Now hiring: Youth Program Assistant Coach (Rec Team)

We hire awesome people. Are you one of them?

We’re a rock climbing gym looking for a Youth Program Assistant Coach – Recreational Teams at our Henderson, NV gym, but what we really want are people who recognize that stepping into our communities has the power to change lives. Coaches do not need to be peppy and upbeat 100% of the day, but they should exude a sense of warmth and be comfortable engaging diverse populations both at the front desk and on the floor. You will be the face of our gyms and be working in a team-centered, dynamic environment. 

Experience in climbing isn’t a requirement but it is highly recommended, and above all else you need to have a strong desire to be part of The Pad community. Upon hire, coaches will be required to learn climbing technique, belay basics, and how to structure a class. We don’t care how hard you climb, but you should have enough experience to speak the lingo, make safety calls (or know who to defer to), be familiar with gear and equipment and feel confident in your ability to learn and adapt. We are a gym founded by outdoor climbers and we believe in getting outside to climb just as much as we believe in the indoor gym community.

Our Mission:

To build immersive experiences, spaces, and opportunities through climbing, community, fitness, and love

You will be responsible for:

  • Executing curriculum as set by the Head Coach
  • Communicating potential changes to program as needed with management
  • Working with their supervisor and outside resources to achieve the intended results as outlined in program descriptions
  • Acting as a guide to children and parents on proper etiquette in the gym
  • Being available for your scheduled practices, and should you need a last minute sub, you will contact your peers first, then your supervisor to ensure your responsibility is covered
  • Acting as a representative of the community and making a genuine effort to get to know and support members and fellow employees
  • Communicating effectively with other coaches on the team to discuss day-to-day activities and places for improvements

You will be accountable for:

  • Ensuring the kids on your team are growing, learning, becoming better climbers and members of our community
  • Checking and replying to all communications via Email and Asana each time you work
  • Completing initial training board via Asana within 30 days of hire

You will be consulted for:

  • Team needs
  • Drills and exercises to benefit the team 
  • Moving kids up in our programs

You will be informed about:

  • Policy and procedure updates
  • Changes specific to the team and practice


  • Genuine interest in other people’s experiences
  • Ability to hear and speak clearly
  • Experience with speaking to diverse individuals
  • Confidence in standing up to strangers and those you care about when it comes to following rules
  • Ability to tie knots and move across uneven surfaces and stairways
  • Lift 50 pounds without assistance
  • Work as a member of a team, you will interact with other crew members as well as other department teams
  • Lover of learning and a deep interest in improving things for those around them
  • Friendly, enthusiastic attitude, can exhibit warmth and empathy
  • Uphold company values and use the mission statement to guide decisions
  • Code Word: Elk

What we have to offer:

  •     Growth opportunities
  •     Paid bi-monthly on the 15th and last day of the month
  •     $12-14/hour, assuming 10-20 hours per week to start, opportunity for more hours and growth a possibility
  •     Accrued paid time off
  •     Transfer and promotional opportunities
  •     Gym membership for self plus immediate family
  •     Retail and merchandise discounts

We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes and seeks diverse voices and experiences aligned with the vision of our organization: Climbing. Community. Fitness. Love.

Don’t send that resume just yet!

We don’t want your resume, we don’t want your cover letter, and we don’t want phone calls and emails!

Why? We at the Pad feel that the employment process is broken and we want to address these issues and hopefully inspire others to, as well.

Why is it broken?

  • Applicants are judged on their ability to make a fancy-looking document
  • Applicants are judged on their writing ability when that may not be a requirement of their position
  • Applicants are unfairly judged based on their employment history, success in describing it, and even by their own name and location.
  • Applicants are encouraged to go above and beyond, reaching out to HR and supervisors, and writing long essays, all of which is an emotional drain on everyone
  • Salary, benefits, time expectations, and even physical ability requirements are either omitted or over-inflated.

Our process eliminates this and is designed to test applicants in as little time as possible to see if they will be a good fit. Through our process, we are able to:

  • Educate you about the organization you are applying for so you know if it is a good fit or not for you.
  • Check for the level of attention to detail we want to see prior to hiring.
  • Check for level of readiness for the position
  • Show us your personality
  • Take a minimum of time and energy for our HR team AND you

Please note – if you send resumes, cover letters, etc without being asked, we will NOT review them.

The Pad Climbing