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Youth Belay Staff

Brooklyn Boulders
3.7 out of 5
2310 41st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
$16.00 - $16.50 an hour - Temporary, Part-time


2310 41st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

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Roles & Responsibilities

Reports to: Youth Program Manager

OUR STORY: Brooklyn Boulders (BKB) opened its doors in 2009, and from the beginning has always strived to create a place for connection where diverse communities of climbers, creatives, artists, and fitness enthusiasts can find their home. We believe that connection is the key to a flourishing community, and we make every effort to curate connection within our facility.

We live and breathe our CORE VALUES.

GET WEIRD -- Be yourself. BKB is your creative playground.

CO-CREATE -- Trust your team. Results are stronger when we collaborate.

BE RELENTLESS -- Attitude is everything. Take risks. Fall hard. Get back up.

MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL -- Create something extraordinary. Be proud to share it. Never stop improving.

MAKE IT AN OPEN HOUSE PARTY -- Encourage diversity and inclusion.


Someone who is able to thrive under pressure and can genuinely connect with kids and adults alike. The ideal candidate is a team-player who thinks outside the box and wants to have fun!

As a member of the Belay Staff, youll be working with our youth, directly impacting and shaping the experiences they have at BKB. Through experiential education and BKBs unique programming, you ensure amazing interactions and exceptional experiences for youth and their families.

Its time to get weird with Brooklyn Boulders.


  • Act as fun, outgoing ambassador for BKB Kids and the sport of climbing
  • Manage risk vigilantly

Should any incidents occur, follow Youth Programs and BKB Standards for incident reports and emergency response

  • Keep groups and programs running smoothly, ensuring participants are engaged
  • Follow program curriculum and guidelines, and recommend changes to the YPM as needed
  • Engage with both youth and their parents positively, energetically, and genuinely
  • Ensure smooth check-in and check-out for all participants, as outlined in our Youth Program Standards
  • Ensure all program and rental equipment is put away in an orderly fashion
  • Leave all areas in the facility better than you found them
  • Take ownership of the facility, brand, and BKB Kids experience as a whole

Specific on-shift expectations:

  • Ensure waivers are filled out properly
  • Ensure bookings are paid in full
  • Review rules and guidelines of the facility with the group
  • Get group in harnesses and shoes
  • Engage group, keep them climbing, and assess their skill and lead them to appropriate terrain as needed
  • Manage risk associated with falling climbers, belaying properly, bouldering, etc.
  • Sales! Always invite people back and educate them about next steps based on their interests
  • Clean up after groups and programs, return gear, etc.
  • Refrain from personal cell phone use: only use cell phones to time kids, review curricula, and take photos of programming
  • All other duties as required



  • A desire to work with our youth, positively impacting their daily lives
  • Availability at least 10 - 15 hours per week, on average
  • Availability weekdays from 3:30 - 6pm, weekends, and holidays
  • Background in customer experience
  • Climbing and belay experience - preferred
  • Experience working with youth


  • Energetic and positive, with a can-do attitude
  • Motivated to continue raising the bar and is psyched on collaborating with other Team Members to do just that - especially for the kids!
  • Genuinely excited to connect with youth

Disclaimer - This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities performed by persons assigned to this classification. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor or manager to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. All principle duties and responsibilities of this position are essential functions of the position. Job descriptions are reviewed on a regular basis and may be revised at any time. Revisions will be communicated to employees within the classification. This job description does not constitute a contract of employment; therefore, the company may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

Though our Team Members come from a wide range of experiences and are as unique as our business, we are all united under our ultimate purpose: belonging and inspiration through experiences that engage imagination, passion, and physical potential. Were excited to have you join our team of co-creative, hardworking, and driven individuals; welcome to Brooklyn Boulders!

Job Types: Temporary, Part-time

Pay: $16.00 - $16.50 per hour


  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Evening shift
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Long Island City, NY 11101: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Climbing (Preferred)

Work Location: In person