Instructional Designer

USA & Canada
Canvass AI, A Leader in Industrial AI, Seeks Instructional Designer

Canvass AI is disrupting the industrial sector with its leading AI platform by enabling operators to scale the use of machine learning in their day-to-day production to gain immediate business benefits. Funded by Alphabet’s Gradient Ventures and Yamaha Motor Ventures, Canvass is democratizing access to AI by requiring little or no data science knowledge to use it. Global companies are employing Canvass AI today to achieve higher quality, lower cost, less disruption while reducing waste and emissions.

Our mission is to empower industrials to build a profitable and sustainable future by transforming the way they use data.

The Role

Canvass is looking for an Instructional Designer to drive the development of creative learning solutions to facilitate customer use and adoption of Canvass Analytics’ industry leading AI software platform.  Your focus will be creating engaging multi-media educational experiences for our clients within our self-paced online learning portal.

The role includes collaborating with Marketing, Product Management, and Customer Success personnel to develop quality online material that supports active learning of the Canvass AI Platform.

The Ideal Candidate

You are a creative, passionate educator who understands adult learners coupled with the opportunities and challenges presented by online learning.  You are an organized, innovative self-starter, willing to take on new challenges, build new skills and help power a start-up to its next level.  You work well in teams and are comfortable with collaboration and joint problem solving.  You are a proactive thinker, constantly seeking improvement opportunities in work and possess the ability to simplify complex information.

  • Minimum three-year Diploma/Degree in Web Development, Information Technology, Computer Science, Math, Multimedia, Graphic Design, Online Learning, or Education
  • Minimum two years experience writing, planning, executing, and delivering online learning (ideally for a software product) including overall establishing learning objectives, understanding learner profiles, and developing course outlines.
  • Experience creating highly engaging educational content using text, images, audio, video, and other technologies.
  • Proven skill working with subject matter experts
  • Strong listening and problem-solving skills with keen attention to detail & organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including editorial skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to form successful relationships and collaborate with colleagues at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated success in managing multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with constant change and a rapidly growing team
Key Responsibilities:
  • Design and develop course content, provide eLearning guidance and liaise with key stakeholders and subject matter experts to establish course objectives and design
  • Partner with key stakeholders to manage design/build documents and templates around highly engaging and interactive eLearning that meets company standards and learner needs
  • Create and manage reporting mechanisms to track compliance, learning objectives and key metrics
  • Educate and mentor peers on the use of a LMS and course authoring tools
  • Demonstrate expertise across all fields to deliver high value, on-demand training
  • Use innovative techniques and creative delivery mechanisms to reach a dispersed staff and multilingual customers and adopt new technologies as they arrive
  • Develop and prepare presentation materials; write, direct, edit videos and voice overs
  • Define and implement success measures for the Canvass customer education program

Location: Toronto, Ontario or remote


Some of the benefits you can expect as part of our team include:

  • Generous time off, including vacation and personal days to help rejuvenate
  • Extended health benefits, including drug coverage, dental coverage, and a Health Spending Account
  • Online learning via Coursera account
  • Flexible work policy, with options to work remotely
  • Stock options as part of your compensation
  • Attend conferences and training courses to extend your knowledge and skills
  • Company-provided laptops and standing desks
  • Latest technology and tools to excel at your role
  • Team lunches
Why join Canvass?

Canvass AI is changing the way industry thinks about and uses AI, and it’s getting noticed everywhere.  We’ve been recognized by Network World as a Top 10 Hot AI-Powered IoT Start-ups and by Canadian Innovation Exchange as a Top 20 Most Innovative Canadian Company. With Canvass AI you have the opportunity to not only change an industry but also save the planet by helping industrials achieve their net zero goals.

What’s it like working at Canvass?

This is a place where everyone is all in.  You’re not a cog with us. From the CEO to the newest hire, we all pitch in where needed and do what it takes.  We are a relatively flat organization where everyone is invited to the table, to listen in and be part of the conversation and decisions.  We have an inclusive culture.

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