Job Information

University of Utah Climbing Wall Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/26/2023

Requisition Number PRN13365N

Job Title UU Student - Instruction

Working Title Climbing Wall Specialist

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 4

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

morning, afternoon, and evening shifts available

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00313 - Cr-Fieldhouse

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range will pay no less than $12.30/hr

Close Date 01/28/2023

Job Summary

Provide a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all users of the climbing wall. Climbing Specialists must display a strong work ethic, be dependable, motivated and have the ability to work independently. Possess good teaching and communication skills. Has the ability and skills to work with participants of all ages and abilities. Experience with belay systems or previous climbing gym experience is preferred.

Campus Recreation Services is located at the George S. Eccles Student Life Center, which connects student Life with academic life to create an engaged campus community. Amenities include a 50-meter pool, indoor and outdoor leisure pools, large indoor hot tub/spa, 320-yard indoor running track, bouldering and 4-story climbing wall, 5 sport courts, racquetball courts, 4 group fitness studios, and a combative room. Additional amenities include a branch of the U First Credit Union, Shake Smart, four sand volleyball courts and an outdoor basketball court.

Student Affairs ( is comprised of over 20 departments and is focused on supporting student well-being and success with the ultimate goal of assisting students in discovering their passion, people, and purpose. To that end, we aim to foster an environment that encourages employees to embrace innovative service delivery methods to best meet the needs of our students. As a result, students have the opportunity to participate in the creation of campus culture, collaboratively working alongside professional staff, student leaders, and academic partners.

Student Affairs is committed to the grounding of our programs, procedures, and policies in the tenets of anti-racism and inclusion. We recognize the continued importance of education and accountability that promote equity and social justice. Our expectation is that all employees are engaged in this work to create a welcoming environment that supports the success of both students and staff and ensures they have the opportunity to be fully incorporated into university life.

This position is work study eligible, but work study is not required.


  • Open and strike down the climbing wall
  • Inspect and maintain equipment prior to and after use
  • Provide a clean and organized climbing area
  • Ensure all waivers are completed and filed
  • Monitor use of wall, ensure that climber adhere to all policies, procedures and safety guidelines
  • Evaluate and monitor safe belaying abilities
  • Respond to emergency situations
  • Conducts safe climbing, bouldering and belay clinics
  • Creates, set, and maintain routes
  • Maintenance inspection and documentation of climbing equipment
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current University of Utah Student
  • Basic knowledge and experience with indoor and /or outdoor rock climbing techniques and equipment such as ATC /Grigri belay techniques, rope management, figure 8 follow through, and friction hitches.
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • CPR certification or the ability to complete via in house within one month


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.