Available Positions

Part-time Positions (January 2019 Start)

Vancouver Clubs Instructor (Jan - April)

Clubs Instructors prepare and lead our clubs sessions. If you love kids and STEM, this position is for you. New applicants will be asked to attach a short teaching video. Applications due November 18th.

Kelowna Clubs Instructor (Jan - April)

Clubs Instructors prepare and lead our clubs sessions. If you love kids and STEM, this position is for you. New applicants will be asked to attach a short teaching video. Applications due November 18th.

Clubs Student Assistant (Jan - April)

Our Clubs Student Assistant will be responsible for co-supervising clubs. This includes overseeing clubs instructors and overseeing parent interactions. Applications due November 18th.

North Delta Student Assistant (Jan - August)

We are going to run camps in North Delta this summer! The North Delta Student Assistant will be supervising the camps. This involves leading the set-up for the camps, supervising a small team of instructors, and handling all administrative duties for the camps. The North Delta Student Assistant will work part-time (5 hrs/week) from January - April, and the position will turn full-time for the months of May - August. Applications due November 18th.

North Vancouver Student Assistant (Jan - August)

We are going to run camps in North Vancouver this summer! The North Vancouver Student Assistant will be supervising the camps. This involves leading the set-up for the camps, supervising a small team of instructors, and handling all administrative duties for the camps. The North Vancouver Student Assistant will work part-time (5 hrs/week) from January - April, and the position will turn full-time for the months of May - August. Applications due November 18th.

Volunteer Student Assistant (Jan - August)

Our Camps heavily rely on having a strong and large team of volunteers (Junior Instructors). The Volunteers Student Assistant will oversee our Junior Instructor program by promoting and recruiting volunteers, process applications, run training, and supervise and support the Junior Instructors for their time at the Geering Up Camps. The Volunteer Student Assistant will work part-time (5-10 hrs/week) from January - April, and the position will turn full-time for the months of May - August. Applications due November 18th.

 

Application Form (Part-time)

This application is for the part-time position of Clubs Instructor (Vancouver & Kelowna), Clubs Student Assistant, North Delta Student Assistant, North Vancouver Student Assistant, and Volunteer Student Assistant. These applications are due November 18th at 11:59pm.

 

Full-time Positions (January 2019 Start)

Camps Staff Recruitment Student Assistant

Our Camps Staff Recruitment Student Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Camps Coordinator in hiring 100 staff that need to be hired for the summer. From organizing interviews, contacting references, to gathering documentation to appoint instructors this position will be fully involved in our extensive hiring process.

Development Student Assistant

Our Development Student Assistant will be responsible for seeking out new sponsorship opportunities and writing grants for Geering Up. 

 

Application Form (Full-time Coop)

This application is for the full-time position of Camps Staff Recruitment Student Assistant, and Development Student Assistant. This application is open at an ongoing basis.

 

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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 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.

Only our Instructor positions ask for a video in the application. We ask that you shoot a quick video (no editing necessary) of you teaching anything within the STEM fields as if to a class of kids. Please upload the video to YouTube and we will ask for a link. We want to see you in action!

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.

Previous experience at Geering Up is an asset, however, we recognize 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 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.

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.

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