Alaska Mountain Guides & Chilkat Guides

Adventure guide jobs in Haines and Skagway, Alaska

Summer adventure guiding positions available in Southeast Alaska!

Live and work in Southeast Alaska, where outdoor adventure is right outside your door!

About Alaska Mountain Guides & Chilkat Guides


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.

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

Are you a smart, energetic and friendly team-player looking to join a fast-paced office admin team in the outdoor recreation field? Alaska Mountain Guides is looking for someone like you to join our office staff in Haines for the summer 2017 season. This job includes the following responsibilities: - Support Sales, Administrative, and Operations departments with daily responsibilities. - Support sales efforts - Answer phone calls and emails from guests looking to book trips. - Support Client Care efforts such as pre-trip emails, post-trip follow ups, etc. - Phone reception -- primary lead on phone reception. - Support dispatch functions including: schedule, radio management, panorama interface - Support Haines cruise programs & work with Haines Cruise Program Manager. - Manage dock presence & support cruise Shore Ex relationships for boats in Haines. - Support with schedule writing. Well qualified candidates will have experience with Outlook, MS Office Suite, Panorama, and have a clean driving record. Please email Jake Eckhardt to submit an application and begin your adventure! Please submit your cover letter, resume, and application. Application:

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.

Skilled Mountain Guide/Instructor

The International Wilderness Leadership School (IWLS) and Alaska Mountain Guides (AMG) are looking for a skilled mountain guide and instructor for the 2017 summer season in Southeast Alaska. The season will begin in mid-April and conclude in mid-August. Applicant should possess at least three years of experience as an expedition leader and have a valid WFR, WEMT, or equivalent medical certification. You will be working a variety of different programs ranging from daily trips to extended multi-day instruction programs. Programs primarily focus on mountaineering, ice climbing, and hiking. These trips are based in the mountains of Haines and Skagway, Alaska. Daily pay rate ranges from $120.00 - $150.00 depending on experience. Please email your cover letter and resume to

Summer 2017 - Rock Climbing & Rappelling Guide

Skagway 2017 Rock Climbing Guide Job Description The Skagway Guide's main responsibility is to carry out the company's mission of providing clients with a safe, enjoyable, and educational wilderness experience. The Skagway Guide will lead clients on their respective tour at the rock climbing site safely and enthusiastically with an ultimate goal of satisfied passengers at the end of each trip. Description of Guided Programs: Klondike Rock Climbing & Rappelling and Skagway Hike: Alaska Mountain Guides Adventures currently offers four Skagway based tours to cruise ship guests visiting during the summer season: Klondike Rock Climbing &; Rappelling, and Skagway Adventure Hike. Now entering our fourteenth year of operation in Skagway, we see an enthusiasm for these tours unsurpassed in the outdoor recreation industry. AMG looks to our staff to progressively maintain the highest quality outdoor experiences for our guests. General Overview of Tours: The typical duration of a rock climbing tour is 3.25 hours and hike tours run 2.75 hours in duration. Our site is nestled in the forest 7 miles outside of town on the Klondike Highway up the White Pass. In general guests participating in one of our tours are greeted by their guides at one of the three cruise ship docks in Skagway and transported to the site in 15 passenger vans. During transit the driver and guide(s) provides a variety of historical information about Skagway and the surrounding area in addition to information on the mountains, geology, and natural environment of the region. The driver and guide(s) will also introduce AMG, the company background, and the variety of trips and programs that are offered. Once we reach the site, guests unload in a private parking area along the Klondike Highway and take a short 5-minute uphill hike to our kiosk where they are issued helmets. Once guests don a helmet they then continue on to the base of the climbing area where they are provided with all necessary climbing equipment to participate in the tour. The guests then receive a safety briefing and instruction from the lead guide before proceeding with their tour. Refreshments and a snack are also included and consist of hot chocolate and trail mix. On any given day we may run up to four overlapping climbing trips at a time totaling up to 16 rock trips daily. Skagway Specific Employee Information: Essential Job Functions • Responsible for safety and satisfaction of each of his/her passengers throughout entire duration of tour • Responsible for following a strict daily schedule • Responsible for cleanliness and excellent maintenance of gear, trail and staging areas/kiosk. • Responsible for communicating all incidents to Skagway manager • Responsible for communicating all gear and vehicle issues to manager • Must be a good communicator with the willingness to teach and entertain his/her clients • Must possess the desire to continually improve his/her knowledge and skills • Must at all times be clean, well groomed, courteous, honest, and reliable. • 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 • The Skagway Guide reports to the Skagway Site Manager, Operations Manager and Director. Experience Required to Perform Job Requirements • Prior guiding, leadership, and tourism experience helpful • Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds repeatedly throughout each day • Must be able to carry loads over uneven ground • Must possess strong work ethic • Must be currently certified in 1st Aid and CPR at minimum (WFR or WEMT preferred) • Must possess or be willing to acquire class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) CDL Driving: • Must obtain or be willing to obtain a valid Class B CDL and contribute to bus driving duties for these and other tours. • Have and maintain a Class B CDL with Passenger and Airbrakes endorsement. • Pass FMCSA required pre-employment drug tests & screening. • Be enrolled in an FMCSA required random drug testing program. • Have and maintain a valid Medical Examiner's Card. • Complete AMG Skagway Driver training program. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and application. Application:

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.

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