Full-Time Positions

Applications are due by January 15th, 2022 at 11:59pm. We invite everyone, including those who are not currently studying in school or part of a co-op program, to apply for our full-time positions!

Instructor Positions

Workshops Instructor  (May-Sept)

Workshops instructors deliver fun and engaging STEM workshops in schools all over the Lower Mainland or in Kelowna. 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-September). Click the position title for the full job description.

French Instructor  (May-Sept)

Geering Up’s French Instructors work in tandem with the workshops and camps team 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 French. Click the position title for the full job description.

Outreach Instructor  (May-Sept)

Outreach Instructors deliver week-long STEM summer camps 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, often carrying out their duties without direct on-site supervision. Click the position title for the full job description.

Teacher Pro-D Instructor  (May-Sept)

The Teacher Pro-D Instructor supports in the delivery of Geering Up’s Teacher Professional Development program to teachers across British Columbia. The Instructor will be asked to plan and deliver workshops, one-day, and multi-day teacher professional development programs. Click the position title for the full job description.

Integrated Support Instructor  (June-Sept)

Our Integration Support (IS) Instructors help provide extra support for children with exceptionalities and language barriers. This vital role weaves between camp classrooms to step in and assist Instructors where needed. Click the position title for the full job description. This position is available for both Vancouver/Lower Mainland and Kelowna applicants.

In-person 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, North Delta, South Surrey, Richmond, and Kelowna. Click the position title for the full job description.

Online Camps Instructor  (June-Sept)

Our Online Camps Instructors are our front line staff teaching week long STEM day-camps online to youth each week of the summer. Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, online camps have helped youth stay connected with their peers, while also having a blast learning about the wonders of STEM! This position is largely remote; click the title for the full job description.

High School Camps Instructor  (June-Sept)

The Geering Up Applied Science Advancement Program (ASAP) for high school students gives youth in grades 8-12 the opportunity to explore engineering under the guidance of undergraduate students. Help the next generation find their passion in STEM! Click the position title for the full job description.

Code Camps Instructor  (June-Sept)

Each summer, Geering Up runs a number of coding camps for youth grades 2 through 12. These camps are designed to introduce kids to computational thinking, technology, and expose them to a realm of possibilities that exists in computer science. Click the position title for the full job description. This position is available for both Vancouver/Lower Mainland and Kelowna applicants.

Overnight High School Camps Instructor  (June-Sept)

Our Overnight Camp Instructor ensures the safety of participants during our overnight camps. They stay overnight at the UBC Point Grey campus with campers and oversee educational Vancouver-based activities. Applicants for this position must be at least 25 years of age. Click the position title for the full job description.

 

Student Assistant Positions

Offsite Camps Student Assistant  (Jan*-Sept)

The Offsite Camps Student Assistant takes on a leadership role in one of our offsite summer camps. We are currently recruiting team leaders for our South Surrey and North Vancouver locations! This position assists in the set up, communications, staff training and day-to-day operations of these camps. The position is part time January-April and transitions to full time May-September. Please click the position title for the full job description.

Online Camps Student Assistant  (May-Sept)

The Online Camps Student Assistant takes on a leadership role in our online camps. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Geering Up has expanded our offerings to include week-long 2-hour online camps where participants tune in for some hands-on STEM learning. This position assists in the set up, communications, staff training and day-to-day operations of these camps. Click the position title for the full job description.

Kelowna Camps Student Assistant  (April*-Sept)

As a Kelowna Student Assistant, you will support with the design, planning, logistics, and organization of programming which may include camps, clubs, events, school workshops, and local outreach. The Student Assistant helps with the set up, communications, staff training and day-to-day operations of our UBCO camps. *This position will be part time April 4th – May 2nd, and then transitions to full time May-September. Click the job title for the full job description.

Materials Student Assistant  (May-Sept)

The Materials Student Assistant position is an opportunity to gain experience in the field of STEM outreach, supply procurement, and inventory management. The Materials Student Assistant will primarily oversee the purchasing, organization, and distribution of materials for Geering Up programs in the Lower Mainland, as well as online camps. Click the position title for the full job description.

Technology Student Assistant (May*-Sept)

The Technology Student Assistant is an opportunity to gain experience in the field of STEM outreach, supply procurement, and inventory management. The Tech Student Assistant will oversee the organization and distribution of all our our educational technology- everything ranging from robots, to laptops, to 3D printers! *This position is part time May-mid June and transitions to full time during the camps season (June 15-Sept 2). Please click the title to read the full job description.

Volunteer Student Assistant  (May-Sept)

Each summer, Geering Up recruits hundreds of high school student volunteers to help run our summer camps. The Volunteer Student Assistant manages the recruitment and application screening process during the first part of the work term, and then supervises the day-to-day functions of the volunteer program during the camps season. Click the position title to read the full job description.

Camps Administrative Assistant  (May-Sept)

The Camps Administrative Assistant takes a front-facing role and manages customer service relations between Geering Up and parents. Whether it be by phone or email, this person will complete a variety of tasks including responding to parent inquiries, managing camper information, and helping prepare for camps each week. Click the job title for the full job description.

Communications Student Assistant  (May-Sept)

The Communications Student Assistant assists in all levels of Geering Up’s communications strategy, assisting with social media and marketing efforts and creating compelling graphics for our programs. A key part of this student assistant’s role is to document and share Geering Up’s program success using multiple forms of media! Click the job title for the full job description.

Business Development Student Assistant  (May-Sept)

The Business Development Student Assistant is a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on experience with multiple facets of business development. From web analytics, to workflow systems, the Business Development Student Assistant will work with communication specialists, web developers and organization admin to set goals, analyze & optimize systems and make data driven business decisions. Click the job title for the full job description.

 

Teaching 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.

 

FAQs

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 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 15th 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.