The snow is falling in Seward, the waterfalls are freezing, and that means that it's time for us at Exit Glacier Guides to start taking applications for the 2018 summer season. We are looking for motivated and qualified guides to lead our trips, and will be hiring several guides and/or interns for the 2018 season. To be considered for a position as a glacier guide, candidates should have previous glacier travel, ice climbing, or comparable experience, a Wilderness First Responder Cert and a clean driving record.
We will be accepting applications from now until late February, when we will consider all of the candidates and put together a team for the season. We have a large number of returning guides, but we will be welcoming several more to the team, so get those applications in!
If you are renewing or getting your WFR for the first time it must be current by mid May of the coming season. (There is a WFR and recert course in April here in Seward, email us for more info)
For entry level guiding with us, some experience ice climbing, using ice screws and knowledge in belaying techniques is preferred. Prospective guides need to possess good leadership skills, a strong work ethic and a humble appreciation for the outdoors. Guides also need to be physically fit to hike at least 5 miles per day with over 2000 feet of elevation gain and loss for several days in a row.
Exit Glacier Guides offers a competitive summer wage and great gear perks, as well as enough work to keep you busy with some time off to explore our corner of Alaska! We also provide housing for some employees.
Lead Guide: Lead guides should have climbing experience (rock or ice), and need to be comfortable and confident learning and setting up a wide range of climbing anchors and rescue systems. Lead guides are expected to lead small groups out on the ice with total confidence in the quality and safety of the trip that they are leading, so you should know your stuff if you are applying for this position!
Assistant Guide: Assistant guides should have some climbing experience and be comfortable with backcountry hiking. Assistant guides help lead guides make sure that our trips are fun and informative, and are also responsible for backing up lead guides in whatever way is needed. Assistant guides are also expected to fill in driving shuttle and working office shifts when needed.
Intern: Get into the industry! We're currently looking for paid interns for the shop. Duties include scouting the trail and our access, driving shuttle, working the shop, maintaining gear, etc. our goal is to teach you about the industry, and to get you into guiding by the end of the season.
Office: Our office workers have become the backbone of the shop. From greeting customers, to making sure that reservations are properly recorded, this job is key to a successful season. Candidates should be organized, personable, and able to write coherently. Pay is very competitive, and the job includes quite a few perks.
Apply by sending your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and hope to see you this summer in Seward!