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.

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]

Alaska Range Logistics Coordinator

The American Alpine Institute is currently seeking applicants for the Alaska Range Logistics Coordinator position. This position will run from February through June, 2023. In early February, the position will be based in Bellingham, Washington, with part time hours, and then will become full-time for the duration of the time in Alaska. In Bellingham, you will receive proper training to ensure you are set up for success before the start of the Alaska season. In late April, you will move to Anchorage, Alaska for the mountaineering season (May and June). After the season in Alaska is finished, you will have the option to return to Bellingham to work as an equipment specialist for the remainder of the Cascade season. This position will end in October. To learn more about the position, please read the job description here.  To apply for the position, please complete the online application here.


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