Employment

Are you interested in joining the elite summer team at Alaska Alpine Adventures?

We look for guides who have a genuine ability to work with people and those who understand that it takes an outstanding character to be a great guide.  Our trip leaders are more than just naturalists, escorts, or drivers.  They are also cooks, baggage handlers, camp hosts, wilderness navigators,  and are always willing to lend a hand and to provide extraordinary customer service to our guests.     If you have any questions about employment, please give us a call for more information and detailed position descriptions.  Alaska Alpine Adventures is an equal opportunity employer, offers great pay, and incredible travel benefits.

Multi-sport Guide: Leads our multi-sport national park tours.  These multi-day adventure trips are both lodge and camping based and operate in the parks & refuges located along Alaska's road system.  Qualified candidates must have a current Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification, possess at least 1-2 years of teaching and/or trip leading experience, must have the ability to work within a team structure, be highly organized and a problem solver, and must possess a broad understanding of Alaska natural and cultural history.  Our multi-sport guides must also have a clean driving record.

Wilderness Guide: Leads our remote wilderness backpacking, kayaking, & hiking trips.  These adventure trips are multi-day camping based adventures which take place in some of Alaska's most remote wilderness areas.  Qualified candidates must have a current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification, possess at least 2-3  years of Alaska experience as a trip leader, and must have documented multi-day expedition experience in remote wilderness regions, along with an outstanding backcountry skill-set.  Candidates considered will also be required to have a broad understanding of Alaska natural and cultural history.

Wilderness Rafting Guide: Leads our remote wilderness rafting and hiking trips.  These are mulit-day river rafting and hiking adventures along Alaska's most remote and spectacular rivers.  Qualified candidates must have a current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification, a current Whitewater Rescue Technician certification,  possess at least 2 seasons of Alaska experience as a trip leader, must have documented multi-day rafting or river canoeing experience on remote rivers with at least 120 days of boating experience, the ability to safely navigate Class III whitewater, and an outstanding backcountry skill set.  Candidates considered will also be required to have a broad understanding of Alaska natural and cultural history.

Assistant Guide: Assists lead guides on all of our tour types.  Our assistant guides get the outstanding opportunity to be introduced to Alaska adventure travel and build the necessary qualifications to move into a lead guide position.  Qualified candidates must be enrolled in an outdoor recreation program at an acredited university, be comfortable in a wilderness setting, and have a current Wilderness First Aid & CPR certification.

To be considered for a position, please send the following to the attention of Aaron Fetter at Guides@AlaskaAlpineAdventures.com.

A letter that addresses:

  • How you heard about Alaska Alpine Adventures.
  • Why you want to work with us.
  • The job you are applying for.
  • The relevant skills and experience you bring.
  • Your dates of availability; the first and last day you could be working in Alaska. (Our full season is mid May through early September. Preference is given to applicants who can work the whole season.)

A current resume that indicates:

  • Your education
  • Volunteer and work experiences
  • At least 3 employer references.

If your resume and cover letter are accepted, then you will be sent an application to fill out at length. Once applications are processed, applicants will be interviewed and selected between January and March prior to the summer season.

Please save your documents in .doc or .pdf format. If this is not possible, please include them in the body of the e-mail.

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