UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach.


Junior Instructor Program

Junior Instructors will work closely with two instructors to deliver hands-on and engaging STEM programming for up to 30 kids anywhere from grades 1 – 12. This position can satisfy the 30 hours of Work Experience/Community Service requirement for graduation.

UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach

Room 160 – 3800 Wesbrook Mall, UBC V6S 2L9

604-822-2858 | geeringup@apsc.ubc.ca


Junior Instructor – Job Description (Camps)


Description of Organization

UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach is a non-profit, student-run organization, dedicated to promoting science, engineering, and technology to the children and youth of British Columbia through fun, innovative, and hands-on experiments and projects. Geering Up also strives to reach all children and youth, regardless of gender, ethnicity, culture, or socio-economic status. More information about Geering Up is available here.


Job Summary

Our Junior Instructors support our Instructors in teaching week-long STEM day-camps up to 30 youth each week of the summer. Camps will be held at UBC Vancouver, South Surrey, North Vancouver, North Delta, and Richmond. We encourage applicants who will be entering Grade 10 or above in the fall of 2020 to apply.


Under the guidance of the Instructors, Junior Instructors are required to:


1.  Act as a role model at camps and events

2.  Support instructors and engage with participants during volunteering hours

3.  Develop a STEM-Themed activity once during the camp week

4.  Follow safety and risk management policies and ensure every participant is safe and having fun

5.  Help with camp material prep work

6.  Perform other duties, as requested by the Instructors



Junior Instructors will be supervised by Camp Instructors during volunteering hours. Junior Instructors will maintain communication with the Volunteer Student Assistants regarding training, scheduling, reference letters, and other camp-related questions.



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