Belmont University Fitness and Recreation - Climbing Assistant (Summer Staff) in Nashville, Tennessee

Position Information

Position Purpose

Climbing Assistants report to the Director, Assistant Director and the Facilities Graduate Assistant and are responsible for assisting with different functions of facility operations including the Climbing Wall, outdoor trips, outdoor rentals, and special events.

Job Functions

Job Function

Major Responsibilities at the Climbing Wall:

  • Be familiar with the lay out campus including offices and departments within the BSLC as well as other buildings around campus & directions

  • Enforce policies in regards to facility access, equipment rental, membership requirements and expectations

  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and responsibilities of BID in emergency situations

  • Create and maintain a safe environment through equipment inspection and cleaning equipment

  • Teach and demonstrate to patrons safe climbing and belaying technique

  • Supervise patrons at the climbing wall

  • Manage outdoor equipment rental program and manage equipment inventory

  • Create a safe environment for patrons & conduct safety inspections

  • Develop a positive environment for patrons by greeting, encouraging and interacting with them

  • Attend required Reunions, CEUs, training and other developmental programs

  • Other duties assigned

  • Assist in organizing and registration for outdoor trips, special events and program

  • Build effective and challenging routes on the climbing wall


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent oral communication skills with co-workers, supervisors, patrons, and guests

  • Excellent customer interaction skills with co-workers, supervisors, patrons, and guests

  • Ability to multitask in stressful situations

  • Ability to work outside conventional work hours (e.g. weekends, late nights, and some holidays)

  • Manage and maintain records

  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office, preferably Excel and Access


Must be enrolled as a current student at Belmont University.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
  • Must be able to lift 45 lbs
Special instructions to applicants

This is application is for the Climbing Assistant position for the summer semester with opportunities to continue working throughout the Fall 2018 semester.

All students are required to read the BU Student Employment Policy prior to submitting an application.

All Federal Work-Study students should read the program rules and regulations located at

Position Title: Fitness and Recreation - Climbing Assistant (Summer Staff)

Posting Number: ST01362

Posting date: 03/04/2018

Closing date: 07/31/2018

Internal Job Category: Student Employment

Hourly Rate: $7.25