Climbing Wall Attendant | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Location:         Campus Recreation & Wellness Center (CRWC)

Supervisors:     David Patton

Rate of pay:     $8.25/hour (starting wage)


Check in climbers, supervise the wall, instruct climbing lessons, administer safety checks, risk management control, assist with LLS climbing classes and maintain a safe climbing area.  May also assist at the Outdoor Rental Center.


  • Knowledge of all policies and procedures of facilities, programs, equipment and operations.
  • Responds to all building emergencies (Accidents/Injuries, Inclement Weather, etc)
  • General understanding of the operations of Touch the Earth as well as other Recreational Services departments.
  • Greets climbers while checking them into the climbing area.
  • Assist to keep facilities/equipment in excellent condition while also providing great customer service to our members.
  • May be required to work special events outside normal hours of operation.
  • Works cooperatively with other areas of the department to achieve established goals.
  • Promotes a safe, clean, functional and marketable facility.
  • Performs other work as assigned.


  • Have a current Top Rope Approval Card, preferably from the UI.
  • Previous climbing experience.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations.
  • Mandatory attendance at training meetings.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and good judgment.
  • Must be able to accommodate a variable work schedule that may include evenings and weekends.
  • A passion for the outdoors!