Challenge Towers Careers

Challenge Towers manufactures exceptional ropes courses, commercial aerial parks, zip lines, and canopy tours for a broad range of commercial and non-commercial operators throughout the U.S. and abroad. We construct high-quality, integrated systems and offer a range of post installation services including facility inspections, maintenance, and staff training. A career with Challenge Towers means being part of a team that works collaboratively in pursuit of solutions and strategies that help our clients manage risk and achieve success.

Current Openings

Challenge Towers hires builders, inspectors, and trainers throughout the year in addition to other positions that open from time to time. See some of our common positions below and the current hiring status for each. To apply for an open position, download an application and email it to jobs@challengetowers.com along with a cover letter and resume.

Aerial Course Installer - Now Accepting Applications

Pay Range: $15-$40 per hour

Benefits: Travel Reimbursement, Access To Equipment Discount, 4% Match of 401K after 90 days of employment

Location: Continental U.S. w/ occassional international work

Schedule: Based on Contracted Work

Description:

Work as part of a field-based crew in the successful completion of contracted maintenance and installation projects to include high, low, portable and initiative based challenge/ropes course elements, zip lines and canopy tours, and aerial adventure parks.

Installation crews often live on or near the installation site for the duration of a project. Project duration is based on scope and scale of installation and can range from several days to a month or more, with scheduled breaks between projects. The ability to work and live with others for extended periods of time in adverse settings is a must.

Challenge Towers offers competitive wages and compensation benefits with opportunity for growth and increased responsibilities.  Compensation is based on a number of factors including prior experience and training, current skills, and overall ability to positively contribute as a member of an installation team.

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively as part of an integrated installation crew
  • Adhere to commercial construction standards and practices.
  • Manage personal safety
  • Move and lift heavy items and structural components
  • Assemble structural components according to plans and supervisor instructions.
  • Perform a range of construction tasks that may include some or all of the following:
    • Ground support
    • Carpentry
    • Cabling
    • Tree work
    • Heavy machinery operations
    • Working at heights
    • Support positive client relations

Qualifications:

Candidates should possess or be able to easily acquire skills including:

  • Understanding of current ACCT standards
  • Ability to adapt to adverse working conditions and circumstances.
  • Self-directed, motivated, and safety minded team player.
  • Creative thinker able to quickly evaluate and resolve issues and problems that arise during installation.
  • Carpentry skills sufficient to work under direction with limited supervision.
  • Prior experience (training preferred) in working at heights.
  • Experience operating machinery including track steers, lulls, lifts, and the like.
  • Experience working in trees
  • Challenge Towers product knowledge
  • Basic computer proficiency and communication skills
  • Patience and a sense of humor.

Do you meet all of the above qualifications?

Download an application and email it to jobs@challengetowers.com along with a cover letter and resume.

Seasonal Inspector - Now Accepting Applications

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Travel Reimbursement, Access To Equipment Discount, 4% Match of 401K after 90 days of employment

Location: Primarily Eastern US

Schedule: Based on contracted services

Description:

Join the dynamic Challenge Towers team as a professional facility inspector.  Inspectors travel to a variety of different types of high and low challenge courses, aerial adventure parks, and zip line tours to deliver ACCT accredited Annual Inspections. This is a seasonal part-time position with potential for full-time advancement.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct Inspections that meet ACCT and other relevant industry standards using CT protocol
  • Manage personal risk at height in an inspection environment
  • Traveling to / from Inspection sites  
  • Completing inspection documentation forms and conveying pertinent information to Maintenance Coordinator
  • Represent Challenge Towers in a professional manner

Details:

  • Single inspections can last 1 - 5  days with additional associated documentation, communication, travel, and prep time
  • Inspection assignments can require travel away from home for several days, or over a week
  • Pay is hourly with potential for overtime
  • Travel, lodging, and food per diem is provided for inspection assignments
  • Pay is commensurate with industry experience and opportunities for advancement exist
  • Employment is seasonal and on a project by project basis
  • Inspectors that excel may have an opportunity to fill future roles in a growing organization, some of which are full-time
  • Newly hired Inspectors will shadow and co-inspect with Lead Inspectors prior to conducting solo inspections

Qualifications:

  • Current Level I or II ‘In-House’ or ‘Professional Inspector’ ACCT certification, or based upon the ACCT Inspector Certification Portfolio
  • Extensive knowledge of common high course and low course activities, operations, and construction
  • Familiarity with a number of  aerial technologies
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office platforms including Word and Excel
  • Applicants should be able to:
    • Perform Inspections in accordance with ACCT Standards, CT protocols, and other applicable industry standards
    • Utilize various technologies, including iPad Inspection App, to record data and generate Inspection Reports
    • work for prolonged periods of time in a wide range of weather conditions (i.e. precipitation, extreme cold, heat, etc) 
    • work effectively both individually and as co-inspector
    • comfortably give and receive feedback to / from CT Team
    • maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
    • remain current in industry standards and common practices
    • maintain flexibility with logistical needs of the inspection schedule
    • manage his/her personal safety and work within CT work-at-height protocols

Do you meet all of the above qualifications?

Download an application and email it to jobs@challengetowers.com along with a cover letter and resume.

Seasonal Trainer - Now accepting applications

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Travel Reimbursement, Access To Equipment Discount, 4% Match of 401K after 90 days of employment

Location: Primarily Eastern US

Schedule: Based on contracted services

Description:

Join the dynamic Challenge Towers team as a site specific trainer. Trainers deliver ACCT accredited trainings and certification to a wide range of aerial professionals including challenge course, aerial adventure park, and zip line/canopy tour staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting trainings that meet ACCT and/or ASTM standards
  • Managing risk at height in a training environment
  • Preparing thorough lesson plans, syllabi, and curriculum
  • Completing post training documentation
  • Facilitating written testing and practical skills verification

Details:

  • Single trainings can last 1 to 6 days with additional administrative work associated with documentation, client and internal communication, travel, and prep time
  • Seasonal training schedule is heaviest during spring and summer with additional opportunities during shoulder seasons
  • Employment is seasonal and work is provided on a per project basis. Work assignment is given priority to those employees who demonstrate a high quality of service delivery and a commitment to their scheduled projects
  • Prior to being a Lead Trainer, new staff will go through a period of shadowing seasoned trainers in the field
  • Pay is hourly and many projects require overtime
  • We offer competitive pay based upon experience in the industry. There is opportunity for growth and additional work in other areas of the company as well
  • Travel expenses, housing, and food per diem are provided for training assignments. Trainers are also paid for travel days

Qualifications:

  • Meet Qualified Course Professional (QCP) Guidelines as a Certification Trainer/Tester as outlined by the ACCT.
  • Current Level II Practitioner Certification or equivalent experience
  • While candidates with strong backgrounds in both low and high ropes are preferred, those with a strong background in only one discipline (low vs high) will still be considered for the position.
  • Proficiency with basic word processing software.
  • Willingness and ability to travel for work is a must.
  • Applicants should be able to:
    • Manage a group of trainees at height while delivering the highest quality instruction
    • Work for prolonged periods of time in a wide range of weather conditions (i.e. precipitation, extreme cold, heat, etc.) while managing personal safety and trainee’s well-being
    • Work effectively both individually and as co-trainer
    • Comfortably give and receive feedback to co-trainers and trainees
    • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
    • Remain current in industry standards and common practices
    • Maintain flexibility with logistical needs of the training schedule
    • Confidently manage emergency situations
    • Complete training administrative duties in an effective and timely manner

Do you meet all of the above qualifications?

Download an application and email it to jobs@challengetowers.com along with a cover letter and resume.