Math Program Leaders

We are seeking 4 or 5 volunteers to be program leaders for various outreach programs offered throughout the year. The ideal candidates will be students looking to gain leadership skills and take a greater role in mathematics outreach including leading community events.

Please apply by sending an email to pamb@math.utoronto.ca with 2 – 3 paragraphs outlining why you would like to be considered for this position, what skills you have and what skills you hope to gain from this position.

Applications are due by July 15th

TDSB Math Tutors

Use your math skills to support a high school student in Toronto!

Apply to be a volunteer Math tutor from September 2014-June 2015 at:

http://uoft.me/tutormath

Training will be provided!

Applications are due by July 25

Volunteers Needed for 3 Programs

We are seeking volunteers for three programs coming up:

  • Science Rendezvous on May 10th in the Math Pavillion
  • 100 in 1 on June 7th for a Math in the Park event *date updated
  • Google Geek Street on July 24th in the Math exhibit

Volunteers for all three of these programs will be required to assist with hands-on activities for members of the general public.  These events run throughout the day but you are not required to be present for the whole day.

If you are interested in helping out or getting more information, please fill out the below form:

  • Please select the programs you are interested in receiving more information about volunteering for.

 

Volunteers Needed for Solution Guides

We are seeking volunteers to help us create solution guides to materials for our Math Kangaroo contest preparation sessions.  These materials cover math topics from Grades 1 – 12.  Copies of the competition (which gives an indication of the type and difficulty of the questions) can be found at: http://kangaroo.math.ca under “Samples“.

If you are interested please fill out the form found below and we’ll get in touch with you shortly.  You may choose as many grade levels you are interested in assisting with as you like.

Volunteers for this will be recognized with a certificate and their name listed on the preparation materials and on our website.

Science Unlimited Program Leaders

The Science Unlimited program is seeking program leaders for its programs.  Further information can be found on their website (http://scienceunlimited.utoronto.ca) under “Get Involved”.

Guest Speakers and Volunteers for Summer

We are currently seeking guest speakers and volunteers for the following programs:
(further information on any of the programs can be found by clicking on the links below)

  • Canada Math Camp
    • July 26 – August 2, 2014
    • Grades 8 – 10
    • Invitation only camp for high scorers on the COMC
  • Summer Math Kangaroo Camp
    • August 11 – 15, 2014
    • Grades 3 – 8
    • Open to any students interested in a fun, hands-on week of mathematics
  • Summer Math Academy
    • August 11 – 15, 2014
    • Grades 9 – 12
    • Open to students interested in learning an in-depth math concept not commonly covered in high school
  • Classroom Adventures in Mathematics: Summer Institute
    • August 5 – 8, 2014
    • Teachers and teacher candidates
    • Designed to showcase mathematics and math resources to teachers/teacher-candidates that they can bring back to their classroom with them
  • Science Unlimited
    • August 11 – 15, 2014
    • Grades 10 – 11
    • This program is offered by 6 departments in the Faculty of Arts & Science and is designed to showcase University life and studies to participating students

If you are interested in participating please send an email to outreach@math.toronto.edu

National Math Camp Positions

The Canadian Math Camp is inviting applications to fill the following positions for their 2014 Canada Math Camp Program:

1.       Program Leader (1 positions)

This position will be responsible for the development and implementation of various Mathematics competition based lessons and activities.   They will also be responsible for liaising with various departmental and faculty members to provide guest speakers and additional activities to their programs.  Program Leaders will be required to be on-campus during the week of July 26 – August 2, 2014 including staying in residence with the students for the duration of the camp.  There will also be time required for preparation of materials prior to the camp and pre- and post- camp meetings.  The successful candidates will have strong skills in Mathematics and previous Mathematics competition experience.  Previous camp leadership experience is considered an asset.  These positions will be paid a rate of $25/hr plus room and board for a total of 70 hours inclusive of pre-camp and post-camp meetings and preparations.  All successful candidates will need to show proof of a valid police record check (including vulnerable sector screen) prior to the start of the program.

2.       Residence Don (2 positions)

These positions will be responsible for the development and implementation of various residential activities, off-site trips and extracurricular activities.  They will also be responsible for supervision of the participants in residence.   Residence dons will be required to be on-campus during the week of July 26 – August 2, 2014 including staying in residence with the students for the duration of the camp.  There will also be time required for preparation of materials prior to the camp and pre- and post- camp meetings.  The successful candidates will have previous experience in an over-night supervision in a camp setting.  A mathematics background would be preferred but is not required.   These positions will be paid a rate of $15/hr plus room and board for a total of 72 hours including pre-camp and post-camp meetings and preparations.  All successful candidates will need to show proof of a valid police record check (including vulnerable sector screen) and a valid First Aid certificate prior to the start of the camp.

Further information on the camp can be found at: http://cmc.cms.ca

To apply please send a cover letter and resume by April 30th, 2014 to:

Pamela Brittain
Outreach and Special Projects Coordinator
Department  of Mathematics, University of Toronto
pamb@math.toronto.edu

Summer Math Camp Positions

The Department of Mathematics will be hosting its annual Summer Math Kangaroo Camp, associated with the Math Kangaroo competition. This camp will take place from August 11 – 15, 2014 at the downtown location of the University of Toronto St. George campus. Further information on Math Kangaroo can be found at:  http://kangaroo.math.ca/.  As such,  we are inviting applications to fill the following positions:

1.       Program Leaders (3):   The Program Leaders are required for each of the three grade levels being offered (grades 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8). These positions will require skills in program development and classroom management. Successful candidates will be required to develop materials for 1 week of programming based upon materials associated with the Math Kangaroo competition and liaise with guest speakers to the program. These positions require the successful candidate to be present at the camp from 9:00am ­ 4:00pm, Monday to Friday from August 11 – 15, 2014 as well as to do preparation work in July and during the first week of August.   Please specify in your application which grade level(s) you wish to be considered for.  The rate of pay for these positions will be $25/hr + 4% vacation pay.

2.       Program TAs (3-4): The positions will be responsible for assisting the Program Leaders with the delivery of lessons and activities and supervision of students.  These positions require the successful candidate to be present at the camp from 9:00am ­ 4:00pm, Monday to Friday from August 12 – 16, 2013 as well as provide assistance and supervision for the Before/After Camp care programs.  The rate of pay for these positions will be $15/hr + 4% vacation pay.

Further Details

  • Please note these positions will only be offered on the basis of the program achieving full enrolment at each level.
  • All successful candidates must provide a police record check with a vulnerable sector screen by the start of the program.
  • Rates of pay and hours vary based upon the position and these positions are classified under the USW Casual agreements and are subject to the terms referenced there (http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/current-staff/unionized/usw-local-1998-casual.htm )
  • To apply please send a cover letter and resume to Pamela Brittain (pamb@math.toronto.edu) by April 30, 2014 and clearly specify what position(s) are being applied for.
  • Interviews will be held in mid-May and only successful candidates will be contacted.
  • Additionally, we are also seeking volunteers to assist with various aspects of the program during the week. If you are not successful in your application and would like to be considered for this as well please indicate this in your application.

Summer Programs Coordinator

We are looking for a Summer Programs Coordinator.

This position will run from May 19th to August 29th, 2014 with an average of 6 hours per week leading up to the summer programs and full-time from August 4th – 15th.

The person filling this position will be responsible for attending all organizing meetings and acting as a liaison between various program members and staff.  They will also assist with the development of materials for the camp programs and with supervision of participants during the camp.  In addition, they will provide input on participant materials and assist with the logistical aspects of the camp.

The successful candidate will have a background in math and/or science and knowledge of the relevant curriculum from Grades 3 – 12 as well as previous camp experience.

Applications can be sent to outreach@math.utoronto.ca. The application deadline is April 30th, 2014.

Further information on the programs can be found at: http://mathplus.math.utoronto.ca under “Is it Summer Yet?” on the main page.

Math in Motion…Girls in Gears Volunteers

We are looking for female math, science and engineering volunteers to assist with our Math in Motion…Girls in Gear program on Saturday, April 5th.  If you are interested in further information please contact outreach@math.toronto.edu or view our website at http://mimgig.com

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