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Climbing Wall Manager





Climbing Wall


The OEL Climbing Wall is located in the Bucknell Field House and showcases a significant bouldering wall, Moonboard and training wall. The Climbing Wall is an inviting place on campus for new and seasoned climbers to practice their skills, share experience, and socialize. The Climbing Wall works to support students by consistently offering new and inventive climbing routes, as well as a variety of programs and educational clinics.

Climbing Wall Manager Responsibilities:

-Assist with hiring, supervising, and managing both route setters and climbing wall staff

-Track staff hours and participant use at the wall

-Maintain cleanliness and professionalism at the wall

-Foster a supportive and inclusive climbing community on campus

-Work closely with the OEL Assistant Director, Director, and Graduate Assistants to help with overall climbing wall decision making, equipment purchasing, and management considerations

-Attend meetings every 3 weeks with the OEL student management team, assist with planning staff retreats

-Work to provide strong customer service

-Help to create training curriculum and programming schedule

-Help to advertise the wall (regular hours and programming) and collaborate with the OEL marketing team to create promotional materials and strategies

-Act as a liason to other branches of OEL to create collaborative programs and student opportunities

-Assist with designating tasks as needed


As a staff member of the Bucknell Outdoor Education and Leadership (OEL) team, a Climbing Wall Manager is first and foremost expected to foster a positive and engaging environment for individuals of all backgrounds. Other responsibilities include scheduling and facilitating staff meetings, responding effectively to professional communication, ensuring guests fill out waivers before their first visit and sign in before every visit, maintaining risk management expectations and enforcing posted climbing wall rules, basic wall maintenance such as refilling chalk balls, tightening loose holds, organizing gear, and maintaining a tidy climbing wall space. 

Minimum Qualifications

We are in search of motivated students, bot eligible and not-eligible for work study, who are willing to begin work this fall semester and continue on our team for every semester during their time at Bucknell. Prior experience and familiarity with climbing is necessary for this position.

Minimum Requirements:

-Ability to commit 6-8 hrs/week of manager work

-Passion for climbing and some personal climbing experience

-Willingness to learn and enthusiasm for further developing the skills listed under major responsibilities

Application Deadline

December 7, 2019

How To Apply

To access the application for this position, CLICK HERE


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