Climbing Wall Technician

Date: 08/05/2011 Office/Department: Outdoor Program
Starting Wage: Minimum Wage + $0.25 for returning employees Supervisor: OP Director
Openings: No Department Head: OP Program Director

POSITION PURPOSE 

Climbing wall technician(s) are responsible for roped maintenance projects and inspecting everything in front of the wall. They also clean and wash holds prior to route setting events and the Sweet Onion Crank.

All Climbing Wall Staff will hold the following general qualifications:

Full-time student

Have and maintain good academic standing

Current CPR, AED and First Aid Certifications

Top Rope Climb and Belay certification at the Climbing Center

Abile to work with others where safety is of utmost concern

Abile to cope with diversified responsibility

Project a positive and professional image

Function on the job with limited supervision

Willingness to commit to the position for the semester

Will find an authorized substitute for a shift if they cannot work. Failure to work a shift or find a replacement will result in loss of pro-purchase privileges and could result in loss of job.

Preferred familiary with the Outdoor Program and Climbing Center

Principle Responsibilities

-       Maintain the Whitman Climbing Center facilities.

-       Complete maintenance projects assigned by Outdoor Program Director and/or Climbing Center Manager.

-       Inspect bolts, top rope anchors, and fixed quick draws

-       Inventory climbing closet.

-       Tighten/fix spinning holds.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Pass Vertical Route Setter proficiency test

MEETING/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • All staff training at the start of each semester.
  • Monthly meetings for all climbing staff.

Staff Application

Whitman College Climbing Center Staff General Application

Copy and paste application into a document, complete, and return completed form to:

Brien Sheedy Outdoor Program Director (Reid Campus Center Room 209)

What position(s) are you applying for?

  Desk Staff

  Indoor Instructor

  Outdoor Instructor

  Wall Technician

  Crank Organizer

  Climbing Center Manager

  Climbing Center Equipment Manager

 

Applicant Name:____________________

Application Date:___________________ Student ID number:_____________________________

Birthdate: _________________________ Email:_______________________________________

Phone:____________________________ Year in School:________________________________

Local Address:______________________ Home Address:_______________________________

City, State Zip:______________________ City, State Zip:_______________________________

 

Have you held a position at Whitman before? Yes      No

Are you a Washington State resident?              Yes      No

Are you on work study?                                  Yes      No

 

Please answer the following questions electronically or on a separate sheet of paper.

  1. Current First Aid Certifications: ___________________________________________

(First Aid, CPR, WFR, etc.)

  1. SSRA Climbing classes you have completed or are enrolled in:

Beginning Climbing 138

Intermediate Climbing 238

Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) 248

Advanced Climbing Systems 387

Improvised Rock Rescue 338

  1. Current Climbing Center Certifications:

Top Rope Climbing and Belay

Lead Climb and Belay

Boulder Route Setter

Vertical Route Setter

  1. Have you taken Whitman’s defensive driving training?
  2. List related certifications (i.e. AMGA SPI), formal training, or other qualifications applicable to this position.
  3. Why should we hire you for this position? What sets you apart from other qualified applicants?
  4. Work Availability

Desired number of hours per week: ______

Can you work a weekend shift? (Friday 12-6, Saturday 2-6, and Sunday 2-6): ______

  1. Other comments:

 

  1. List previous applicable work experience, paid or volunteer:

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Please submit a resume including your technical skills and photocopies of certifications.

Outdoor Climbing Instructor Applicants: Include a climbing log detailing your outdoor leads with the following information: date, location, route name, rating, # of pitches, sport vs. trad . You must have at least twenty 5.8 or harder leads to become an outdoor instructor.