Employment with Alpine Guides
Check here for current and upcoming employment opportunities with Alpine Guides.
We do not have vacancies for "internships" or work experience.
We need a South American expert to join our guiding team in a full time as Expedition Leader, position starting this NZ spring.
The Expedition Leader is a key role; developing, running and guiding Alpine Guides expeditions to Bolivia, Argentina, and further afield. You will also be training and mentoring other guides to lead future expeditions.
The role requires guiding full-time in New Zealand supporting Alpine Guides' course and expedition program and assisting in glacier guiding and other mountain guiding activities, equating to year-round employment.
Development and refinement 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 these expeditions
Our guide requires:
Full IFMGA/UIAGM guide certification (you must be an IFMGA/UIAGM qualified guide).
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.
The legal right to work in NZ. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
Please send though your details with a CV and covering letter to Arthur McBride, General Manager: : email@example.com
Alpine Guides is inviting applications from qualified IFMGA or IFMGA/NZMGA Climbing Guides for full-time seasonal work for summer 2019-20.
Our main season is from November 2019 to late Feb/March 2020. 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 in Twizel, the closest town to Mt Cook Village.
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 may take several months.
Please send through your details with a CV and cover letter to Arthur McBride, General Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org