Senior Route Setter and Climbing Team Instructor

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Company Name The Hive Winnipeg
Job Type Full-time
Salary 18.00 to 20.00 hourly
Indigenous Persons Yes
Vulnerable Youth Yes
Newcomers Yes

At the Hive, we believe everyone deserves the very best in climbing, fitness, yoga, and customer service.

Our passion for climbing is only matched by our commitment to the greater climbing community, our drive to educate new and experienced climbers of all ages, and our devotion to the idea of health and wellness through leading an active lifestyle. Climbing, fitness and yoga may be our outlets, but five star experiences are what set us apart. Help us achieve our mission to Make Life Better, together!

Position Summary:

The Senior Route Setter and Climbing Team Instructor is responsible for setting high-quality and challenging routes, as well as developing and implementing training programs that cater to competitive climbers of all skill levels. This position requires a deep understanding of climbing movements, route grading, injury prevention, and training techniques. They will also mentor and train junior route setters and instructors as required.

Key Responsibilities:
- Set high-quality routes for all climbing areas in the gym
- Develop and implement training activities for competitive climbers of all skill levels
- Analyzing form, agility, strength, flexibility, and existing techniques
- Ensure that routes are graded accurately and challenging enough to meet the needs of the gym’s members, Youth Recreational Programs, and the Competitive Climbing Team
- Conduct regular assessments to track teams’ progress and adjust training plans accordingly
- Collaborate with the gym management team to maintain the climbing and training area’s aesthetics, including the selection of holds, equipment, and volumes
- Regularly assess and maintain climbing and training equipment, including ropes, anchors, weights, resistance bands, and hang boards
- Ensure that all routes and equipment meet safety standards
- Mentor and training junior route setters and coaches as needed
- Keep up-to-date with industry trends, techniques, and equipment
- Assist with competitions and events are required
- Provide excellent customer service to all gym members

- No degree, certificate or diploma
- 7-10 years of climbing experience
- 4-6 years of experience in route setting
- 5+ years hands-on experience Sports Instructor (preferably with competitive climbers)
- 5+ years of climbing gym work experience
- Current first aid and CPR certification
- Comfortable working at heights for short and long periods of time
- Brilliant coordination, mentorship, and informed risk-based decision making
- Strong communication and leadership skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required

- Instructor certification(s) considered an asset
- IRATA International Level 1 considered an asset
- Deep understanding of climbing movements, route grading, injury prevention, and training techniques
- Proven track record of creating innovative and challenging routes, and helping climbers achieve their goals
- Experience working closely with all ages

Benefits & Perks:
- Mentorship and professional development program
- Comprehensive benefits package, including health, and dental
- Hive Ultimate Membership
- Vacation & paid sick time off
- Annual reviews, with potential wage increases

To be considered for our Senior Route Setter & Climbing Team Instructor opportunity, please apply online through:

The Hive is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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