First Ascent Climbing & Fitness Chicago Area Routesetter in Chicago, Illinois
First Ascent is seeking a routesetter for its Chicago, IL locations. As a routesetter, your role will be to create enjoyable and challenging climbs for our diverse customer base. As such, we are seeking to build an equally diverse team of routesetters who will bring different styles, abilities, strengths, experiences, and perspectives to the table.
This is a part-time hourly position ranging from 16 - 30 hours worked per week, with starting pay commensurate to experience. This position requires someone with a strong work ethic and initiative, and who maintains a solution-oriented mindset and thrives when challenged. You will receive direction and support from the Routesetting Supervisor and your peers, and will be an integral part of the First Ascent team.
Previous experience routesetting is not required. Risk management training will be required for all candidates and additional training opportunities will be available for all levels of experience.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Set routes or boulders at the productivity level designated by the Headsetter or Routesetting Supervisor.
Work with the Headsetter and Routesetting Supervisor to meet facility turnover and grade distribution goals
Assist with other routesetting-related tasks (hold-washing, hold-stripping, wall maintenance, etc.)
All other tasks as assigned by the Head Routesetter or Routesetting Supervisor
Must be able to receive direction and constructive feedback well
Must conduct oneself with a professional and courteous attitude
Work at height and on ladders, adhering to best risk-management practices
Learn and improve routesetting, forerunning, and related skill sets
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Ability to climb 5.11 on lead and V3
Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and highly variable environment
Must adhere to routesetting and work-at-height risk management practices, and enforce these requirements with other routesetting staff to maintain a risk-averse workplace
Must be comfortable working closely with others in a small team environment
Enthusiasm for learning and sharing knowledge, and love of climbing
Ability to lift heavy loads (50lbs or more) and complete strenuous physical labor on a daily basis
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
At least 1 year of climbing experience
Lead climbing experience preferred
Starting hourly pay based on experience
Training opportunities available to increase pay rate
Free membership to all First Ascent location, free add-on membership for significant other or family member available to all First Ascent locations available
Access to pro-deals
Standard 9:00 am to 5:00 pm schedule, Monday through Friday
Some infrequent weekends or nights may be required dependent on setting for competitions or assisting with other events
ABOUT FIRST ASCENT CLIMBING & FITNESSAs a locally grown business, funded by Chicago area rock climbers, First Ascent is focused ongrowing a vibrant community that shares a passion for climbing and fitness. For more information, please visit www.firstascentclimbing.com, or facebook.com/firstascentclimbing.
First Ascent is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. First Ascent does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, protective order status, military status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, ancestry, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. First Ascent prohibits harassment of any individual on any of the protected characteristics listed above.