The Spirit of Alpinism

(360) 671-1505 [email protected]


Opportunities in Guiding, Operations, Retail, and Administration

We are currently recruiting 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.

Senior Full-Charge Bookkeeper

The Institute is seeking an experienced full-charge bookkeeper to fulfill the role of Senior Full-Charge Bookkeeper at our company.  As the Senior Full-Charge Bookkeeper, you will oversee the work of the Assistant Bookkeeper as well as handling your own separate duties. Work in the senior role includes reconciliations, journal entries, financial reporting, various employment and tax filings, and oversight of the assistant.  Hours will vary depending on the time of year because though we are busy year-round, we have two busiest seasons with high volume and two with moderate volume. Hours will average between 12 and 20 per week, but they will vary week to week and month to month.  First, click here to read the job prospectus in which you will learn details about this position and procedures for applying. Then, click here to use our online application form.

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 [email protected]

Executive Cleaning Wizard

This job is a cleaning job at American Alpine Institute in Fairhaven. The amount of work is 1.5 to 2 hours per cleaning session on Tuesdays and Fridays starting at 3:30 pm or 4:00 pm. The Institute has thorough COVID-19 safety protocols in place, and they are followed carefully by our staff. The successful candidate will have some cleaning experience and have high standards of cleanliness. The hours are limited but there are benefits that include the chance to meet some very enjoyable people who love outdoor sports and to get discounts on camping and climbing clothing and equipment. There could be a chance for a few additional hours as an office assistant, but that role is not a part of this job. Click here to learn more about this position. To apply, please click here to use our online application.


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