Jobs


Part-Time Youth Program Instructor

Do you enjoy climbing? Do you enjoy working with youth and encouraging them to try new things in a supportive, positive way? Then Island Rock Gym, Bainbridge Island’s indoor rock climbing gym, is looking for you!

We are currently hiring for part-time instructors in our Youth Programs. The right fit will be a responsible, reliable and fun individual with the ability to manage youth ages 4 through 12 and help cultivate the next generation of climbing enthusiasts.

IRG is a sustainability-minded business with a goal of fostering safety conscious and responsible climbers in our community. Our other values include respect, tolerance and appreciation of a diverse climbing community. We are building a team of long-term employees who share and support these values and will help us continue to develop a fun, friendly, welcoming and safety conscious atmosphere for anyone who wants to enjoy indoor climbing.

Responsibilities:

  • Instruct various youth classes (e.g. Rock Tots, Rock Monkeys, the Junior Climbing Program and school break camps).
  • Engage in necessary youth behavior management and re-direction in a positive manner.
  • Communicate effectively with youth, parents, co-workers and gym members.
  • Be a positive representation of IRG Youth Programs to the wider community.
  • Must be physically able to belay other people at length and climb at a moderate level.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Previous experience working as an instructor, a teacher, a camp counselor or similar job working with youth.
  • Must be friendly, professional, open and respectful.
  • Fun-loving person who understands the nuances of working with youth.
  • Able to maintain a keen focus on safety first while still creating a fun environment.

To apply, send us an email describing yourself along with a resume to the email listed for the posting. No phone calls.


 

Part-Time Routesetter

We are currently hiring for a part-time routesetting position at Island Rock Gym. The right candidate will be creative, detail oriented, safety conscious with a minimum of 6 months experience setting in a COMMERCIAL environment. Candidates should be motivated to help provide a wide array of climbers with a top notch climbing experience at IRG.

IRG is a sustainability-minded business, with a goal of fostering safe, responsible climbers in our community. Our other values include respect, tolerance and appreciation of a diverse climbing community. We are building a team of long-term routesetters who share and support these values and will help build a fun, friendly, welcoming and safe atmosphere for anyone who wants to enjoy indoor climbing.

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to a weekly schedule of route setting and route stripping needs.
  • Maintain standard practice regarding all aspects of routesetting at IRG to maintain continuity in the setting program.
  • Work with the head routesetter to produce high quality routes and problems in a timely manner with a minimum amount of reliance on other routesetters and gym staff.
  • Set routes with fairness in mind regarding the variety of heights, abilities, ages, etc that climb at IRG.
  • Follow all safety guidelines laid out in the applicable routesetting guidelines provided.
  • Conduct necessary wall and hold maintenance and inspections.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • MUST be an experienced climber – able to pass belay/lead climbing/lead belay tests.
  • Must be friendly, professional, open and respectful.
  • Able to maintain a keen focus on safety first while still creating a fun environment.
  • Minimum of 6 months of commercial routesetting experience.
  • Demonstrate a minimum climbing ability of V5 and/or 5.11+ (V7 and 5.12 preferred).
  • To apply, send us an email describing yourself along with a work and climbing/setting resume to jobs@islandrockgym.com . No phone calls please.

Part-Time Front Desk Staff (Instructor opportunities available)

Are you an experienced climber? Do you enjoy working with people and encouraging them to try new things in a supportive, positive way? Then Island Rock Gym, Bainbridge Island’s indoor rock climbing gym, is looking for you!

We are currently hiring for part-time front-desk work. The right fit will be a responsible, reliable and fun individual with climbing experience who is self-motivated to monitor both customer safety and general gym maintenance.

IRG is a sustainability-minded business, with a goal of fostering safe, responsible climbers in our community. Our other values include respect, tolerance and appreciation of a diverse climbing community. We are building a team of long-term employees who share and support these values and will help build a fun, friendly, welcoming and safe atmosphere for anyone who wants to enjoy indoor climbing.

Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing gym safety and monitoring rule enforcement.
  • Handling sales transactions including day use, memberships, retail and gear rental.
  • Monitoring visitor check-in.
  • Ensuring every climber who walks into IRG feels welcome, regardless of skill or experience, and has a positive, respectful experience.
  • Performing gym opening and/or closing procedures.
  • Must be physically able to belay other people at length and climb at a moderate level.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • MUST be an experienced climber – able to pass belay/lead climbing/lead belay tests; climbing instruction preferred (introduction to climbing, belaying, lead climbing, etc.)
  • Must be friendly, professional, open and respectful.
  • Fun-loving person who likes to engage in conversation with people.
  • Desire to teach others.
  • Able to maintain a keen focus on safety first while still creating a fun environment.

 

To apply, send us an email describing yourself along with a resume to jobs@islandrockgym.com . No phone calls please.