Employment with Alpine Guides


Glacier Guides Required

Alpine Guides is interested in hearing from NZMGA qualified Hard Ice Guides (Level 2) for the upcoming summer season 2018-19.

Guides will be running heli-hiking on the Tasman Glacier, with the opportunity for longer trips and Ice Climbing. 

Applicants will have current NZMGA HIG qualification, PHEC and experience working with helicopters is preferred. AGL is a small team, so the applicant will be self-motivated and able to work independently.  NZ Residency or a valid work visa is mandatory.

AGL offers competitive remuneration based on experience and promises a friendly work environment in a close team alongside IFMGA Guides. Accommodation is available in Mount Cook or Twizel.

Please contact Philly with a CV and Cover Letter: philly@alpineguides.co.nz


Mountain Guides Required

Alpine Guides is inviting applications from qualified IFMGA or IFMGA/NZMGA Climbing Guides for full-time seasonal work for summer 2018-19.

Our main season is from November 2018 to late Feb/March 2019. Work start/finish dates can be flexible, around personal circumstances and the level of bookings.

You must be legally able to work in NZ, or willing to go through a Work Visa Application process (which may take several weeks to process). 

Alpine Guides provides a supportive and inclusive working environment, with a focus on mentorship and guide development.

Work will be varied, from straight-forward overnight trips to multi-day technical ascents of up to NZ Alpine grade 3+. You need a proven record to work independently and also the ability to coordinate and run instruction courses and supervise/mentor junior guides.

If required, accommodation assistance is available either at Aoraki Mount Cook or Twizel.

You must be a current financial member of a guides association. and a current first aid holder equivalent or better than Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (PHEC) level.

Non-NZ or Australian citizens will need to apply well in advance, as there is a Visa application process that can take several months.

Please send though your details with a CV and cover letter to Arthur McBride, General Manager: arthur@alpineguides.co.nz


South American Coordinator

Alpine Guides is seeking a South American expert to join our guiding team in a full time position starting this NZ summer. The South American Coordinator will be a key role, developing Alpine Guides expeditions to Argentina, Bolivia, and further afield.

Key tasks:

  • Further development of our South American programs
  • Ongoing administration, planning, coordinating and assisting with guest enquiries
  • Liaising with South American supporting operators (relationship building essential)
  • Lead-guiding of these expeditions

The role will also involve guiding full time in NZ in Alpine Guides' course and expedition program and assisting in glacier guiding and other activities, equating to year-round e,mployment.

Our guide requires: 

  • Full IFMGA/UIAGM guide certification
  • At least 5 seasons experience guiding in South America, preferably as an expedition organiser/leader
  • Fluent in Spanish and English - both spoken and written skills
  • Proven contacts within the mountain guiding community in Argentina and Bolivia
  • Prior experience of at least one full summer season guiding in NZ
  • Able to live in Mt Cook or Twizel full-time
  • Able to commit to at least 3 or 4 years in this role
  • Impeccable references
  • The legal right to work in NZ

Please send though your details with a CV and cover letter to Arthur McBride, General Manager: arthur@alpineguides.co.nz


Internships

At this time we do not have vacancies for "internships" or work experience.