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BCGEU Faculty, Joinery

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Position Title BCGEU Faculty, Joinery
Who We Are
At BCIT, putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount. This idea is the foundation of BCIT’s People Vision, which describes the Institute’s goals and priorities in respect to our people. In a complex and uncertain world, it’s vital our people feel valued, supported and connected. BCIT champions a culture of innovation and global progress through people’s imagination and creativity. With a competitive compensation package, great work-life balance, and career advancement opportunities, see why we’ve earned the title of one of BC’s Top Employers for over ten years running.
Position Summary
We invite you to join BCIT’s trades training team. Currently we are seeking applications from individuals that are Red Seal certified in the Joinery Trade and are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills with both Foundation students (future workers) and industry apprentices as a temporary, full-time BCGEU Instructor. If you enjoy teamwork, have an innovative approach and have a proven track record in industry, then we want to hear from you.

Note: This opportunity does have the potential of leading to full-time employment once the preferred candidate has successfully completed a probationary period.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Classroom instruction to apprentice, entry-level or Industry Services students.
  • Shop and laboratory instruction and supervision.
  • Instructional counseling, evaluation and preparation.
  • Administrative responsibilities, including assignments, examination marking, and student evaluation.
  • Other duties directly related to the instruction of trades and vocational programs.
  • Curriculum maintenance and program enhancement.
  • Input into development of modifications to workshop and instructional areas.
  • Preparing and presenting classroom lectures, practical demonstrations, and working collectively with the Joinery Department Head.

This position is not just about teaching joinery concepts. It requires a person willing to:

  • Motivate students to learn.
  • Teach employability skills and assist with time management, spend the extra effort with students who are struggling and challenge the students who are excelling.
  • Commit to teaching excellence and preparation of outstanding graduates is foremost.

  • joinery/Cabinetmaker Certificate of Qualification and Certificate of Apprenticeship with an Inter-Provincial Red Seal endorsement.
  • Five years’ current work experience as a journeyperson.
  • Experience working with apprentices in a supervisory role or teaching experience; and
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to develop and instruct the curriculum.


Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to demonstrating superior shop and communication skills, have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • An additional four years that includes Shop/Supervisory skills.
  • Finishing, Shaper operation and curved woodwork, veneering.
  • AutoCAD, CNC panel saw operation and programming, CNC machining centre operation and programming.
  • Effective command of the English language, both written and oral.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and develop a collegial environment.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and a strong desire to teach.
  • Completion of the Provincial Instructors Diploma Program would be an asset.
Additional Information
Benefits – Why you’d love working with us

  • Competitive pay
  • Minimum of forty-six days of vacation
  • Competitive employer-paid extended health and dental plan – take a look at our benefit plans!
  • Defined benefitpension plan with employer contributions
  • Professional Development funds and resources
  • Access to most BCIT Flexible Learningcourses free of charge
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance programs
  • Complimentary membership with free access to the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and more

BCIT values diverse experiences, ideas, cultures and perspectives and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. If you require accessibility accommodations during any part of the application or hiring process, please contact so we can best support you. Please note that all applications must be submitted via the careers page portal, email applications will not be accepted.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
Salary Range Salary Range: $68,375 - $101,563 per annum.
Additional Salary Information
Salary prorated based on percentage and term of appointment.
Position Details

Posting Category Faculty
School/Service Area SOCE Construction
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit BCGEU Faculty
Job Status Temporary
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Start Date 06/05/2023
Anticipated End Date 10/06/2023
Competition Information

Competition Number 23GEUF35
Competition Open Date 01/28/2023
Competition Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Quicklink for Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-9
    • 10+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents