Head Coach

You are a leader and a mentor. You’re an experienced rock climber who enjoys working with kids. You have the ideas and experience to build a youth climbing team program in the areas of training, technique, the mental game, and competition strategy. You’re a climbing and training nerd! You can’t get enough of all things coaching, training, and competition climbing.

Note: This is a part-time position with opportunities for full-time hours with the addition of Front Desk, Route Setting, Facility Maintenance work, and more (dependent on experience).


  • Maintain Team IRG’s culture on the core values of effort, respect, and progression
  • Have an upbeat and positive attitude at practice and competitions
  • Coach athletes between the ages of 8 and 18 in Sport, Speed, and Bouldering in a safe manner that protects them from injury
  • Run team practices multiple days per week
  • Coach climbers at Local and Championship competitions
  • Create and follow a seasonal practice and training schedule
  • Teach youth climbers to belay and lead climb/belay
  • Mentor Assistant Coaches
  • Ensure USAC documentation is submitted before deadlines
  • Plan and guide outdoor trips for the Team
  • Stay up to date with USAC Rules and the latest information on training youth climbers
  • Communicate regularly and professionally with parents
  • Maintain safety standards and balance Team needs with Member needs
  • Maintain enrollment numbers and recruit new Team members as athletes age-out


  • Experience coaching youth competition climbers
  • Background in youth strength training and instructing climbing technique
  • Experience with USAC rules and competitions
  • Currently hold or willing to attain USAC Coach, SafeSport, and CPR & First Aid certification
  • Patience and the ability to communicate with children and parents with kindness and respect

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading a competitive youth climbing team program
  • Former USA Climbing competitor
  • College degree
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Certification
  • AMGA SPI Certification


  • Dependent on experience
  • Flexible schedule (excluding practices, competitions, outdoor trips, and team events)
  • Industry discounts
  • Discounted memberships for family

To apply, send us an email describing yourself, your work experience, and why you want to work with us, along with a resume to jobs@islandrockgym.com. No phone calls, please.