We're Hiring Summer STEAM Mentor (Physical and Virtual)

Summer STEAM Mentors are caring, creative, energetic, relationship-focused, responsible, tech-savvy leaders passionate about children, education and community development.

Our Mission

To work with educators and students to introduce coding, digital skills, and a socially responsible entrepreneurial spirit through creative, maker-centred learning opportunities.

If you have an educational background in early childhood education, social work, computer science, IT, technology or programming, are passionate about educating children and community development, and looking to make a difference, this just might be the career-building opportunity you’ve been looking for!

Summer STEAM Mentor (Physical and Virtual)

Summer STEAM Mentors are caring, creative, energetic, relationship-focused, responsible, tech-savvy leaders passionate about children, education and community development.

As mentors, instructors, and positive role-models, staff must work to support children in Brilliant Labs programming using both physical and virtual environments. Supporting youth as they learn to create and innovate with today’s technology.  They demonstrate exceptional teamwork and initiative-taking and are comfortable and confident with people from different backgrounds.

Applicants should be aware that due to the COVID-19 pandemic that much of our content will be delivered virtually and therefore a reliable internet connection will be necessary. However, if restrictions ease, applicants must be prepared to adapt to changes and the possibility of delivering in-person camps.

This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs

Photography By Irene Lee, BL Graphic Art & Design Intern

Tasks/responsibilities include:

  • Learning how to effectively use virtual tools to support children’s social, emotional and educational development through hands-on, experiential, STEAM- and group-based, maker education, in collaboration with community partners.
  • Under the direction of the Supervisor, and working closely with Program Directors, Program Specialists, volunteers, and partner organization staff, supporting delivery of virtual and physical youth-focused, STEAM-based activities and programs to children and youth, using technology.
  • Engaging young people online, and offline, inspiring, mentoring, leading and teaching them about innovation, technology and a socially responsible entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Teaching children and youth how to code and developing their digital skills, using 3D design, computer-aided animation and design, digital audio and video recording and editing, “Internet of Things”, kid-friendly coding, robotics and drones, wearable technology, virtual reality, etc.
  • Learning about, and working with a variety of technologies and tools.
  • Collaborating and actively participating in multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Navigating complex situations/people dynamics; engaging/motivating people; and building strong connections/relationships to inspire youth.
  • Thriving in an informal, peer-led, shared learning environment driven by fun, exploration and self-fulfillment/empowerment.
  • Supporting the achievement of program goals/outcome.
  • Working with Supervisors to collect daily attendance, data, etc.
  • Effectively deliver information and support through a variety of virtual mediums
  • Other relevant duties as required.

Summer STEAM Mentor is a full-time (35 hours/week), 8 to 10-week summer position starting at the end of June 2022 (to be confirmed).


  • Studying early childhood education, social work, computer science, IT, technology or programming, engineering, science, social studies is helpful.
  • Experience working with children and youth and managing projects/programs.
  • Professional, responsible and fair conduct with staff, volunteers, stakeholders, donors, sponsors and supporters.
  • Excellent communication and social media skills (both spoken and written).
  • Comfortable using teaching through virtual platforms
  • Highly creative self-starter, with an ability to engage and facilitate consultative processes and consensus building with staff, senior volunteers, stakeholders, and implement with keen attention to detail.
  • Has access to high-speed internet and a computer.
  • Ability to manage projects and people, and multi-task to meet competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a diverse work environment including both virtually and in physical spaces.
  • High computer proficiency.
  • Good Camera Presence.
  • Ability to actively provide constructive strategic, creative and logistical input, solutions, planning and problem-solving.
  • Team player who is happy to pitch in and help out as required.
  • Bilingualism (French-English) is an asset


Develop and advance your ability to mentor youth and your technological knowledge, skills and expertise through firsthand experience in:

  • Learning about innovation, technology and entrepreneurship to engage and inspire children and foster their social and educational development:  communication, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving, collaboration and digital skills.
  • Working effectively virtually and in person with teams, staff, volunteers, and organization partners to achieve deliverables and outcomes through collaboration, in person, and virtually, shared learning and knowledge exchange, research and analysis; and autonomously.
  • Collaborating and actively participating in a multi-stakeholder environment with delivery partners.
  • Navigating complex situations; understanding people dynamics and networks, and engaging and motivating a diversity of people.


  • The employment period is for 8-10 weeks based on the position
  • Successful candidates must be prepared to work from various locations, as required, including virtually with a reliable internet connection.
  • Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties as required.

To apply

Email cover letter and resume to info@brilliantlabs.ca .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.