Full-Time Positions

Geering Up Applications are currently open on a rolling basis! Earlier applications will be reviewed and responded to earlier. Apply here now!

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Instructor Positions

Camps Instructor (June – Sept):

Camps Instructors are our front-line staff teaching week long STEM day-camps in-person to up to 25 K-12 youth each week of the summer. Geering has in-person camps in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Coquitlam, South Surrey, Richmond, and Kelowna.

French Instructor (June – Sept):

Geering Up’s French Instructors work on the workshops and camps teams to deliver STEM workshops May through June, and summer camps June to September – but in FRENCH! These instructors must be fluent and be able to deliver lessons in both French and English. 

High School Instructor (June – Sept):

High School Instructors teach Engineering themed day-camps to youth in grades 8-12. With special focus on specific Engineering streams, these camps are designed to provide an introduction to Engineering and inspire the next generation of Engineering students. 

Workshops Instructor (May – June):

Workshops instructors deliver fun and engaging STEM workshops in schools all over the Lower Mainland. Instructors work as a teaching pair to show grade K-12 youth hands-on, interactive lessons with fun topics like Crazy Chemistry and A-Maze-ing Bots! Once school is out for the summer, Workshops Instructors teach summer camps for the remainder of the term (mid-June to September). 

Outreach Instructor (May/ June – Sept):

Travel the province and teach STEM! Outreach Instructors deliver STEM programming to youth across British Columbia. Those in this role have a special focus on working in rural areas and with at-risk and Indigenous youth. All travel, accommodations, and meals while on trips are covered by Geering Up. 

Student Assistant Positions

Offsite Camps SA (May – Sept)

The Offsite Camps Student Assistant takes on a leadership role in one of our summer camp locations not at the UBC Point-Grey Campus. We are currently recruiting team leaders for our Richmond, North Vancouver, and Coquitlam locations. This position assists in the setup, communications, staff training and day-to-day operations of these camps.   

South Surrey Integrated Support (June – Sept):

Our Integration Support staff help provide additional support for children with diverse learning abilities, needs, and language barriers. This vital position supports both campers and instructors wherever needed. 

Kelowna Positions

Working at Geering Up

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. Make sure to read the job descriptions fully before applying for positions!
  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). Applicants to full-time positions will also be asked to submit a cover letter.
  3. Fill out the Application Form
    The application form is available above. You will be asked to attach your resume, cover letter and video (if you are applying for a camps instructing position) to the last page of this application form. You will not receive a confirmation email when your application has been received by us.


Geering Up is part of the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC. We exist to bring STEM programming to youth across BC regardless of their background. To achieve this, Geering Up does many different things, including: workshops in elementary schools, summer camps, after-school clubs, 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 an engineering or science background. However, for our instructing positions, we consider other applicants who have strong experience working with children and/or 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 many 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 14th 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, OR only take classes that are asynchronous or after 5pm.

Given these uncertain times, we may choose to not hire some of the above roles. However, we feel optimistic that all these positions will be funded and set in stone within the next month. We encourage everyone to apply! We will connect with applicants who applied for roles which we have had to alter or drop to see if they are interested in other available positions.

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.

Have more questions?
You can reach us at recruitment.geeringup@ubc.ca.