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We’re always looking for motivated, knowledgable and enthusiastic people to add to the Rockreation family…


If you’re thinking about teaching, belaying, or helping out at our front desk, check the listings below for our current staff needs. Benefits include occasional free pizza and cake, climbing and talking about climbing more than your non-climber friends wished you would.


For ANY of the positions listed below, please send requested information in addition to your resume to our manager: alan@rockreation.com

Current Job Postings

Assistant Manager

Assistant Manager – Requirements and Responsibilities

The Assistant Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility, as well as helping to oversee program management, floor staff, instructors, and belayers. The assistant manager works alongside the General Manager and Corporate Management Team, and helps communicate and train new changes to the staff.

Management Hours: 25-30 hours/week

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Customer service experience
  • Excellent communication and strong problem resolution skills
  • Ability to work with a wide range of personalities
  • Ability to supervise and enforce rules and regulations
  • Solid work ethic and ability to display good judgement
  • Good organization and follow-through skills
  • Be able to perform all floor staff functions
  • Ability to work some evenings/weekends
  • Thorough knowledge of Rockreation policies and procedures, particularly regarding safety
  • 2-3 years management experience with employees
  • 3+ years of climbing experience (indoors or out)

Weekly Responsibilities:

  • Work with and help train all staff to implement policies and manage the smooth operations of the gym
  • Oversee all staff and delegate gym tasks as necessary; evaluate progress
  • Manage customer, member, and billing complaints
  • Membership contract review
  • Other operational duties as necessary

Management Responsibilities:

  • Help interview, hire, and train new staff
  • Develop current staff
  • Oversee floor staff, instructors, and belayers, and give periodic performance reviews (with GM & HR Manager)
  • Ability to open/close the facility


  • Dependent upon experience
  • Gym membership
  • Prodeal industry discounts

Please direct questions and resumes to alan@rockreation.com.

Instructor Positions

Requirements and Responsibilities

The Instruction Staff is responsible for providing excellent customer service, communicating gym during your classes and even when you are climbing off the clock. Making sure you clearly communicate what we teach while still holding to our policies and procedures to all clientele, and ensuring that all policies are being enforced with regards to safety and gym rules.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


This is a part-time position.
2-4 instruction shifts per week (Possibly 2 weekday shifts M-F, Most needed 2-4 weekend shifts per month)
8-16 hours per week(Possibly more if opportunities arise for privates)

Qualification Requirements:

Friendly and enthusiastic.
Knowledge of teaching beginners how to belay in the current style.
Knowledge of climbing techniques and ability to modify others to help them learn them.
Customer service and ability to teach others.
Excellent communication and ability to work with a wide range of personalities.
Knowledge of indoor climbing procedures and practices.
Risk management, safety, and floor supervision.
Previous climbing gym work experience (and use of Rock Gym Pro preferred).
Ability to supervise facility, follow and enforce rules and regulations.
Display good judgement.
Must be a competent climber.
Ability to teach beginners.
Ability to work with children.
Ability to work some evenings/weekends.
Punctual, dependable, and reliable.
2+ years of climbing experience (indoors or out).

Weekly Responsibilities:

Communicate policies, procedures and safety requirements, and enforce all gym policies.
Arrive to shifts on time and be prepared to teach.
Provide general instruction on climbing techniques in a fun and engaging way
during open hours and group events and instruction.
Give safety checks including all necessary documentation.
Explain climbing equipment, techniques, and safety methods.
Instruct climbing classes including basic belaying, lead climbing/belaying.
Maintain climbing equipment. Including, but not limited to: cleaning equipment, holds,
Ability to open/close the facility.


Gym membership.
Prodeal industry discounts.


Rockreation Costa Mesa is looking to add a dedicated Routesetter to their growing staff.

About Us:
Rockreation was established in 1993 and is Orange County’s original climbing gym. Throughout its 23 year history, Rockreation has served as the training grounds for generations of core climbers who have gone on to develop many of Southern California’s most iconic climbing areas. www.rockreation.com

This part-time position initially pays $10.


Traits and Qualifications:

  • One year of setting experience
  • Ability to set and forerun up to V6 and 5.12
  • General knowledge of how to set boulder problems, top rope and lead routes
  • Positive attitude
  • Creative
  • Ability to take criticism
  • Actively seeks out feedback
  • Self motivated
  • Looking to be an active member of the Rockreation community


  • Set boulder problems from VB to V6
  • Set top rope routes from 5.5 to 5.12
  • Set lead routes from 5.6 to 5.12


  • Located in Costa Mesa, California
  • Must be available at least one day a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How to Apply:

Desk/Floor Staff

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Belay Staff

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