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Learning and Development Specialist (Content Developer)

Job ID: 16304
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: Jan 18, 2024

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Job Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

As a Learning & Development Specialist - Content Developer, you will play a pivotal role in designing, developing, and implementing engaging and effective learning content for Associates. This position requires a creative and strategic approach to create training materials that align with organizational goals and enhance the skills and knowledge of the workforce. 

The preferred candidate comes with a background in music due to the nature of training materials largely encompassing musical instruments. This role will be at the center of creating fun and engaging content that celebrates our people and music as core to culture.  

 

Job Responsibilities: 

 

Business Needs Analysis: 

  • Conduct thorough needs assessments to identify gaps in employee skills and knowledge and develop content based on defined training needs. 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business objectives and learning priorities. 

 

Content Design and Development: 

  • Create comprehensive and targeted learning materials, including e-learning modules, instructor-led training materials, job aids, and multimedia content. 
  • Utilize instructional design principles to ensure content is engaging, relevant, and meets the needs of diverse learners. 
  • Incorporate adult learning theories and interactive elements to enhance the learning experience. 

 

Curriculum Development & Training Delivery: 

  • Develop and maintain training curricula that align with organizational goals and individual career paths. 
  • Ensure consistency and coherence across various learning modules and programs. 
  • Alongside the Training Managers, support the facilitation of training sessions when necessary, demonstrating a deep understanding of the content and its practical application. 
  • Leverage learning technologies and tools to enhance the delivery of training content. 
  • Stay updated on the latest trends in e-learning and instructional design technology. 

 

Collaboration & Project Management: 

  • Work closely with subject matter experts, trainers, and other stakeholders to gather information and insights. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment of learning content with organizational objectives. 
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality learning content. 
  • Develop and execute project timelines, milestones, and deliverables. 

 

Quality Assurance: 

  • Conduct regular reviews and evaluations of learning content to ensure accuracy, effectiveness, and relevance. 
  • Gather feedback from learners and stakeholders for continuous improvement.

 

Why join us?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world's largest multichannel musical instrument retailer. Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

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Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an email to [email protected].

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Education, HR, or related field; or four years of related experience. 
  • Proven experience in instructional design and content development. 
  • Familiarity with e-learning authoring tools and learning management systems. 
  • Strong project management skills. 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities. 
  • Knowledge of adult learning theories and instructional design methodologies. 
  • Continuous learning mindset to stay current with industry trends. 
  • Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design or related field. 
  • Certification in instructional design or related area. 
  • Experience with gamification and interactive learning strategies. 

 

Pay Rate: $73,600 - $80,000 / annually depending on background and experience.

 The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by sending an email to [email protected].

About Guitar Center

The Guitar Center Company embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. Our mission is to develop and nurture lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the joy that comes from creating music. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

The Guitar Center Company operates through several business divisions. Guitar Center is the world's largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 290 stores across the United States.  2014 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Company as the organization continues to help people make music from coast to coast.   

E-Commerce brands Guitar Center, Musician's Friend and WWBW offer online sales of a broad selection of music products. The Music & Arts division operates more than 220 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952. AVDG and GCPro headline the enterprise audio-visual integration business, delivering a best-in-class commercial and residential customer experience.

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