Full Time Positions


Applications are due September 25, at 11:59PM.

Local Events Student Assistant Co-op (January – April)

The Local Events Student Assistant will deliver on and off-campus programming through event planning, curriculum development, designing engaging STEM workshops for youth, and seeking and working with community sponsors. They will oversee logistics for one day events through promoting events through email campaigns, social media, and mail campaigns.

Outreach Student Assistant Co-op (January – April)

The Geering Up Outreach Team partners with communities in and out of the lower mainland to deliver STEM programming to underserved youth with a specific focus on Indigenous and rural youth. The Outreach Student Assistant will support in promotion, logistics planning, data collection and organization of Outreach trips.

Staff Recruitment Student Assistant Co-op (January – August)

The Staff Recruitment Student Assistant will aid in the hiring of over 50 summer camp instructors and 30+ part-time positions. They will advertise the positions through various online resources, organize and conduct group and individual interviews, contact references, and prepare offer letters.

Teacher Pro-D Instructor Co-op (January – April)

The Teacher Pro-D Instructor will deliver teacher training workshops throughout the Lower Mainland at schools and conferences, and travel to other BC communities to deliver Teacher Pro-D sessions. They will lead the curriculum design and create lesson plans for teachers to use in their classrooms.

Workshop Instructor (January – April)

The Workshop Instructors are our frontline staff who will travel to schools through the Lower Mainland to present 1-1.5 hour hands-on science and engineering workshops to high schools. This position is a fantastic opportunity to gain teaching experience and inspire kids to develop a passion for STEM! This position can be co-op OR non co-op.


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.


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 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.

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 12th 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.

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?
Please email lydia@geeringup.ca.