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Join Our Team

Want to share your love of the outdoors with others? We'd love to have you as The Northwest Passage's newest team member.

Take a look at our open positions below and feel free to send us a resume at

Open Positions:

Outdoor Adventure Guides

Office and Field Intern


Office and Field Intern:

We train future professional outdoor leaders!

We work with High School and College students to gain real, professional experience in the outdoor adventure and guiding industry. Send along  a resume and cover letter to




The Northwest Passage (NWP) family of instructors and guides consists of a growing number of talented, experienced and enthusiastic individuals who love to share their knowledge of the outdoors.  Most of our instructors and guides work with NWP on a contractual basis (meaning they work by the day, weekend etc.).  Working with NWP is a fun, creative and exciting outlet for their outdoor spirit. We have three basic job descriptions- Lead Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Aides. 

Lead and Assistant Guides
Both of these roles require a person with lots of charisma who has the ability to safely lead beginners in a variety of conditions. This requires that the guide has excellent safety and judgment skills and the ability to evaluate hazards as well as the skills of their group. To ensure a professional standard among our staff we require that all Lead Instructors are trained and accredited in their area of expertise as well as First Aid and CPR. Assistant guides assist with all aspects of a program, from logistics to teaching and generally have some independent training from varied outfitters including the Northwest Passage in addition to First Aid and CPR.

Becoming an aide is a great way to gain some experience and have some fun. An aide helps out with many aspects of running a program from carrying boats to performing rescues and assisting with logistics.  Aides volunteer time to gain experience before being compensated. Being an aide is a lot of fun and gives you the crucial time needed to begin developing experience.

We promote the continued training and development of our staff by offering higher compensation for higher levels of training and certification.  We also offer various training opportunities that can lead to certification. 


If you think that you would contribute to NWP as an Aide, Assistant Instructor or Lead Guide please fill out our Staff Application.

Link here:


Upon receipt, we will review to determine if (and how) your skills can be utilized.  Finally, information on our New Staff Training Series (a series of training sessions in the spring/summer) will be sent to those who are invited to participate. 


Once again, thanks for contacting us about joining our staff.  Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.




Keith Heger
Program Director

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