Skip to main content



Brand: House of Sport

Role: Retail Rock Climbing Associate

Location: Champaign IL

City, State: Champaign, Illinois

Job Area: Part time

Job ID: 202404886

Job Category: Store Hourly

Retail Rock Climbing Associate
Champaign, Illinois

House of Sport by DICK'S Sporting Goods is more than just a store. It is a destination, an experience, a place where athletes can experiment and play. A retail store devoted to sport where our community can gather and be inspired. We are fundamentally changing retail by elevating these experiences, delivering first in class service, obsessing over our athletes, inspiring our teammates, and challenging retail norms.

We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce, reflecting the communities we serve. On our team, everyone plays a critical role in creating confidence and excitement by personally equipping athletes to achieve their dreams.

If you are ready to obsess over the athlete and make a difference in your community, apply to join our team today!



As a Climbing Associate, you will drive the engagement, training and educational programs for both teammates and customer in all aspects of climbing. As a climbing associate, you are responsible for monitoring climbing activities and providing assistance to climbers. You will direct the workflow and oversee the daily operations of the climb department under the direction of the Lead within your department and the Assistant Store Manager. Additional responsibilities include driving results, ensuring Company standards, and assisting in other operations as needed.

  • Responsible for driving the highest level of customer service within the department while engaging in behaviors that are in-line with company‚Äôs service and selling standards.

  • Ensure the customer experience includes product experts who provide consultative advice while demonstrating excellent product knowledge.

  • Instruct climbing techniques for explores of all ages and experience levels.

  • Teach instructional lessons as needed or requested.

  • Uphold company standards for merchandise presentation, showcasing the best apparel and equipment brands in sporting goods through following established floor sets, signing requirements, price changes, replenishment and recovery processes, in-stock, etc.

  • Assist Climbing lead with team-building events at the rock wall with guides.


  • Identify and correct any safety concerns with the rock wall and climbing equipment by maintaining Company loss prevention standards and controls.

  • Adhere to established policies and procedures related to safety, loss prevention and standard operating procedures. Maintains confidentiality of all Company information.

  • Create an inclusive store environment where everyone (teammates and customer) feels welcome, safe, and is treated with respect.

  • Take an all-hands-on-deck approach to support the team across the store.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned by management.

Physical Security & Safety:

  • Assist in creating, maintaining and ensuring compliance of safety related standard operating procedures for the building, service areas, climbing wall and field.

  • Ensures the safety and security of teammates, athletes and property per local regulations.

  • Ensure all certifications are completed and up to date.


Our traits set the bar as to what great teammates look like. They define the behaviors that can drive our business while ensuring a great teammate and athlete experience. Here are the traits we look for in our store teammates:

  • Ensures Accountability
  • Customer-Focus
  • Collaborative
  • Instills Trust
  • Decision-Quality/Decision-Making Abilities
  • Action-Oriented


  • Prior retail experience preferred

  • Climbing certification required

Based on the location of the House of Sport, you may be required to submit relevant state mandated clearances to supervise minors.
Go to top