Climbing Wall Attendant

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Climbing Wall Attendant

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title
Climbing Wall Attendant

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
The Climbing Wall Attendant's most important duty is the safety of climbers/equipment and belaying our members. CWAs are also responsible for member check-ins and assisting at special events including DRIA team rentals, outside rentals, and special events/programs. Finally, this position will assist cleaning and maintaining equipment including climbing shoes, harnesses, climbing ropes, carabiners, and rock holds.

Job Description


  • Knowing and enforcing the Climbing Wall rules consistently
  • Belaying climbers
  • Shoe rentals and sanitization
  • Completing daily checks and checklists as required
  • Customer service (member check-in, etc.)
  • Maintaining a courteous and polite demeanor
  • Attending staff meetings and trainings as required
  • Meeting evaluation expectations (including orientation quizzes and other follow-ups)
  • Working special events as needed
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
  • Verifying member reservations
  • Wall opening/closing duties
  • Climbing equipment safety inspections


All candidates must have experience climbing and belaying. Candidates with their Climbing Wall Instructor Certification (CWI) are preferred, but it is not a requirement.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics

Pay Range

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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