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. 

Open Positions:

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. 

Summer of Position: 

A Lead Guide will lead week-long, full day (6+ hour) groups of youth Summer Campers ages 7-17 in ABC Kids Climbing’s Outdoor Summer Camp programs. The Lead Guide will work with an Assistant Guide and under the direction of the Head Guide to guide top rope and bouldering experiences at iconic Front Range climbing areas including Eldorado Canyon, The Flatirons, Flagstaff Mountain, and Boulder Canyon. 

We’re seeking a guide with Front Range guiding and/or personal climbing experience, self-motivation, empathy, and a genuine passion for working with youth. 

A Lead Guide is expected to commit to working ~35 hours/week, Monday through Friday from May 23rd, 2024 – August 16, 2024. After completion of the Summer, part time work may be available instructing and coaching ABC Kids Climbing teams and classes, and can be supplemented by per diem private guiding. 

Qualifications:

  • AMGA or PCIA Single Pitch Instructor certification or higher 
  • Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record and ability to pass background check
  • Leave No Trace knowledge and ability to teach others 
  • Recreational knowledge of Colorado’s front range climbing & beyond
  • Experience leading or assisting in outdoor adventure/sport programs with youth
  • Strong group management skills 
  • Genuine passion for guiding, teaching, and working with youth of all ages

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • First Aid/CPR/AED certification (available upon hiring) 
  • SafeSport certification (available upon hiring) 
  • Defensive Driving certification 
  • Wilderness First Aid/Responder certification 
  • At least 1 year directly working with youth in an outdoor adventure/sport program
  • Flexible schedule with some weekend availability 

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead daily Outdoor Summer Camp programs for youth climbers 
  • Set up top rope climbing anchors at select climbing sites via ground-up and top-access using natural, bolted, and gear anchors 
  • Set up outdoor bouldering zones and manage spotting, pads, falling, and descent
  • Drive 12-passenger van to and from climbing sites 
  • Provide top rope belay instruction 
  • Participate in daily Guide debriefs 
  • Maintain accurate climbing and guiding logs for your group 
  • Commission and decommission climbing equipment to campers each week 

Employment Package:

  • $23-$25/hour, commensurate with experience; per diem
  • Paid Sick and Safe Time off factored at 1 hour earned for every 30 hours worked
  • Paid Vacation accrual 
  • Company/Industry perks 

Application Process: 

  • Brief Letter or Email of Interest 
  • Resume 
  • Email to: [email protected] with subject line: Lead Guide Opportunity

JOB TITLE: Lead Guide 

DEPARTMENT: Outdoor Programs 

REPORTS TO: Head Guide, Leadership Team 

CLASSIFICATION: Seasonal – May-August 2024 (Full Time Hourly, Per Diem and Extension available) 

Overview:

ABC Kids Climbing, a unique climbing facility for kids and the home of Team ABC, located in Boulder, Colorado is seeking Summer Camp Instructors for the 2024 summer season. ABC Summer Camp Instructors co-lead groups of children ages 5 through 12, and will create fun environments for children to build confidence and friendships, as well as fostering love for the sport of climbing through facilitated games and activities.

Hours:

Positions start as part-time; 15-40 hours a week with opportunities to grow.  Our summer camp season runs from May 29-August 9th.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a professional environment with children ages 5-12.
  • Can relate to and support kids of all ages.
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of climbing.
  • An energetic and positive attitude.
  • Strong communication and motivational skills.
  • Punctuality and professionalism.
  • CPR and First Aid certification are not required but highly desirable. Provided upon training if needed.
  • Must successfully complete a background check.

Employment Package:

  • $16.50-$18.00/hr commensurate with experience.
  • Paid Sick and Safe Time off factored at 1 hour earned for every 30 hours worked.
  • Company/Industry Perks

Application Process:

Email resume to: [email protected] with subject line: Summer Camp Instructor

JOB TITLE: Summer Camp Instructor
DEPARTMENT: Indoor Programs
REPORTS TO: Leadership Team
CLASSIFICATION: Part-Time Hourly