Avalanche Field Technician

Position Overview/Summary

Field Technicians plan and safely undertake trips into mountainous terrain to collect data, make observations, and produce audio-visual materials. Field Technicians provide public risk communications through social media, trailside outreach, and formal outreach and education events. They play an important role in their communities, raising public avalanche awareness, offering education, and being the face of Avalanche Canada in their local area. They also play a pivotal role as Avalanche Canada’s ambassadors in their local professional community. Field Technician duties require travel and other activities in avalanche terrain, engaging best practices, and modelling these practices to the public. Field Technicians stay abreast of new developments and, on behalf of Avalanche Canada, may carry out research and/or development projects relevant to Avalanche Canada’s vision, mission, and mandate.

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Positions Available

Avalanche Field Technician—Yukon (Whitehorse)

Avalanche Field Technician—South Rockies (Fernie)

Avalanche Field Technician—Northwest (Smithers)

The field technician position involves approximately 700 work hours between mid-November and early May.

Wage Range

$30.62 to $38.26

Please note that new hires typically start at the lower end of this range, depending on experience and qualifications. 

To apply, please submit your application by email to:


Application Format

Please provide:

A cover letter that indicates to which team(s) you are applying, and why your skills and experience make you suitable for the position.

A resumé that includes:

  • Full name, mailing address, phone number(s), and email address.
  • Copies of diplomas, certificates, or other certifications for relevant post-secondary education and technical training.
  • Proof of current membership in relevant professional bodies (e.g. CAA, ACMG, CSGA, CMBGA).
  • A history of professional experience.
  • A list of recent employers with an emphasis on avalanche industry work.
  • Contact details for a minimum of two people who can provide references, at least one of whom should be an avalanche professional.

Application Deadline

Please submit your application by July 15, 2024. Applications received after this date will still be considered if positions remain unfilled.


  •  Avalanche Canada may contact previous employers and references prior to offering an interview.
  • Candidates are strongly encouraged to carefully review the Job Description and Qualifications before preparing an application.
  • Please specify to which team(s) you are applying
  • Avalanche Canada is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
  • Only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

Need More Information?  Contact Jennifer Coulter, Field Program Manager: