Job description:

Science Quest is a not-for-profit student run service run through Queen's Engineering Society. From the end of June to August, 10 week instructors will develop and deliver STEM based summer day-camps for children ages 4-14. Science Quest looks to provide inclusive and barrier-breaking STEM initiatives to the Kingston community and the surrounding communities, and career-building opportunities to Queen's students.

The major roles of the Science Quest 10-Week Instructor include:

  • Maintaining positive relationships with Queen's and the greater Kingston community
  • Following all EngSoc policy as related to the service
  • Supervision and instruction of campers

Skills and interests that will be considered an asset for this position include:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude towards networking
  • Demonstrated interest in STEM education
  • Strong ability to research and learn independently
  • Ability to motivate self, other instructors, and work in groups
  • Creative problem-solving and improvisational thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of age groups and ability levels

Applications will close May 29th @ midnight.

Work Term:

  • Mid June 2023 to end of August 2023 (camp will conclude before 2023 O-Week)

Salary/Time Commitment:

  • The position will be paid $17.17 per hour. Estimated hours: maximum 35 hours/week
  • Salary is non-negotiable

Applicants are expected to provide an Application Package. The package must include (in the following order):

  • Title page
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Question Responses

Please Answer the following 5 questions:

  1. Describe your leadership style and a time you worked effectively with a team and children.
  2. Describe ONE teachable activity for STEM you would like to implement for Science Quest and how you would achieve it.
  3. Why do you want to be an instructor for Science Quest? What qualities and/or experiences would make you a good fit for this position?
  4. EngSoc is committed to ensuring all of our events are accessible and inclusive. How would you integrate EDII (Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Indigeneity) initiatives into daily teachable activities?
  5. Please add anything additional you would like to say in your application package (optional)

Submission requirements:

  • Maximum 700 words per question
  • Font: Calibri (Body)
  • Text size: 11
  • 1.15 spacing
  • Include question headers above each of the responses
  • Submit only ONE combined document and attach it to your Breezy application.

If you have any questions please contact the Head Director, Sara Bacher (sciencequest@