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Climbing Wall Setting Coordinator Application

The OA Wall Setting Coordinator is a paid staffing position at the Outdoor Action Climbing Wall. 


The Wall Setting Coordinator will:

  • Ensure route quality and rotation of new routes at the Wall
  • Make a regular setting schedule and tell people what routes to strip and set
  • Get feedback and preliminary grade on new routes
  • Work with the Wall Coordinators to maintain grade distribution of routes
  • Ensure all groups including Wall Staff, Climbing Team, and Peak Potential using the wall are represented in the setting priorities
  • Train new setters at setting clinics and special clinics
  • Oversee setting and forerunning at bouldering comps
  • Coordinate with the Wall Coordinators to clean holds


Applicants should be comfortable climbing at a 5.10 level. The Wall Setting Coordinator is required to be certified Climbing Wall Instructor either through AMGA or PCIA. For applicants not currently certified there will be a Climbing Wall Instructors Course offered during Orientation Week - Monday 9/10 9-6 PM & Tuesday 9/11 9-6 PM.

Pay Rates

There are two aspects to the job and two different pay rates depending on the job aspect:

  • Organizational: Managing times and staff for Route Setting, assessing & ordering holds, washing holds, etc. (paid at the C Rate)
  • Setting: Setting routes, assessing routes set by others, any hold maintenance on the Wall, etc. (paid at the I Rate)


    All final hiring decisions are made by the OA Director. In order to be hired the University also requires that all undergraduate student employees apply for the position at the Student Employment Web site. Graduate Students who apply must be on a contract/stipend that allows them to work additional hours and be paid outside of their department.

    OA Wall Setting Coordinator Full Value Contract

    Please read this carefully and completely before agreeing and submitting your application.

    This position is one of significant responsibility since it involves not only technical instruction and risk management and also supervision and oversight of a facility. By signing this agreement I accept the responsibilities entrusted to me by the Outdoor Action Program if I am accepted for this important position. I understand that in serving in this role that I am an ambassador for Princeton University and the Outdoor Action Program and that my primary goal is to providing a positive and safe learning experience for Princeton University Climbers. I agree to be a positive role model by promoting respect for the all aspects of diversity, creating a physically and emotionally safe environment for each person, ensuring that all OA procedures and safety protocols are followed at all times and be courteous and professional in the operation of the Wall and in dealings with users. This includes use of the Climbing Wall at any time both during hours when I am employed by Outdoor Action and any other time that I am using the facility.

    All Wall Staff, Climbing Instructors, and Coordinators need to fully agree to and participate in all of the items of the Full Value Contract and all specified OA Climbing policies both stated here and elsewhere. If you cannot agree to and live up to these terms, you should not apply. Anyone not complying with these requirements may be terminated from their position.