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Stone Gardens front desk staff, route setters and instructors are here to provide the best possible indoor climbing experience. If you are interested in joining our staff we are always accepting résumés, please include a climbing résumé.

2017 Summer Camp Instructors Wanted

General Description: Applicants should have teaching experience, an energetic personality and be able to teach safe climbing practices to children. Both Stone Gardens locations are hiring instructors for our 2017 Summer Camp. Candidates must enjoy working with kids and have outdoor climbing experience.   

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe and fun learning environment.
  • Help run age-appropriate activities that motivate and engage kids to facilitate personal growth.
  • Teach knot-tying, lead and top rope climbing. Belaying and teamwork to a variety of ages.
  • Set up and take down anchors and top ropes on our outdoor climbing days.
  • Work well as a team member with other instructors while coordinating with the Summer Camp Director. 


Preference given to those with:
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor certification (or higher level AMGA certification)
  • Current Wilderness First Responder and/or First Aid and CPR certification
  • Professional teaching experience
  • Other relevant experience includes prior work with climbing camps, other summer camps and high ropes course work.
  • All applicants must be over 18 and are subject to a background check.    


Seattle: Must be available from June 19th – Sept 1st (includes staff training prior to first week of camp).  Work will be Monday-Friday and between 36-40 hours per week. 

Bellevue: Must be available from June 19th – Sept 1st(includes staff training prior to first week of camp).  Work will be Monday-Friday and between 36-40 hours per week. 

Pay: D.O.E. 

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, work résumé with references, and climbing history to either:

Gary Mattos:       
Stone Gardens Seattle
2839 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

Joel Sheppard:
Stone Gardens Bellevue
15600 NE 8th Street, Suite C-1
Bellevue, WA 98008


Stone Gardens is now hiring part-time Instructors at our Bellevue location. Candidates should have considerable climbing and belay experience.  Candidates should also be friendly and outgoing with good communication skills.

  • Responsibilities include: belaying for groups and parties, introducing new climbers to the gym and to climbing, teaching adult and youth classes, and helping at the front desk as needed.
  • Candidates are expected to be available a minimum of 5.5 hours per week and 3 weekend days per month.  Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.

Interested parties should submit a cover letter, functional résumé and a climbing résumé to the Brad Szlezak or email information to

What is a Climbing Résumé?

If you have a traditional climbing résumé listing the grades and locations of your best climbs by all means send it our way. If you prefer, you can treat the climbing résumé as more of a narrative. Take a page and describe your climbing experiences and share with us your passion for climbing.