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.

marketing and events manager - Now Accepting Applications

Pay Range: $47,500 to $55,000 annually

Benefits: Loyalty bonus, 4% Match on 401K, annual leave, company phone plan, equipment discounts

Location: Offices in Todd and Asheville, North Carolina, with the option to work remotely

Office/Travel: 80/20

Description:

The Marketing and Events Manager is responsible for planning and executing marketing activities, campaigns, sponsored initiatives, and events that drive awareness and new business opportunities for Challenge Towers and its affiliates, including Aerial Adventure Technologies and High Gravity Adventures. 

In this role, you will drive engagement with targeted audiences using email, social media, pay-per-click and print advertising, coordinate marketing-related activities at x, tradeshows, and similar events, and identify and manage critical partnerships and sponsorship opportunities. The Marketing and Events Manager will utilize exceptional project management and communication skills to coordinate and collaborate on marketing activities with intercompany stakeholders and third-party marketing, graphic design, and web development vendors.

The Marketing and Events Manager will work with vendor partners to manage brand collateral development and execute successful marketing campaigns that drive customer action, acquisition, and engagement. The role also includes: 

  • Developing supplemental content and associated campaigns and collateral
  • Coordinating all tradeshow and similar event logistics, delivery, and assessment
  • Maintaining the integrity of analytics data
  • Measuring campaign and event performance and identifying actionable data
  • Crafting reports for intercompany stakeholders and the executive team
  • Strategic planning
  • Coordinate management of all associated websites

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with a minimum of 3 years of marketing experience in outdoor, climbing, or adventure-affiliated industries. Additionally, the candidate will have experience as a vendor at tradeshows and proficiency with software used for project management, marketing automation, customer relationship management, and analyzing and reporting analytics.

The Marketing and Events Manager should be a highly proficient writer able to compose and edit promotional and technical copy while maintaining an accurate and consistent brand voice. This role involves working on many tasks concurrently. Interested applicants should be highly organized and adaptable with the ability to manage and efficiently execute ongoing projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively identify marketing and promotion opportunities and drive measurable growth in key business sectors;
  • Coordinate with intercompany stakeholders to identify marketing needs, streamline sales funnels, and establish ongoing campaigns and automations;
  • Manage the development of annual marketing and event plans for each company/brand and the delivery of marketing, event, and associated activities within established criteria;
  • Build relationships with and manage deliverables from third-party marketing and sponsor partners;
  • Review and edit all public-facing marketing and related content and collateral to ensure clear, concise, and accurate messaging and a consistent brand voice; 
  • Assemble, analyze, and interpret marketing and sales analytics and identify trends and strategic opportunities;
  • Manage tradeshow, sponsor, and similar events by working with intercompany stakeholders to identify measurable objectives, assembling and coordinating all requirements, developing all schedules and assignments, overseeing all logistics before, during, and following the event, and providing a summary report with measured ROI;
  • Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Qualifications:

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

  • Education/Experience: Batchelor's degree or higher with a minimum of three (3) years marketing experience in the aerial adventure, climbing, or affiliated outdoor/adventure industries.
  • Communication Skills: Strong interpersonal communicator and highly proficient writer. Must be able to efficiently and concisely write (and edit the writing of others) promotional, blog, and technical content while maintaining an accurate brand voice;
  • Mathematical Skills: Basic math functions with the ability to work with data sets, spreadsheets, and calculators and to calculate basic functions, including percentages and ratios.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to manage concurrent tasks while staying attentive to core responsibilities and remaining flexible to the needs of the business. Strong team player who can also take initiative independent of direct supervision.
  • Physical Demands: This is primarily an office-based position with some travel for trade shows and other events, which may at times require lifting loads in excess of thirty pounds.
  • Other Skills: A sharp and quick learner that is enthusiastic, friendly, and energetic with a strong desire to work in the outdoor industry. A solid foundational understanding of the principles of marketing and sales. Creative with an eye for good design.

Do you meet the above qualifications?

Send a cover letter with your resume and three or more samples of your writing, including short and long-form marketing or related content, to [email protected]

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 [email protected] along with a cover letter and resume.

Carpenter - Now Accepting Applications

Pay Range: $20-$40 per hour

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

Location: Continental US with occasional 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 3 months or more with rotating schedules for projects lasting more than 6 weeks. 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.
  • Manage personal safety.
  • Move and lift heavy items and structural components.
  • Adhere to commercial construction/carpentry standards and practices.
  • Assemble structural components according to plans and supervisor instructions using all aspects of carpentry related skills.
  • Support positive client relations.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • 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 without direct supervision including but not limited to framing, railing, decking, siding, roofing, finishing work, etc.
  • Prior experience (training preferred) in a carpentry position.
  • Patience and a sense of humor.

Do you meet all of the above qualifications?

Download an application and email it to [email protected] along with a cover letter and resume.

Certified 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 [email protected] along with a cover letter and resume.

Qualified 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 [email protected] along with a cover letter and resume.