Sportrock Climbing Centers
Specs: Sportrock Climbing Centers, a DC-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) area climbing gym operator, recently announced a planned expansion into Gaithersburg, Maryland. According to...
Congrats to Bouldering Project and Portland Rock Gym for getting their new locations open! Anyone who has developed a new climbing gym understands the myriad obstacles between the vision and opening day. It’s a true celebration to welcome your new community to finally climb with you.See The Freshest Job Posts Here
CBJ hosts the most active job board for climbing businesses and organizations. Below are the latest posts from this past week…RoutesetterAlta Climbing
“Alta Climbing is hiring full time routesetters. This role is 40 hours per week (5 days). Pay range is $21-$25/hr based on experience. 5+ years of previous climbing experience, including a variety of climbing types (indoors/outdoors, boulders/sport, recreational/competitive, etc)…”
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Second Income: Definition, Pros and Cons and Tips
By Indeed Editorial Team
“A second income can be a good way to pay down debt or save up for a vacation. Understanding the pros and cons of a second income can help you decide if finding one fits within your career plans. It can also be helpful to consider a few tips that you can use to find the right source of secondary income.”Read the full article here
As World Cup season winds down it’s nice to consider how far comp climbing has come in it’s relatively short history. Livestreams, modern routesetting, and professional staging has really elevated our sport – Andrew nails that in his essay below. Another aspect of industry growth is reflected in more recent union organizing, also below. And then a few things for gym managers, including a great planning webinar next week.See The Freshest Job Posts Here
CBJ hosts the most active job board for climbing businesses and organizations. Below are the latest posts from this past week…Customer Experience ManagerMesa Rim
“As the Customer Experience Manager, you are a leader and customer service expert who is passionate about delivering remarkable experiences for the community. You oversee customer-facing (front-end) operations for your site, ensuring customer service standards are upheld at all times. You demonstrate professionalism and harness your skills and experience to guide, inspire, and develop your team members to be their very best in support of the shared vision. You are assertive, composed, self-motivated, personable, and enjoy building relationships with the community. As the Customer Experience Manager, you exemplify our core values and positively represent Mesa Rim.”
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Definition of a Cognitive Interview and Tips for Acing One
By Glassdoor Team
“A cognitive interview is a type of interview in which the interviewer asks questions regarding a specific event. The interviewer is focused primarily on the candidate’s ability to recall memories, as well as provide insights into each one. An interviewer will often draw on each of their senses to accurately remember details related to the event.”Read the full article here
A press release dated August 25 announced that workers at Vertical Endeavors are forming a union. The press release specified that the workers “signed and submitted cards to the National Labor Relations Board to unionize with the United Food and Commercial Workers.” The stated areas of focus in the unionization effort are “livable wages, better working conditions, and…a seat at the table to be able to turn these ideas into reality.”
Vertical Endeavors, as a brand, spans seven entities—six climbing gyms (five in Minnesota, one in Illinois) and wall and hold manufacturer Nicros. At the time of the press release, Vertical Endeavors had yet to officially recognize the union.
Increased unionization has been a noticeable trend in the climbing and outdoor industries in recent years, and union activity in general has been on the rise nationwide, with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reporting a substantial uptick in union representation petitions in 2022 and the first half of 2023. In the climbing gym industry, specifically, workers at Movement Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, made headlines last year by forming the first-ever climbing gym union in the United States; since then, workers at several other gyms have followed suit with similar efforts, including workers at VITAL gyms in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York, who saw their unions certified by the NLRB in November and July.
Stay tuned to CBJ for more updates regarding unionization in the climbing industry.
No, you didn’t! Recordings of our earlier sessions are accessible 24/7 with a Plus or Premium membership or individual purchases of $59.
Here’s what some attendees said:
“There were definitely a lot of takeaways, which we are already implementing into our processes.” Andrew Kozak, Vice President, Sportrock
“Fantastic webinar! We’re going to share with other staff who couldn’t attend.” Patrick Bodnar, Marketing Manager, The Spot
“Really well done and put together nicely!”“Dense with information.”More webinar excerpts here
**Live webinars are offered as a FREE member benefit to staff of CBJ member businesses at the Biz level and above. Each staff member must RSVP, although managers can RSVP for multiple staff. The on-demand video recordings are available to staff at Plus or Premium member businesses and individual purchasers. Questions about accessing these recordings? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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An interesting mix of new stuff this week. Great links for setters – podcasts, a video, a photo contest, new shapes. A deep dive on neuroplasticity. CEC kicks off it’s season. And two very cool Kickstarters that met their goal but it’s not too late to support.See The Freshest Job Posts Here
CBJ hosts the most active job board for climbing businesses and organizations. Below are the latest posts from this past week…Comp Team CoachElite Team CoachThe Spot
“Looking for an exciting opportunity to share your passion for climbing and shape the next generation of champions? Look no further than The Spot Gym! We’re seeking experienced climbing coaches to join our team and help us take our competitive climbing programs to the next level.”
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How to List Education on a Resume in 2023
By Eric Ciechanowski
“Including the year you graduated and earned your degree is optional. Adding the year hints at how old you are, which can lead to hiring bias issues. You should skip the graduation year if you’re over 40+ years old. You should include the expected graduation year if you’re working on a degree but have yet to graduate.”Read the full article here
CBJ hosts the most active job board for climbing businesses and organizations. Below are the latest posts from this past week…Gym DirectorMovement
“The ideal candidate will have a balance of great customer service and leadership skills, as well as excellent administrative abilities. Proven success in developing and managing a high performing team in a fast-paced environment and the ability to see the big picture as well as the everyday details are essential to being a successful gym director. We’re looking for someone who can be part of a highly collaborative team, but also think and execute independently.”
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The best tips on how to find an out-of-state job
“Out-of-state employees pose a few challenges to the average company. There might be increased costs to accommodate an employee moving to a new city. Their living situation might change, causing them to move back out or cancel their move, which would be inconvenient after already hiring them. Also, for an experienced professional moving to a city for opportunities, there’s a potential that this employee might leave them for another job after a few months. To resolve concerns like these, it helps to develop a budget and game plan you can show in your application and interviews. “Read the full article here