Alaska Mountain Guides & Chilkat Guides

Adventure guide jobs in Haines and Skagway, Alaska

Summer adventure guiding positions available in Southeast Alaska!

The staff of Alaska Mountain Guides places a premium on our guests’ experience. Every trip that we lead draws on the experience of countless expeditions in Alaska, South America, Africa and Asia. Our leaders are committed professionals who are exemplary guides and instructors. We are dedicated to insuring our guests an experience that exceeds their expectations!Season Dates:

Training sessions typically takes place between mid-April and mid-May and our season runs through the end of September.

Our Websites:

Alaska Mountain Guides

Chilkat Guides

Ideal Candidate

  • Must possess a positive attitude that is friendly, considerate, strong, and energetic
  • Must be willing to work as a strong team member, assisting in the maintenance of group morale
  • Must possess the desire to continually improve his/her knowledge and skills
  • Must have exceptional customer service skills
  • Current first aid and CPR certification required, WFR or WEMT preferred

Room and Board

Some company housing is available and varies by position.

Employee Perks

This is your office.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Many options are available to get to Haines and Skagway.  You can drive, fly or ferry to the upper Lynn Canal.  We'll be there to pick you up however you arrive.  Having your own vehicle is not necessary in either location.  Getting around town by bike or on foot is extremely easy.


For Fun

We're surrounded by breathtaking mountains, glaciers, deep fjords and flowing rivers.  Accessing your next adventure is as easy as walking out your front door.

Our Jobs

Adventure Guide Jobs

Administrative Assistant - Haines, AK

A multitude of responsibilities are associated with this position so versatility and the ability to adapt are a must. Customer service skills are key and applicants must be proficient in MS Office, Outlook, have experience with data entry in databases, ability to multitask & meet deadlines.

Administrative Assistant/Dock Representative - Skagway, AK

Some duties include guide scheduling, cruise ship relations, dock repping, inventory control, driving & retail sales. Applicants must be energetic, positive, flexible, excellent communicators, and work well as a team. Office based skills are crucial as well as versatility and multi-tasking.

Assistant Marking Manager/Dock Representative

Assist marketing manager with cruise ship relations, dock repping, sales, and driving. Applicants must be energetic, positive, flexible, excellent communicators, and work well as a team. Office based skills are crucial as well as versatility and multi-tasking. Class B CDL a plus.

Assistant Operations Manager

Assist the ops manager with guide scheduling, cruise ship relations, inventory control, driving, and sales. Applicants must be energetic, positive, flexible, excellent communicators, and work well as a team. Office based skills are crucial as well as versatility and multi-tasking.

ATV Guide

Position involves leading cruise ship guests on Razor-style UTVs (side by sides) through a series of remote areas to explore the wilds of Alaska. Clean driving record and WFR required (pre-employment course available).

Canoe Guide

Position involves guiding cruise ship passengers on 31 ft voyageur-style canoes. Trip includes paddle captaining and motoring. Trips can take place in Skagway or Haines. Trips from Skagway enter Canada. Clean driving record, valid passport, and WFR required (pre-employment course available).

CDL Bus Driver

This is a customer service oriented position that involves driving guests participating in our day tours in Haines and Skagway, Alaska. A Class B CDL with airbrake and passenger endorsements is required for the Haines or Skagway positions.

Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Float Trip Guide

Entry-level river guide position: Guide your group by raft on a float trip through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, home to the world's largest concentration of Bald Eagles. Surrounded by jagged mountains and glaciers. Frequent moose and bear sighting are common. Training provided, 1st aid required.

Dock Representative - Skagway

Be first point of contact for guests. Collect tickets & ensure waivers are correctly filled out. Give guests rundown of tour and answer any questions they have. Check in/out with ship shore excursion staff. Walk/drive guests to tour departure location. *Dock reps will be required to get Class B CDL

Golf Guide

Part-time golf guide position. Facilitate the guest experience as they golf 9-holes on the Valley of the Eagles Golf Course in Haines. Guides must have a clean driving record. Full-time work available by training in as a kayak guide as well. Inquire for more details.

Hike & Float Guide

Entry-level river & hike guide position: Hike guests on the historic Klondike Gold Rush era Chilkoot Trail and guide an 18-foot inflatable raft for a scenic float (no whitewater) back down the tidal estuary. Clean driving record, WFR, and Swiftwater Rescue required (pre-employment courses offered).

P/T Zodiac Captain

P/T Zodiac Captain position involves operating an 18' zodiac in open water. Ideal candidate has 6 pack license. Possibility of supplementing workload with maintenance, CDL driving, and tour guiding. First Aid and CPR required (WFR or WEMT preferred).

Rock Climbing and Zip Line Guide Position

Guide guests on climbing and zip line tours in Skagway, Alaska. Guiding in the program involves introducing cruise line passengers to rock climbing or zip lining during a 3-hour tour. We are looking for individuals who possess climbing or ropes course facilitation experience and current 1st aid cert

Sea Kayaking Guide

Position involves guiding our day trip kayaking tour program, which introduces cruise line passengers to sea kayaking during a 4-hour tour. Individuals need to be safety conscious, energetic, positive, good communicators, and work well in a team environment. First Aid required WFR or WEMT preferred.

Site Manager – Rock Climbing, Zip-lining, and Hiking Programs

Manage the facilitation of three of our programs (30-40 guides). Be responsible for guest safety by ensuring that guides adhere to all safety protocols. Direct/perform site inspections and work with maintenance manager to schedule/perform preventative maintenance. Some office time is required.

How to Apply

Submit an application, cover letter and current resume to

Alaska Mountain Guides' applicants, please click Apply Now.  

Chilkat Guides applicants for river positions should apply through the Chilkat website.