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.

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant position is an entry-level job for a creative and energetic person who has enthusiasm for people and outdoor recreation. The duties of this job include the full range of typical office operations. Because the person filling this role will gradually learn the details of AAI programs and can gradually gain the knowledge to skillfully counsel and register clients on the telephone, a climbing or mountaineering background is helpful, though not required. Click here to learn more about the position.  When you are ready, click here to apply online.

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 [email protected] Note: AAI is fully staffed in Red Rock Canyon at this time.

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