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    Website Granite Arch Climbing Center

    Position: Staff Manager

    Workload: Part-time; ~ 29 hours/week

    Basis: At-will, hourly, non-exempt

    Pay: $20 – $23 depending upon experience level

    Start Date: ASAP

    About this Position:

    Since 1996, Granite Arch has served the Sacramento area as a hub for the local climbing community. With our uniquely constructed natural walls, our welcoming environment, and our emphasis on high-quality youth programming, we have found a strong community that we’re committed to continually investing into.

    We’re looking for a Staff Manager to oversee the day-to-day customer-facing operations that maintain our crucial relationship with our community. In practice, this means selecting, training, and managing our front counter and event staff, as well as helping to develop new policies, programs, and promotions as one of the four pillars of our management team alongside the Facilities Manager, Programs Director, and gym ownership.


    • Execute selection, onboarding, and training of new staff, with approval from gym ownership
    • Model and uphold morale and work ethic for other staff
    • Act as the Human Resources touchpoint for staff with questions, concerns, or grievances
    • Create, distribute, and actively update a monthly schedule for front counter and events
    • Assess performance of gym policies, programming, and staff to determine if, when, and how they may need to change, then make appropriate and timely changes
    • Write and distribute occasional memos and messages in addition to running occasional meetings to keep staff up to date on organizational goings-on
    • Facilitate coverage of shifts in cases of changing staff availability
    • Maintain knowledge of the classes we offer and be able to teach them whenever necessary
    • Manage booking and staffing of third-party events such as birthday parties, school groups, and overnighters
    • Plan and staff occasional special gym events such as competitions, clinics, and theme nights
    • Function as a member of our front counter and event teams, maintaining an exact and practical understanding of how policy and procedure meet the reality of customer interaction
    • Function as a member of the management team, lending your experience and perspective to important organizational decisions, as well as occasionally assisting other managers with work in their departments
    • Understand, follow, and enforce all staff policies and procedures as stipulated in the employee manual



    • At least 18 years old
    • Toprope belay experience
    • Prior experience in a customer service-focused industry (food service, fitness, hospitality, retail, adventure recreation, etc.)
    • Ability to work occasional odd hours, evenings, and weekends to facilitate shift coverage or event management
    • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent
    • Minimum 6 months experience in leadership
    • Strong administrative skills, including effective verbal/written communication, organization, and workplace professionalism
    • Working understanding of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and other such software
    • Ability to efficiently and creatively solve complex social and procedural problems
    • Availability and ability to work shifts of all types in order to keep your finger on the pulse of different customer groups and community subgroups

    Not Required, but Preferred

    • Prior employment at a full-service climbing gym
    • Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) certificate or equivalent from CWA, AMGA, or other reputable certifying body
    • CPR, First Aid, and AED certification
    • Prior experience in management in a service-focused organization
    • Experience with lead climbing and belaying
    • Experience with Rock Gym Pro software


    • Hourly wages, as noted above
    • 40 hours of paid vacation yearly
    • Vision, health, and dental plan for you, as well as your spouse and dependents if applicable
    • Retirement plan
    • Industry discounts and pro deals
    • Granite Arch membership with full benefits for you and one other person

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