The Spirit of Alpinism

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Opportunities in Guiding, Operations, Retail, and Administration

We regularly recruit for the following positions. If you would like more details regarding a position, please call or email us. Although we are not always hiring for all the positions listed, we are always glad to talk to people who share our mission of mountain education and recreation. 

Graphic Designer

The American Alpine Institute is looking for a free-lance graphic artist to help design, execute, and oversee the production of marketing materials used to promote the Institute’s world-wide mountain guiding and instructional programs and its equipment shop. To learn more about this position, click here. To apply for the position, please apply online here

Instructor and Guide

We accept full-time seasonal and full-time year-round guide applications between November 1st and January 31 of each year. All new full-time seasonal and full-time year-round guides participate in a 3-week guide training period, which usually takes place in early May. Click here for more information. We accept part-time guide applications for the Desert Southwest, from AIARE Instructors, and from IFMGA guides for European work throughout the year. To apply for any one of these positions, including full-time year-round and full-time seasonal guide, click here. If you have any questions, email Jason Martin at Note: AAI is fully staffed in Red Rock Canyon for the 2018-2019 season.

Alaska Range Internship

Every spring AAI runs eight to fifteen trips in the Alaska Range out of Talkeetna, AK. These trips are supported by a seasonal intern that helps the guides plan and pack for the trips. Interns generally start their season in mid-April and finish their season in mid-July. We accept applications online for this very competetive internship between November 1st and January 31st. To read a prospectus about this intership, click here. If you would like to apply, click here. If you have any questions, email Wyatt Evenson at

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