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.

Qualified Trainer

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Pay Range: $17.50 to $30 per hour

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


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.


  • 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


  • 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 on 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


  • 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