YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 07-Mar-2019 to 07-Apr-2019 (PST)
  • Sports
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • 14
  • Hourly
  • Part Time (< 30 hours)

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in LA, it's also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Youth Sports Coordinator and Sports & Recreation Director, the Lead Rock Climbing Staff will belay and facilitate a small variety of indoor climbing activities for all ages, including classes, drop-in and group climbs.  Lead staff responsibilities include ensuring property facility set-up and operation, proactively engaging with climbers, staff training and development, and development of  program updates.

Our facility is very simple; just a flat 30 ft wall with 6 routes.  The objective of our programs is to provide the fun and foundation of climbing. 

Who We Are Looking For:  A fun and dynamic climber with contagious energy.  We are looking for a leader to spread the love of climbing and go out of their way to ensure people love coming to the Y.

Schedule:  Drop-in climbing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:45-8:15pm and Saturday from 10:45am - 2:15pm.  Youth climbing classes are often scheduled Saturdays from 11:00am-12:00pm, or weekdays from 4:00-6:00pm.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Program Knowledge of age-appropriate motor development skills, proper and safe progression of  skills, rules, format, etc. preferred
  • At least one (1) year experience teaching sports to children preferred
  • Ability to climb at least 5 out of 6 routes on the Torrance-South Bay YMCA Rock Wall
  • Strong character values (respect, responsibility, honesty, caring); strong communication skills; emotional maturity
  • Current approved EMSA First Aid; Adult, Infant and Child CPR Certifications (8 hours) Preferred.
  • Completion of child abuse prevention training prior to first day in program.


  1. Operate rock wall facility
  2. Build relationships climbers, families and volunteers
  3. Create classes that are interactive, safe and age appropriate
  4. Organize instructional space and clean instructional area after class
  5. Preplan class sessions
  6. Be able to identify hazardous or at risk situations and report them to supervisor
  7. Maintain a professional image and work harmoniously with staff and members
  8. Attend meetings and trainings as required
  9. Create opportunities and get members involved as co-producers of their Y experience
  10. Help members become educated on the philanthropic work of the Y
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