Become an Instructor

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Our instructors are responsible for developing and facilitating weeklong (half-day or full-day) summer camps across our Campus Camps and Pre-College programs. They teach one or more camps throughout the summer, depending on their interest and availability. Typically, our instructors are interested in a specific STEM-related topic; however, we also offer camps like creative arts, cooking, outdoor recreation, and more!

I have greatly enjoyed my time teaching the EAE Camps like Game Design Studio. It was actually a Pre-College camp that I took years ago that first got me interested in what I do today. I love being able to give back to the programs that gave me such a wonderful opportunity and it is greatly fulfilling to help students discover and learn about their passion."
– Kolton Eichers


What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Creating and teaching curriculum for assigned camps (with approval).
  • Classroom and behavior management.
  • Safety and welfare of students.
  • Creating supply lists for each camp (when applicable).
  • Maintaining and keeping supplies/equipment in good condition (or alerting Youth Education of defective equipment).
  • Keeping the classroom and surrounding area(s) neat and clean.
  • Be familiar and follow through with Youth Education policies.

What We Offer for Instructors

  • Competitive pay (per contact hour)
  • Experience teaching students in an informal, interest driven environment.
  • Freedom to develop your own curriculum - All camp ideas are welcome!
  • Access to University of Utah resources – Ucard, software downloads, library access, bookstore discounts.
  • Working with a fun, supportive team!

Instructor Requirements

  • At least two years of teaching experience or college graduate
  • Knowledgeable about a STEM-related or enrichment (i.e., creative arts, outdoor recreation, etc.)
  • Ability and desire to work in a temporary work-setting
  • Demonstrate good character, integrity, and adaptability
  • At least 21 years old
  • Valid driver's License

  • Preferences:
  • Bachelor’s degree in the subject area
  • Current teacher within the Salt Lake Metro area
  • Self-directed, punctual, and highly organized

What Else You Should Know

  • To apply: email a resume and letter of interest to youth@utah.edu
  • These positions are temporary and non-benefitted.
  • Hiring Time Frame: August-November

Campus Camps and Pre-College at the U - Seasonal Positions (Hiring usually starts in March)


Brief Overview of Positions

Education Assistants (Seasonal; part-time & full-time positions during the summer)

  • Works across our Campus Camp and Pre-College programs to assist with facilitating activities, helping with field trips, managing supplies, etc.