Seasonal Rock Climbing Instructor

Recruitment #021819-MXGC06-400308




The land that became Alapocas Run State Park was donated to the city of Wilmington in the early 1900s by local industrialist William Bancroft. It eventually came to include the Blue Ball Barn, built in 1914 by Bancroft's neighbor, Alfred I. DuPont, who named the barn after an inn and meeting house that was once located near the property. Alapocas Run became a state park in 2002.



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Summary Statement

This position will lead rock climbing programs for camps, groups and the public; assist with activities for the summer rock climbing camps and aftercare; help create and maintain a fun, positive and safe camp environment for campers, staff, and interns, and communicate and interact in a professional manner with supervisor, campers, campers, parents, and park staff.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Leads multiple rock climbing programs for camps, groups and the public. This can include activities such as top rope climbing, rappelling, bouldering, and canoeing.
  • Ensures a fun, educational and safe environment for participants and staff.
  • Provide general customer service and park information to visitors.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Performs other related work as required.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Seasonal Rock Climbing Instructor

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training. Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. At least 21 years of age.
  2. Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
  3. One year experience with a camp program for children or young adults.
  4. Knowledge of rock climbing through rock climbing training, school/facility in top rope rock climbing, rappelling or equivalent work experience at a gym, rock climbing camps or other specialty groups.

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 4/20/2019 upon filling the vacant position(s).

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

Selection Process

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL. The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and resume to include dates of employment (month/year), job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the position. 


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.