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1 Apr 2022

Part-Time Climbing Wall Specialist

YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties – Posted by ymcapkc Gig Harbor, Washington, United States

Job Description

Why Work for the Y?

The Y is a leading non-profit committed to strengthening our community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose, and each other. Working locally, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in, and across our communities. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations, we ensure that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships, and resources necessary to learn, grow, and thrive.

Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause, and Join our Team!

Would you like to share your passion for rock climbing with others? Would you like to teach others so they can progress their skills? As a Climbing Wall Specialist, you will instruct class participants in climbing wall classes and activities.

In this role, you will prepare lesson plans with a natural progression appropriate to the age and ability of the participant. You will lead and assist participants in skill development and activities. You will enforce all safety rules and regulations at the climbing wall, while creating a fun and exciting environment.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare lesson plans for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Responsible for the implementation of the activity program.
  • Plan, lead, and participate in program activities at the climbing wall
  • Lead participants in the climbing wall program.
  • Keep parents informed of performance and changes pertaining to their child’s classes.
  • Assist and support leading the climbing wall programs under the directions of program director.
  • Assist in recruiting and leading volunteers to assist with programming support.


  • High school graduate or equivalent preferred.
  • One year or more of related experience rock climbing.
  • Experience or education in recreation, physical education, or related field.
  • Belay certified.
  • Previous experience working with diverse populations, preferably in a rock climbing setting.
  • Ability to instruct climbing wall classes.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications preferred.
  • Complete online Child Abuse Prevention training on first day. Complete other online and in-person training as required.


Starting Rate: $14.49 per hour

Hours:  Part time – Up to 25 hours per week

Benefits: Part-Time employees receive a personal YMCA membership, paid sick leave, flexible scheduling, YMCA program and merchandise discounts (up to 50%), training and professional education, employee referral bonus program, the opportunity to participate in a retirement savings plan and more!

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, individuals that work in an educational setting must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is received and approved. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. If you need to request a medical or religious exemption please contact

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: exercise, Fitness, and Instructor. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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