Part-Time Positions

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Application Deadline has been extended to Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM (PST).

General Positions

 

Publicity Content Creator

The Publicity Content Creator is our graphic innovator at Geering Up. Working alongside admin and senior staff, the publicity content creator is responsible for helping to shape and tell the story of our ever-evolving organization through graphic design. This is a UBC Work Learn position, and you must meet eligibility requirements detailed here. The full job description can be found here.

 

Social Media Content Creator

The Social Media Content Creator works on the forefront of our online community engagement. The Social Media Content Creator assists in the creation of promotional content for Geering Up’s program. This is a UBC Work Learn position, and you must meet eligibility requirements detailed here. The full job description can be found here.

 

Video Content Creator

The Video Content Creator assists in the content creation cycle, working with senior staff to script videos, filming themselves on camera, helping to provide feedback on the edited products, and producing promotional photographs. This is a UBC Work Learn position, and you must meet eligibility requirements detailed here. The full job description can be found here.

 

Outreach Student Assistant

The Outreach Student Assistant promotes Geering Up to communities across British Columbia. They will seek out and work alongside community contacts to find locations to host our programming for Clubs, Workshops and Camps. 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. This is a UBC Work Learn position, and you must meet eligibility requirements detailed here. The full job description can be found here.

 

Outreach Materials Student Assistant

The Outreach Materials Student Assistant orders, organizes, and prepares all materials needed for the successful programming of the Geering Up outreach camps, including keeping an up to date inventory of all supplies, packing workshop bins, and preparing camp supplies in advance of each teaching day. This is a UBC Work Learn position, and you must meet eligibility requirements detailed here. The full job description can be found here.

 

Outreach Intern

This opportunity is open to secondary school and first year post-secondary students. This internship is designed to provide Indigenous youth with the knowledge and experience to teach STEM topics. Indigenous Outreach Interns will be equipped with the skills to build, review and teach STEM curriculum in a safe and inclusive manner. The full job description can be found here.

 

 

Satellite Camps Student Assistant

The Camps Student Assistant is responsible for one of Geering Up’s satellite camps, providing support to instructors for the duration of camps, and overseeing day-to-day operations of the satellite camps. Satellite camps are located in North Delta, Richmond, North Vancouver, and South Surrey. This is a UBC Work Learn position, and you must meet eligibility requirements detailed here. This job will be part-time in Fall 2021/Spring 2022, but will transition to a full-time position in Summer 2022. The full job description can be found here.

 

Volunteer Student Assistant

Geering Up’s Junior Instructor program provides secondary school students with the opportunity to volunteer in Geering Up programs throughout the year. The Volunteer Student Assistant leads Geering Up’s volunteer Junior Instructor program. This is a UBC Work Learn position, and you must meet eligibility requirements detailed here. This job will be part-time in Fall 2021/Spring 2022, but will transition to a full-time position in Summer 2022. The full job description can be found here.

 

Workshops Curriculum Student Assistant

Geering Up hosts workshops at secondary schools throughout British Columbia. The Workshops Curriculum Student Assistant leads the development of Geering Up’s science, engineering, and technology curriculum for workshops. This is a UBC Work Learn position, and you must meet eligibility requirements detailed here. The full job description can be found here.

 

Workshops Student Assistant

Geering Up hosts workshops at secondary schools throughout British Columbia. The Workshops Student Assistant is the face of Geering Up to teachers and schools, booking and scheduling over 700 workshops. This is a UBC Work Learn position, and you must meet eligibility requirements detailed here. The full job description can be found here.

 

Kelowna Student Assistant

The Kelowna Student Assistant is responsible for setting up Geering Up’s Kelowna programs, providing support to instructors for the duration of programs, and overseeing day-to-day operations of Kelowna programs. This job will be part-time in Fall 2021/Spring 2022, but will transition to a full-time position in Summer 2022. The full job description can be found here.

Instructor Positions

 

Clubs Integration Support Instructor

Our Integration Support (IS) Instructors help provide extra support for children with exceptionalities or language barriers. They also provide support to the administrative staff in the set-up of programs. This is a UBC Work Learn position, and you must meet eligibility requirements detailed here. The full job description can be found here.

 

Clubs Instructor

The Clubs Instructor leads club sessions for youth, and is responsible for designing and leading activities. This is a UBC Work Learn position, and you must meet eligibility requirements detailed here. The full job description can be found here.

 

Kelowna Instructor

The Kelowna Instructor lead club sessions for youth, and is responsible for designing and leading activities. The full job description can be found here.

 

Local Events Instructor

The Local Events Instructor delivers Geering Up’s event programming on and off-campus during the academic year. This is a UBC Work Learn position, and you must meet eligibility requirements detailed here. The full job description can be found here.

 

 

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). 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 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 an 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 10th 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.

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.ca.