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    Full Time Routesetter

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    • Full Time
    • Anywhere

    Website Movement Gyms

    Movement Gyms

    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, 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

    As a Routesetter with Movement, you’ll be joining a collaborative, innovative, and passionate team of setters to develop high-quality, safe, and engaging climbs for our community. This opportunity is for a creative and hard-working individual with some setting experience, either through Movement’s Routesetting Apprenticeship Program or other setting environment. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Setting or Head Routesetter of your home gym, you’ll be responsible for managing the workflow of your day in an efficient and productive manner.

    Minimal experience. Contribute to the team by efficiently stripping and setting an equitable number of climbs, assisting in work zone setup, strictly following safety and operational procedures, and actively engaging in purposeful feedback exchanges.

    What you’ll be doing:

    • Prepare setting area (boundaries, fixed lines, etc.).
    • Strip wall sections to prepare for new routes/problems.
    • Set high quality skeletons (first draft of a climb) on all types of terrain.
    • Maintain tidy setting area throughout the day, and help clean the area at the end of the day.
    • Adhere to and promote workplace safety expectations (Work at Height standards, etc.)
    • Forerunning
    • Climb product to help the routesetting team grade the routes/problems that are set each day.
    • Be open to feedback and willing to perform as directed.
    • Your climbing will help the setting team ensure all routes and problems are safe, can be executed in a manner that is appropriate for the assigned grade, and that are accessible to a wide range of customers.
    • Work collaboratively with the setting team to complete off the wall tasks in the absence of the Head Routesetter
    • Additional tasks and projects may be assigned, including but not limited to: assist anchor/safety inspections, setting of boards and training equipment, setting for and participation in activations, customer engagement, or attendance of Routesetting department meetings.

    What success looks like:

    • You’re reliably setting high quality skeletons, forerunning, and grading routes/problems effectively.
    • You’re able to operate independently once guidance is provided.
    • You’ve demonstrated efficiency and creativity, with an openness to constructive feedback from fellow team members and the Movement community.
    • You have an understanding of Movement’s quality of product and aesthetic standards.
    • You consistently meet production quota for routes and boulders on all terrain types.

    What you’ll bring with you:

    • Some experience on a route setting team, either through Movement’s Routesetting Apprenticeship Program or other setting environment.
    • Strong understanding of Work at Height standards and other workplace safety expectations.
    • Strong desire to further explore the craft of routesetting.
    • Ability to thrive in a team-oriented and collaborative environment.
    • Solid work ethic and the ability to manage your own workflow.
    • Attention to detail.
    • The ability to communicate effectively – communication is your jam and you do well with constructive feedback.
    • The ability to follow and promote safe practices at all times.

    Bonus points for:

    • Lead climbing proficiency
    • Ability to climb at least 5.11 and/or V5

    We believe that a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences make our team stronger. Even if your background doesn’t 100% match the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply and share how your unique experience and transferable skills would make you successful in this role.

    Additional Details 

    • This role is based in San Francisco– applicants will be assigned this primary location but may have opportunities to support other locations as agreed upon.
    • This is a full-time  position.
    • Starting pay range at $23.05-$24.00/hour, based on experience.
    • Benefits include free membership, in-gym discounts, guest visits, potential 401(k) eligibility, paid time off, health benefits.
    • Internal candidates who apply should be in excellent standing with their current director/management team.
    • New hires will complete a screening process.
    • Scheduled shift times may vary from week to week or month to month.

    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.

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