Outdoor Program Job Opportunities
Job Title: Climbing Wall Attendant
Join the TCU Outdoor Center this coming semester! The Outdoor Center is an amazing place to work if you have an interest in rock climbing, want to be a part of a welcoming community, desire opportunity to grow your leadership skills and enjoy working hands on with other people. At the Outdoor Center outdoor experience levels of all kind are welcome.
Climbing Wall Attendants supervise the daily activities at the climbing wall to provide a safe and friendly climbing environment for patrons to enjoy the benefits of indoor rock climbing. They offer advice on climbing technique and belay for patrons whenever necessary. They are also responsible for renting, repairing, and maintaining all equipment. In addition, they assist participants in finding information on outdoor recreation locations and opportunities such as State Parks and other local areas of interest. As a climbing wall attendant you are representation of the entire Outdoor Program, including ATP, regardless of participation in ATP it is expected that attendants are knowledgeable of upcoming trips and are able to help interested patrons in signing up, renting equipment and giving general ideas about what the trip entails.
Current TCU student. Be safety-oriented, punctual, dependable, trustworthy and committed to providing excellent service. Ability to pay attention to details and work in a team environment.
Have a solid knowledge of indoor rock climbing including: climbing technique, belaying technique, routes and rating systems, rock climbing safety equipment. Preferred: Ability to work at heights of up to 30 feet. Have general knowledge of local, regional and state resources for outdoor recreation activities. Have general knowledge of camping and outdoor recreation equipment including: tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, canoes, kayaks and related accessories.
Job Title: Adventure Trip Program Staff
Feel stuck by the minimal landscape that Texas offers? If you love the outdoors, desire to grow your leadership skills in unique ways, want to learn more about how you handle stressful situations, desire community and have a love for adventure. Come adventure with us at the TCU Adventure Trip Program! ATP is a vital part of the Outdoor Program at TCU. As a part of ATP, you will gain both hard skills, through staff training and leading, as well as, soft skills, through leading group facilitation and interactions with participants. Lead On with the TCU Adventure Trip Program.
Adventure Trip Program Staff take students, faculty, staff and sponsored guests on exciting adventure trips into the great outdoors! These trips can range from a few hours, a day trip, here within an hour or so of the university to multi-day excursions in remote wilderness areas. This leadership team consists of two levels: an Instructor level, also known as the Assistant Trip Leader, and the Educator, as known as the Trip Leader. Each level of leadership is marked by ascending levels of skill, responsibility, coordination duties, time and experience in the field, certifications and general leadership ability.
Current TCU student. All members of the leadership team must have the desire to have fun, learn new skills, and teach people new things. Must be comfortable camping and traveling in remote outdoor settings and various environments including, but not limited to: rivers, lakes, oceans, mountains, deserts, cliffs, caves, canyons, forests and snow. Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, and/or over school holiday breaks
Have general knowledge of outdoor recreation equipment including: tents, gas stoves/lanterns, sleeping bags, backpacks, bikes, canoes, kayaks, rock climbing and related accessories Preferred: Previous leadership experience in an outdoor setting (summer camp, NOLS, Outward Bound, etc).