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Employment Opportunities

Salt Pump Climbing Company is Maine’s premier rock climbing gym. We strive to maintain a culture that is both hardworking and fun, while challenging employees with opportunities to learn new things and grow professionally in a dynamic and multi-faceted industry. Located in Scarborough, we are 10 minutes from Portland, 10 minutes from the beach, and less than two hours from some of New England’s finest climbing destinations including Pawtuckaway, Cathedral & Whitehorse, and Shagg Crag.

  • Events and Youth Programs Staff

  • Climbing Coach

  • Routesetter

  • Instructor

Position

Events and Youth Programs Staff

Position Description: Event staff work together with the Event Coordinator and other staff to provide a caring and supportive environment for Salt Pump guests. Whether its a birthday party, team building activity, or after-school program. Our Event Staff are often a person's first experience with the Salt Pump community and are therefore incredibly important members of our team!

Desired Applicant Attributes: An interest in climbing is a must, but skill level is far less important than your enthusiasm and dedication to the delivery of great service. Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing people are highly desirable for this role!

Applicants for this position should:

  • Be friendly, caring, and kind.
  • Expect to spend entire shifts on their feet, actively engaged with the campers.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and appearance at all times.
  • Enjoy working with children of all ages.
  • Plan to have FUN! We expect our staff to foster a fun and positive atmosphere.

Position Details: This is a very part-time position with the potential to move into more working hours based on interest, availability, and performance.

To Apply:  If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a cover letter and resume to parties@saltpumpclimbing.com

Salt Pump Climbing Co. is committed to building a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position

Climbing Coach - Youth and Adult

The primary responsibilities of the Climbing Coach is to lead Salt Pump’s competitive youth climbing program and the adult training team. Hours may vary from week to week with flexibility possible depending on whether additional responsibilities are desired such as routesetting. 

Responsibilities to be shared with other Salt Pump Climbing Coaches:

  • Responsible for all Salt Pump competitive youth team programming, including team selection, training of staff, curriculum building, running of training sessions, and attending competitions (local and away).
  • Managing any disciplinary issues with the support of the Youth Program Manager.
  • Responsible for all Adult Team programming, including scheduling, curriculum building and implementation, paperwork and communication.
  • Responsible for all administrative duties, including scheduling and registration for tryouts, practices, and competitions, as well as communications with parents and team members.
  • Responsible for maintaining a professional demeanor at all times. Salt Pump Coaches are at the forefront of our community and must be considerate and have a positive, professional attitude both while working and while climbing on personal time. 
  • Routesetting under the guidance of our Head Routesetter and as a part of the Salt Pump setting team. 

Qualifications:

  • USAC Coaching Certification 
  • Coaching experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills (knowledge of Rock Gym Pro helpful)
  • Be friendly, caring, and kind
  • Enjoy working with climbers of all abilities, ages, and experience levels
  • Background in climbing and/or outdoor adventure
  • Route setting experience is helpful
  • Adult & Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certified (will train the right candidate)
  • Ability to spend many hours per day actively engaged and standing on varying surfaces

Salary and Benefits: The time commitment for this position is full time, but can be flexible for the right candidate. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Salt Pump Climbing Co. is committed to building a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates, please send a resume and cover letter to General Manager, Trish Cloutier at trish@saltpumpclimbing.com

Position

Routesetter

We are looking for creative, skilled individuals that want to help us push our route-setting program forward with unique movement, professionalism, and an ongoing passion for climbing as a sport. Experience and attention to detail are greatly appreciated. Skilled route setters should expect fair compensation.

Job Responsibilities

  • Partner with Minister of Routesetting to create a world class user experience
  • Comply with SPC safety requirements and adherence
  • Track routes contemporaneously
  • Meet and exceed minimum quality and efficiency standards
  • Set for competitions (boulder & rope)
  • Assist with training new setters
  • Help with general facility maintenance when needed
  • Maintain professional relationships with all SPC staff
  • Any and all duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

Candidates must :

  • Have a background in commercial routesetting (for both adult and youth)
  • Work in an effective and efficient manner to complete tasks
  • Ability to work with and respond to constructive feedback
  • Ability to set/forerun up to V8 and 5.13
  • Should have a USAC L1
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills required

Perks:

  • Free Gym Membership
  • Industry training/development*
  • Access to industry discounts and pricing
  • Close to local climbing areas in New England

Interested applicants, email your resume and cover letter to Tino: tino@saltpumpclimbing.com.

Position

Adult Programs Instructor & Guide

Salt Pump Climbing Co. is seeking an energetic and empathetic educator to assist with our Adult Programs curriculum. The primary responsibilities of the Head Adult Programs Instructor is to teach our technical skills-based classes indoors, lead various outdoor climbing programs, and assist with the future development of our adult programs. 

Job Responsibilities:

      • Partner with Adult Programs Director to create incredible adult education experiences.
      • Run our Skill Seminars, Skill Series, Intro to Movement, and Lead Classes.
      • Run outdoor guiding opportunities for both youth and adults, including occasional overnight outings. 
      • Assist with teaching and training new instructors.
      • Implement current curriculum, while revising and developing new curriculum.
      • Handle pre & post-class communications with students. Become an available resource.
      • Create a world-class customer experience for all Salt Pump members and guests.
      • Responsible for maintaining a professional demeanor at all times. Salt Pump instructors are at the forefront of our community and must be considerate and have a positive, professional attitude both while working and while climbing on personal time. 
      • Other duties as discussed. 

Job Qualifications

      • Adult climbing education experience
      • Nighttime availability
      • Should have your SPI certification. Preference will be given to those further along the AMGA’s Rock Guide Program.
      • Confidently and comfortably lead 5.9 trad, 5.10 sport (or higher)
      • Be friendly, caring, and kind.
      • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      • Enjoy working with climbers of all abilities, ages, and experience levels. 
      • Wilderness first aid training. WFR or higher is preferred. 

Salary and Benefits: This can be a part or full time position depending on the candidate’s experience and desire for additional responsibilities. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. 

Interested candidates, please send a resume and cover letter to Zack (zack@saltpumpclimbing.com). Please cc our Adult Programs Director (tino@saltpumpclimbing.com).