Available Student Positions

We are currently hiring for full-time positions beginning in September 2018. To be notified when applications for part time positions open, sign up for our mailing list here. 

Local Events Student Assistant

Job Description

The Local Events Student Assistant will support with the planning for and execution of one-day events for students and teachers. This position is Full-Time from September - December or September - April.

Apply here. Applications close July 11th.

Development Student Assistant

Job Description

The Development Student Assistant will support with Geering Up's sponsorship portfolio and seek out new opportunities for growing Geering Up's camps. This position is Full-Time from September - December.

Apply here. Applications close July 11th.

Outreach Instructor

Job Description

Travel Outreach Instructors are our traveling staff, inspiring and mentoring thousands of youth by traveling to remote communities across British Columbia. Depending on the season and programming type, Travel Outreach Instructors may be asked to plan and teach:

  • In-school workshops,
  • after-school clubs,
  • and/or summer camps.

In addition, Travel Outreach Instructors may assist with local events and any planning involved with them. This position is Full-Time from September - April.

Apply here. Applications close July 11th.

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 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.