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GymDirector – Movement Golden

Climbing Gym Management Series

Website Movement Climbing Yoga and Fitness

At Movement, our core values of partnership, inclusion, passion, innovation, and integrity are at the heart of everything we do. We’re not just a climbing gym – we’re a community that’s dedicated to transforming lives through climbing, yoga, and fitness and sharing that vision with as many people as we can. As the country’s largest network of climbing gyms, with facilities in California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Texas, and D.C., we’re building an extraordinary team that’s committed to growing our business, our value to our members, our future customers, and our industry.

By expanding our community, we can create rewarding career paths for our team members, continually improve the customer experience, build a sustainable business for the long term, and give back to the communities we are all a part of. We’re looking for passionate, resilient, and business-minded enthusiasts who share our values and want to join us in not only leading the climbing industry but defining it!


Job Summary

The gym leadership team is comprised of the Gym Director and Assistant Gym Director. As a team, they are responsible for ensuring that the gym functions smoothly, all staff are supported and upholding our Core Values and that we are providing an excellent customer experience.

The Gym Director will report to the Sr. Director.  They will work with this person to establish goals for the gym and use them as a resource for the growth of their respective gym.

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.


Job responsibilities

Provides leadership and direction to all climbing center staff in alignment with our mission, vision and values.
Recruits, hires, develops, and mentors service-oriented, collaborative, passionate team made up of gym leaders, and operational staff including yoga and fitness staff.
Oversees facility operations including maintenance, cleanliness, routes, retail, programming, and community events.
Initiates and implements processes, protocols, and procedures to ensure the gym runs in an effective and service-oriented manner while meeting financial goals.
Ensures the team is supported and through them, the gym runs smoothly: all administrative needs are met, all staff are well-trained, and our members and guests’ experiences are awesome.
Works proactively to build relationships in the community to drive membership growth and retention.
Leads by example and participates in front of house gym operations as part of a rotating management schedule.
Job Requirements

Experience running a fast-paced, high volume business, with a large, multi-departmental team.
Knowledge of climbing center operations including retail, routes and programming.
Demonstrated relationships within the climbing community and the ability to leverage those relationships to build a strong community in the gym.
Excellent communication skills and customer service abilities.
Embodies the mission, vision and values and able to foster this sense of culture in all staff.
Ability to build a strong staff community, hold accountability to expectations, and develop future leaders.
Ability to work independently and juggle competing priorities.
Ability to solve problems and handle difficult situations with sound judgment.
Proficient in organizational tools such as web-based applications, MS Office and POS tools.
Passionate individual who is eager to integrate and build the local climbing community.
Schedule & Presence Ability to provide consistent presence in gym by working from gym daily.
Largely works a weekday schedule, including regular presence during weeknight peak hours, with a rotation of weekend presence. Ability to flex schedule to attend events or gym needs.
Uses their gym regularly for climbing, working out and yoga, including during peak hours such as weeknights and weekends.

Additional information

Full-time, salary position
The starting annual salary for this position ranges from $50k to $85k. Actual pay rate will vary based on a candidate’s location, qualifications, skills and experience.
Paid time off
Health benefits and retirement plan available
Free gym membership
Movement is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or marital status. Applications are now open for this position.

To apply for this job please visit recruiting2.ultipro.com.

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