Aerodrome Camp Support Officer

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Overview of the role

As an Aerodrome Camp Support Officer you will be responsible for cooking and catering, food and kitchen/ablution hygiene, maintaining accurate records of all foodstuffs and consumables, stock control and for assisting with the re-ordering of foodstuffs and consumables for Wilkins Aerodrome camp in conjunction with Casey Station Chefs and the Kingston based Chef Advisor.

The typical employment period for Aerodrome Camp Support Officer is 8 months.

For more detailed information about the requirements of the role and the selection process, please see the application kit below. You may also like to read more about working as an Aerodrome Camp Support Officer in Antarctica.

Employment conditions

Salary and allowances

The annual base salary (while in Australia) is $61,275 per annum ($2,349 per fortnight before tax).

Additional allowances totalling $56,335 per annum are payable while working in Antarctica.


A generous employer superannuation contribution of up to 15.4% will be paid in addition to salary and allowances.

Recreation leave

You will accrue recreation leave at the equivalent of 20 days per annum pro rata. Please note that recreation leave is not available in Antarctica, but will be paid out on return to Australia.


To discuss your application, please ring 1800 030 755 for general information or contact Jeff Hadley on (03) 6232 3518 for position specific matters.

Application kit

The following documents contain important information you need to know about employment and related issues – please read them carefully.

Please note that if you do not demonstrate that you meet the required skills, knowledge and attributes for the role your application will not be considered further.

This position is not currently open for recruitment. If you would like to be notified when applications open please register your details.