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. 

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 2017-2018 season.

Equipment Shop Manager and Equipment Specialists

We are currently seeking a full-time co-manager for the AAI Equipment Shop. In addition, we hire two to four part-time Equipment Specialists each spring, usually in April. Applications for the latter position are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

To apply for either equipment shop position, please read the job announcement here and follow the link in the document to the online application form.



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