Join the Ascent Team


Who is Ascent?

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 review the job descriptions and qualifications listed below to determine if you're a good fit for our open positions. If so, please send a resume and cover letter indicating what position(s) you are applying for to:

We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

Ascent Studio is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 are pleased to be an inclusive and welcoming community.

Open Positions:

Youth Programs

Youth Instructor

Job Parameters

  • Part-time, 5-30 hours per week. Hours vary dependent on club sessions and camp programs.
  • Weekend availability required
  • Pay Range: $16/hr to $17/hr, DOE
  • Job Requirements

  • 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 under age 14.
  • 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.
  • Available during programming hours; which are evenings and weekends during the fall/spring club sessions, and weekdays and weekends during camp seasons.
  • 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.
  • Management/Full Time

    Team Ascent Head Coach

    Job Parameters

    • Fulltime, 32-40 hours per week
    • Weeknight and Weekend availability is required
    • Pay Range: $20/hr to $25/hr

    Job Requirements

    • 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
    • 2+ years of personal competition experience on the USA Climbing youth or professional circuit, since 2015 or equivalent knowledge of modern competition climbing
    • 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
    • Ability to communicate in a timely professional manner with the guardians of athletes

    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 the Competition, Development, and Preparatory 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 Competitive, and Development 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 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 Programming 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!