Instructor Positions

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Applications are due May 28, 8:30AM. We are hiring for non-instructor positions here. If you have any questions, please email lydia@geeringup.ca.

Part-Time Instructor Positions

Kelowna After Care Instructor (June 24 - August 30) 

The After-Care instructor will be responsible for camper pick up, and checking out campers from Camp Instructors at the end of the camp day.  The instructors will work together to prepare activities, setting up the venue, and leading the children in games. While science-related activities are preferred, the instructor is given a high degree of flexibility in planning depending on their expertise and camper needs. The activities can range from free play to more complex games and experiments, so long as the children are engaged and having fun! The instructor is responsible for the safety of the children, and is expected to be adaptable and exercise good judgement.  

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.

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.

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