Employment with Alpine Guides
Summer Mountain Guide
Alpine Guides is inviting applications from IFMGA or climbing guides for full-time seasonal positions for the coming summer.
Employment is from November 2016 to 28 February 2017. Dates are flexible around personal circumstances/bookings.
Work will be varied, including technical ascents of up to NZ grade 3+, and the ability to coordinate and run instruction courses, and supervise junior guides. Accommodation is available at Aoraki Mount Cook for those wishing to live here.
Non-NZ or Australian citizens will need to apply well in advance, as there is a sometimes lengthy Visa application process.
Please send your CV and details to Guiding Director, Dave McKinley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Guiding Work
Each summer season we require one or 2 additional guides to cover work though the busiest period of the New Zealand summer guiding season (typically mid-November to mid-February.
New Zealand is part of the IFMGA. Guides need to be fully or part qualified through the IFMNA/NZMGA, and a current financial member of a guides association.
If you are interested in working with us next year (Nov 2016 to Feb/Mar 2017). Please get in contact and send though your CV.
For non-NZ /Australian residents a work visa is required. This can take several months to process, and is not guaranteed, so we recommend starting this process by August.
For overseas guides we will provide a briefing paper about working conditions and guiding in Mount Cook.
We do not offer "internships" or work experience. The responsibilities involved do not fit into our safe operating guidelines.