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RoofClimb Leaders (Casual)

Job No: AO4628
Location: Adelaide Oval

Imagine having Adelaide Oval’s unique roofline as your office! Get ready for an exhilarating adventure as our Commonwealth Bank Adelaide Oval RoofClimb Leader.

Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval has long been one of Australia’s most recognisable and prestigious venues. Its prominent location as the centerpiece of the Adelaide CBD’s revitalised riverbank precinct, along with stunning panoramic views over the city, the Oval’s hallowed turf, St Peter’s Cathedral and beyond, makes Adelaide Oval an outstanding destination.

A $535 million redevelopment, completed in 2014, transformed Adelaide Oval into an exemplary modern stadium while retaining its considerable history and charm. This means it is simultaneously one of the newest stadiums in the world and one of the most historic.

The Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority (AOSMA) is the organisation responsible for the management of the redeveloped Adelaide Oval precinct and is a joint venture between football (South Australian National Football League) and cricket (South Australian Cricket Association). In addition to running the stadium, AOSMA is responsible for the delivery of a tourism program including Adelaide Oval Tours, the newly launched Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb as well as what is believed to be the world’s only fine dining restaurant within a sports stadium – Hill of Grace Restaurant.

AOSMA employs more than 180 full-time staff, plus 1,800 casual employees, in roles including operations, customer service, chefs, cooks, supervisors, baristas, bar and functions staff and stores attendants, making Adelaide Oval one of the state’s largest employers in the hospitality and tourism sectors.

As well as managing a busy function and event business at Adelaide Oval, AOSMA also oversees the hospitality services for a number of off-site venues including Titanium Security Arena, Ukaria Cultural Centre, Monarto Zoo and Adelaide Festival Centre. 

Take on the icon with Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb at Adelaide Oval

The Adelaide Oval has been internationally recognised for its design and architecture, and has played a key role in growing Adelaide’s desirability as a tourist destination. Now, the Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb at Adelaide Oval provides patrons with a 2-hour exhilarating climb adventure. At the very top of Adelaide’s famous icon you can watch on in wonder as the sun sets over Adelaide and the city is bathed in a magical twilight glow, or enjoy views stretching out to the Adelaide Hills on one side and the coast on the other.

RoofClimb Leaders (4x Casual Positions)

We are now recruiting for the ultimate job at Adelaide Oval!

Do you love the outdoors? Do you enjoy meeting new people and showing off our amazing city?

Lead up to 14 people across the iconic roofline and share witty commentary while taking in the breathtaking city skyline. Share in their excitement as they Take on the Icon and meet people from across the world – all in a day’s work!

You don’t need to have any specific training – just a current Senior First Aid certification, good health, a positive attitude and a love of meeting and sharing stories with a variety of people - we provide the rest!

Successful applicants will undergo a full functional and medical assessment and will receive a fully paid comprehensive on the job training program, including nationally recognised Working Safely at Heights certification.

Who are we looking for?

You will have a friendly, approachable persona, positive attitude and engaging personality – it is your job to make sure everyone on the Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb has the BEST experience and takes away incredible memories!

You will need to have strong attention to detail and a passion for customer service.

You will need to be physically fit and manage leading up to three consecutive RoofClimbs in a day, carrying approximately 9kg of equipment including a harness while using multiple ladders, steps and stairs and walking along industrial style walkways.

We will provide you with everything you need including the uniform RoofClimb suit, safety harness and safety equipment.

Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb has its challenges including working in all weather conditions - with the exception of electrical storms, hail and high winds. We want team members who embrace RoofClimb no matter the weather!

Let’s get physical!

RoofClimb Adelaide Oval is physically demanding on its RoofClimb Leaders – but it is also one of the best parts of the job - No gym required on a RoofClimb day!

Each RoofClimb experience will take approximately 2 hours to complete with a total duration on the roof for approximately 90-110 minutes. We may require our RoofClimb Leaders to complete up to three RoofClimbs in a day.

As such, the job has some prerequisites:

  • You must be physically able to wear a harness and carry equipment weighing up to a total of 9kg whilst completing the RoofClimb unassisted.
  • You will be required to clearly project your voice and provide commentary to your group throughout the experience in a controlled and engaging manner.
  • You will need to be coordinated – not quite a gymnast, but you will need to bend, squat, carry, lift, stoop and stand in stationary positions on grated steel for prolonged periods.
  • You must be able to cope with moderate physical exertion at heights up to 50 metres for periods up to 60 minutes including outdoor walking and climbing along industrial style walkways, ladders, stairs and steps.

There are also physical restrictions which our RoofClimb Leaders (and all our RoofClimbers) must adhere to for safety:

  • Minimum height – 120cm
  • Minimum weight – 45kg
  • Maximum weight – 136kg

Working Hours and Training Availability

We require flexibility from our Leaders to work a seven day roster with start times ranging from pre-sunrise to post sunset. Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb also operates on weekends and most public holidays.

There is a compulsory training component of the role that you need to be available for. Training for will be taking place in January 2018. The training includes safety procedures and policies, operational procedures, nationally recognised Working Safely at Heights, psychological assessment techniques, tour guiding, local history and commentary - plus more.


If you fit the above criteria – fun, passionate about our great city and love new experiences – then we want to hear from you!

To APPLY send your detailed application letter and CV addressing the above criteria by COB Friday 12th January 2018.


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