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YMCA of Greater Seattle Rock Climbing Instructor in Bothell, Washington


Job Summary

Rock Climbing Instructors, plan and teach skills and activities for youth/families in our climbing programs that are developmentally appropriate and enriching. Develops positive relationships including providing prompt and courteous service to members, participants and guests.

Depending on your experience level, you may be hired to assist as an instructional belayer, or as a rock climbing facilitator. All of our climbing positions involve working with various ages, teaching skills, instructing participants, and ensuring a safe and organized climbing environment. Applicants must be able to accommodate the physical requirements of rock climbing, as well as be able to climb to heights of 25-40 feet.


  1. Plans and implements culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA.

  2. Supervises a group of children to ensure their health and safety and to provide for a positive experience for each child.

  3. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.

  4. Professionally engages with parents/guardians to provide pertinent information about their child’s experience and to promote upcoming programs.

  5. Ensures that toys and equipment are clean and safe, set up and stored properly. Reports equipment problems to supervisor.

  6. Completes additional training and certification as required for climbing instruction.

  7. Attends staff meetings and training programs as required.

  8. Other duties as assigned.


  1. 18 years of age or older (21 years of age if the position requires driving).

  2. High school education or equivalent.

  3. Ability to plan and initiate culturally relevant and age appropriate games and activities.

  4. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

  5. Current state approved first-aid certification.

    1. Current state approved community CPR certification.
  • At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 90 days after employment)


Current Driver’s License with a minimum of 3 years safe driving experience and a driving record which meets or exceeds YMCA standards.

Maximum of one minor violation.


  • One year+ previous experience with children and families from diverse backgrounds.

  • 6 months+ experience teaching specified activity/skill hired for.

  • Program lesson planning and instructional skills.

  • Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).

  • Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana .

Job Locations US-WA-Bothell

Posted Date 1 month ago (1/20/2020 6:23 PM)

ID 2020-9677

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 5

Location Northshore YMCA

Category Youth and Family Programs

Address 11811 NE 195th Street