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EMPLOYMENT

Welcome Aboard

At Alchemy Climbing, we offer more than just a job - we offer an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and passionate team of climbers who are committed to providing an exceptional climbing experience for our community.

As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work in a fun and challenging environment, share your love of climbing with others, and make a positive impact on the climbing community. With a variety of positions available, from route setting, coaching, front-desk, and management, you will have the chance to find the role that best suits your skills and interests.

We also offer a range of benefits to our employees, including gym membership, gear discounts, and access to company events and activities. Additionally, we have a supportive and friendly work culture, with opportunities for professional development, so you can continue to grow and advance in your career.

If you're passionate about climbing and want to make a difference, come join us at Alchemy Climbing. Apply today and start your journey towards an exciting and fulfilling career in the climbing industry!
  • Youth Team Coach (Part-time) Must be 16+
    Rec Team Alchemy Recreational Team Coaches support youth participants through bouldering and top rope climbing with the goal of developing a desire to be active for life. Alchemy Climbing Coaches demonstrate professionalism and maintain a high coaching standard to foster a positive and lasting experience for families while contributing to company culture. The ideal candidate will have a background of working with children that exhibits patience and passion, motivation to meaningfully contribute to Alchemy Youth Programs, and commitment to delivering a balanced approach of trying hard and having fun to an inclusive environment of diverse climbing needs. Responsibilities and Duties Supervise and guide youth climbers who will be bouldering and belaying while maintaining injury and risk prevention measures Implement group activities that promote our core values Follow the season schedule and deliver instruction appropriate for your group's level Work parties/groups as a Staff Belayer with recruiting for Youth Programs in mind Assist Head Coach and Management in monitoring team rosters, tracking participants' skills, organizing practice notes, and communicating with parents Report any issues or concerns to management team Qualifications and Skills Classroom/group management Strong communication skills, teamwork mindset, and ability to take direction for the purpose of professional and personal growth Weekday evening availability and flexibility to work weekends as needed Background check required Current CPR/AED/First Aid certification Climbing experience preferred Comp Team Alchemy Competitive Team Coaches work closely with the Head Coach and Management to lead, support, and inspire a robust team of youth athletes toward camaraderie, performance/goal management, responsible stewardship, and a lifelong path of climbing options. Alchemy Climbing Coaches demonstrate professionalism and maintain a high coaching standard to foster a positive and lasting experience for families while contributing to company culture. The ideal candidate will have previous coaching and climbing experience (prior competitive experience in speed, lead, bouldering is a plus), motivation to meaningfully contribute to Alchemy Youth Programs, and commitment to cultivating an inclusive, productive, and enjoyable training environment. Responsibilities and Duties Effectively communicate skills and techniques specific to competitive climbing Implement group activities that promote our core values Follow the season schedule and deliver instruction appropriate for your group's level Work parties/groups as a Staff Belayer with recruiting for Youth Programs in mind Assist Head Coach and Management in monitoring team rosters, tracking participants' skills, organizing practice notes, and communicating with parents Report any issues or concerns to management team Qualifications and Skills Previous coaching and climbing experience (competitor experience is a plus) Strong communication skills, teamwork mindset, and ability to take direction for the purpose of professional and personal growth Weekday evening availability and flexibility to work weekends as needed Background check required Current CPR/AED/First Aid and SafeSport certification
  • Welcome Desk/Instructor (Part-time) Must be 18+
    Welcome Desk/Instructor The ideal Alchemy Climbing Welcome Desk employee loves rock climbing and is passionate about serving the climbing community by making our gyms welcoming, clean, and inviting to people of all backgrounds and climbing abilities. They are obsessed with helping members and day pass visitors have an exceptional experience from the moment they walk in the door to the moment they walk out. On shift, Welcome Desk staff work as a team under the direction of Shift Lead and/or Management. Welcome Desk staff report to the Operations Manager of their facility. Responsibilities and Duties Be a positive, friendly, inclusive, and motivating presence for both customers and teammates Check in customers and members, handle basic customer account issues Give climbing gym orientations Constantly monitor climbing areas; intervene to mitigate risk with professionalism and courtesy Engage with the community and form genuine connections with customers Promote Alchemy events, programs, and memberships, with a focus on improving customer experience and building community (vs. selling) Recommend gear to interested customers and assist in fitting shoes, harnesses, etc. Resolve customer concerns through listening, asking questions, seeking solutions, and escalating to a manager when appropriate Keep the gym a clean and inviting space through constant dusting, disinfecting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, deep cleaning, etc. Maintain clean and well-stocked retail displays Additional responsibilities may include power washing climbing holds, equipment maintenance, small projects, administrative tasks Attend staff meetings Qualifications and Skills Preferred experience: customer service, retail, knowledge of climbing gear, climbing background, speaking in front of groups Detail oriented Strong work ethic and teamwork mindset Able to take direction and desire to grow personally and professionally Flexibility to workdays/evenings/weekends as needed Excellent verbal and written communication skills Basic computer and administrative proficiency Physical Demands Ability to be on one’s feet for up to 8-10 hours at a time and lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis Ability to carry and operate cleaning equipment, such as backpack vacuum, pressure washer, Ability to ascend a 30-foot climbing wall if needed for any reason Ability to work in changing outdoor conditions, such as for power washing Benefits Free membership for you and discounted your partner/children Employee gear and merchandise discounts in-store Simple IRA (eligibility requirements apply) Free proficiency training Pro-deals with industry retailers (after 3 months of employment)
  • Spring and Summer Camp Counselor (Part-time) Must be 16+
    Spring Break Camps running 9am to noon, March 11-15. Potential age groups 4yo-6yo, 7yo-12yo, 13-17yo but may be condensed/rearranged depending on what staff is available. Job description: Alchemy Camp Counselors will be many young climbers' first ambassador to the sport of indoor rock climbing. Counselors will support youth participants through bouldering and top rope climbing as well as facilitating group games. Alchemy Camp Counselors demonstrate professionalism and maintain a high coaching standard to foster a positive and lasting experience for families while contributing to company culture. The ideal candidate will have a background of working with children that exhibits patience and passion, motivation to meaningfully contribute to Alchemy Youth Programs, and commitment to delivering a balanced approach of trying hard and having fun to an inclusive environment of diverse climbing needs. Responsibilities and Duties: Supervise and guide youth climbers who will be bouldering and roped climbing while maintaining injury and risk prevention measures Implement group activities that promote our core values Follow the camp schedule and deliver instruction appropriate for your group's level Report any issues or concerns to management team Qualifications and Skills: Classroom/group management Strong communication skills, teamwork mindset, and ability to take direction for professional and personal growth Background check required Current CPR/First Aid/AED certification Climbing experience and top rope belay proficiency highly preferred
  • What should I wear?
    You want to wear clothes that allow you to move freely. Athletic wear works fine. Our new textured walls have grit so you might want to wear long leggings and long sleeves.
  • ​How old do I have to be to climb?
    We do not have an age minimum in order to climb, although we find that 5 years and older is a good general age. Every child is different in body strength and awareness. We have had climbers as young as 3 years old climb successfully and happily. Children under 14 years old must be under direct adult supervision at all times while in the climbing gym. You must be 14 years or older in order to Belay other climbers.
  • Do I need an appointment?
    Currently, you do not need an appointment to visit our facility. Certain clinics, classes, and events may require bookings and advanced notice. If you are bringing a group please visit our Group/Birthdays page for information, availability and bookings.
  • Do I need a belay class?
    All top-rope climbers and belayers who are 14 years old and older who cannot "Test Out" using proper belay technique and tie-in when walking in the door require a belay class. If you, your kids, or your friends are planning on rope climbing during public hours, you must know how to belay. Remember belaying is a critical part of a climber's system: If it has been a while since you have belayed please be prepared to complete a class if you cannot "Test Out" with 100% proficiency on a ATC/tube style belay device using a PBUS/AMGA/CWA style belay technique.
  • What is Belaying/Belayer?
    Belaying is the act of securing a roped climber by using a belay device and climbing rope to minimize the impact of a fall. The belayer is responsible for the climber who is climbing on their rope. Duties of belayers include: taking up slack as the climber ascends, catching falls, lowering, and double checking the climber's harness and tie-in. In order to belay you must 14 years old or older and successfully complete a belay test out (free) or take a belay class ($30, $10 for members).
  • Do I need experience or special equipment?
    No, not at all. Both bouldering and rope climbing is open to all skill levels and our belay class can have first time climbers climbing in 45-60 minutes and includes all the climbing equipment needed. High quality climbing equipment is also available for rent or purchase.
  • What type of membership is best for me?
    There are a few questions you should ask yourself before signing up for a membership. 1. Am I climbing often enough for a membership to be worth it? If you're climbing more than 4 times a month, the answer is yes! 2. Should I go for the EFT monthy or a Rock Block? That also depends on how much you're wanting to climb. Again, if you plan on climbing more than 5-10 times in one month or you want to take advantage of those sweet EFT member benefits, go for the EFT! 3. Individual or family EFT, which one is right for me? Well, if you plan on bringing you significant other, kids, or brother/sister to the gym with you often, go for the family plan. However, if you're the only avid climber in your fam, it may be best to get an individual membership for you and pay for day passes for the others. You can always switch to a family membership and Rock Blocks make great gifts!
  • What are the EFT member benefits?
    - UNLIMITED CLIMBING!!! What more could you ask for? Turns out, a lot more. - One free guest pass a month. We love sharing our gym with newbies. So comes show your friends how cool and strong you are! - 1 week of free equipment rentals when you start. This is great for trying out shoes and harnesses before investing in your own. - 10% of pro-shop purchases. you will recieve 10% off almopst all equipmetn and gear, that's climbing shoes, chalk, chalkbags, etc. - $10 belay class for yourself, and use in conjuction with your free guest pass and their belay class will be onlyu $100 too. - 1 free yoga class. Drop in for your free yoga class with one of our certified instructors to take your climbing to the next level. Additional classes are only $5, or add unlimted yoga for $15/month. - Ability to freeze your account. We don't know why you would want to, but we understand a lot of our members are students who go home for the summer. Pay a $8 "freeze-fee" each month to keep your memberhip active and avoid repaying a start-up fee when you "un-freeze". - AND MUCH MUCH MORE, Member nights, potlucks, movie nights.
  • How do I purchase a membership?
    There are two ways to sign up for a membership and they're both super easy! 1. Come visit the gym! Whether you're planning on climbing or not, we'd love to for you to stop buy to set up a membership. 2. Sign up online! Click "Buy Membership" directly above. In either case, you'll need the credit card or bank account you will be using to pay for your membership and we will need to see your photo ID and your student/military ID if applicable.

Email resume to
kyle@alchemyclimbing

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