Available Positions – Vancouver

Part-Time Positions

ASAP Graduate Instructors

ASAP Graduate Instructors teach our High School students while they explore exciting concepts and innovations in STEM. Graduate instructors work 20 hours a week to plan and teach lessons for one of the four ASAP streams. During two weeks in June, Graduate instructors collaborate with other ASAP instructors to plan their lessons. They then teach four hours a day during the four weeks that their stream runs in July and August. Weeks that Graduate instructors work are flexible.

Applications close at 11:59pm May 19th.

After-Care Instructor

We provide After-care for students who need extended supervision. We are looking to hire 3 students to this position. Hours are 2:30pm-4:30pm or 3:00pm-5:00pm Monday-Friday, June 26-Sept 1. This is a Work Learn position. Unfortunately, due to WL requirements, this position can't be combined with another WL position.

Lunch-Facilitator

At lunch we feed the kids. Our lunch facilitators make this happen, ordering food, setting up lunch equipment, handing out hot lunches, and supervising our campers. We are looking to hire 3 students to this position. Hours are 10:30am-1:30pm Monday-Friday, June 26-Sept 1. This is a Work Learn position. Unfortunately, due to WL requirements, this position can't be combined with another WL position.

Applications for these positions close May 31st.

Materials and Procurement Officer

The Materials and Procurement Officer is 20 hours/week in July and August. They will be responsible for the procurement and organization of camp materials. We are looking for an extremely dedicated and organized individual comfortable working in a camp environment.

Application closes May 31.

Application Forms

Part-Time

Camp Support Positions - Application Form (After Care, Lunch Liason)

Materials and Procurement Officer - Application

Applications close May 31.

ASAP Graduate Instructors

ASAP Graduate Instructor - Application Form 

Application closes May 19.

 

If you would like to be considered for a Substitute Instructor role, we will be only looking at applications here on a rolling basis if there is a need. There is no guarantee we will review your application.

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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 forms are available in the next section. 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

What is Geering Up?

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.

 Will I be working with kids?

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.

Do I need previous experience working at Geering Up?

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.

Do you hire students who aren't in Engineering or Science?

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.

 

Have Questions?

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