Careers

The Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gyms’ mission is to make everyone’s rock climbing experience with us a positive and memorable one. We strive to provide a welcoming, diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for not only our customers but our staff alike. Whether you’re young or old, big or small, novice or expert we want The Gravity Vault to be your home away from home. We believe that new heights can always be reached, not only on our walls but in all aspects of life. The best way to achieve these heights is together.

The Gravity Vault is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, age, sex, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, genetics, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other actual or perceived characteristics. 

Take a look below for all open opportunities at our facilities.

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NJ / Upper Saddle River

Instructor
Job Category: Gym Staff
Job Description:

The Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gyms’ mission is to make everyone’s rock climbing experience with us a positive and memorable one. We strive to provide a welcoming, diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for not only our customers but our staff alike. Without reliable, friendly and knowledgeable employees, The Gravity Vault would not function. We are proud to have a culture consisting of a team mentality and mutual respect among all employees and are looking for dynamic instructors with a work hard / play hard attitude who enjoy working with people of all ages.

As an instructor at The Gravity Vault Upper Saddle River, you are the face of the business and have the most customer interaction of all of our staff.  Instructors work directly under the supervision of the management team to ensure a consistent positive customer experience is reached on a daily basis.  

Job responsibilities include:

  • Using our POS system to check in customers and answer any questions they may have in person or over the phone.
  • Assisting customers with membership and retail sales.
  • Belaying for private sessions, youth and adult classes as well as parties.
  • Ensuring safety of both staff and customers within the facility.  
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the facility by assisting with opening and closing cleaning procedures.
Requirements: 
  • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Flexible availability; must be available for at least 3-4 shifts (4 hour minimum) including evening and weekend availability.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Climbing experience is a plus but not required. We’ll teach you everything you need to know.
Compensation & Benefits:
  • Starting at $14.25/hour plus gratuities where applicable.
  • Multi-facility Gravity Vault membership after introductory period.
  • Access to pro-deals through our outdoor industry partners.
  • Retail shop discounts.

Click here to apply.

 

Team Coach
Job Category: Junior Climbing Teams
Job Description:

As a Team Coach for The Gravity Vault you will facilitate the training for our Youth Climbing Teams.  In the Team Coach role you will have the opportunity to work with other coaching staff to develop and execute training regimens, practice schedules, technique lessons and more. You will mentor the kids as they progress through our program and help them to achieve their climbing goals. 

Job Responsibilities:
  • Supervise climbers at practices.
  • Motivate the kids and empower them to reach new heights
  • Maintain an encouraging, yet competitive environment which upholds The Gravity Vault's Mission Statement
  • Attend Competitions with the team
  • Communicate with Climbers and Parents on goals and achievements
Requirements:
  • Competition Climbing Experience Necessary
  • USA Climbing Coaches Certification
  • Excellent Verbal Communication Skills
  • Experience Coaching an individual/team sport at the Youth Level

Click here to apply.

Yoga Instructor
Job Category: Gym Staff
Job Description:

The Gravity Vault Upper Saddle River location is looking to employ an experienced and certified yoga instructor with knowledge of the history, philosophy, and ethics of yoga. The yoga instructor is responsible for performing yoga poses in precise alignment, using the correct terminology, and safely guiding students through the flow of the practice. You should also be knowledgeable in the implementation of mindful meditation.

To ensure success as a yoga instructor, you should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to build relationships, as well as lead yoga sessions. Your passion for health and wellness, coupled with knowledge of the anatomy of the human body and physiology, will ensure success.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Create a positive and tranquil environment.
  • Conduct and lead yoga classes.
  • Visually assess students to determine their level of practice.
  • Assist students to achieve precise alignment.
  • Demonstrate practice and techniques.
  • Possess the ability to move energy through the body.
  • Transform energy during the warm-up, build-up and cool-down stages.
  • Motivate students with words of encouragement.
  • Connect with students during the yoga classes through fun, intelligent sequencing.
  • Offer training recommendations to improve the practice of yoga.
  • Maintaining the yoga room and equipment.
  • Responsible for reporting final class attendance numbers to front desk.

Requirements:

  • A passion for yoga and general fitness.
  • Education or experience in health and fitness is preferable.
  • Climbing experience is not required, but tailoring classes to the needs of our climbing community may be required.
  • RYT-200, Yoga Alliance Certification.
  • Liability insurance.
  • First Aid, CPR/AED certification preferred.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience leading yoga classes.

 To apply for this position, email your resume and cover letter to uppersaddleriver@gravityvault.com .

Director of Franchise Sales and Development, Rock Climbing Franchising
Job Category: Corporate
Job Description:

Director of Franchise Sales and Development - Rock Climbing Franchising

Job Location: 1423 Clinton St., Hoboken, NJ / 107 Pleasant Ave., Upper Saddle River, NJ

Employment Status: Full-time  

Company Description

Rock Climbing Franchising LLC is the franchisor of indoor rock climbing facilities that operate under The Gravity Vault name. Currently we are the only rock climbing gym franchise company in the USA with 4 corporate Gravity Vault locations and 8 franchise locations.  The Gravity Vault operates under the idea that anyone in the world can learn how to be a rock climber, whether they are 5 or 75 years old. We operate facilities that offer a welcoming environment with varied terrain and routes providing something that fits all skill levels from a first-time climber to an accomplished traditional climber. At Rock Climbing Franchising, we believe in building a strong foundation to support a successful endeavor. The Rock Climbing Franchising team is excited about the future and can’t wait to share our passion for climbing with the world, one gym at a time. 

Job Summary

Rock Climbing Franchising is now seeking a Director of Sales and Development to join our corporate team. The Director of Sales and Development will be responsible for seeking out new leads and territories as well as acting as the liaison for the franchisee from the initial signing of a Franchise Agreement to the opening of their facility. 

Core Functions: 

  • Execute the sales cycle from inbound leads to gym opening
  • Manage and maintain a pipeline of interested prospects 
  • Build relationships with prospects to qualify leads as sales opportunities
  • Proactively seek new business territories
  • Oversee Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) updates, disclosures & Franchise Agreement (FA) executions
  • Manage financing relationships and partnerships with banks, investment groups, etc. 
  • Guide franchisee through site selection including real estate partnerships, Letters of Intent (LOI) and leases
  • Spearhead the design and build of the gym
  • Collaborate with brand architect to oversee brand standards, site approvals, layout and design
  • Oversee general contractor bidding, selection and construction management
  • Build and maintain vendor relationships 
  • Utilize Critical Path Method to manage and analyze projects

Core Competencies that must be demonstrated:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of franchise operations
  • Ability to create and deliver projects within aggressive timeframes
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of local and national markets
  • Strong understanding of financial reports and ability to present financial information in a clear and concise manner
  • Experience in client facing roles and relationship building
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Travel required as needed 
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Sue Pernetti at sue.pernetti@gravityvault.com.

 

NJ / Montclair

Instructor
Job Category: Gym Staff
Job Description:

The Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gyms’ mission is to make everyone’s rock climbing experience with us a positive and memorable one. We strive to provide a welcoming, diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for not only our customers but our staff alike. Without reliable, friendly and knowledgeable employees, The Gravity Vault would not function. We are proud to have a culture consisting of a team mentality and mutual respect among all employees and are looking for dynamic instructors with a work hard/play hard attitude who enjoy working with people of all ages.

As an instructor at The Gravity Vault Montclair, you are the face of the business and have the most customer interaction of all of our staff.  Instructors work directly under the supervision of the management team to ensure a consistent positive customer experience is reached on a daily basis.  

Job responsibilities include:

  • Using our POS system to check in customers and answer any questions they may have in person or over the phone.
  • Assisting customers with membership and retail sales.
  • Instructing for private sessions, youth and adult classes as well as parties.
  • Ensuring safety of both staff and customers within the facility.  
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the facility by assisting with opening and closing cleaning procedures.
Requirements: 
  • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  • Flexible availability; must be available for at least 3-4 shifts (4 hour minimum) with evening and weekend availability strongly preferred.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Climbing experience is a plus but not required. We’ll teach you everything you need to know.
Compensation & Benefits:
  • Starting at $14.25/hour plus gratuities where applicable.
  • Multi-facility Gravity Vault membership after introductory period.
  • Access to pro-deals through our outdoor industry partners.
  • Retail shop discounts.

Click here to apply

 

Shift Leader
Job Category: Gym Staff
Job Description:

As a Shift Leader at The Gravity Vault you will lead the charge in providing a friendly, organized rock climbing experience for all of our patrons. You will oversee the smooth operation of the front desk, ensure that safety standards are being met out on the climbing floor, and provide guidance to instructors.

Job Responsibilities Include:
  • Overseeing the facility operation and flow of activities.
  • Manage Instructors.
  • Provide top notch customer service.
  • Take bookings and final payments for events and large groups.
Requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Prior experience in a retail or fitness environment.
  • Strong Customer Service skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong leadership skills.

click here to apply

 

Team Coach
Job Category: Junior Climbing Teams
Job Description:

As a Team Coach for The Gravity Vault you will facilitate the training for our Youth Climbing Teams.  In the Team Coach role you will have the opportunity to work with other coaching staff to develop and execute training regimens, practice schedules, technique lessons and more. You will mentor the kids as they progress through our program and help them to achieve their climbing goals. 

Job Responsibilities:
  • Supervise climbers at practices.
  • Motivate the kids and empower them to reach new heights.
  • Maintain an encouraging, yet competitive environment which upholds The Gravity Vault's Mission Statement.
  • Attend Competitions with the team.
  • Communicate with Climbers and Parents on goals and achievements.
Requirements:
  • Competition Climbing Experience Necessary.
  • USA Climbing Coaches Certification.
  • Excellent Verbal Communication Skills.
  • Experience Coaching an individual/team sport at the Youth Level.

Click here to apply

 

Head Route Setter/Assistant Coach
Job Category: Gym Staff
Job Description:

The Head Route Setter/Assistant Coach Position will oversee all location route setting, wall and equipment maintenance, and work with gym management and the Head Coach on climbing instruction, safety, and procedures. This is a full time exempt position that reports to the General Manager with additional oversight and direction from our Brandwide Director of Route Setting. 

Head Route Setter Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee location's route setting program in coordination with the Brandwide Director of Route Setting and General Manager to meet the needs of the facility.
  • Maintain and publish setting schedule at least a week and a half before the week of setting.
  • Ensure the route setting budget for the location is being completed monthly and on a rotating basis, enabling new problems to be delivered each week.
  • Conform to facility work at height standards and maintain oversight of safe job site practices.
  • Ensure the highest level of route setting creativity and quality control throughout the facility through forerunning and route adjustments.
  • Help location management train employees to assist with maintenance, PPE inspections, and mentor apprentice setters.
  • Maintain regular communications with the contracted setters. 
  • Maintain setting log and reconcile setting invoices. 
  • Maintain and inspect facility fixtures and equipment.  
  • Maintain and update training board systems as needed.
  • Manage setting, oversight of forerunning, scoring, and day of event setting logistics for competitions.
  • Coordinate route setting support for location events with location managers.
  • Offer route setting clinics or other programing options to customers.
  • Maintain route setting supply inventory.

Assistant Coach Responsibilities:

  • Assist in weekly, evening Advanced and Competitive youth team practices. Help lead practices in absence of the Head coach.
  • Attend offsite competitions with coaching staff. May require domestic travel.
  • Assist in administering team tryouts and promotions.

Requirements

  • Extensive indoor and outdoor climbing experience including bouldering and sport climbing
  • Ability to stand, climb, and work for extended periods on uneven surfaces including infront and behind climbing wall structures
  • Ability to lift, carry, and haul loads of up to 50 pounds for short periods of time over uneven surfaces
  • Ability to safely move, place, operate and stand on ladders according to manufacturer's instructions
  • Ability to use hand and power tools with applicable PPE according to manufacturer's instructions
  • Ability to follow and perform emergency rescue procedures
  • CPR/AED, and Basic First Aid Certification

Preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years of sport and bouldering setting experience
  • Climbing Wall Association Work At Height Certification or similar training
  • USA Climbing Route Setting Membership and Level 1 Certification
  • USA Climbing Coaches Certification

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Medical benefits, subject to plan terms
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • USAC Route Setting and Coaching Membership
  • Gravity Vault Multi-facility gym Membership
  • One Family & Friends Membership + One Alliance Day Pass per month 
  • Access to pro-deals through our outdoor industry partners
  • CPR/AED, and Basic First Aid Certification renewals
  • Professional development opportunities

Please send your resumé and cover letter to jamie@gravityvault.com and ferdie@gravityvault.com.