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:

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.

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

Rock Climbing/Zip Lining Guide and Course Maintenance Coordinator

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. This position will split duties as course maintenance coordinator. Duties include repairing and replacing climbing/zip lining gear, replacing zipline cables, trail maintenance, and general handyman tasks. Typical split will be 3-4 days of guiding and 1-2 days of maintenance but can vary from week to week based on needs. Guides should have current 1st aid/CPR certification.

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.

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.