Employment

Instructing courses and guiding trips for AMG/MGI requires a dedication to the outdoor industry and a passion for education in some of the world's most remote and beautiful locations. Qualifications for a guide position include but are not limited to: extensive outdoor experience, a variety of teaching styles, a high level of physical fitness, and professionalism.

Alaska Mountain Guides and Mountain Guides International operates in 7 continents worldwide in a variety of terrain; from volcanic peaks in South America, the beautiful coral reef coast line in Baja, Mexico, the glaciated peaks of southeastern Alaska, the high altitude peaks of Nepal, and to the Serengeti of Tanzania.

*Priority will be given to those individuals who have completed an IWLS leadership and guide training course.

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*Now seeking guides fluent in Spanish, Mandarin or French for all positions.

Current Positions Available:

Sea Kayaking Guide – Haines, Alaska – (summer season)
This position involves guiding in our day trip kayaking tour program, which takes cruise line passengers sea kayaking during a 4-hour tour in breathtaking environments. Candidates need to be safety conscious, energetic, positive, good communicators, and able work well in a team environment. We are looking for applicants who strive to master sea kayaking skills and have current First Aid (WFR or WEMT preferred) and CPR certifications or are willing to get them. Based on performance and experience, other guiding opportunities may become available throughout the summer.
Here are some tours this position would guide.

Raft Guide - Haines or Skagway, Alaska - (summer season)
AMG's sister company, Chilkat Guides, offers day-long rafting and hiking tours in both Haines and Skagway, Alaska. Guides will present cruise line passengers to some of the most scenic glacially fed rivers, incredible wildlife viewing, and captivating cultural history of the area. We offer comprehensive raft guide training programs every spring for qualified candidates. These positions are a great 1st time river guiding experience. We are looking for individuals who are athletic, possess relevant outdoor experience and have current WFR and CPR certifications or are willing to get them. Based on performance and experience, other guiding opportunities may become available throughout the summer.
Here are some tours a Haines-based employee would guide.
Here are some tours a Skagway-based employee would guide.
Click Here for the Chilkat Guides Application page.

Rock Climbing/Zip Line Guide - Skagway, Alaska - (summer season)
AMG offers cruise line based climbing and zip line tours in Skagway, Alaska. Guiding in the program involves introducing cruise line passengers to rock climbing or zip lining during a 3-hour tour. We are looking for individuals who possess climbing or ropes course facilitation experience and have current First Aid (WFR or WEMT preferred) and CPR certifications. Company housing is available. Based on performance and experience, other guiding opportunities may become available throughout the summer.
Here are some tours this position would guide.

ATV Guide – Haines, Alaska – (summer season)
This position involves guiding in our day-trip ATV tour program. Guides lead cruise line passengers on back-country trails during a 4-hour tour over scenic mountain terrain in Alaska. Candidates need to be safety conscious, energetic, positive, good communicators, and work well in a team environment. We are looking for applicants with a passion for motorsports and the Great Outdoors. Must have, or be willing to earn, First Aid (WFR or WEMT preferred) and CPR certifications. Guides in this position must also possess, or be willing to acquire, a class B CDL to participate in the bus driving associated with this program, which we will help make happen.
Here are some tours this position would guide.

Tour Guide/ CDL Driver – Haines, Alaska – (summer season)
This position is primarily a public speaking role. This position may also support any and all our other excursions in a driving/guiding capacity. We are looking for individuals who have great public speaking skills, tour guiding experience, or public performance experience. Must have current First Aid (WFR or WEMT preferred) and CPR certifications or be willing to earn them. Tour Guides must also possess, or be willing to acquire, a class B CDL to participate in the bus driving associated with these programs, which we will help make happen.
Here are some tours this position would drive/guide.

Canoe Guide/CDL Driver – Haines and Skagway, Alaska – (summer season)
AMG operates several incredibly scenic day trip canoe tour programs on mountain lakes in the region. We guide cruise line passengers on flat-water canoeing in 31-foot voyageur canoes during a 4-hour tour. Canoes are powered by guests paddling with a small outboard motor to assist. Individuals need to be safety conscious, energetic, positive, good communicators, and work well in a team environment. We are looking for individuals who possess some boating and outboard motor experience and have current WFR and CPR certifications. Guides in this position must also possess, or be willing to acquire with our assistance, a class B CDL to support any and all our other excursions in a driving/guiding capacity. Based on performance and experience, other guiding opportunities may become available throughout the summer.
Here are some tours a Haines-based employee would guide.
Here are some positions a Skagway-based employee would guide.

Skilled Mountain Guide/Instructor – Haines, AK – (summer season)
The International Wilderness Leadership School (IWLS) and Alaska Mountain Guides (AMG) are looking for a skilled mountain guide and instructor for the 2018 summer season in Southeast Alaska. The season will begin in mid-April and conclude in mid-August. Applicant should possess at least three years of experience as an expedition leader and have a valid WFR, WEMT, or equivalent medical certification. You will be working a variety of different programs ranging from daily trips to extended multi-day instruction programs. Programs primarily focus on mountaineering, ice climbing, and hiking. These trips are based in the mountains of Haines and Skagway, Alaska.

Dispatch/Administrative Assistant - Haines, Alaska (April thru September)
This is a critical administration support position. The Dispatch Team is the hub of the organization, accepting and distributing much of the information that flows through our companies each day. Candidates must be smart, energetic and thrive in a fast-paced office environment. Quick-thinking and creative solution-finding are key. Experience with MS Office, Outlook and data entry in databases required. Prior sales/customer service experience preferred. Duties include: radio & telephone dispatch, data entry, schedule writing, guest interaction, support of trip operations out of office, and a variety of other responsibilities to help support sales and daily operations.

Dock Rep – Skagway, Alaska (summer season)
The Skagway dock reps facilitate the operation of all our day programs via collecting passengers on the pier, collecting tickets, ensuring guests properly complete waivers, and driving transfers. This position requires strong public speaking skills and the ability to organize and transport up to 48 guests at a time. Employees in this position must also possess, or be willing to acquire a class B CDL to support any and all our other excursions in a driving/guiding capacity.

Administrative Assistant/Dock Rep/Driver – Skagway, Alaska (mid-April thru September)
This role is primarily an administrative support position and assists with the facilitation of all our Skagway-based day trip programs. Main responsibilities include guide scheduling, cruise ship relations, and guest interaction via phone and face to face contact. This position will also, from time to time, be asked to support other aspects of our operation including but not limited to dock repping, driving guests to their tour location, and driving CDL bus transfers between cruise ship piers. Employees in this position must also possess, or be willing to acquire a class B CDL to support any and all our other excursions in a driving/guiding capacity.

Dock Rep – Skagway, Alaska (summer season)
The Skagway dock reps facilitate the operation of all our day programs via collecting passengers on the pier, collecting tickets, ensuring guests properly complete waivers, and driving transfers. This position requires strong public speaking skills and the ability to organize and transport up to 48 guests at a time. Employees in this position must also possess, or be willing to acquire a class B CDL to support any and all our other excursions in a driving/guiding capacity.

CDL Driver – Haines, Alaska (summer season)
The Haines CDL Driver’s main responsibility is to provide passengers with a safe, enjoyable experience during the transportation portion of their tour. The Haines CDL Driver will drive guests in buses on a series of day-trip cruise-based programs. All of the tours are staffed with a Schpeeler who escorts the guests through the entire tour, narrates during the drives, and is responsible for overall guest experience. Haines CDL Drivers will work closely with each Schpeeler, who will rotate through on a regular basis. Drivers in this position must possess a class B CDL with air brakes and passenger endorsements and be willing to support any and all our excursions in a driving capacity.

Haines and Skagway, Alaska, Internships (summer season)
Summer internships are paid guiding positions with Alaska Mountain Guides and Chilkat Guides that are preceded by a 12 or 20-day IWLS course at the intern's expense. The purpose of working as an intern with IWLS, AMG, and CG is to gain practical guiding and leadership experience while at the same time working with your university to obtain credit for the experience. The long term goal for our internships is to help launch your career as a guide or outdoor instructor.

If selected, after completion of your IWLS course, your paid internship would take the form of either a day trip Rock Climbing and Zip Lining guide or day trip Kayak guide in Skagway or Haines, Alaska, respectively. Based on your performance in the IWLS course and in your guiding position, other opportunities sometimes may become available such as guiding multi-day trips.
Here are some tours a rock climbing/zip lining intern would guide.
Here are some tours a kayak intern would guide.