Part-Time Positions

Click on the position titles to see the job description for the position.

Our Summer Term Applications are now closed! Bookmark this page for when we release our Autumn/Winter term job postings later this summer. Applications are open on a rolling basis, and we may fill positions before the application deadline. Join our mailing list here.


Instructor Positions

Clubs Instructor

Clubs Instructors are our front-line staff teaching weekend clubs in-person to up to 25 K-12 youth each week during clubs. Geering Up has in-person clubs in Vancouver, Richmond, East Vancouver, Mt. Pleasant and South Surrey 

Local Events Instructor

The Local Events Instructor delivers Geering Up’s event programming on and off-campus during the academic year. Bring unique STEM based events to hundreds of youth throughout the year! 

Curriculum Developer

The Curriculum Developer leads the creation and ongoing improvement of Geering Up’s science, engineering, and technology program curriculum. They will plan, design, and budget materials for programs at Elementary and High School levels. This job will include developing new content and reviewing existing content while ensuring all curriculum is engaging, exciting, and educational. 


InSTEM Internship Positions

InSTEM Internship:

The InSTEM Internship is designed to provide Indigenous youth with the knowledge and experience to teach about STEM topics, and develop career oriented professional skills.  Indigenous Outreach Interns will be equipped with the skills to build, review and teach STEM curriculum in a safe and inclusive manner under the mentorship of an Outreach Team member. The mentor will guide the student on how to be an effective STEM educator, provide insight on the specific steps needed to pursue STEM careers, and will also work with Outreach Interns to develop a set of personal and professional development goals. Progress on these goals will be evaluated on a weekly basis throughout the placement.


Student Assistant Positions

Camps Student Assistant:

Camps Student Assistants help prepare for and manage Geering Up’s Summer Camps. They gain the opportunity to support teams of instructors and hone their administrative skills as a part of Geering Up’s largest program.  

Curriculum Student Assistant 

Curriculum Student Assistants support, advise, and supervise our Curriculum Developers. Foster a fun and creative environment to help make Geering Up camps content the best that it can be. 

Volunteer Student Assistant

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 while camps are running. 

Clubs Student Assistant

Manage Geering Up’s Saturday Clubs program at UBC Vancouver or Richmond. Oversee instructors, communicate with parents, and organize clubs to make sure that children can have great STEM Experiences all through the year.  

InSTEM Student Assistant

The InSTEM Student Assistant supports Geering Up’s programming to reach underrepresented groups in STEM fields with a specific focus on Indigenous communities, rural areas, and at-risk youth. This position involves organizing camps and workshops and building and maintaining strong relationships with our community partners. 

Communications Team Positions

Communications Student Assistant

The Communications Student Assistant leads the Communications team under the supervision of the Communications & Marketing Coordinator. They manage work requests and request timelines, coordinate the website development and content creation with other Communications team staff, and create content for work requests. The Communications SA will be part of a dynamic Communications team that focuses on building a brand, marketing strategy, and community through Geering Up’s various communications channels, websites, assets, and platforms. 

Graphics Content Creator

The Graphics Content Creator helps to oversee Geering Up’s graphic design, media releases, and public relations. They design engaging graphics and logos to attract participants, staff members, and volunteers to the Geering Up programs and help maintain branding consistency for Geering Up. 

Social Media Content Creator

The Social Media Content Creator oversees the management of Geering Up’s social media account. Through engaging posts, videos, and media releases, they make sure that Geering Up has a strong social media presence to get our programs out to as many people as possible. 

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.
  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 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 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 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 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.

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

Indigenous Internship 2024

Step 1 of 2

  • Disclaimer:

    This program is tailored to those who self-identify Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit). While Geering Up offers programming to all groups regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic status, this internship is focusing on Indigenous high school and first year university students.