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 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 an 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 through 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.