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Summer Camp Instructor

Vertical World is now hiring Summer Camp Instructors. Summer Camp Instructors teach weeklong rock climbing camps to students that range from 3 to 17 years old. Instructors are responsible for creating memorable experiences and being stewards for the sport of climbing. These positions are seasonal for the summer, but longer-term employment may be available based on availability and scheduling of fall programs. Each week of camp is 40 hours of work.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create and implement age-appropriate lesson plans for students
  • Create an appropriate balance of risk management, technical skill, and fun each day
  • Work in cooperation with co-instructors
  • Track student progress and ensure students are going through all necessary processes to use gym equipment
  • Manage diverse abilities and interest levels within each class
  • Other duties or tasks delegated by Manager or Programs Coordinator
     
    Requirements

  • Friendly and enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated and able to act independently
  • Previous top rope belay experience
  • Able to commit to consistent schedule
  • Great communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of personalities
  • Ability to deal with difficult circumstances with a positive attitude
  • Great working ability in a family environment
  • First aid and CPR certified
     
    Preferred Skills

  • Experience teaching climbing
  • Previous outdoor climbing experience
  • Lead climbing experience
     
    Benefits

  • Free VW membership
  • Free access to all Seattle area gyms (if full time)
  • Access to industry pro deals
  • Combined Sick/PTO hours
  • Other benefits with long term employment
     
    To apply, please email resume and climbing resume to: Seattle Programs
    Deadline to apply is May 28th


    Youth Program Instructor

    Vertical World is now hiring Youth Program (YP) Instructors. Instructors teach rock climbing classes and camps to students that range from 3 to 17 years old. Throughout the year there are multiple offerings a YP instructor may be involved in like: Regular yearlong programs, day camps, school break camps, summer camps, and summer programs to name a few. YP staff are responsible stewards that help groom VW’s next generation of climbers. The available positions are for summer programs and longer-term employment is based on availability and scheduling of fall programs. Hours per week range from 2-12 hours.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create and implement age-appropriate lesson plans for students
  • Create an appropriate balance of risk management, technical skill, and fun in each class
  • Work in cooperation with co-instructors
  • Track student progress and ensure students are going through all necessary processes to use gym equipment
  • Manage diverse abilities and interest levels within each class
  • Other duties or tasks delegated by Manager or Programs Coordinator
     
    Requirements

  • Friendly and enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated and able to act independently
  • Previous top rope belay experience
  • Able to commit to consistent schedule
  • Great communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of personalities
  • Ability to deal with difficult circumstances with a positive attitude
  • Great working ability in a family environment
  • First aid and CPR certified
     
    Preferred Skills

  • Experience teaching climbing
  • Previous outdoor climbing experience
  • Lead climbing experience
     
    Benefits

  • Free VW membership
  • Free access to all Seattle area gyms (if full time)
  • Access to industry pro deals
  • Combined Sick/PTO hours
  • Other benefits with long term employment
     
    To apply, please email resume and climbing resume to: Seattle Programs
    Deadline to apply is May 28th

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