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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.

2018 Summer Camp Instructors Wanted

General Description: Stone Gardens Bellevue is hiring instructors for our 2018 Summer Camps. Applicants should have teaching experience, an energetic personality and be able to teach safe climbing practices to children. Outdoor climbing experience is required. 

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 and lead belay, 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 


Bellevue: Must be available from June 18th – August 31st (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:

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



Front Desk Staff

Stone Gardens Bellevue is accepting applicants for front desk staff. Please see description of the position and its requirements below. If you are interested in applying, please email Brad at a cover letter, updated resume and climbing history. 

The Front desk staff duties include:

  • Provide exceptional customer service to current gym members and guests
  • Sell memberships and reserve classes or other events sponsored by the gym
  • Communicate and enforce Stone Gardens policies and guidelines
  • Answer phones in a friendly manner and assist caller with a variety of questions
  • Give top-rope and lead belay tests to gym members and guests
  • Attend all front desk meetings as directed
  • Monitor gym for safety concerns 
  • Maintain facility cleanliness
  • Respond to injuries and emergency situations 

 This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and front desk staff will also be asked to perform other duties as assigned by management.  


  • Friendly and outgoing personality
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, members and gym guests   
  • Basic computer proficiency
  • Strong listener with the ability to empathize and problem solve      
  • Ability to handle challenging customer issues in a fast pace environment with patience, tact, and professionalism 


  • Previous customer service experience         
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule including nights/weekends 
  • Physical Requirements         
  • The candidate should be able to lift 50 lbs, work on an uneven floor surface and work at height."
  • Must be able to stand or sit for extended periods of time        
  • Must be able to move quickly to respond to emergencies and/or safety issues 


  • Stone Gardens lead certified·        
  • First aid/CPR certification·        
  • AMGA Certifications·        
  • Climbing Wall Instructor certification


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.