SUB Climbing Wall Instructor
City of Golden - Golden, CO

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Post by Jobing - JOB TITLE: SUB Climbing Wall Instructor DEPARTMENT: Parks & Recreation JOB REFERENCE: 12–45 HIRING RANGE: $8.50 per hour POSITION TYPE: Schedule varies; as needed CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled BE PART OF AN AWESOME RECREATION COMMUNITY! The Golden Parks and Recreation Department is a CAPRA Accredited Parks and Recreation Department and most recently received the Gold Medal Award from the American Academy of Parks and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) for populations under 25,000. We are currently seeking the right individual ready to provide climbing wall instruction and techniques, ensure safety to our climbers, and assist in developing new programs and classes at the Golden Community Center. A City of Golden application must be submitted on–line for employment consideration.

SUMMARY Responsible for the development of climbing classes, clubs and private instruction at the Golden Community Center. Provides excellent customer service and climbing instruction to all levels of climbers during assigned lesson programming. Instructs users in climbing techniques, skills development, belaying, knot tying, and safety. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

Other duties may be assigned. Provides climbing wall instruction and techniques during open hours, parities, private lessons, climbing competitions, classes, clubs, outdoor climbing and any other programs offered by the community center. Provides organized climbing instruction in a safe atmosphere. Monitors climbing wall area to ensure safety of all climbers and provide general instruction on climbing techniques in a fun, enthusiastic, and safe environment during open hours and group events.

Explains and demonstrates climbing equipment, techniques, and hand and feet climbing methods. Instructs and illustrates tying knots, climbing, and belaying for climbers. Outfits inexperienced climbers in seat/body harness, tie in and belay climbers. Conducts skills proficiency "test out" exam for clients 18+ who want to climb on their own.

Communicates policies, procedures, and safety requirements. Enforces all policies. Monitors volume of climbers on the wall to ensure climber safety. Assist in the planning and implementation of bouldering competitions.

May assist in securing sponsors for the event. Assists in developing new programs and classes. Makes recommendations for improvements to programming activities and policies. Helps prepare course descriptions.

Promotes climbing programs offered by the community center. Recommends equipment needs for purchase consideration. Sets routes on a regularly scheduled basis. Maintains climbing equipment including but not limited to: cleaning of harnesses and holds, replacement and inspections of ropes, and minor maintenance and repairs to climbing wall.

Ensures safety checks including all necessary documentation. Other duties may be assigned. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Must be at least 21 years of age by time of hire. High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Minimum six months demonstrated climbing experience (indoors or out) with six months experience instructing climbing programs to both youth and adults (indoors or out). Knowledge and use of knots, harnesses, and belaying.

Demonstrated route setting skills and knowledge of outdoor climbing procedures and practices. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one–on–one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Communicate effectively and works with children and adults of all age groups. The ability to demonstrate knowledge of climbing equipment and techniques. Ability to communicate and interact effectively with all age groups. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.

Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to maintain a safe and fun climbing environment during peak hours.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS First Aid and CPR certification. MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED Static and dynamic ropes, carabineers, belay devices, and harnesses. Tools for route setting. PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work environment is primarily in an indoor setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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