Applications are OPEN. 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!
Kelowna CO-OP Instructor (Sept 6 – Apr 28)
Geering Up and the School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus run a variety of one-day and multi-day programs and workshops both on and off-campus. These programs focus on promoting STEM to students from Kindergarten – Grade 12 and to their teachers. As a Kelowna Co-op Instructor, you will support with the design, planning, logistics, and facilitation of programming which may include camps, clubs, events, school workshops, and outreach.
How Do I Apply?
- 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!
- 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.
- 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 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.
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