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Thanks for your interest in Vertical World employment!

Mission Statement:
As a company we strive to provide the best customer service, route setting, music, and cleanliness to
our customers on a daily basis. We treat all customer interactions as if we are serving our friends or
family. We accomplish this by hiring employee associates who care about climbing and our customers
and provide them with the training and motivation to give great customer service.

Vertical World is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Here at Vertical World, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We pride ourselves in creating an inclusive and welcoming community in our facilities.

We are currently hiring:






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 per week 

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  


  • 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 


  • Combined Sick/PTO  
  • Free VW Membership  
  • Pro Deal and Industry Discounts  
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance if full time (30+ hours) after 60 day waiting period 
  • Free access to all Seattle area climbing gyms (if full time) 
  • Matching retirement plan after two years employment 

This is an hourly position. Pay ranges between $18.75 – $19.50 

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Scruffy.

Laborer Entry Level

Elevate Climbing Walls and Vertical World are looking to add to our team of builders to assist in building
the newest Vertical World Gym in the Seattle area. We are currently hiring for several positions. All
lasting about 9 to 12 months, with the potential to become a permanent Elevate employee. If you are
interested, please read about the positions we are looking to fill. Feel free to call or email us at Elevate
Climbing Walls if you have any questions.

  • Keep the construction site clean.
  • Perform basic labor skills.
  • Assistant to our lead carpenter.
  • Assistant to a welder.
  • Keep tools organized and put away.
  • Must be able to work in a physical environment all day.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs to 70 lbs.
  • Must be willing to work in all types of weather.
  • Should have knowledge of basic tools.
  • Should have previous experience with basic construction.

$20 – $22/hr

To apply, please send resume to the Elevate Office.

Fabricator Entry Level

  • Follow direction form the lead fabricator.
  • Be Familiar with metal working tool.
  • Be familiar with welding process.
  • Have some experience with stick and mig welding.
  • Must be able to lift 60-70 ponds.
  • Must be able to work at heights.

$22 – $25/hr DOE.

To apply, please send resume to the Elevate Office.

Carpenter Level 1

  • Perform all duties of basic level.
  • Perform basic carpentry skills.
  • Can take direction from lead and Project Manager.
  • Be able to frame walls.
  • Be able to panel walls.
  • Should have a basic set of tools.

$22 – $27/hr DOE

To apply, please send resume to the Elevate Office.