REC Climbing Wall Coordinator & Rental Gear Specialist

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  • Job Number:524218
  • Classification:Student Assistant 2
  • Grade:Student Assistant 2
  • Work type:On Campus, Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
  • School/Business unit:UAS Dean of Students & Campus Life
  • Location:Juneau
  • Categories: Recreation/Event

Position Summary:

The REC Center is looking for a qualified, energetic person to join the team during the Fall 2023 semester. This flexible position is responsible for the safe operation and programming of the REC's climbing facility and the inventory and maintenance of the REC Center's growing outdoor gear rentals.


We are looking for self-motivated team players that enjoy spending time at the REC Center and taking advantage of its diverse facility offerings. This position is split between providing climbing wall orientations and programming to REC Center members and climbing gym renters and maintaining and inventorying our growing outdoor gear rentals. Be the one to help open this great resource to the UAS community!

Applicants should be familiar with the services campus recreation provides.  Applicants should complete the provided blank schedule (PDF) and return to as an attachment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Must have experience in rock climbing, preferably in an indoor gym.
  • Attention to detail is mandatory.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills and the desire to work with a diverse pubic.
  • Must be comfortable talking to and instructing small groups.
  • Must be able to maintain, repair, and warranty rental equipment as needed.
  • Oversee periodic climbing wall and rental gear inventory to insure all gear is accounted for and in working order.
  • Assist in training REC front desk staff in the check out, and return of climbing and rental gear.
  • Maintain system for tracking climbing certifications and tests.
  • Be able to develop and maintain relations with the members of the REC and REC Staff.
  • Knowledge of how to set routes and maintain climbing wall and equipment.
Preferred Experience:
Requires current certification or willingness to obtain certification in Basic First Aid and Adult CPR.
Required Education or Training:

1-3 years of indoor/outdoor rock climbing. Must be a current UAS student maintaining a minimum of 6 credits while maintaining a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA.

Pay Information: This is a part-time, non-exempt student assistant 2 position. $11.34/hr.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

This posting closes to applications on May 15, 2023


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Janna Machalek, HR Coordinator, at or 907-796-6273.

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