Employment

Employment

We Are

An energetic team of dedicated climbers working together to:

  • Foster community. We strive for a diverse, inclusive, friendly community with a shared passion for climbing.
  • Serve the community. We have the duty and privilege to provide the front range with the best indoor climbing experience possible.
  • Have fun! We're always looking for creative ways to inspire and pleasantly surprise.

Join us!


How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter indicating what position(s) you are applying for to:

Open Positions

Team Ascent Head Coach

You Will

  • Identify and implement a mission statement and core values for Team Ascent that are in line with the mission and values of the Ascent Studio Youth Instructional Program
  • Attend and oversee all Team Ascent practices, or secure coverage when travel or other life events prevent practice attendance
  • Design and implement training programs for both the Comp and Prep levels of Team Ascent
  • Provide individualized training plans for Team Ascent athletes when applicable
  • Design, enforce, and continuously improve a qualification process for selecting members of the Comp and Prep levels of Team Ascent
  • Implement and enforce coaching practices that emphasize the physical and emotional health and safety of all Team Ascent athletes
  • Travel with qualifying Team Ascent athletes to local, Regional, Divisional, and National level competitions
  • Maintain a healthy relationship with all other Front Range climbing team programs, and actively pursue opportunities for collaboration that benefit Team Ascent athletes
  • Maintain a constant line of communication with Team Ascent parents and athletes, and distribute all relevant information regarding practices, team events, and competitions
  • Communicate regularly with individual Team Ascent athletes and parents regarding athlete performance and progression
  • Stay up to date with modern training research pertaining to climbing and youth athletic development
  • Pursue professional coaching development opportunities on a personal level, with the support of Ascent Studio Climbing & Fitness
  • Play an active role in the hiring process of the Team Ascent coaching staff
  • Help develop the Team Ascent coaching staff on a professional level, with the support of the Director of Programming
  • Communicate the needs of Team Ascent with the Director of Programming, and ensure that those needs are met in a timely manner
  • Communicate with the Director of Programming and the Youth Coordinator to ensure that Team Ascent functions as an independent but integrated unit within the Ascent Studio Youth Instructional Program
  • Communicate the setting-specific seasonal needs of Team Ascent with the Head Setter, and ensure that those needs are met in a timely manner
  • Create relationships with members, and help form bonds within the climbing community.
  • Be the face of Ascent Studio!


You Are/Have

  • Minimum 5 years of extensive climbing experience in multiple disciplines at an advanced level, including both indoor and outdoor bouldering and sport climbing
  • Ability to provide quality, informed coaching on climbs up to 5.14 and V11
  • Minimum 2 years of experience coaching a competitive youth climbing team that was involved in the USA Climbing competition circuit
  • Minimum 2 years of instructing climbing to youth ages 6-18
  • Minimum 2 years of personal competition experience on the USA Climbing youth or professional circuit, preferably since 2012
  • Possession or active pursuance of the requirements to be a USA Climbing Certified Coach (currently up to date CPR/First Aid/AED, background check, and SafeSport Training Program completion)
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with the USA Climbing rulebook, competition formats, and operational procedures
  • Experience writing and implementing coaching curricula for large programs (20 participants or larger), as well as individualized training plans for elite-level athletes (climbing 5.13/V9 or above)
  • A passion for working with kids ages 6-18
  • Strong communication and organizational skills

Desk Staff

You Will

  • Model and enforce best practices to maintain a culture of safety in the gym.
  • Help new customers feel comfortable in the gym.
  • Check in visitors and act as good ambassadors for the business, the community, and the sport.
  • Teach the technical skills of climbing and qualify new customers for belaying and climbing safely in the gym.
  • Perform all aspects of work at the front counter, including POS, gear rental, retail sales, event bookings, and responding knowledgeably to customer inquiries.
  • Create relationships with members, and help form bonds within the climbing community.
  • Be the face of Ascent Studio! Members will get to know you better than anyone else on staff.
  • You Are

  • Passionate about climbing — indoors or outdoors.
  • First Aid & CPR Certified (even if not current).
  • Organized, friendly, and assertive.
  • Able to anticipate the needs of customers.
  • Dedicated to customer service.
  • At least 18 years old.
  • You Might Have

  • Worked with children.
  • Taught, coached, guided, or mentored.
  • Experience in sales, marketing, or customer service.
  • Youth Instructor

    You Will

  • Uphold the Mission and Values of the Ascent Studio Youth Clubs.
  • Instruct youth ages 3-14 on the technical skills, techniques, and movement associated with bouldering and sport climbing.
  • Tailor instruction to match the abilities and needs of specific Ascent Studio Youth Club participants.
  • Model and enforce best practices to maintain a culture of safety in the gym.
  • Prepare youth ages 3-14 to be effective and ethical members of the climbing community.
  • Communicate with parents regularly to keep them informed and excited about past and upcoming youth programming.
  • You Are

  • Passionate about climbing.
  • Proficient with technical climbing skills including but not limited to belaying, knot tying, harness usage, and rope management.
  • Experienced in working with youth.
  • Invested in the climbing community.
  • Pediatric First Aid & CPR Certified (even if not current).
  • Available during the operational hours of the Ascent Studio Youth Clubs.
  • At least 18 years old.