This application is for ALL of the Instructor positions listed below including all locations in the Vancouver Area and Kelowna. All applications (including co-op students) are due January 29th.
Summer 2019 Instructor Positions
Our General Instructors teach the entire summer, leading in-school Workshops in May and June, and switching to Summer Camps in July and August. We hire General Instructors for both our Vancouver and Kelowna locations.
Our Camp-Only Instructors join us in June for training, before camps begin in July. We hire Camp Instructors for all locations including Vancouver, Kelowna, North Delta, North Vancouver, and White Rock. Camp Instructors for North Delta, North Vancouver, and White Rock can also be hired for the May and June Workshop season, teaching STEM topics in schools within the Vancouver area.
In May and June, our French Instructors mainly teach at Francophone and French Immersion schools. In July and August, they join our regular summer camps.
CodeMakers Instructors join us in June for training, before teaching computer science focused summer camps beginning in July. CodeMakers Instructors can also be hired for the May and June Workshop season, teaching computer science topics in schools.
Our Outreach Instructors share many responsibilities with Camp Only instructors, with a special focus on working in rural areas and with at-risk and indigenous youth. Outreach Instructors can also be hired for the May and June Workshop season, bringing STEM topics to schools in the Vancouver area and our various outreach locations.
High School Instructors join us in June to begin developing curriculum for their High School summer camp. High School Instructors can also be hired for the May and June Workshop season, teaching STEM topics in schools within the Vancouver area.
Want more information about our High School camps? Visit our high school page to find out more!
Our Integration Support Instructors help ensure every child is able to access camp regardless of their exceptionalities. Our Integration Support (IS) Instructors can work as regular Workshop Instructors in May and June, before moving into a specialized role in July and August.
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. Instructor applicants will be asked to attach a YouTube video link (more info in FAQ's below).
3. Fill out the Application Form
The application form is available above. 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 organization 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.
As an engineering and science outreach organization, we do give preference to students with and engineering or science background. However, for our instructing positions we consider other applicants who have strong experience working with children and are pursuing a career in education. For our non-teaching positions, we consider all applicants who have work experience in similar roles.
We want to see you in action! Our Instructor application will ask for you to attach a video. We ask that you film a quick video (no editing necessary) of you teaching anything within the STEM fields as if it were to a class of kids. Please keep it short (under 2 minutes) and upload the video to YouTube, as we will ask for a YouTube link. Returning staff are exempt from this.
Yes!! However, please be advised that several of our positions work with young children. If you are an international student on a work permit, a completed medical exam is required prior to your start date for these positions. Please refer to the Government of Canada website or contact your local visa office for additional information.
Yes! Anyone who joins us for camps season (June 12th start) can take classes during Term 1 of the summer. We will excuse you from work for any classes and finals you have in the last couple weeks of June. Lots of Instructors prefer a June start so that they can take some summer classes. If you plan on taking Summer Term 2 courses, then you would have to take a part-time position with us during camps season. We will be hiring for part-time positions later on.
Student Assistants are the title we give to our staff who help out with our administration team. They often directly oversee a project, which could include supervising a group of Instructors.