Full-time Positions (January 2019 Start)
Applications due: September 26th at 11:59 pm.
*Job Descriptions are linked below - click the title!
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.
Workshops Instructors lead up to three workshops a day from January to April. Other events they will help deliver include spring break camps and professional development events for teachers. Instructors get the opportunity to develop their communication, presentation, and project management skills.
Geering Up and eng-cite run a variety of one-day on and off-campus events. Events focus on promoting STEM to students from Kindergarten - Grade 12 and to their teachers. The Events Student Assistant will support with the design, curriculum planning, logistics, and organization of the events. Work with community members and sponsors, organize staff members and volunteers to attend events, and represent Geering Up and eng-cite at many events.
This position is Co-op required.
Each year Geering Up hires over 80 staff for the summer camp season. The Camps Staff Recruitment Student Assistant will aid in the hiring of these staff.
This position is Co-op required.
This application is for the full-time positions of Winter Workshop Instructor, Local Events Student Assistant, and Camps Staff Recruitment Student Assistant.
Applications close September 26 at 11:59 pm.
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 is available 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.