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Head Route Setter


Job brief

Fredericton Bouldering Co-op (FBC) operates a climbing wall and fitness facility near downtown Fredericton. We formed in 2018 as a grassroots organization to grow the local climbing community and introduce our fantastic sport to active Frederictonians.

We are looking for an individual with experience setting boulder problems in a gym environment. The successful candidate must have strong communication skills and the ability to direct a team of volunteers. They must be well-versed in climbing-specific movement and have climbing experience.

The Head Route Setter reports to, and receives support from our Program Director and Operations Manager. They work in collaboration with our other Head Route Setter and our Coaching & Route Setting Coordinator to deliver consistent, safe, and inclusive sets. Head Routesetters will also be responsible for delivering Route Setting clinics based on our curriculum in-development.

The set work is typically done once per week on Sundays in addition to a more intense, multi-day set at least twice per year for competitions. Route Setting clinics will be scheduled based on demand and instructor availability.

We're tremendously excited to welcome a new team member, and are eager to hear how you plan to become a part of our story!


  • Coordinate with our other Head Route Setter and management team to determine route setting objectives for each new setting period as appropriate for the season, instructional needs, competitions, etc.

  • Direct route setting volunteers during resets

  • Design and set safe and inclusive boulder problems

  • Ensure all safety guidelines are followed as per the FBC Route Setting Handbook

  • Support proper auditing by recording information for each new problem put up

  • Along with the other Head Route Setter - facilitate clinics based on the FBC setting curriculum

  • Report any issues or concerns to the Setting Coordinator and Operations Manager

  • Take staff and member feedback into consideration when approaching a new set

  • Attend professional development training should an opportunity arise through FBC

Requirements & Assets

  • Experience climbing in a gym setting

  • Formal Route Setting training considered a major asset

  • Pass the FBC Setter 2 Test, demonstrating required route setting knowledge and ability

  • Experience as a Lead Route Setter, ​or demonstrated experience as an effective Route Setter within a team

  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities

  • Good English language communication skills; French or additional language skills a strong asset

  • Ability to identify the needs of our client demographic and apply that to boulder sets

  • Ability to receive constructive feedback and openly discuss strategies to improve

  • Standard First Aid and CPR subsidized if renewal needed

  • Recent criminal record check


  • Hourly wage of $16

  • Free FBC access pass during employment

Visit our website at or “Like” the Fredericton Bouldering Co-op on Facebook for more information on the organization and its operations.

Resumes may be sent to and MUST include a cover letter.

Deadline to apply: June 1st, 2022.


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