Available Student Positions

Graduate Instructor Positions are open until May 21st.

Part-time and Sub Instructor Positions are open until May 27th.

Sign up for our mailing list here to be notified when applications for future hiring rounds, such as the 2018/19 season. Below are our current positions:

Sub Instructor Position

Job Description

Instructors teach lessons to various camp groups throughout the summer. They will work a total of 40 hours per week during instructing weeks. With a fellow instructor, they are responsible for overseeing and ensuring the safety of a group of approximately 25 campers.

Full-Time 40 hrs/week throughout the summer

June 25 - August 31

Monday - Friday from 8:30am -4:30pm

$14.15 per hour

Apply to be a Sub Instructor Here

This Instructor Application Form will close May 27th at 11:59 pm.

Part-time Instructor Positions (Work Learn)

*Please note, we are open to the possibility of combining part-time positions for full-time work.

More information regarding positions is found on CareersOnline.

After-Care Instructor

The After-Care instructor will be responsible for ensuring Camp Instructors sign campers into aftercare at the end of the camp-day, and checking out camper’s as their guardians arrive. The instructors will work as a team in preparing activities, setting up the venue, and leading the children in games. While science-related activities are preferred, the instructor is given a high degree of flexibility in planning depending on their expertise and camper needs. The activities can range from free play to more complex games and experiments, so long as the children are engaged and having fun! The instructor is responsible for the safety of the children, and is expected to be adaptable and exercise good judgement. After-Care instructors will also be asked to compile and send out daily camp-specific emails.

Part-time 15 hrs/week

June 25 - August 31

Monday - Friday from 2:00pm - 5:00pm

$14.25 per hour

Before-Care Instructor

The Before-Care instructor will be responsible for camper check in, and check out to Camps instructors before the start of camps. The instructors will work together to prepare activities, setting up the venue, and leading the children in games. While science-related activities are preferred, the instructor is given a high degree of flexibility in planning depending on their expertise and camper needs. The activities can range from free play to more complex games and experiments, so long as the children are engaged and having fun! The instructor is responsible for the safety of the children, and is expected to be adaptable and exercise good judgement.

Part-time 10 hrs/week

June 25 - August 31

Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 10:00am

$14.25 per hour

Lunch Facilitator

The Lunch Facilitator would be responsible for set-up and take-down of the lunch site. This entails setting up the venue, organizing provided lunches with campus and community partners, and organizing the materials appropriately at the end of the break. The Lunch Facilitator may be asked to provide supervision of the children if other staff are unavailable. The Lunch Facilitator may be asked to perform other miscellaneous tasks pertaining to the lunchtime activities, including but not limited to engaging children in games, and locating the tools required to ensure that waste is properly disposed of.

Part-time 15 hrs/week

June 25 - Aug 31

$14.25 per hour

 Apply Here for Part-Time Instructor Positions!

This Instructor Application Form will close May 27th at 11:59 pm.

You will be asked for a resume and cover letter at the end of the application form.

How Do I Apply?

1. Get to know Geering Up

Explore our website. Get to know how Geering Up works. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

2. Prepare your application

During the process of filling out the application form you will be asked for a brief summary of your relevant work/volunteer experience and a PDF of your resume.

If you are applying to any of the Instructor positions, you will be asked to make a video of you teaching any science/engineering concept as if it were to a class. Please keep it short (no more than 3 mins), and upload it to YouTube and send us the link.  We want to see you in action! Returning Instructors will not be required to make the video.

Make sure you have these ready before you begin.

3. Fill out the Application Form

The application form for summer instructor positions can be found here. It will take approximately 15 minutes to fill out. You will be asked to attach your resume and video to the last page of this application form. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been received by us.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Geering Up is a non-profit organisation that exists to bring STEM programming to youth across BC regardless of their background. To achieve this Geering Up does four things: workshops in elementary schools, camps at UBC, after-school clubs at UBC, and outreach in communities outside of Vancouver. Our instructor team plans and delivers this fantastic content.

eng-cite is run through a partnership between the Faculty of Applied Science and Goldcorp at UBC to encourage and develop gender parity in UBC Engineering programs and the engineering profession. One way they work towards this is by running programs specifically for girls. Geering Up and eng-cite collaborate heavily towards their common goals. We run hiring together due to how similar our positions are and how often they overlap! Learn more about eng-cite here: http://engcite.engineering.ubc.ca/about/

Our instructing positions work directly with kids. However, as a youth outreach organisation, you are sure to be working with kids at some point no matter what your position. Geering Up works primarily with youth grades 2-7, however, we do run programming for grades 1-12. Let us know in your application how your skills would fit well into a youth organization.

Previous experience at Geering Up is an asset, however, we recognise that our team is most successful when we have a mix of old and new perspectives. Please highlight why your unique experiences make you a great fit for the position.

As an engineering and science outreach organisation, we do give preference to engineering and science students. For our instructing positions, we would consider other applicants who have exceptionally strong experience working with children and are pursuing a career in education. For our non-teaching positions, we would consider other applicants who have work experience in similar roles.

Contact us at geeringup@apsc.ubc.ca, or 604-822-2858.