Summer Gear Staff
Alpine Ascents Gear Department aims to deliver high quality logistics and customer service through exceptional diligence and attention to detail. The Gear Staff team is responsible for the inventory, maintenance, packing, and logistics for all mountaineering courses, climbs, and expeditions. This position serves a critical function in the success of all Alpine Ascents programming. Though it can be demanding during the summer months, individuals with a love for the mountains, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic will find it incredibly rewarding. Enjoy working alongside individuals with a shared passion for the mountains, and a work schedule that allows for and values personal recreation time.

• Prepare equipment for multi-day domestic climbs and courses
• Provide support for, and assist with daily gear checks
• Handle basic customer inquiries with a focus on quality customer service
• Issue and de-issue climber rentals and group gear
• Thoroughly inspect, clean, and maintain equipment for safety and functionality (rock racks, avy transceivers, down parkas, ropes, etc.)
• Assorted retail and administrative tasks as needed (organization, inventory counts, re-stocking)
• Operate cash register for retail store and rental equipment
• Adapt to varied tasks with a flexible, patient, and go-getter attitude
• Other duties as assigned

• Dates: ASAP – September 4th, 2022. Opportunities for work through the end of September may be available based on need and individual performance.
• 35-40 hours/week with occasional overtime
• Compensation: $20.00/hr

*Part Time opportunities may be available

Tagged as: Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Mountaineering Skills, Support Staff

Required Skills:

• Able to work independently with a strong attention to detail
• Practiced customer service skills
• Professional appearance and demeanor
• Able to lift heavy (50lb) loads
• Proficient computer skills
• Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
• Willing to work a variable schedule, including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and longer days

Preferred Skills:

• Climbing, and mountaineering knowledge/experience is helpful but not required

About Alpine Ascents International

Alpine Ascents International is a leader in the climbing industry and has been instrumental in setting guiding standards in the international climbing community for most of our history.

Our mission and goals are simple: By using the best climbing talent in the country, we offer the opportunity for climbers at all levels to achieve their personal aspirations through quality, challenging, safety oriented, environmentally friendly, ethically sound and fun courses, climbs and expeditions
Alpine Ascents invites and encourages applications from individuals of all personal and professional backgrounds and with all levels of outdoor/mountaineering experience.

Application Instructions

To apply, email resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please communicate clearly regarding your availability in your cover letter. Interviews and hiring will take place on a rolling basis until available positions are filled.