Atlantic Climbing School does have openings for the 2018 season

 We are looking for single pitch instructors and multi-pitch guides. ACS is in search of experienced guides and instructors with great soft skills and a passion for teaching and the outdoors. Please read the minimum requirements below, if you meet these pre requisites please apply via email at info@climbacadia.com. In your e-mail please include a cover letter, professional resume, and a climbing resume. Each year we receive many applications and we choose from the most experienced. Remember the requirements below are minimums and the vast majority of our applicants have much more experience. We ask for a ten week commitment from our guides from the last week of June through Labor Day.

Guide Tracking Program

Atlantic Climbing School's Guide Tracking Program is designed to provide a clear pathway for young guides to progress in the American Mountain Guides Association's Rock Guide discipline.

By combining AMGA courses and certification with ACS employment, guides can complete the initial steps that ultimately lead to Rock Guide certification.
Acadia National Park is an ideal setting for a qualified guide to obtain valuable experience in the AMGA's foundational rock terrain categories: single pitch rock climbing instruction and multi pitch rock climbing guiding on Rock Instructor terrain.

A season spent working as a climbing guide on the coast of Maine is a unique experience. The work environment is second to none and time off ensures that you'll be able to sample plenty of local outdoor recreation options like climbing, hiking, sea kayaking, cycling, trail running, swimming, and sailing. A Pro Purchase program with leading manufacturers is available. All ACS guides are fully covered under Workers' Compensation Insurance.

The following qualifications represent the minimum necessary to be considered for employment by Atlantic Climbing School:

ACS TR Instructor Qualifications
AMGA CertifiedSPI
Current WFR/WFA CPR certifications
Minimum age: 21
Minimum of four years of rock climbing experience
Rock climbing experience in at least two geographic areas (example: Acadia and Joshua Tree)
Consistent, solid leading ability at the 5.10 trad level

ACS Lead Guide Qualifications
AMGA Rock Instructor course or Rock Guide course & Aspirant exam graduate
Current WFR/CPR certifications
Minimum age: 22
Minimum of five years of rock climbing experience
Rock climbing experience in at least three geographic areas (example: Acadia, Joshua Tree and Red Rocks)
Consistent, solid leading ability at the 5.11a trad level

ACS Supervising Guide Qualifications
AMGA Certified Rock Instructor
Current WFR/CPR certifications
Minimum age: 23
Minimum of six years of rock climbing experience
Rock climbing experience in at least four geographic areas (example: Acadia, Joshua Tree, Red Rocks and Yosemite)
Consistent, solid leading ability at the 5.11a trad level

For more information, contact ACS owner Eli Simon at: info@climbacadia.com