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Head Route Setter- The Gravity Vault Hoboken, NJ

Climbing Gym Management Series
  • Full Time
  • Hoboken, NJ
  • Jan 29, 2024
  • Marcela Vital

Website The Gravity Vault Hoboken

Indoor Rock Climbing gym

Job Category: Gym Staff
Job Description:
The Head Route Setter Position will oversee all location route setting, wall and equipment maintenance, and works with gym management and the Head Coach on climbing instruction, safety, and procedures. This is a full time exempt position that reports to the General Manager with additional oversight and direction from our Brandwide Director of Route Setting.

Head Route Setter Responsibilities:

Manage and oversee location’s route setting program in coordination with the Brandwide Director of Route Setting and General Manager to meet the needs of the facility.
Maintain and publish setting schedule at least a week and a half before the week of setting.
Ensure the route setting budget for the location is being completed monthly and on a rotating basis, enabling new routes and problems to be delivered each week.
Conform to facility work at height standards and maintain oversight of safe job site practices.
Ensure the highest level of route setting creativity and quality control throughout the facility through forerunning and route adjustments.
Help location management train employees to assist with maintenance, PPE inspections, and mentor apprentice setters.
Maintain regular communications with the contracted setters.
Maintain setting log and reconcile setting invoices.
Maintain and inspect facility fixtures and equipment.
Perform and oversee auto belay inspections, maintenance and  rotation.
Maintain and update Training board systems as needed.
Manage setting, oversight of forerunning, scoring, and day of event setting logistics for competitions.
Coordinate route setting support for location events with location managers.
Offer route setting clinics or other programing options to customers.
Maintain route setting supply inventory.

Extensive indoor and outdoor climbing experience including bouldering and sport climbing
Ability to stand, climb, and work for extended periods on uneven surfaces including infront and behind climbing wall structures
Ability to lift, carry, and haul loads of up to 50 pounds for short periods of time over uneven surfaces
Ability to sit and suspend from a wall in a harness for extended periods of time at heights up to 40 feet, including proper use of work at height PPE according to manufacturer’s instructions
Ability to safely move, place, operate and stand on ladders according to manufacturer’s instructions
Ability to use hand and power tools with applicable PPE according to manufacturer’s instructions
Ability to follow and perform emergency rescue procedures
CPR/AED, and Basic First Aid Certification

Minimum of 3 years of sport and bouldering setting experience
Climbing Wall Association Work At Height Certification or similar training
USA Climbing Route Setting Membership and Level 1 Certification
Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation commensurate with experience
Medical benefits, subject to plan terms
Paid time off (PTO)
USAC Route Setting Membership
Gravity Vault Multi-facility gym Membership
One Family & Friends Membership + One Alliance Day Pass per month
Access to pro-deals through our outdoor industry partners
CPR/AED, and Basic First Aid Certification renewals
Professional development opportunities
Please send your resumé and cover letter to jamie@gravityvault.com and ferdie@gravityvault.com.

To apply for this job email your details to lisa.aninos@gravityvault.com

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