We’re as excited to reopen our job opportunities as we are to open our gyms! Keep checking back here for openings at your local gym!

Fill out this online application for the job of your choosing (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to  so we can get to know you better. We want our staff to reflect the communities we serve, so we strongly encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks to apply.


TOUCHSTONE FACILITIES

Touchstone Facilities does not currently have any positions available.


TOUCHSTONE ROUTESETTING

Routesetter Apprentice – There are currently no positions available.

The apprentice program is intended to bring inexperienced setters up to speed on all the skills and techniques required for routesetting. Through this program, we hope to encourage newer climbers to pursue a career in routesetting. 

Routesetter
Greater San Francisco Bay Area

Touchstone is looking for routesetters with at least two years of full-time experience (or equivalent) to join our team. Enthusiastic, friendly, hard-working individuals with a passion for climbing and fitness are encouraged to apply. Touchstone routesetters work at various gyms throughout California, each offering unique experiences, terrain, and challenges. Routesetting crew members collaborate to create fun and creative boulder problems and routes in varying styles while prioritizing safety and accessibility in the workplace, for our team, and our community. This opportunity is for creative, adaptable, self-motivated, team-players that can work efficiently both independently and as part of a team. We want our staff to reflect the communities we serve, so we strongly encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks to apply.

Job Summary:
To set and maintain a rotation of climbing routes and boulder problems of various difficulties ranging from beginner to expert, while adhering to Touchstone Climbing’s setting philosophy and standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Show up on time and ready to work with all necessary equipment.
  • Assess daily routesetting needs.
  • Set up work area perimeter and ‘short-fix’ anchors.
  • Stage all setting equipment and tools in the work area (ladders, ropes, aid bolts, bins, etc)
  • Strip holds from walls and hang additional working lines
  • Maintain a clean work area.
  • Wash, sort, and store unused holds. Sort, store and maintain bolts and screws. sort out broken holds, bad screws, and bolts
  • Set, forerun, and modify climbs to be appropriate for their grade, accessibility, and assignment.
  • Work cooperatively with other crew members and gym staff and work to be an equal contributor to the day’s tasks.
  • Work efficiently while adhering to Touchstone’s safety standards.
  • Store all setting gear and equipment, and clean up work areas before leaving the gym.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Be able to cleanly on-sight a minimum of 5.12- on lead, and lead belay. Comfort climbing more difficult grade levels is a ‘plus’.
  • Very competent in the use of various routesetting-related tools (Impact driver and bits, ratchets, wrenches, angle grinder, reciprocating saw, pressure washer, bolts, screws, etc).
  • Comfortable using various climbing equipment (Gri-gri, RIG, ascenders, micro traxion, carabiners, etc.)
  • Self-directed, self-motivated, and efficient.
  • Courteous, professional, and non-defensive to constructive criticism.
  • Safety Conscious at all times.
  • Good communicator.
  • Passion for routesetting and for climbing
  • Reliable, hard worker, with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work at multiple locations in the region.

Physical Requirements:

  • Comfort working at heights up to 60 feet.
  • Comfortable working on a ladder, in a harness, or from a rope.
  • Must be able to safely lift 40 lbs. without assistance.
  • Able to haul up to 50 lbs. of setting tools and equipment in a haul bag while setting routes.
  • Ability to lift large awkward holds and volumes.
  • Ability to work in various environments such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, and temperatures to complete work assignments
  • Ability to bend at the waist, sit, kneel, lie horizontally, climb, walk, grasp, etc., as the job may require
  • Taking personal care physically by stretching, working out opposing muscle groups, and communicating when feeling physically overworked, strained, or injured to allow for modification of daily duties

Travel Required:
Bay Area routesetters are regularly scheduled to work at our 6 gyms in the region.

Compensation and Benefits:
Wages start at $23/hr with the minimum qualifying experience. Full access to all Touchstone Climbing gyms. Up to two weeks, annual paid vacation accrual, beginning after 90 days of employment. 401k plan with employer matching available for qualifying employees. Full-time employees can enroll in excellent healthcare, dental, and mental health plans after 60 days of employment. Full-time employees are eligible for many professional/industry deals on equipment and clothing.

Position Type:
Part-time or full-time positions available

Disclaimer:
This is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may expand beyond those outlined here.

How to Apply:
Email your resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Route Setter Position”.


MISSION CLIFFS

Youth Programs – Climbing Club Coach + Kids Camps Instructor

Are you an experienced climber who loves teaching others how to climb? Do you enjoy working with kids? Mission Cliffs is looking for a coach for our Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for the Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

Applicants must also be available to work additional belay staff/support shifts at Mission Cliffs.

If this sounds like you, please fill out this form.

Comp Team Coach

Mission Cliffs is looking for a coach for a Comp Team Coach with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for Team Touchstone.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of it! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to [email protected] so we can get to know you better.


BERKELEY IRONWORKS

(We are looking for a few great candidates who fit the dual-role position description below. Please make sure you’re excited about both roles before applying. We hire Front Desk Staff from our support staff, so this dual-role position is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door.)

Support Staff / Youth Programs – Kids Camps Instructor + Gym Safety & Teaching Intro to Climbing

Are you a responsible, attentive, and enthusiastic individual who is excited about working in a climbing gym facility? Candidates must understand the risks and safety requirements of being in a Touchstone Climbing facility and be prepared to convey this information to Touchstone members and guests. Additionally, candidates must feel comfortable belaying and engaging with younger children. Lastly, candidates must be able to work an assortment of different shifts—including teaching our intro to climbing classes, giving belay tests, conducting safety walks, light cleaning and janitorial, and other facility tasks.

Qualities of an ideal candidate:

  • Responsible and attentive—ensure the climbing gym remains a safe and open environment for all users
  • Enthusiastic, friendly, and accessible—comfortable with talking to customers in different capacities (i.e. teaching someone how to belay, giving a belay test, helping with retail, doing safety walks, etc.)
  • Proactive—recognize proactive ways to stay occupied when working (i.e. helping the front desk, wiping down fitness equipment surfaces, doing a towel/laundry run, etc.)
  • Passion for climbing and working with people
  • Is able to commit to at least three or more shifts per week, and is available on weekends and weekday evenings

Are you an experienced climber who loves teaching others how to climb? Do you enjoy working with kids? Berkeley Ironworks is looking for a coach for our Kids Camps with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering and top rope climbing
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging
  • Interested in facilitating high-quality training for Kids Camps
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional experience for our climbers

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to have you on the team! Please fill out this online application (including attaching your resume and references).


SACRAMENTO PIPEWORKS


DIABLO ROCK GYM

Youth Programs – Climbing Club Coach + Kids Camps Instructor

Are you an experienced climber who loves teaching others how to climb? Do you enjoy working with kids? Diablo Rock Gym is looking for a coach for our Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for the Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

Applicants must also be available to work additional belay staff/support shifts at Diablo Rock Gym.

If this sounds like you, please fill out this form.

Group Fitness

Do you have a fun and unique class that you would like to offer to the climbing community? Diablo Rock Gym is looking for part-time fitness instructors that can provide beneficial workouts to the climbing community. We want to add TRX, Bootcamp, Core, HIIT, or cardio boxing to our fitness class offerings.

We are looking for someone with the following qualifications:

  • Experience teaching beginner and intermediate students
  • Ability to make adjustments to workouts according to class needs
  • Mid-day and evening availability
  • Positive attitude and ability to develop a warm, welcoming environment while challenging students
  • Interest in developing your own unique style and sharing it with energetic and dedicated people

If this sounds like you, please fill out this form.


GREAT WESTERN POWER COMPANY

Youth Programs – Climbing Club Coach + Kids Camps Instructor

Are you an experienced climber who loves teaching others how to climb? Do you enjoy working with kids? Great Western Power Company is looking for a coach for our Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for the Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

Applicants must also be available to work additional belay staff/support shifts at Pipeworks. If you’re interested, please fill out this form.


METALMARK

Desk Staff
MetalMark is looking for enthusiastic and friendly new team members to join our front desk staff. If you’re ready to work in a fun and energetic environment where people share your psych for climbing and fitness, we’d love to hear from you!

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Greeting customers, answering calls, and responding to emails at the front desk
  • Processing memberships and online transactions
  • Managing calendar reservations
  • Finding creative solutions to customer service challenges
  • Selling merch and climbing gear in our retail shop
  • Ensuring that climbing and gym safety standards are being met
  • Helping maintain a clean gym
  • Additional opportunities to work with our communities and classes may be available in the future for interested candidates

Requirements:

  • Interest in climbing, outdoor sports, outdoor spaces, fitness, wellness, or all of the above!
  • Ability to remain friendly and calm while managing customer needs during high volume hours
  • Highly self-directed and motivated; if you see a task that needs to be done, you do it
  • Comfortable working with computers
  • Customer service, service industry, or office management experience is a plus but not required
  • Evening and weekend availability

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of it! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to [email protected] so we can get to know you better.

Belay Staff

MetalMark is looking for a responsible, attentive, and enthusiastic individual who is comfortable and familiar with working in a climbing gym facility. Candidates must understand the risks and safety requirements of being in a Touchstone facility and to convey this to any and all Touchstone members and guests. Additionally, individuals must feel comfortable with belaying and engaging with younger children. Lastly, individuals must be able to work an assortment of different shifts (see descriptions below).

Qualities of an ideal candidate:

  • responsible and attentive—making sure that the climbing gym remains a safe and open environment for all users
  • enthusiastic, friendly, and accessible—comfortable with talking to customers in different capacities (i.e. teaching someone how to belay, giving a belay test, helping with retail, during safety walks, etc.)
  • proactive—recognizes proactive ways to stay occupied when working (i.e. helping the front desk, wiping down fitness equipment surfaces, doing a towel/laundry run, etc.)
  • passion for climbing and working with people
  • is able to commit to at least three or more shifts per week and is available on weekends and weekday evenings

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of it! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to [email protected] so we can get to know you better.


THE STUDIO

Belay Staff

The Studio is looking for a responsible, attentive, and enthusiastic individual who is comfortable and familiar with working in a climbing gym facility. Candidates must understand the risks and safety requirements of being in a Touchstone facility and to convey this to any and all Touchstone members and guests. Additionally, individuals must feel comfortable with belaying and engaging with younger children. Lastly, individuals must be able to work an assortment of different shifts (see descriptions below).

Qualities of an ideal candidate:

  • responsible and attentive—making sure that the climbing gym remains a safe and open environment for all users
  • enthusiastic, friendly, and accessible—comfortable with talking to customers in different capacities (i.e. teaching someone how to belay, giving a belay test, helping with retail, during safety walks, etc.)
  • proactive—recognizes proactive ways to stay occupied when working (i.e. helping the front desk, wiping down fitness equipment surfaces, doing a towel/laundry run, etc.)
  • passion for climbing and working with people
  • is able to commit to at least three or more shifts per week and is available on weekends and weekday evenings

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of it! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to [email protected] so we can get to know you better.


DOGPATCH BOULDERS

Desk Staff

Dogpatch Boulders is looking for enthusiastic and friendly new team members to join our front desk staff. If you’re ready to work in a fun and energetic environment where people share your psych for climbing and fitness, we’d love to hear from you!

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Greeting customers, answering calls, and responding to emails at the front desk
  • Processing memberships and online transactions
  • Managing calendar reservations
  • Finding creative solutions to customer service challenges
  • Selling merch and climbing gear in our retail shop
  • Ensuring that climbing and gym safety standards are being met
  • Helping maintain a clean gym
  • Additional opportunities to work with our communities and classes may be available in the future for interested candidates

Requirements:

  • Interest in climbing, outdoor sports, outdoor spaces, fitness, wellness, or all of the above!
  • Ability to remain friendly and calm while managing customer needs during high volume hours
  • Highly self-directed and motivated; if you see a task that needs to be done, you do it
  • Comfortable working with computers
  • Customer service, service industry, or office management experience is a plus but not required
  • Evening and weekend availability

Youth Programs – Climbing Club Coach + Kids Camps Instructor

Are you an experienced climber who loves teaching others how to climb? Do you enjoy working with kids? Dogpatch Boulders is looking for a coach for our Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for the Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

Applicants must also be available to work additional belay staff/support shifts at Pipeworks. If you’re interested, please fill out this form.

Comp Team Coach

Dogpatch Boulders is looking for a coach for a Comp Team Coach with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for Team Touchstone.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of it! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to [email protected] so we can get to know you better.


LA BOULDERS

LA Boulders does not currently have any positions available.


CLIFFS OF ID

Cliffs of Id does not currently have any positions available, but will soon! Please check back again.


HOLLYWOOD BOULDERS

Hollywood Boulders does not currently have any positions available, but will soon! Please check back again.


VERDIGO BOULDERS

Youth Programs – Climbing Club Coach + Kids Camps Instructor

Are you an experienced climber who loves teaching others how to climb? Do you enjoy working with kids? We are looking for a coach for our Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for the Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

If this sounds like you, please fill out this form.


PACIFIC PIPE

Belay Staff

Pacific Pipe is looking for a responsible, attentive, and enthusiastic individual who is comfortable and familiar with working in a climbing gym facility. Candidates must understand the risks and safety requirements of being in a Touchstone facility and convey this to any and all Touchstone members and guests. Additionally, individuals must feel comfortable with belaying and engaging with younger children. Lastly, individuals must be able to work an assortment of different shifts (see descriptions below).

Qualities of an ideal candidate:

  • responsible and attentive—making sure that the climbing gym remains a safe and open environment for all users
  • enthusiastic, friendly, and accessible—comfortable with talking to customers in different capacities (i.e. teaching someone how to belay, giving a belay test, helping with retail, during safety walks, etc.)
  • proactive—recognizes proactive ways to stay occupied when working (i.e. helping the front desk, wiping down fitness equipment surfaces, doing a towel/laundry run, etc.)
  • passion for climbing and working with people
  • is able to commit to at least three or more shifts per week and is available weekends and weekday evenings

We accept applications for this position on a continuous basis. The presence of this posting may not reflect immediate need.

Youth Programs – Climbing Club Coach + Kids Camps Instructor

Are you an experienced climber who loves teaching others how to climb? Do you enjoy working with kids? Pacific Pipe is looking for a coach for our Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for the Climbing Clubs and Kids Camps.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

Applicants must also be available to work additional belay staff/support shifts at Pipeworks. If you’re interested, please fill out this form.

Comp Team Coach

Pacific Pipe is looking for a coach for a Comp Team Coach with the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in bouldering, top rope, and lead climbing.
  • Sound understanding of climbing techniques such as footwork, body positioning, movement efficiency, route reading, etc.
  • Has the patience and passion for working with kids at a variety of ability levels and learning styles.
  • Brings a creative, fun approach to climbing instruction and curriculum; makes learning how to climb enjoyable and engaging.
  • Interested in creating high quality training curriculum and programming for Team Touchstone.
  • Excited to collaborate with other coaches to facilitate an exceptional team experience for our climbers.

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of it! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to [email protected] so we can get to know you better. Please no calls about this job. Due to the high volume of applicants, not everyone who applies will be contacted.


THE POST

Belay Staff

The Post is looking for a responsible, attentive, and enthusiastic individual who is comfortable and familiar with working in a climbing gym facility. Candidates must understand the risks and safety requirements of being in a Touchstone facility and to convey this to any and all Touchstone members and guests. Additionally, individuals must feel comfortable with belaying and engaging with younger children. Lastly, individuals must be able to work an assortment of different shifts (see descriptions below).

Qualities of an ideal candidate:

  • responsible and attentive—making sure that the climbing gym remains a safe and open environment for all users
  • enthusiastic, friendly, and accessible—comfortable with talking to customers in different capacities (i.e. teaching someone how to belay, giving a belay test, helping with retail, during safety walks, etc.)
  • proactive—recognizes proactive ways to stay occupied when working (i.e. helping the front desk, wiping down fitness equipment surfaces, doing a towel/laundry run, etc.)
  • passion for climbing and working with people
  • is able to commit to at least three or more shifts per week and is available weekends and weekday evenings

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, we’d love to make you a part of it! Please fill out this online application (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to [email protected] so we can get to know you better.


Fill out this online application for the job of your choosing (which includes attaching your resume and references) or email the application to  so we can get to know you better. We want our staff to reflect the communities we serve, so we strongly encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks to apply.