WE HIRE GOOD PEOPLE

Not a climber? Keep reading - not all positions require climbing experience

Let's talk about what makes The Pad different:

  • Our staff sees others, and what they could become if given the ability to succeed. Expect robust training and lots of meetings to help you do this.
  • We focus on what we’re good at – community building through rock climbing and supplemental activities.
  • We build in extras: free coffee, good wifi, hangout places, and free rentals (always) to make getting into climbing (at least bouldering) barrier-free.
  • Accessibility – we strive for 24 hour locations when possible and inclusivity for all people.
  • We are not a franchise – we want our core values to be what’s made us successful all along – from the type of people we hire to how our building looks, to reciprocal membership wherever we are.
  • No fancy corporate anything – we encourage you to get out into the community, whether it’s a co-working space, a coffee shop, or you’re vanlifing it. We like remote working and then coming together as needed. Zoom on in from a crag – we’ll celebrate it!
  • We empower our employees to make changes and improve things. We work to recognize one another and develop core leadership qualities. Our benefits are designed to make you never need to make the choice between us and your family, life, or dreams.

You could be the reason they discover something that elevates them beyond their wildest expectations. If that excites you, we want you on our team!

To be who we are, we focus on three things:

  • Climbing, and its community, changes lives for the better.
  • Do it the best you can or not at all.
  • Provide an amazing life for the people who serve the company.

Our goal is that when they’re here, our members feel at home.

 

We keep facilities clean, beautiful, inclusive, and amenity stacked. Our staff genuinely cares and is curious about each and every person that comes to our gym. We do not proselytize, but we do believe that our mere existence and our listening can bring about a lot of good in the world – and that climbing and community can empower people to bring even more beauty to our communities.

We are here because we relied on other people’s blood, sweat, tears, faith, and money – and we owe it to that legacy to be the best it can be and to serve people with the same feeling and heart that we did when it was a little wood storage unit.

We owe it to those who came before to honor them in our respect for the land, other people, and for the sport itself.

Sound good? We want to hear from you!

Positions Available

Read below and click on the titles for detailed descriptions and requirements.

Headquarters

None at this time!

San Luis Obispo, California

• Front Desk Crew – Click for more info
• Camp Counselors – Click for more info
Support Crew – See Below

Henderson, Nevada

• Camp Counselors – Click for more info
• Instruction Manager – Click for more info
Support Crew – See Below

Interested in a position that’s not listed? Send in your interest and we’ll keep your resume on file!

Do you want to get your foot in the door?
Just stoked to be a part of the community and want to help out?
Looking for work experience and think starting out at a climbing gym would rock?

Then the Support Crew may be for you!

We have a few different departments in the gym that are always looking for an extra hand. We do a lot of training in the gym so work experience and climbing knowledge isn’t a requirement. We do however want to work with cool people at all levels of employment in our gyms.
 
Requirements for all positions:
  • Communicate clearly with peers and the community
  • Experience with speaking to or working in a dynamic environment
  • Confidence in standing up to strangers and those you care about when it comes to following rules and upholding the values of the company
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Work as a member of a team, you will interact with other crew members as well as other department teams
  • Friendly, enthusiastic attitude, can exhibit warmth and empathy
  • Tech savvy enough to use and apply a wide variety of applications, including Word, Google Drive, Gmail, and Asana
  • Uphold company values and use the mission statement to guide decisions

  • Ensure setting staff has clean holds for future sets, use of a pressure washer is required for cleaning

  • Maintain a clean work environment and make sure you have time to set up and clean up your spaces while you are on the clock

  • Step in to help other departments as needed and determined by Head Setter

Responsibilities vary depending on schedule:
  • Deep clean floors/mats in high traffic areas and social spaces including the lounge and the studio spaces
  • Vacuum rope and training areas that are carpeted
  • Dry mop slackline, bouldering pads, and training areas
  • Wash inside and outside windows
  • Assist facilities manager in handyman tasks in gym
  • Ensure gym equipment is functioning
  • Maintain gym cleanliness through assigned tasks
  • Conduct deep cleans on machines and equipment as needed
  • Looking for Monday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday 830am-1030am

  • Facilitate scheduled group climbing sessions including birthday parties and nonprofit group climbs
  • Set up and break down tables and chairs for groups
  • Encourage hesitant climbers and make them feel welcome in the space
  • Provide belay support
  • Step into other departments as determined by gym leadership

Routesetters – Want to set for us? Here’s a message from our setting director:

The route setting position requires a great deal of knowledge, experience, and ability to work long days of difficult manual labor. 
 
Must be able to demonstrate:
 
  • 4+ years experience climbing
  • 1+ years of setting experience 
  • Knowledge of rope systems such as jugging, hauling, leading/belaying and rappelling.  
  • Able to climb 5.12 & V7+
  • Comfort with working at heights
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Extremely Motivated
  • Detail Oriented
  • Team Player
If this list of requirements actually increases your interest, please contact our Route Setting Director joe@thepadclimbing.org with a resume and cover letter. Even better, introduce yourself to your local setter at any of our facilities and get to know our wonderful crew of “plastic slingers.”