NMS Employment Opportunities 


Winter 2020/21 AIARE Course Leader, AIARE Instructor & Ski Guide Positions 


NMS is seeking to hire AIARE Course Leaders and/or Instructors for the 2020/21 season. Priority will be given to applicants seeking full time employment and to ski guides (individuals with relevant work experience, training, &/or certifications). Part time applications will be considered. Courses occur at least 5 days per week so it is possible to have full time work, rather than weekends only, if preferred.

NMS is owned and operated by IFMGA guides, has been in continuous operation since 1994, leads rock, alpine and ski trips both domestically & internationally, and operates year round. There is potential for this to lead to other guiding opportunities within NMS for qualified guides.

NMS offers competitive wages and the opportunity to work with other highly trained and experienced guides.

To apply please send a resume with relevant trainings/certifications and professional references to olivia@mountainschool.com.

Things we can offer: 

  • Very competitive wages.
  • A diverse schedule.
  • Mentorship with IFMGA and AMGA certified guides.

Basic Requirements: 

  • AMGA certification is not required, but we do follow AMGA SOP, so level of training and certifcation will determine what you can work.
  • Current WFR & CPR cards.
  • Previous guiding experience.

If interested, please send guiding resume, skiing resume, and references to info@mountainschool.com. We will be looking through the applications and will contact you regarding employment. Give us a call and we are happy to share details such as wages, schedule, etc. with you. We have a very extensive permit network in the PNW.

Summer 2021 Guide Positions 


We are hiring for the summer 2021 season. Our preference would be to hire AMGA discipline certified guides, but we will be offering training and mentorship for guides working on their credentials. We are primarily looking for full-time guides with availability during our peak season from May 29-September 7. We can provide a diversity of work in the rock and alpine environment with some ski work extending into the early summer season including ski descents of Mt. Adams, Baker, and Glacier Peak. Alpine work will require time on Mt. Baker with significant opportunities to climb a wide variety of other PNW classics along with rock work.

Things we can offer: 

  • Very competitive wages.
  • Compensation for driving your personal vehicle.
  • A diverse schedule.
  • Free pre-season training led by AMGA IP member Olivia Race and others for new guides.
  • Mentorship with IFMGA and AMGA certified guides.

Basic Requirements: 

  • AMGA certification is not required, but we do follow AMGA SOP, so level of training and certifcation will determine what you can work. We need guides to work both rock and alpine.
  • Current WFR & CPR cards.
  • Previous guiding experience.

If interested, please send guiding resume, climbing resume, and references to info@mountainschool.com. We will be looking through the applications and will contact you regarding employment. Give us a call and we are happy to share details such as wages, schedule, etc. with you. We have a very extensive permit network in the PNW. For IFMGA guides willing to guide in the summer, there are excellent opportunities for work in Europe through Northwest Mountain School.