Monthly science kits for kids, monthly educational subscriptions for kids, monthly geography subscriptions for kids, gifts for kids and gifts for toddlers. Join our team, and help us inspire a generation of global citizens.

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We’re building the next major children’s brand. Come and join us on our journey! We have an incredibly passionate team working on creating fun and innovative experiences for children. Have a positive impact on the world and help raise a generation of young global citizens.

Our award-winning products have been featured in many national publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN Money, Chicago Tribune, Parents, Real Simple, and FamilyFun. We’re backed by leading investors, and the founding team comes from eBay, McKinsey, Intel and other best-in-class companies.

We’re building a passionate team–join us! Join us!

Hear from Our Fearless Co-Founders

Co-founders, and best friends, Amy Norman and Stella Ma are committed to building a mission driven company that makes an impact on children’s lives.

With a background at best-in-class companies like eBay and McKinsey, they knew from the beginning what kind of company culture they wanted to create at Little Passports.

We’re building a company that has a positive impact on both our customers and our team members. We are so grateful for our team’s passion and dedication, and are fostering a company culture where everyone loves coming to work and seeing the impact of their contributions.

STELLA MA
CO-FOUNDER
AND CO-CEO

We’re a high-growth, mission-driven company, and we offer the opportunity to have a successful career AND the flexibility to meet the obligations in your personal life. We are able to do all of this while having a lot of fun. Come see what it’s all about!

AMY NORMAN
CO-FOUNDER
AND CO-CEO

Learn about our founders
How Little Passports Achieved Business Expansion Without Investors

How Little Passports achieved business expansion without investors 

Best-in-class Benefits

We promote a flexible and positive work environment. Not only will you work with fun and innovative products that are making a positive impact; you will also work with supportive team members that are as motivated and passionate as you are.

COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, 100% premium paid for employee
  • Flexible spending for healthcare, commute and dependent care expenses
  • 401K
  • Flexible work environment
  • Flexible time off
  • Equity

What our team loves about Little Passports

Megan Wright

MEGAN WRIGHT
Social Media Manager

PAST GIGS: Levi’s, Gap

WHY YOU JOINED: I was excited to join a small, growing team because of the challenges and opportunities it brings. It’s a great environment with passionate people.

HOW LITTLE PASSPORTS HAS INSPIRED YOU: I’m very inspired by the company’s goals. Little Passports is not only educating kids about the world and its cultures, but also showing them what we all have in common.

Peter Jankovsky

PETER JANKOVSKY
Director of Engineering

PAST GIGS: Indaba Group, Tool King

WHY YOU JOINED: As an independent contractor, I grew to love working with the team. When Stella asked me if I’d join the company, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work in such a great environment with amazing people.

YOUR PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT: My crowning achievement is the cumulative effect of all my hard work. During the 2016 holiday season, we had a HUGE rush of traffic to the site. It stayed up and stayed fast. I was very proud.

Sarah Vanphravong

SARAH VANPHRAVONG
Senior Producer

PAST GIGS: LeapFrog, Blick

WHY YOU JOINED: I love the mission – sharing the world with children and helping them grow into global citizens. It’s incredible knowing that products I designed are helping to shape a child’s view of the world.

YOUR FIRST BIG PROJECT: My first big project was the Souvenir Picture Book featuring our characters Max, Mia & Toby. It was a fun and challenging project and I’m very proud of what we created.

Join Us!

If you’re passionate about what we’re doing and want to explore career opportunities with us, email us your cover letter and resume at: hr@littlepassports.com.

Little Passports (www.littlepassports.com) is a high-growth e-commerce company building the next major children’s brand. We design fun and engaging products designed to spark curiosity in children. Our monthly subscription packages, covering geography and science, deliver hands-on activities that are fun and educational. Our award-winning products have been featured in many national publications, including The NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, and USA Today. Our executive team and board members come from Disney, Google, Facebook, eBay, McKinsey, Instacart, Wiliams Sonoma and other best-in-class companies.

With over 4 million packages shipped, we’ve built a passionate community of families and young globetrotters. We’re looking for a talented and experienced Director of Product Design to help lead our Product Design group.  You are someone who deeply shares our passion for designing high-quality, innovative products that spark curiosity and creativity. You appreciate how magical learning can happen through hands-on, interactive experiences.

You instinctively know what will appeal to children. You have a great eye and an intuitive sense of what children will find fun and interesting. You can combine your intuition with customer research to take products from inception to launch. You are familiar with all aspects of the product development cycle from brainstorming, research, and prototyping to manufacturing and launch. We believe strongly in a product development cycle that involves rapid prototyping and multiple iterations.

You are an excellent cross-functional partner and collaborator working with other groups on theProduct Design group, including Editorial and Sourcing as well as Marketing, Finance and Customer Service, to understand and meet customer needs. You know how to strike the right balance while prioritizing multiple parameters, including time to market and product margins You are also an experienced manager who enjoys leading teams and mentoring team members.

We were ranked Best Place to Work in 2017, and we promote a flexible and positive work environment. You will be surrounded by team members who are all motivated and passionate to create innovative products that inspire curiosity in kids and have a positive impact.

Our offices are located in downtown San Francisco, within walking distance of BART and Caltrain.

Come and work with us to build the next major children’s brand!

Responsibilities
  • Own, manage and drive the product roadmap working with the Executive Team
  • Design and develop products from conception to launch
  • Prototype products to determine feasibility
  • Help manage and conduct user testing
  • Partner with Sourcing and vendors to determine product development timelines and manage execution according to those timelines
  • Lead brainstorming of new initiatives to fit with company’s strategic plans
  • Manage, grow, inspire and mentor a team of Product Designers
  • Work with cross-functional partners to support product launches.
  • We are a start-up so candidate must be willing to wear multiple hats, be flexible and pitch in whenever and wherever needed to help get the job done. We love people who are excited to get involved where needed!
Requirements
  • Strong passion for developing innovative and fun children’s products
  • 7 to 10 years of physical product design experience for children’s products with a background in product design and/or industrial design
  • Experience developing products from conception through to shipping, including prototyping, user testing, and rapid iteration cycles
  • Knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes
  • Experience with overseas manufacturing and working with overseas suppliers
  • Experience with safety/packaging/labeling a plus
  • Proficiency with Adobe suite of products and 3D CAD modeling and renderings
  • Strong people management experience leading and building teams
  • Ability to both think high-level and be detail-oriented
  • Experience working in start-up or fast-paced, high-growth environments
  • Strong problem-solving skills – you love challenges and working your way through them
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly-motivated self-starter with a positive “get it done” attitude

Please provide cover letter, link to online portfolio and resume to: hr@littlepassports.com. Only applications with cover letters will be considered.

Little Passports is an equal opportunity employer.

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