Climbing Wall Attendant

Recreation & Wellness Center

Department Mission: 

Campus Recreation’s mission is to enhance lives by providing outstanding recreational opportunities and experiences for the diverse UMSL community.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Monitor all participants in and around the Climbing Center.
  • Maintain a high level of safety at all times: this includes the safety of participants as well as other employees.
  • Rent, inspect and return all equipment.
  • Instruct members in class and clinic formats, including belay certifications.
  • Participate in staff meetings and the ongoing trainings.
  • Understand and enforce all policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Assist in programmatic events and initiatives that will enhance building and operations.
  • Change/replace bouldering and climbing wall routes and holds to keep the area fresh for new and returning participants.
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and annual cleaning efforts including, but not limited to the washing of hand holds, scrubbing of wall surfaces, and disinfecting rental equipment.
  • Complete all daily, weekly, monthly, and annual maintenance and safety checks.
  • Complete all state, federal, and university record and reports as required.
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies. Provide emergency care as required until emergency medical services arrives.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A combination of education and experience to provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities related to indoor climbing and bouldering.
  • Obtain and maintain American Red Cross Certifications:
    • Infant, Child, Adult CPR; Adult/Child AED
    • Standard First Aid
  • Must be able to climb a single route to the top of the wall at the Climbing Center using a top-rope anchor.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0



Required Training Dates:

Tuesday, April 23
April 24-May 1 (one day)
August 14-15