Employment Opportunities

Why work for us?

ABC is a leader in the kids climbing industry, producing top-notch competitive athletes, as well as flourishing recreational climbers. We are seeking motivated individuals to be stewards in the climbing community and to help us foster the development of the next generation of climbers. 

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ABC Kids Instructor Position

Job Overview

Have experience working with children (age 4-12), and enjoy climbing? We are looking for you to join our team! As an instructor at ABC Kids Climbing you will be creating a supportive and fun environment for children to build confidence through bouldering and top roping.  

At ABC Kids Climbing you will:

  • Lead youth indoor rock climbing classes
  • Facilitate birthdays
  • Work indoor camps

Hours

Positions start as part-time; 6-16+ hours a week with opportunities to grow. 

Requirements

  • At least one year experience working in a professional environment with children age 4-12
  • Can relate to kids of all ages
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of climbing and a minimum of three years of climbing experience
  • An energetic and positive attitude
  • Strong communication and motivational skills
  • Punctuality
  • A flexible schedule
  • Classroom management skills a plus
  • CPR and First Aid certification not required but highly desirable
  • Must pass background check
  • Availability at least one weekend day

Application Process

ABC Kids Climbing general application (below)

Letter of interest

Resume

Email to: [email protected]

JOB TITLE: Team ABC Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Indoor Programs

REPORTS TO: Team ABC Head Coach, Leadership Team

CLASSIFICATION: Part-Time Hourly

OVERVIEW:

Located in Boulder, Colorado, ABC Kids Climbing is a unique climbing facility for kids and the home of Team ABC.

Fostering foundational climbing experiences for preschoolers, leading developmental climbing experiences for kids, coaching competitive climbing experiences for athletes and guiding outdoor climbing experiences for families.

We’re here to share unique climbing experiences with kids and families while developing the next generation of youth climbers.

Really good climbers, real great kids. Trying hard and having fun.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Team ABC Coordinator (Coordinator) works closely with the Team ABC Head Coach, Team ABC Coach Coordinators and the Leadership Team to support a robust climbing team of ABC youth athletes and a diverse community of ABC children and families. The Coordinator pro-actively organizes and supports competitive, exploratory and foundational team programs, athletes and families. The Team ABC Coordinator demonstrates strong personal skills and maintains a high attention to detail while contributing to a healthy climbing team and company culture.

We’re seeking an experienced youth climbing team coordinator to meaningfully contribute to the Team ABC program with a background that includes strong administrative and communication skills coupled with an understanding of youth competition climbing, affiliations, sponsors and governing bodies. Equally comfortable on the field of play and behind the computer, the team coordinator is people focused and task oriented. The team coordinator is also equally comfortable in front of both children and parents.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Detailed organizer, engaging communicator, efficient executor, digitally savvy
  • Delivers an exceptional customer experience to children and parents; enthusiastic, personable and amicable
  • Effective time management and efficient multi-tasking self starter
  • Team player with a positive attitude and strong attention to detail
  • Creative problem solver willing to learn and adapt in an evolving fast paced business environment
  • Understanding of general CMS, POS and collaborative platforms including Google Workspace
  • Experience creating and delivering proposals and presentations
  • Provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all races, religious beliefs, sexual orientations and identities
  • History managing or coaching a youth climbing team and a passion for fostering youth climbing experiences a plus

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate CMS, POS, and collaborative platforms including Google Workspace
  • Contribute to athlete rosters, curriculum consolidation and presentation
  • Maintain Team ABC correspondence and communication via email, website, newsletters, social media and in person
  • Maintain and communicate Team ABC values, philosophies, procedures, protocols and standards
  • In collaboration with the Head Coach, support coaching staff with personnel, equipment, training and educational resources
  • Maintain youth behavioral code of conduct, while supporting Team ABC seasonal athlete reviews
  • Promote Team ABC standards and procedures in accordance with ABC, PCA, CWA and USAC guidelines
  • Coordinate with Head Coach and collaborate with co-coaches to implement Team ABC program schedules, curriculums and training plans
  • Contribute to consistent Team ABC athlete / parent communication
  • Deeply understand the Team ABC program track – clearly communicating current and future Team ABC program options
  • Represent the ABC organization as a responsible steward of youth climbing
  • Research and convey past, present and future industry youth studies / trends related to physical, mental and social health and well being

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent organizational, communication and collaboration skills
  • Understanding of general CMS, POS and collaborative platforms including Google Workspace
  • Create and deliver proposals and presentations to athletes, staff, affiliations and sponsors
  • Punctual, passionate and proud of your work with the drive to develop professionally
  • Passion for sharing experiences and knowledge while organizing around youth climbers
  • Flexibility to work various weekdays, weekday evenings, weekends, events and travel
  • Passionate, enthusiastic and amicable while effectively balancing coach, athlete and parent rapport
  • Knowledge and ability to coach competitive, exploratory, foundational team programs or instruct recreational programs a plus

PREFERENCES:

  • First Aid / CPR
  • Safesport
  • PCA Training Experience
  • USAC Coaching Experience
  • Understanding of USAC/IFSC Rules and Regulations
  • Physical, Mental, Social Youth Development Background

JOB TITLE: Team ABC Coach

DEPARTMENT: Indoor Programs

REPORTS TO: Team ABC Head Coach, Team ABC Coach Coordinators, Leadership Team

CLASSIFICATION: Part-Time Hourly (Full Time Potential)

OVERVIEW:

Located in Boulder, Colorado, ABC Kids Climbing is a unique climbing facility for kids and the home of Team ABC.

Fostering foundational climbing experiences for preschoolers, leading developmental climbing experiences for kids, coaching competitive climbing experiences for athletes and guiding outdoor climbing experiences for families.

We’re here to share unique climbing experiences with kids and families while developing the next generation of youth climbers.

Really good climbers, real great kids. Trying hard and having fun.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Team ABC Coaches (Coach) work closely with the Team ABC Head Coach and Leadership Team to lead, support, develop and inspire a robust climbing team of ABC youth athletes and a diverse community of ABC children and families. Coaches pro-actively organize, train and support competitive and exploratory team programs and athletes while fostering a positive and lasting experience for the ABC community of staff, children and families. Team ABC Coaches demonstrate professionalism and maintain a high coaching standard while contributing to a healthy climbing team and company culture.

We’re seeking an experienced youth climbing coach with a background that includes curiosity, patience, passion, motivation, empathy and knowledge to meaningfully contribute to the Team ABC program. Comfortable in an individual and group setting, with both children and parents, Team ABC coaches are committed to delivering a balanced approach to trying hard and having fun. Contributing to an inclusive, productive and enjoyable training environment for youth athletes, the ideal candidate will nurture, support and train young climbers toward camaraderie, performance/goal management, responsible stewardship and a lifelong path of climbing options. Background in coaching the three competitive disciplines of speed, lead and bouldering is a plus.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous coaching and climbing experience… additionally, previous competitor experience a plus
  • Passion for sharing experiences and knowledge while organizing around youth climbers
  • Confident and strong collaborator with the ability to coordinate with a robust coaching staff
  • Real-time problem solver handling challenging situations with sound judgment
  • Assess and educate injury prevention and risks related to indoor and competitive climbing
  • Effectively ‘read’ and communicate modern climbing movements, skills and techniques specific to high level competitive climbing
  • Individual, small and large group coordination and training experience in a practice and competition setting
  • Current USAC level 1 or 2 certification preferred, not required
  • Provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all races, religious beliefs, sexual orientations and identities

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as a member of the Team ABC Coaching staff with a focus on competitive and exploratory team programs
  • Coach Team ABC athlete assessments, practices, private training sessions, training camps and competitions in accordance with Team ABC coaching philosophies and protocols
  • Promote Team ABC standards and procedures in accordance with ABC, PCA, CWA and USAC guidelines
  • Coordinate with Head Coach and collaborate with co-coaches to optimize, innovate and implement Team ABC program schedules, curriculums, training plans and goals
  • Administer youth behavioral code of conduct, while administering Team ABC seasonal athlete reviews
  • Contribute to consistent Team ABC athlete / parent communication
  • Has a complete understanding of the Team ABC program track – clearly communicating current and future Team ABC program options
  • Represent the ABC organization as a responsible steward of youth climbing
  • Research and convey past, present and future industry youth studies / trends related to physical, mental and social health and well being

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent leadership, communication, collaboration and technical coaching skills
  • Punctual, passionate and proud of your work with the drive to develop professionally
  • Strong collaborator eager to contribute to a robust team program of coaches and athletes
  • Understanding of digital collaborative platforms including Google Workspace
  • Flexibility to work weekday evenings along with various weekends, events and travel
  • Passionate, enthusiastic and amicable while responsibly and effectively balancing coach, athlete and parent rapport
  • Knowledge and ability to coach all competitive, exploratory and foundational team programs
  • Convey climbing movement, technique and coordination along with strategic, physical and mental processes
  • Effectively balance individual and team development on and off the field of play

 

PREFERENCES:

  • First Aid / CPR
  • Safesport
  • PCA Training Experience
  • USAC Certified Coach – Level 1 or 2
  • Understanding of USAC/IFSC Rules and Regulations
  • Routesetting Experience
  • Strength and Conditioning Experience

 

EMPLOYMENT PACKAGE:

  • Hourly Rate $18 – $22 (range flexible, commensurate with experience)
  • PTO
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • ABC Perks

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: