Head Routesetter - Singapore Jobs

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About The Brand

Our climbing gym in Singapore has a mission to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy bouldering. It is important to us to create a diverse and inclusive community that avoids reinforcing competition and segregation but instead fosters friendship and support. We are looking for fresh ways to encourage creative movement, to translate movement used in natural rock on the indoor wall, embrace fitness in different forms, and nurture solidarity through joyful experiences. The brand values creative ideas that will push the boundaries of commercial and sport climbing, breaking completely out of the box.

We are looking for a full time Head Routesetter to execute our vision of bouldering as a top quality product and experience in all of our climbing gyms. This individual must demonstrate a desire to understand climbing movements, body awareness and techniques that make for good climbers, not strong climbers. As a leader, the individual needs to be innovative and forward thinking, able to understand the commercial needs of the business, and know how to communicate professionally with other team members.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage route setting staff
  • Manage, motivate and inspire a team of full time route setters
  • Hire, train and supervise new route setters when necessary
  • Provide professional development and continued support for experienced setters
  • Supervise route setting, stripping and hold washing activities
  • Continually evaluate setters performance and provide feedback and coaching as necessary
  • Manage route setting program
  • Organize the route setting schedule to ensure timely turnover of boulder problems with minimal impact to customers
  • Ensure distribution of problems meets the needs of the brand's target client profiles
  • Ensure that existing routes are maintained (e.g. replace route tags, fix loose holds, replace damaged holds)
  • Organize and maintain cleanliness of route setting storage areas
  • Ensure the inspection of walls, holds, bolts, tools and equipment, for damage on a regular basis
  • Act as Chief Route Setter for company organised competitions
  • Conduct route setting clinics and assist with special events as needed

Additional responsibilities

  • Constantly engage with the customer community to understand their needs and respond to feedback
  • Meet with the coaching team to ensure the setting program supports all lessons and programs for customers
  • Ensure compliance with risk management plan to ensure safety of setters, gym staff and customers
  • Assist Management in updating and maintaining route setting policy and procedure documentation
  • Complete additional tasks and responsibilities as directed by Management
  • Work together with marketing team to create content
  • Experience & Qualifications
  • Climbing & Route Setting Experience
  • Extensive indoor and outdoor climbing experience including bouldering and sport climbing
  • Minimum 3+ years commercial route setting experience,
  • Experience as a head route setter (preferred)
  • Any Route Setting Certification (preferred)
  • Ability to forerun V7 (preferred)
  • Management & Communication
  • 2+ years applicable management experience (preferred)
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback
  • Excellent listening skills and willingness to accept and respond to feedback
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse clientele

Work Expectations

40-44 hours per week
4-5 days a week including Sat or Sun where needed
Set 10-12 boulder problems per week
Must be dependable and punctual
Must display professionalism and integrity
Availability to work special events, clinics and competitions

Benefits & Compensation

  • Basic salary commensurate with experience, starting from 4,000 GBP per month
  • Free unlimited access to gym facilities for one partner/friend
  • Employee discount on retail merchandise
  • 14 days of annual leave, 11 local public holidays
  • Work visa will be sponsored by the company

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV personally to the managing director at

Closing Date: 31st July
Salary: 48,000

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