Head Coach & Shift Manager

We are looking for psyched and motivated individual to lead our team programs at our Minneapolis location. In this role you will be coaching multiple days a week, training and directing the coaches beneath you, interfacing with the VE management and route-setting teams, and serve as the primary point of contact about teams at this location. The head coach position by itself is part time in nature, however it can be paired with a shift manager role to make it full time.

Duties  + Responsibilities:

  • Climb Team Program Facilitation
    • Set goals and follow through with the execution of these goals
    • Train, mentor, direct, and empower team coaches
    • Maintain company policies and procedures
    • Maintain and prioritize risk management and while managing the profitability of Climb Team
    • Prepare regular program analysis
    • Administrative tasks: registration systems, customer correspondence, team pro deals
    • Manage communication with parents about athletes’ progress, concerns and upcoming events
    • Foster a love for climbing, athletic performance, outdoor stewardship, and individual growth and development in our youth athletes
    • Develop curriculum content, including youth-centered training, team building, coach mentoring, and individual goals
  • Show initiative, self-motivation, and a high level of organization
  • Show a strong sense of leadership and communication skills
  • Provide exemplary customer service and coaching to Team participants and families

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years climbing experience
  • Minimum 1 year coaching/teaching youth experience
  • Route setting experience preferred
  • Experience with USA Climbing/youth competitive climbing preferred
  • CWA Climbing Wall Instructor certification preferred
  • Customer service and administrative experience preferred


  • 12-15 Hours per week Minimum, with a maximum of 30 hours.
  • Evening and weekend availability required
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Must display professionalism and integrity

Benefits and Compensation

  • May be paired with a position as shift manager to be a FT-position
  • Compensation will be determined by level of experience and qualifications
  • Free membership to the Midwest's premier climbing facilities
  • Substantial gear discounts and employee pro deals

All interested applicants, please e-mail resume and climbing resume and/or employment application to Kevin@verticalendeavors.com

Please contact the gym with any questions. Application form is available to download below.