Job Announcement: Spot Climbing School Program Director


Location: Boulder, Colorado

Description: Were looking for a charismatic & dynamic individual who has wants to continue to provide some of our same fantastic program offerings while bringing some fresh ideas and energy to the Boulder climbing community.

Desired Prerequisites/Useful Experience

  • extensive indoor climbing gym experience

  • an understanding of our unique niche in the climbing world

  • in-depth understanding/experience with climbing coaching, training, & curriculum

  • highly evolved knowledge/practice of institutional climbing systems

  • formal risk management training & experience

  • excellent project management skills & love of systems

  • guru communications skills & sage-like patience

  • a love and respect for what The Spot’s “bread & butter” is with a hunger to provide some “flashy & fun” programs too

  • business savvy

Specifically the Program Director will:

  • Ensure profitability of individual programs through careful analysis of costs and revenues. Manage budgets and strategic growth of the business

  • Serve as Human Resources Manager for the Climbing School including: staffing, hiring, training, & evaluating instructors, guides, and climbing coaches while providing ongoing growth & development opportunities

  • Orchestrate the flow of the Assistant Program Director, Head Coach, Head Guide, and stable of instructors/guides

  • Manage and screen participant enrollment in indoor and outdoor programs

  • Collaborate with the Marketing Department to promote enrollment in programs

  • Serve as Chief Risk Manager for the Spot Climbing (including writing policy and procedures for operations)

  • Secure permits for operation of outdoor programs

  • … & more

Position Terms

  • Applicant must be willing to commit a full year (minimum) to this position

  • Accepting Apps through July 15th (will hire the right applicant ASAP)

  • Pay $12-18/hr (rate dependent upon experience, salary terms negotiable)

  • Vacation, Health Insurance, & other benefits are part of the package

Email your resumes and detailed letter of interest to Dan Howley (Owner/GM):