Paid Positions Available
Course Content Developer
Darshan Yeshiva is searching for adult Jewish educational content for our downloadable class series. With that in mind, we are announcing multiple positions for Course Creators.
Courses are video or podcast based, similar to Udemy, Coursera or other mobile, online classes. Potential Course Creators are encouraged to visit websites like these to get an idea of what we are asking for.
Course creators will provide a series of video or podcasts (usually four per course), texts, handouts and short quizzes. These mobile, on-the-go courses are different than our standard programs which are longer, more expensive, and require a student to be at their workstation.
Course Creators can be anyone who has a qualification to teach Jewish content, but it is NOT limited to rabbis or formal Jewish educators. We are open to teachers of all kinds, from all backgrounds and all approaches to Judaism and Jewish thinking.
In particular, we are interested in content that is accessible to students who are beginning their Jewish learning. This does not mean that the content you create must be at a grade school level. Our students are adult learners and want to learn at that level, but for your content to be successful, it must be engaging and relevant content at a somewhat novice level.
Here are examples of content from different courses.
While Course Creators are welcome to offer their own course ideas, we are especially looking for the following:
Survey of Tanakh (20-video/podcast series)
Survey of Torah (3-10 video/podcast series)
Survey of Neviim (1 video/podcast per book)
Survey of Ketuvim (1 video/podcast per book)
Survey of Meggilot (1 video/podcast per book)
Survey of Tehillim
Literary Artistry of the Bible
Medieval Biblical Commentaries
Modern Torah Commentaries
Primer on Reading Rabbinic Texts
Modern Hebrew Literature
Modern Hebrew Poetry
Modern Hebrew Grammar
Post-Talmudic Halakhic Literature
Modern Jewish (Non-Hebrew) Literature
Prayer in Rabbinic Literature
History of Ancient Israel
History of the Bible (a four-part series to compliment the PBS Series “Saga of the Israelites”)
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews (8 part series complimenting the documentary series of the same name)
Second Temple through Late Antiquity History
History of the Zionist Movement to 1948
Modern Diaspora Jewish History
Ancient and Medieval Jewish History
Medieval Jewish Philosophy
Modern Jewish Thought
Women in the Bible
History/Ideas of Jewish Denominations (Reform, Orthodox, etc.)
LGBTQ Jewish Thinking
Survey of the Tanya
Survey of Chasidic thought
Martin Buber and Neo-Chasidism
Judaism and Relationships
Judaism, Women and Feminism
Judaism, Gender and Sexuality
Judaism and Race
Judaism and Social Justice
Jewish storytelling & story writing (Maggid oriented)
Jewish Non-Profit Administration (Fundraising, Board Development, etc.)
Teaching the Bible to Adult Learners
Mindful/Contemplative Jewish Spiritual Practice
Ancient Jewish Mysticism and Magic (not Kabbalah)
Course Creators are contracted based on the level of work they will provide to Darshan Yeshiva, namely the number of courses provided and the amount of content made for each course.
To apply, please submit your CV along with a link to a video or audio content of your design to email@example.com. Do not send the audio or video file itself! Failure to follow the directions for how to apply will immediately disqualify you from the role.
Darshan Yeshiva is searching for audiobook producers interested in bringing Jewish texts to life.
Audiobook Producers are given Jewish texts ranging from small handouts to volumes of Talmud which they will craft into audio narrations that excite and inspire.
Why do this job? A few reasons:
- You can work as many or as few hours as you want!
- Work from home or from anywhere!
- You set your own deadlines based around your schedule!
- More importantly, because Jewish texts are beautiful and so are you!
Audiobook Producers must have the following:
- An understanding of how to pronounce transliterated Hebrew and Yiddish words (example: it’s choo-tz-puh, and chew-ts-pah!). Note that some Hebrew knowledge is desired but NOT required
- Space and the equipment to record your audiobooks. We do not provide the technology, space or training. We also do not provide tech support for this or for the audition
- An excellent voice, of course. There is no musical accompaniment — just your voice
- A passion for Jewish culture and history
We recognize the need for many different kinds of voices and encourage diverse persons to apply, with a special interest in Israeli accents.
Payment is $200 per finished hour of recording, with payment at the end of the upload process based on the final run time of the audiobook.
To audition, please send a link of an audio clip of you reading this text on RitualWell. The style should be solemn but hopeful.
Do not send the audio file itself! Failure to follow the directions for how to submit this audition will immediately disqualify you from the work.
Send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org.