Introduction

ASCEND Pittsburgh is looking for experienced workers to participate in a dynamic, team-oriented environment. Positions can be part- or full-time and will start as soon as the gym is open for business, while training may begin shortly before. Compensation and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. No matter the position, ASCEND demands teamwork and cross-training, occasionally calling for, but not limited to, customer service, retail sales, coaching, cleaning and maintenance, special events, and/or administrative duties.

ASCEND Pittsburgh is managed by Pittsburgh-based climbers whose mission is to build-upon and grow an already developed community of climbers and fitness-driven individuals in the Southwestern Pennsylvania area. ASCEND aspires to live up to the standards set by some of the best gyms in the world and to become a nationally recognized collaborator in the industry. ASCEND Pittsburgh is entering an underserved market and is positioned to become a recognized and respected brand to a broad group of residents and visitors. Please consider joining an energized, talented, and motivated team and becoming a positive influence on new and existing climbers that walk through ASCEND’s doors.

Please see below for the various positions and downloadable application.
To apply, please send your application and any other pertinent information to [email protected].

ASCEND Pittsburgh provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ASCEND Pittsburgh complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

ASCEND Staff

ASCEND Pittsburgh is seeking sociable, hardworking, and charismatic folk to become part of the ASCEND Staff. While many of the duties will occur behind the front desk, responsibilities will exceed that of a typical “front desk” employee. In addition to being responsible for all things customer service, ASCEND Staff will also provide introductory orientations, tests and classes, and interact with customers throughout the gym. When not engaging with customers, this person will be expected to stay engaged by completing cleaning tasks, assisting management’s and coworkers’ immediate needs, and keeping a watchful and friendly eye on all climbers. While on shift and on premise, ASCEND Staff are always to remain present, proactive, and maintain an enthusiastic attitude that positively reflects the ASCEND brand. This position can be part- or full-time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee proper completion of waiver and membership agreements
  • Handle cash and credit transactions with accuracy and speed
  • Check in members and day pass holders
  • Assist customers with retail and rental questions
  • Ensure that rental gear is properly returned, cleaned, and organized
  • Administer safety and orientation walkthroughs and belay tests and classes
  • Keep a watchful eye on customers’ safety and enjoyment
  • Proactively clean, organize, and refine gym storage and communal areas
  • Perform other tasks as defined
  • Be proactive, introduce ideas, keep tweaking

Minimum Qualifications & Physical Requirements:

  • While climbing experience is certainly recommended, it is not required. ASCEND believes that specific skills can be learned, but that a positive, attentive, and well-rounded demeanor is an important trait to bring to the table.
  • Exceptional client service skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize and organize
  • Standing for prolonged periods

To apply, hit the Apply Now button and send your application and any other pertinent information to [email protected].

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Child Watch

ASCEND Pittsburgh is looking for experienced and motivated childcare workers to participate in a dynamic, team-oriented environment. The primary responsibilities of this position are to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for children, communicate effectively with families, lead small group activities, maintain a safe and enriching physical space and follow policies and procedures as trained. This position can be part- or full-time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Enthusiastically meet with parents and warmly welcome children into Child Watch
  • Follow appropriate procedures to ensure the safety of children while under Child Watch
  • Effectively lead small group activities such as songs, projects, crafts, games, etc…
  • Remain knowledgeable of ASCEND programs and offerings and make recommendations
  • Be flexible and cooperative in ancillary roles in the gym

Minimum Qualifications & Physical Requirements:

  • An ideal candidate will have leadership experience working with young children aged 6 months to 10 years
  • Ability to pass required clearances (PSP, Child Abuse, Fingerprint FBI)
  • Ability to lift, bend, and run after children
  • Standing for prolonged periods

To apply, hit the Apply Now button and send your application and any other pertinent information to [email protected].

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Routesetter

An ideal candidate will have commercial routesetting experience and aspirations to refine routesetting abilities through reputable training and certification programs. The primary responsibilities of this position are to set and forerun routes and assist with removing, washing, and organizing holds. This position can be part- or full-time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently set quality routes up to 5.13 and problems up to V11
  • Collaborate with the marketing team on competitions and other special events
  • Maintain a standard of having each route/problem forerun by setting team and provide/receive constructive criticism to ensure quality and style specific metrics
  • Work with the setting team to strip, clean, and organize our inventory of holds in order to keep the gym clean and safe for everyday operations
  • Follow appropriate safety guidelines and use fall safety equipment when necessary
  • Establish routes and problems while working from a rope or ladder
  • Make hold and volume recommendations to the Director of Routesetting

Minimum Qualifications & Physical Requirements:

  • Commercial setting experience is required
  • USAC setting certification and AMGA or CWA instructor certifications are preferred, but not required
  • Appropriate physical condition for manual labor at height
  • Must be able to forerun the climbs they have set
  • Must be comfortable with lifting objects up to roughly 50 lbs

To apply, hit the Apply Now button and send your application and any other pertinent information to [email protected].

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Yoga Instructor

ASCEND Pittsburgh is seeking experienced instructors for a cross-disciplinary yoga program. The Studio at ASCEND offers a full schedule of varied yoga classes and workshops led by experienced and dedicated teachers. All classes will help students develop, maintain, and progress their yoga and meditation practice, while focusing on proper alignment and form. All instructors will be responsible for providing clients with a safe and exceptional class experience, fostering a supportive environment with clients and among the instructor team and across all departments of ASCEND, and marketing and growing their classes. This position can be part- or full-time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create personal connections with each student and be invested in their personal yoga journey
  • Set up classroom appropriately with preferred props, music, and lighting
  • Clean the studio before and after every class
  • Focus on client safety by providing thoughtful sequencing and specific alignment cues
  • Participate in team meetings and attend local and regional events when appropriate
  • Stay up to date with any relevant certifications and trainings
  • Safely sequence classes that address students needs and abilities
  • Secure substitute teachers whenever necessary
  • Meet and exceed client, performance, and fiscal goals

Minimum Qualifications & Physical Requirements:

  • One or more years of previous yoga teaching experience
  • Registered Yoga Instructor 200 hour level (RYT-200)
  • Ability to build relationships with members
  • Extensive knowledge of safe exercise techniques
  • Excellent communication and customer service, and promotional skills
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and motivational

To apply, hit the Apply Now button and send your application and any other pertinent information to [email protected].

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Fitness Instructors

ASCEND Pittsburgh is looking for experienced and motivated fitness staff to participate in a dynamic, team-oriented environment. An ideal candidate will have training and/or coaching experience working with athletes of varying ages and ability levels. The primary responsibilities of this position are to develop in depth training plans and classes, to promote fitness classes and teams, to teach in a one-on-one or a group setting, to maintain a safe and enriching physical space, and follow policies and procedures as trained. This position can be part- or full-time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop long-range & day-by-day training plans and class programs
  • Communicate regularly with program directors to discuss scheduling and collaborations
  • Provide instruction and guidance through various classes, practices, and programs
  • Follow appropriate procedures to ensure the safety of customers during classes and practices
  • Remain knowledgeable of ASCEND programs and offerings to refer these to interested customers and members

Minimum Qualifications & Physical Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience training and/or coaching athletes of varying ages, genders and ability levels.
  • Has and maintains applicable certifications and trainings (such as 1st Aid/CPR)
  • Extensive knowledge of safe exercise techniques

To apply, hit the Apply Now button and send your application and any other pertinent information to [email protected].

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