Job Description


  • Support student staff in regular duties and operations
  • Assist the professional staff in day-to-day operations of the specific program area
  • Assist with developing curriculum and training attendants/technicians
  • Assist professional staff in various administrative tasks
  • Assist with daily, monthly, and semester inventory of rental, climbing, bike or trip equipment
  • Maintain a clean and organized climbing wall, trip storage, rental center, and/or bike shop area
  • Greet members professionally and enthusiastically to create and maintain an atmosphere that motivates long-term participation in various outdoor activities
  • Assist in ordering supplies, parts and or equipment as necessary
  • Assist other Managers in their daily roles as necessary
  • Assist in scheduling the appropriate number of competent staff to work shifts
  • Assist with facilitating and implementation of Auburn Outdoors programs
  • Instruct members on the proper usage of outdoor equipment and recommend safety precautions

Trip Manager

  • Evaluate and improve trip operations including preparation, curriculum, and implementation of programs
  • Train trip leaders in various tasks related to outdoor programming
  • Assist trip leaders in tasks related to trip preparation including purchasing and portioning food
  • Assist members in planning their own adventures
  • Debrief trip leaders experiences with an emphasis on experiential learning through reflection

Climbing Wall Manager

  • Shadow, facilitate, and develop curriculum for all climbing wall workshops, being sure to deliver adequate feedback to instructors
  • Organize stripping, setting, and evaluate climbing wall routes and bouldering problems on a weekly  basis
  • Train Climbing Technicians in setting, maintenance, and inspections of equipment
  • Assist with annual climbing competition
  • Conduct lead skills verifications using tablets and assign appropriate membership type

 Bike Shop Manager

  • Train Bike Technicians in proper maintenance and cleaning of equipment
  • Assist with facilitating bicycle technician trainings and bicycle programs
  • Administer competency audits to bike technicians
  • Maintains a clean and organized bike shop area
  • Assist members with planning bicycle outings
  • Assist with the preparation for Auburn Outdoor bicycle trips including packing, loading, and maintenance of bicycle equipment

Rental Shop Manager

Train Attendants on the proper usage of rental equipment and recommend safety precautions so that they can better accommodate members
Maintain organization of rental center contracts and file accordingly, making appropriate copies
Ensure Attendants are completing competency audits
Ensure Attendants are effectively communicating the details of the rental contract: personal responsibility, proper usage, safety, associated fees, and associated risks
Ensure Attendants are building reservations correctly
Ensure Attendants are correctly assigning late, replacement and damage fees
Ensure all sales receipts and close out sales are done correctly during scheduled time
Assist with the preparation for Auburn Outdoor trips

Job Expectations

  • Demonstrate a high level of outdoor technical knowledge and local areas to recreate  
  • 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 2-6 hour shifts Monday - Sunday 9:00am -12:00 am. This position is expected to work between 12-15 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

  • Currently enrolled student of Auburn University
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Must have worked in Technician or Trip Leader role at the Auburn Recreation and Wellness Center for at least one semester, demonstrating consistent quality performance
  • Obtain and maintain a current CPR / First Aid / AED certification
  • Complete Secure the Human Training within one week of email notification (annually)
  • 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

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift approximately 35 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail
  • Experiences with multiple disciplines of outdoor recreation
  • Participation in Auburn Outdoors Programming

Location Auburn Outdoors 
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