MICA Guides / Exposure Alaska
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Our Jobs

We have two types of positions, professional jobs, and internships.  

Professional jobs are experienced guides and support people who have most often grown with us.  Due to our low turnover, professional positions have few openings each season.  Before applying for a professional position, make sure that you meet the requirements listed on our website.  

Internships.  90% of our employees start as interns.  We invest heavily in training in these positions and aim to offer a wide range of Alaskan experiences.  

Our Season

We operate in the short but intense Alaskan summer with endless daylight for about 3 months.  Internships start on June 1, plus or minus a day or two.  Sorry, but no exceptions to this start date.  Professional jobs start in mid-May.  All applicants must be able to work until at least mid-August and most will stay until mid-September.  

  • Admin & Logistics Support

    Base Camp, Alaska and Glacier View, Alaska

    The Logistics Team or “LT” are a small team who work closely with Don and the Managers to run the whole operation. For our Guests, the LT is often their first impression, they’re the “face” of the company. Strong admin and customer service skills needed for this diverse position, they will be working indoors and out and get a taste of all three of the companies.

    They will handle guest check-ins, MICA reservations, guide the zipline, answer the phone, check emails, man the espresso truck and help with construction projects along the way. 

    Due to the steep learning curve, most members of the LT start as Interns and are promoted to a paid position once all basic tasks are mastered. LT Interns have the opportunity to learn a lot about how a small business operates and what it takes to be a successful company, while enjoying an outdoor adventure lifestyle in Alaska. 

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  • Apprentice Guide Interns

    Base Camp, Alaska and Matanuska Glacier, Alaska

    Apprentice Guides have the opportunity to take their existing skills in climbing, paddling and backcountry travel and learn how to use these skills to help others enjoy the outdoors. The position is geared towards aspiring guides and outdoor educators.

    "AGs" guide glacier treks, assist in ice climbing instruction, operate the zipline, assist with trip preparation and logistics, and join our extended trips as an Assistant Guide. This is an internship position and we invest a lot of time and effort in training. A stipend and end of season bonus is provided. 

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  • Exposure Backcountry Guides

    Base Camp, Alaska, Prince William Sound, Alaska, Chugach Mountains, Alaska, Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska, and Matanuska Glacier, Alaska

    These Guides can take a family ice climbing, lead a kayak expedition or fly into the middle of nowhere for a hard-core backcountry trip. Requires extensive backcountry experience, excellent sea kayaking skills, WFR and prior Alaska experience.

    Prior professional guiding and Alaska experience are a must.  If you have professional experience, but not in Alaska, consider applying for the Assistant Guide position.  

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  • Assistant Guide

    Base Camp, Alaska, Chugach Mountains, Alaska, Matanuska Glacier, Alaska, Prince William Sound, Alaska, and Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska

    An Assistant Guide is being developed into an Exposure Guide. Qualified applicants must have previous professional guiding experience, but may not meet all of the many requirements for an Exposure Guide position.  

    For example, an applicant may have guided sea kayak trips in Baja, but not in Alaska.  

    The Assistant Guide will be on an express track to lead glacier treks for MICA, and learn Exposure systems.  Once this initial training is accomplished, the Assitant Guide will support Exposure trips, help train Interns, and work as an Assistant on multi-day tours.  

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  • Professional Glacier Guides

    Base Camp, Alaska and Matanuska Glacier, Alaska

    Experienced, professional Alpine Guides who instruct ice climbing, lead glacier treks, and train the Apprentice Guides. Requires prior professional guiding experience on rock or ice and excellent ice climbing skills. 

    If you're a climber but do not have professional guiding experience consider applying as an Apprentice Guide Intern.  

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How to Apply

Extensive information about working with us is available on the employment pages of our website, linked below. This includes current positions available, requirements and application instructions. You should thoroughly review this information before applying.

We start accepting applications in November and conducting interviews in December - March or when all positions are filled.  We get dozens of applications for 6-12 positions.  Since we would rather be outdoors than sitting in front of a computer, our application process is as efficient and streamlined as possible.  We do not process incomplete applications or applications outside of our system. 

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