The Spirit of Alpinism

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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.

Assistant Shop Manager

The American Alpine Institute is looking for a creative and energetic person who has great enthusiasm for people, climbing, and a desire to work for a company that is committed to providing the best climbing education in America. To learn more about the position, please read the job announcement here.  To apply, use our online application form here. Applications will be accepted through August 15, 2022.

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]

Hiking and Single-Pitch Climbing Guide – Red Rock, NV

We are seeking an individual to help us pilot a hiking program in Red Rock Canyon with the opportunity to pick up rock guiding days. This position has a guaranteed pay structure that allows for significant personal climbing time and a business relationship with an international guide service. Click here for more information on this position. To apply for this position please fill out an application here. If you have any questions, email [email protected]
This posting will be closing on July 1st, with a likely start date on October 1, 2022.


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