Climbing Wall Technician

Job Description

Essential Functions

  • All duties of a Climbing Wall Attendant with the addition of all the following:
  • Supervise climbing wall usage during normal operating hours
  • Act as a liaison between Attendants, Climbing Wall Manager, and Professional Staff
  • Facilitate Fundamentals of Climbing Workshops addressing all learning styles
  • Strip, set, maintain, and evaluate climbing wall routes and bouldering problems
  • Assist with regularly scheduled  inspection of equipment and facilities
  • Supervise climbing wall usage during normal operating hours
  • Utilization of Fusion for sales, equipment rental, and climbing wall memberships
  • Act as a liaison between Attendants and Climbing Wall Manager/Coordinator
  • Greet members warmly and enthusiastically to create and maintain an atmosphere that cultivates long-term participation
  • Conduct lead skills verifications using tablets and assign appropriate membership type
  • Re-tape routes and problems that are missing tape
  • Clean the climbing wall holds not currently in use
  • Facilitate Lead Climbing workshops (if CWI lead endorsed), Route Setting Workshops, and any other climbing workshops
  • Assist with annual climbing competition and other wall programming

Job Expectations

  • Fulfill role of supervisor and role model to Climbing Wall Attendants maintaining risk management expectations and promoting a culture of safety
  • Demonstrate a high level of climbing technical and equipment knowledge in regards to usage, rescues, and maintenance
  • Utilize When to Work to communicate work availability to supervisors and co-workers
  • Arrive promptly for shifts, dressed in provided uniforms, presenting a professional appearance and enthusiastic attitude
  • Attend all mandatory in-services and trainings
  • Follow procedures set forth in the employee handbook, as well as all departmental and university policies

General Schedule

This position will be scheduled to work 2-4 hour shifts Monday - Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm. Technicians typically are expected to work 10-15 hours weekly with a maximum of 20. The position is available Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters with limited hours during semester and holiday breaks.


Job Requirements

Required Experience

  • Currently enrolled student of Auburn University
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Obtain and maintain a current CPR / First Aid / AED certification
  • Complete Secure the Human Training within 1 week of email notification
  • Must maintain a valid Top Rope Skills Verification at the Campus Recreation Climbing Wall
  • Must complete Climbing Wall Instructor Course through PCIA, AMGA, or CWA
  • Capacity for leadership and/or supervisor responsibilities

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift ~35 lbs
  • Must be able to efficiently move up and down the wall while either climbing or ascending

Preferred Qualifications

  • Worked as an Auburn Outdoors Attendant for at least one semester
  • Certified Climbing Wall Instructor (PCIA or AMGA)
  • Lead skills verified at the Campus Recreation Climbing Wall
  • Has previously participated in Community Route Setting Workshop and Open Setting times
  • Experience in leadership or supervisor position


Location Auburn Outdoors 
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