to take over that portion of the work so we can continue to grow and stay focused on what we do best: reaching youth through music.


Bachelor’s Degree

To Apply:

Please submit a complete application, which includes a thoughtful cover letter your resume/CV, and examples from your portfolio, uploaded in one document. Send applications to

Only complete applications will be considered.

Only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Project Rhythm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


$30 - $45/hr


None. This is Part time work for hire.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree