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Looking to become a part of Triangle Rock Club’s fast-paced, fun, and passion-for-climbing fueled “work family”? At TRC, we believe that successful companies are comprised of individuals who combine their expertise with their passions and we hope to do just that!

Think you’d be a great fit? Check out our openings below and let us know (click the arrows to expand each position)!

Head Routesetter (Full-Time) - Posted 1/23/20

Triangle Rock Club – Richmond recently opened an additional 14,000 sq/ft of climbing terrain (total of 28,000 sq/ft) and is looking for a Head Routesetter. Our gym is now the largest indoor climbing facility in Richmond, and includes dedicated fitness and yoga rooms, a spa with sauna, steam room, and hot tub, and Walltopia walls with two cracks, a speed climbing wall, and a hydraulic systems wall.

We believe that a Head Routesetter is more than a great Routesetter, as they are leaders who inspire, motivate, and collaborate with others. Are you ready to oversee a crew of supporting route setters, foster a strong work ethic, and help that crew grow and thrive? Are you interested in playing a significant role in the growth and diversity that defines our climbing community?

TRC Richmond’s Head Routesetter is responsible for setting and forerunning both routes and boulders, managing and developing setters, maintaining and adjusting route inventory to match customer needs, and planning and executing events. This position reports to the Club Director, working with the Club Director and the Director of Routesetting to ensure the setting program meets the gym’s goals and members’ needs, as well as embodies the vision of TRC Routesetting.

Applicants should be eager to improve personal setting and climbing skills, as well as management skills required to run an efficient and effective setting crew. In addition, applicants will need a strong work ethic and the ability to meet a demanding schedule. A positive attitude, solid problem-solving skills, high level communication skills, and an appropriate, professional demeanor are required.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Schedule weekly setting tasks to meet a demanding route and boulder turnover rate
  • Set and maintain a diversity of high-quality routes/problems for all sizes/abilities
  • Forerun and/or manage forerunning for quality assurance and consistent grading
  • Manage a team of routesetters, including hiring and training new setters
  • Organize and maintain routesetting supplies as well as an orderly routesetting room
  • Communicate with Program Manager to meet the needs of youth and other programming
  • Regularly inspect setting hardware
  • Lead consistent wall inspection and maintenance
  • Continuously seek opportunities to develop personal setting and leadership skills

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory

  • At least 5 years route setting experience
  • Experience managing and motivating a small staff
  • Knowledge of rope systems
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience mentoring other setters
  • Ability to work 30+ hours/week in a physical capacity
  • Willingness to work extended hours and outside normal business hours for competitions and gym events

Preferred

  • Experience in an established commercial setting program
  • Prior leadership/management experience
  • USAC Level II Setter Certification
  • Experience setting USAC Local and Championship competitions
  • Set and work 5.13 / V10

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Be in appropriate physical condition for manual labor at height
  • Be able to forerun at a high level for up to five days each week
  • Comfortable with consistently lifting and moving objects up to 50 pounds

COMPENSATION, BENEFITS, AND PERKS

  • Full time pay with healthcare benefits
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Access to in-store, employee purchase and pro-deal discounts

TO APPLY

Please send a résumé and cover letter to Club Director Kayla Phillips at kayla@trianglerockclub.com and Head Routesetter Scott Gilliam at scott@trianglerockclub.com.

Lead Coach (Part-Time)

We are looking for a Lead Coach for the TRC-RVA competitive climbing program. The Lead Coach will plan training schedules, plan and lead practices, recruit Team TRC climbers, and develop a community for the Team TRC climbers with functions outside of practice (e.g.: potlucks, community service, teambuilding).

Requirements & Preferred Experience:

  • Previous youth programming experience
  • Competitive climbing experience
  • Demonstrated passion for climbing

To Apply:

Submit cover letter, resume, and references to Club Director Kayla Phillips at kayla@trianglerockclub.com.

Event Belayers (Part-Time)

We’re currently looking for Event Belayers to assist during camp, parties, team building visits, after school programs, private events and more. Looking to fill a few hours of your week with some TRC time, but can’t quite commit to something full time? Our Event Belayer position offers flexibility and is a great way to get involved with the TRC staff.

Requirements & Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in Youth Programming
  • Background in customer service and/or customer facing roles
  • Weekend availability

To Apply:

Submit resume and references to Club Director Kayla Phillips at kayla@trianglerockclub.com.

Floor Staff (Part-Time)

Love climbing and working with others? We are looking to add to our crew of Floor Staff members.

Requirements & Preferred Experience:

  • Background in customer service and/or customer-facing roles
  • Passion for climbing and sharing that passion with others

Shifts Available:

  • Weekday mornings, afternoons, and evenings
  • Weekend mornings and afternoons

To Apply:

Submit resume and references to Club Director Kayla Phillips at kayla@trianglerockclub.com.

Route Setter (Part-Time)

We are looking for part-time route setters for routes and boulders for 30 hours per week.

Requirements & Experience:

  • Good work ethic 
  • Team player
  • One year of commercial routesetting experience (preferred, not required) 

To Apply:

Submit professional resumé and climbing resumé to Head Routesetter Tyler Weiss at tyler@trianglerockclub.com. Contact Tyler Weiss with questions.

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