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Employment Opportunities at Salt Pump Climbing Co.

Position

Head Climbing Coach

About Team Salt Pump: Team Salt Pump is beginning its 3rdyear of operation this coming fall. It is a highly competitive team, with national level climbers. Team is currently broken into two sections: First Team and Development Team, with each team being on the same competitive track. Both teams practice 3x a week, and compete in both the USAC bouldering and sport climbing seasons. Practices are structured to push team members to help them maximize their potential and address individual weaknesses, while at the same time maintaining a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.

Position Description: This is a potential full time position with the primary responsibility to lead Salt Pump’s competitive youth climbing program. Hours may vary from week to week with flexibility possible depending on whether additional responsibilities are desired such as route-setting and coaching/training for Salt Pump adult programs. Start date is flexible, but could being immediately if desired and no later than August 20TH.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all Salt Pump competitive youth team programming, including team selection, training of staff, curriculum building, running of training sessions, and managing any disciplinary issues.
  • 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 organizing and running the team outdoors summer camp in Rumney, NH.

Required Skills:

  • USAC coaching experience required (2-3 years of experience preferred).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Strong administrative skills, including knowledge of Rock Gym Pro
  • Be friendly, caring, and kind
  • Maintain a professional attitude and appearance at all times
  • Background in climbing and/or outdoor adventure
  • Route setting experience
  • Willing to assist with additional responsibilities if asked (adult team, skills seminars).

Salary and Benefits: The time commitment for this position is flexible but, depending on additional responsibilities (such as route setting), can be a full time (40 hours per week) position. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Application process: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting immediately, until the position is filled. If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a cover letter and resume to Matty@saltpumpclimbing.comand Taki@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

Desk and Program Staff

Position Description: Salt Pump staff often wear multiple hats. Our desk staff are responsible for risk management, excellent customer service, retail sales and stocking, class instruction, and more.

Applicants for this position should:

  • Be friendly, caring, and kind.
  • Expect to spend most of the day on their feet, actively engaged with customers and members.
  • Possess good verbal communication skills.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and appearance at all times.
  • Have experience with customer service - POS system experience preferred.
  • Have an understanding of and passion for rock climbing.
  • Have good time management and be able to multitask.
  • Understand the risks involved with rock climbing.
  • Be able to pass a top-rope test in our facility.
  • Be prepared to engage our customers and members in an upbeat, outgoing, and positive manner in order to provide everyone with an extraordinary experience at Salt Pump.

Position Details: This can be a full- or part-time position. Desk and Program Staff will have opportunities to instruct with our Youth Programs and Adult Programs. Pay and pay increases are based on a combination of performance and seniority. Applicants should expect to work weekends and some evenings.

To Apply: We are currently conducting interviews and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a cover letter and resume by PDF or MS-Word to Trisha Cloutier, General Manager, at trish@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

Event Staff

Position Description: Event staff work together with the Event Coordinator to provide an unforgettable, fun, and exciting experience for climbers at Salt Pump events . Events will include birthday parties, Scout groups, school groups, team-builders, and other private events.

Desired Applicant Attributes: An interest in climbing is a must, but the grade you climb is far less important than your enthusiasm and dedication to the delivery of great service.

Applicants for this position should:

  • Be friendly, caring, and kind.
  • Expect to spend entire shift on their feet, actively engaged with the participants.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and appearance at all times.
  • Enjoy working with children and adults alike.
  • Plan to have FUN! Salt Pump is a place for fun, making friends, and trying new things. We expect our staff to foster a fun and positive atmosphere.

Position Details: This position is part-time. Open events will be posted weekly by the Event Coordinator - Event Staff will select shifts they can work and communicate with the Event Coordinator. Event staff are required to work a minimum of two shifts per month - a typical shift is 3 hours and may be on the weekend, weekday, or evening.

To Apply: We are currently conducting interviews – applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a cover letter and resume by PDF or MS-Word to both Trisha Cloutier, General Manager, at trish@saltpumpclimbing.comand Kai Watkins, Event Coordinator, at kai@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.