The Castle Route setting department is looking for a keen learner with little or no route setting experience but strong enthusiasm for the sport of climbing to join our team as a part-time trainee route setter on a three-year learning programme. You will work 20-28h a week and will hold a number of duties and responsibilities within the route setting department while learning how to route set to a high standard.
You must have an aptitude for learning new skills quickly and respond well to feedback. The ideal candidate will have good climbing technique and ability, an eye for detail, analytical thinking when it comes to climbing movement and be a team player. An interest in all route setting department functions and operations is essential although no prior knowledge of these is required.
Your duties will include:
Involvement in daily route setting activities (e.g. holds stripping and washing)
Organising and maintaining setting stores, route setting equipment and holds
Assisting the Setting manager with various day-to-day operations and ongoing tasks
Setting routes and boulders once required level of skill has been achieved
NOTE: we are not looking for experienced setters but rather wish to develop new professionals and are therefore looking for climbers with little or no route setting experience.
If you think you might have the talent for route setting and you are committed to learning please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a job description and person specification.