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CU Science Discovery hires undergraduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) to work alongside instructors in the classroom and provide overall support to K-12 summer camps and high school classes and a variety of other programs throughout the academic year. The week prior to the start of summer, TAs will participate in a required training program that prepares them to be effective in a summer camp setting. Typically, summer programs take place in classrooms, laboratories and field sites throughout the CU Boulder campus and field sites and at the CU Anschutz Medical campus. 

 Ideal candidates: 

  • Love science and enjoy making it fun for all ages
  • Enjoy working with children of all energy levels and abilities 
  • Are majoring in a STEM or education field
  • Are responsible, flexible and see themselves as a leader and role model to others

Position-specific Details:

  • Teaching Assistant positions offer approximately 20-40 hours per week.
  • If hired, all Teaching Assistants (new and returning) must be available between late-May and early-August.
  • All Teaching Assistants are required to complete a mandatory (paid) in-person training the week prior to the start of the summer season (May 28-31, 2024; ~9am-5pm daily).
  • Pay rate: $16 per hour.


Temporary teaching assistant (TA) appointments are eligible for accrued sick time. Sick time is earned on a prorated basis, and is calculated at 24 hours of accrued sick time per academic term for full time (100%) appointments or a combination of appointments during the same term of employment. A combination of appointments of 50% or above for a semester are eligible for health benefits.

Questions? Contact Thia Munoz via email