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 at this time.

Lead Equipment Specialist (1 position) and Equipment Specialists (2 positions)

The Institute is seeking new team members to fill three positions in the Equipment Shop. Come be a part of a very fun and supportive team as we work towards the goal of educating and equipping people so they can be comfortable and successful on their courses and guided climbs.  Please read the prospectus for the job you are interested in before filling out the application.  Lead Equipment Prospectus hereEquipment Specialist prospectus here.  Application here.


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