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Route Setter- (Temp)

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 20, 2024

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Route Setter- (Temp)

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title
Route Setter- (Temp)

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Route Setters are responsible for regularly changing out the holds on Penn's Climbing Wall.

Job Description

  • Setting Route planning and Setting bouldering routes and top rope routes
  • Hold Maintenance Stripping routes, soaking and cleaning holds and inspecting holds for cracks/damage
  • Recording route information and updating the route registry
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required
  • Performing other duties as assigned


Applicants should have a strong climbing background with an understanding of climbing movement and grading. Route Setters should feel comfortable setting bouldering routes up to V8 and top-rope routes up to 5.12. Previous route setting experience is preferred, but not required.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics

Pay Range
$7.25 - $18.00 Hourly Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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