CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR & COACH

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: PART-TIME & FULL-TIME

Aspire Climbing is a dynamic, multi-faceted full-service climbing gym. Our staff wear several hats as customer service representatives, belay instructors, coaches, risk management officers and more. We value outgoing, friendly, confident and capable people with attention to detail and initiative. Applicants must have a solid foundation of climbing knowledge and skills. They must possess the ability to communicate instruction verbally and through demonstration, articulating climbing movement into simple tangible concepts, for youth and adults. Safe practices are priority, while providing quality instruction to new and experienced clientele. Our instructors and coaches are leaders, ambassadors and motivators. Applicants must have experience working with youth, possess strong work ethic, with a positive attitude towards healthy living. They must be willing to learn, adapt and grow personally and professionally. We are willing to train high value candidates with a good team fit.

SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lead coaching role in Vanguards, our advanced youth climbing program

  • Assistant coaching role in Crave, our advanced adult climbing program

  • Communicate quality instruction for top-rope belay and bouldering

  • Coordinate and promote youth and adult climbing programs

  • Implement and monitor lesson plans and curriculum

  • Identify areas for growth or improvement within the program schedule

  • Communicate with coaching staff to ensure a positive experience for athletes

  • Maintain knowledge of gym programs and products

  • Operate a cash register and computerized point-of-sale (POS) system

  • Answer phones, take messages, schedule parties/groups, register students/participants for classes/clinics/events

  • Maintain a clean and organized gym environment for all customers and staff

  • Provide excellent customer service

 

WORK HOURS:

Full time & part-time hours available. Regular availability is desired. Weekend availability is a must; three weekends per month required. General evening availability is a plus.

PAY LEVEL:

Starting pay: $13 -$15/hour (to commensurate with experience).

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced rock climbing skills are required

  • Must possess ability to belay effectively and articulate basic/advanced climbing techniques

  • Previous experience working with youth

  • Previous coaching experience

  • Flexible, eager to learn and willing to adapt to new responsibilities

  • Prior work in a customer service or coaching environment

  • Strong organizational skills, multi-tasking and time management abilities

  • Demonstrate initiative, able to identify and solve problems

  • Ability to enforce rules and regulations

  • Leads by example

  • Detail oriented

  • Punctual and reliable

  • Outgoing, friendly, positive and upbeat

  • Experience using Rock Gym Pro software is preferred

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Staff must be able to perform manual labor, including working at height. Staff must be comfortable with lifting objects up to roughly 50 pounds. Vulnerable sector check required.

APPLICATIONS:

To apply please deliver a resume/CV and cover letter to Aspire via email to joe@aspireclimbing.ca. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.