Position Available: Instructional Design Consultant

Updated January 24, 2017

Job Title: Instructional Design Consultant


Job Description:

We are looking for Instructional Design Consultant services to develop interactive web-based training modules for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Environment, Health and Safety Office (EHS). The goal is to facilitate learners in acquiring knowledge, skills and competencies in an effective and efficient manner which can then be applied in their work and laboratory research.



  • Work with subject matter experts to identify the target audience’s training needs
  • Assist with the development of course objectives
  • Create engaging web-based course content that enhances retention and transfer of key concepts
  • Provide exercises and activities that enhance the learning process
  • Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc.)
  • Maintain all drafts of program documentation
  • Attend onsite review meetings, as necessary (i.e. finalizing the storyboard and script, review of first draft of training program)



  • Experience with web-based instructional design
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and the appropriate instructional design models
  • Lesson and curriculum planning skills
  • Knowledge in basic HTML and Flash programming
  • Proficiency with course development software (Captivate or Articulate) and Learning Management Systems
  • Hands-on visual design experience (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator) and ability to develop storyboards and scripts
  • Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts
  • Background in the Environment, Health and Safety or Lab Sciences field strongly desired; prior experience with developing laboratory safety trainings is preferred.


Application Process:

Please send resumes to Training Team at: environment@mit.edu