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Instructional Designer

February 15, 2023
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Yamaha employees are committed to helping everyone progress, express and connect through music and sound. We offer innovative, finely crafted and award-winning products for the entire journey. If you are ready to make a difference through a passionate and purpose-driven brand, we look forward to receiving your application.


Yamaha Corporation of America is elevating the learning experience for internal and external audiences. The Instructional Designer reports to the Director of Talent Management and sits in the learning & development center of excellence. This role administers the learning management system and designs effective learning (primarily online content) to address identified business needs. This hands-on role requires the individual to administer, design, develop, deploy, deliver, evaluate, iterate, track and report. Please note: this position is 100% remote and can be based anywhere in the USA.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities Include

  • Administer learning platform(s) to increase utilization and result in meaningful user development
  • Assign, deliver, track and report on learning content
  • Implement new features
  • Test and launch upgrades
  • Manage internally designed content and off-the shelf content
  • Curate, design and maintain learning (focusing on online learning) which measurably increases functional/technical/behavioral capabilities.
  • Track and report on measurable objectives; applying learning data to elevate the learning experience
  • Structure content and activities for optimized learning
  • Implement knowledge and skill assessments
  • Analyze content for efficacy and efficiency
  • Resolve barriers to successful learning outcomes
  • Improve SME’s learning and training knowledge and skills

Here is What You Will Bring to the Table:

Functional Competency

  • Learning Management System
  • Instructional Design
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Employee Experience
  • Compliance
  • Developing Others

Core Behavioral Competency

  • Customer Focus
  • Decision Quality
  • Plans and Aligns
  • Collaborates
  • Self-Development
  • Situational Adaptability
  • Yamaha Way (will, integrity, initiative, challenge, commitment)


Ideal Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Learning Management Systems
  • Proficiency with content authoring tools (Articulate 360 required)
  • Knowledge and understanding of learning theories, instructional methodologies, and design standards
  • Experience with curating learning content
  • Proficiency with project prioritization and time management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Cornerstone on Demand
  • Experience with content authoring tool (Camtasia)
  • Proficiency with interview skills while working with SMEs
  • Familiarity with video editing (Adobe Premiere Pro)
  • Familiarity with gamification
  • Familiarity with certification program design
  • Familiarity with multi-media design
  • Familiarity with augmented reality as part of learning solutions

Here’s What We’ll Bring to the Table:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Vision, Dental, LTD, Life-Insurance and 401k with match AND automatic contributions
  • Performance based bonus program
  • Robust employee wellness programs including free onsite music lessons
  • Gym membership reimbursement program
  • Tobacco cessation reward program
  • Free concerts from award winning artists
  • Discounted hotel, travel, entertainment, and other attractions
  • Employee product purchase program
  • Flexible work options
  • Casual dress
  • Vacation, sick-time, and personal floating holidays
  • Inclusive and passionate culture
  • Opportunity to be part of something bigger; changing people’s lives through music and sound

If this role is ‘music to your ears’, please apply!