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Thanks for your interest in Vertical World employment!

Mission Statement:
As a company we strive to provide the best customer service, route setting, music, and cleanliness to
our customers on a daily basis. We treat all customer interactions as if we are serving our friends or
family. We accomplish this by hiring employee associates who care about climbing and our customers
and provide them with the training and motivation to give great customer service.

We are currently hiring (click position for more info):






Youth Program Instructors teach rock climbing classes and camps to students who are 3 to 17 years old. We have two seasons of our youth programs, September through June and late June through August. Our school year programs are year-long, while we also offer single day camps during school breaks. During the summer our focus is week-long day camps and month-long programs. Youth Programs Instructors also lead groups, parties and rock climbing experiences that come in for one-time experiences.

Location: Vertical World North

PT Hours: 2 – 10 per week.

FT Hours: 30 – 40 per week.

Compensation: $16 – $17.30 per hour.

Job Description:

  • Create and implement age-appropriate lesson plans for students (i.e. technique, climbing challenges, games)
  • Create an appropriate balance of safety, technical skill, and fun in class
  • Work in cooperation with a co-instructor
  • Track student progress
  • Manage a class of students with diverse ability and interest levels


  • Experience working with youth, ages 3-17
  • Personal climbing and top rope belay experience
  • Enthusiasm for both kids and climbing
  • First aid and CPR certifications (can be completed after hire date)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching climbing
  • Experience leading groups of 8 or more children.
  • Lead climbing experience


  • Combined Sick/PTO  
  • Free VW Membership  
  • Pro Deal and Industry Discounts  
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance if full time (30+ hours) after 60 day waiting period 
  • Free access to all Seattle area climbing gyms (if full time) 
  • Matching retirement plan after two years employment 

To apply, please email a resume and climbing resume to: Anique


Laborer Entry Level

Elevate Climbing Walls and Vertical World are looking to add to our team of builders to assist in building
the newest Vertical World Gym in the Seattle area. We are currently hiring for several positions. All
lasting about 9 to 12 months, with the potential to become a permanent Elevate employee. If you are
interested, please read about the positions we are looking to fill. Feel free to call or email us at Elevate
Climbing Walls if you have any questions.

  • Keep the construction site clean.
  • Perform basic labor skills.
  • Assistant to our lead carpenter.
  • Assistant to a welder.
  • Keep tools organized and put away.
  • Must be able to work in a physical environment all day.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs to 70 lbs.
  • Must be willing to work in all types of weather.
  • Should have knowledge of basic tools.
  • Should have previous experience with basic construction.

$20 – $22/hr

To apply, please send resume to the Elevate Office.

Fabricator Entry Level

  • Follow direction form the lead fabricator.
  • Be Familiar with metal working tool.
  • Be familiar with welding process.
  • Have some experience with stick and mig welding.
  • Must be able to lift 60-70 ponds.
  • Must be able to work at heights.

$22 – $25/hr DOE.

To apply, please send resume to the Elevate Office.

Carpenter Level 1

  • Perform all duties of basic level.
  • Perform basic carpentry skills.
  • Can take direction from lead and Project Manager.
  • Be able to frame walls.
  • Be able to panel walls.
  • Should have a basic set of tools.

$22 – $27/hr DOE

To apply, please send resume to the Elevate Office.



Vertical World is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Here at Vertical World, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We pride ourselves in creating an inclusive and welcoming community in our facilities.