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Program Assistant

2018 Applications NOW OPEN!

We are looking for creative, energetic, fun individuals who have a passion for science, engineering, and technology. 

During the months of July and August, Program Assistants (PAs) will be working on a "low ratio" or "as needed" basis in the camp rooms with campers from our High Needs Support Program. In addition, PAs will also be working as a support to leaders in the camp rooms.

6 Program Assistant positions are available for summer 2018. 

  • Each PA will be scheduled on main campus in Waterloo for 5 weeks and off campus in a satellite location for 3 weeks.  For off-campus weeks, transportation, food, and lodging will all be provided.
  • Program Assistants are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the ESQ Support Program.
  • This is an approximately 9-week position starting in late June and ending in August.

Who should apply

If you have the following, you'll be a great fit for us:

  • Experience working with children with special needs
  • A background in science, engineering, and/or education
  • Able to adapt to new situations quickly
  • A demonstrated ability to manage, redirect, encourage and engage with children requiring additional support and attention as well as communicating directly with parents.
  • Comfortable working overnight and away from home for 3x one week periods.

How to apply

Create an application package that contains the following in a single PDFPlease ensure that your name is on every page of your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 1-page description of how you would modify the write-up linked below to accommodate a child with a different learning abilities or physical capabilities.  Please state at the outset of the description what traits you are modifying for.

         Sample Circuit Write Up (DOC)

Please send your application to:

  • In person: Engineering Outreach RCH Portable, University of Waterloo
  • By email:

ESQ will only consider complete applications and will not follow up with any candidates who submit incomplete applications. 


Interviews will take place in-person on January 11th to January 13th. These will take place at the University of Waterloo. Please ensure that you are available!

Applications are extended until Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 12:00 am EST (midnight).


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