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.

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

Food Program Manager

- Order food for Cruise ship day program - lunches, sandwiches, snacks, cookies - Oversee & manage preparation of lunches on a daily basis. Ranging from 50-500 lunches per day. - Maintain DEC compliance & overall kitchen / food area organization and cleanliness - Staff management & scheduling

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).

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

Alaska Mountain Guides operates a top rope rock climbing program, a hiking program and an adventure park style canopy tour for guests visiting Skagway, Alaska on cruise ship based day trips. The site manager position manages the facilitation of these three programs. The Skagway site manager is responsible for ensuring guest safety by making certain that guides adhere to all safety protocols and directing ongoing site inspection while working with the maintenance manager to schedule preventative course, trail and crag maintenance. This position will oversee a guiding staff of 30-40 guides depending on the time of the summer. The site manager works closely with administrative staff to ensure a smooth flow of communication between the office and on-site operations. Part-time office responsibilities and coverage are a key component of the position. Stepping beyond the guide role and into the "Site Manager" is key to bringing success at the Skagway site. Role of the manager consists of several tasks beyond guiding. Job related duties: Help to run a safe, efficient and high quality programing Direct the site management team Be positive and outgoing when dealing with guides and guests Good communication with office and guides Responsible for being certain that all guides follow all policies and procedures as outlined in the Skagway Guide Manual, Employee Manual and Emergency Response Manuals through delegation and direct management of the team Immediately addressing any performance or safety issues with guides as they occur Ensure that all safety talks are completed at the time of delivery Ensure that all guides are portraying a professional image to guests and provide top level customer service In the case of an emergency, coordinate guides to ensure that procedures are accurately followed and that communication is constant and paperwork is correctly filled out and collected Ensure all emergency response equipment is correctly stationed, complete and up to date Relay to office which employees are progressing in skill development and at what rate. Provide feedback for mid-season and final evaluations Helping guides to understand "The Big Picture" Identify, documenting, and relaying maintenance needs to ops manager. Responsible for directing the maintenance manager to be certain that inspections are being done accurately and in a timely manner Manage Kiosk to be certain that it is being used as an effective sales/marketing tool Provide continuing training opportunities for guides throughout the season Submit weekly reports to the office Attend/lead guide meetings Monitor guide hours/OT Ensure guides are completing all trip paperwork Manage t-shirt inventory for retail sales Other site and office duties as assigned Pay rate is $3200-3800/month DOE

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

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.