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This application is for both Winter Workshop Instructor AND Code Winter Workshop Instructor applicants. This application closes November 16th.
This application is for both Vancouver and Kelowna applicants looking to work as a clubs instructor during term 2. This application closes November 30th.
Full-time Instructor Positions
Winter Workshops Instructors will lead up to three workshops a day throughout January to April. Our workshops are 1 to 1.5 hour Science and Engineering lessons delivered in classrooms. Each workshop includes hands-on learning activities, demonstrations, and a project for students to take home. Schools book our workshops to enrich the curriculum in their classroom and to have a university student mentor speak with their class. Instructors work in teams of two to deliver workshops. This position can be Coop eligible.
Applications close at 11:59pm November 16th.
Code Winter Workshops Instructors will lead up to three Computer Science workshops a day throughout January to April. Our workshops are 1 to 1.5 hour Science and Engineering lessons delivered in classrooms. Each workshop includes hands-on learning activities, demonstrations, and a project for students to take home. Schools book our workshops to enrich the curriculum in their classroom and to have a university student mentor speak with their class. Instructors work in teams of two to deliver workshops. This position can be Coop eligible.
Applications close at 11:59pm November 16th.
Part-time Instructor Positions
Our Clubs Instructors work 5 to 6 hours/week to plan and deliver clubs to youth. Clubs range from grades 1-12 and are offered both Saturday mornings and weekdays afternoons. This position is available in Vancouver and Kelowna. We are looking for instructors to work during term 2 (Jan - April). Our weekday clubs happen most days of the week, we are happy to cater to your schedule. As a clubs instructors you will work with a partner to plan and deliver science and engineering content. This is a fun role where you get to build relationships with youth, and develop your project management and presentation skills.
- On-Campus Clubs take place Saturday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm at UBC Vancouver. On-Campus Clubs Instructors work up to 5 hours/week. Most on-campus clubs have a mix of science and engineering activities. We also offer 2 Codemakers clubs where students learn the basics of computer science.
- Vancouver School Board (VSB) Clubs take place on weekdays (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from 3pm to 4:45pm at local Vancouver elementary schools. VSB Clubs Instructors work up to 6 hours/week. These clubs include a mix of science and engineering activities
- Maker Girls clubs take place on weekday afternoons at libraries in Vancouver for girls in grades 7 to 10. Maker Girls instructors work up to 5 hours/week. The content in these clubs is primarily engineering activities. Although these clubs are only offered to female-identifying students, there is no gender restriction for instructors.
Applications close at 11:59pm November 30th.
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
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.