Work at QLDC

Climbing Wall Instructor

Otago - Queenstown

Queenstown Lakes District Council is at the very heart of the community, employing over 400 staff; we manage infrastructure development, community recreational facilities and planning, building and other regulatory services. With an annual operational budget of over $100m and a capital expenditure programme of $550m over ten years, we are a major part of the District’s economy.

The Role

We are seeking 2 Climbing Wall Instructors, who are responsible for ensuring the safe and enjoyable delivery of instructor supervised climbing sessions at the Rockatipu Climbing Wall. The major requirement of the Climbing Wall Instructor is to oversee the day to day operation of the wall to the highest recognised safety standards and guidelines.

To be considered, you should possess; 

  • A current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate or be willing to sit one.
  • A current New Zealand Outdoor Instructor association (NZOIA) Rock 1, Rock 2, Alpine 2, Gym Instructor, New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA), UIAGM Mountain Guide or an overseas equivalent Award.
  • Experience in the supervision of a Climbing Wall (Minimum 1 year)
  • Climbing experience – proven in the instruction and administration of climbing sessions, classes or programmes.
  • Experience in climbing safety techniques.

In return the successful candidate will receive;

  • Competitive market remuneration.
  • Career progression and training opportunities.
  • Regular working hours.
  • Subsidised Health Insurance.
  • Discounted health and fitness club rates at our great facilities.
  • Company social club.
  • Relocation allowance will be considered for the right candidates. 

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Job Description

Applications close: 19 Oct 2018