Licensed Architects - Freelance Opportunities

Black Spectacles Chicago , IL 60290

Posted 1 week ago

Want to help make the world a safer, more sustainable and more creative place? It may sound like a lofty goal, but thats exactly what were doing at Black Spectacles. Our platform attracts architects around the world who want to push the limits of their industry. Our content which includes podcasts, design tutorials and exam prep helps architects keep pace with emerging technologies and software so they can do their best work.

Black Spectacles is a Great Place to Work-Certified company and ranked #11 in Education on the INC. 5000 Americas Fastest Growing Company List in 2019. To keep that momentum going strong, were expanding our team of enthusiastic go-getters. Were on the hunt for freelance licensed architects who are eager to help in a variety of capacities.

Here's what we're looking for, each has different requirements and time commitments. if you're interested in more than one be sure to note that in the application questions!

Group Coaching
This position involves leading aspiring architects through the ARE 5.0 exams via virtual study groups. You'll then set, prepare for, and lead online meetings for each exam. You'll serve as the main point of contact for your group members, and work closely with Black Spectacles to help guide and evolve the direction of the program.

  • Previous experience as a coach or teacher
  • Recently licensed (1-10 years)
  • Has used BKS products
  • Can commit to 10-15 hours/month

Committee Member
We will fly you out to join us in person at our office where we will break down NCARB objectives step by step. This committee provides us with a detailed breakdown that we can use to apply towards improving our curriculum.

  • Need to be available for 1 full week
  • Looking for Architects who have passed the CSE for one of the committees

Item Writer
Develop practice exams and/or flash card questions for our ARE prep content.

  • 5-10 hours/week
  • Experience with exam writing or lecturing is preferred, but not required
  • Access to computer & internet

Architecture QA
You will work with our video production and product team to ensure the architectural integrity of our learning content is accurate and up to date.

  • Must be in Chicago
  • Must be able to meet in our office at the Merchandise Mart
  • Must have experience in all areas of architect
  • Time commitment will be dependent on projects

Exam result consultations
This position involves a one on one discussion with studying architects who have recently received a failing score on their AREs. You will speak with them about their exam results and study habits, and share stories or experiences that can help them forward while they prepare to retake or continue with their exams. Meetings are scheduled for 30 minutes and you can set the time slots that work with your schedule for users to speak with you.

  • Average of 2-5 hours/week

Talent (video/podcast)
Teach architectural concepts through video lectures, podcasts, and voice over.

  • Must be a clear communicator
  • Must be comfortable in front of camera
  • Must have wide range of experience in the architectural industry
  • Previous experience teaching and/or presenting
  • Time commitment varies by project


  • Licensed Architect
  • Computer and internet access
  • Actively practicing architecture


  • Recognition on our website
  • Empower aspiring architects to achieve licensure- making a meaningful impact on the profession
  • Flexible hours

Black Spectacles is an equal opportunity employer.

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