Employment with Alpine Guides

Glacier Guides

Alpine Guides would love to hear from NZMGA qualified Hard Ice Guides for the upcoming October 2019 - April 2020. Applicants will have current NZMGA HIG qualification, PHEC (pre-hospital emergency care) and experience working around helicopters is preferred.

Your primary job will be heli-hike guiding on the Tasman Glacier, and helping to support operations at base. Opportunities also exist to guide longer trips, like ice treks and ice climbing.

Alpine Guides (AGL) is a small team. You need be a self-motivated individual, able to think independently and also able get along well in a small team environment in a remote location. NZ Residency or a valid work visa is mandatory.

Opportunities may exist for non-HIG qualified people with the right credentials who can commit to at least a couple of seasons work and training towards a NZMGA Hard Ice Guide qualification.

AGL offers competitive remuneration, based on experience and an inclusive work environment alongside our admin team and IFMGA Guides.

Please contact us with a CV and cover letter: mtcook@alpineguides.co.nz

Mountain Guides

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


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