The Australian Antarctic Division is now accepting applications for job opportunities supporting the 2018–19 Australian Antarctic Program.
Applications will close at 5.00 pm AEDT on 24 January 2018 (Hobart time). Please note some positions are not open for the current recruitment round.
Overview of the role
As the Chef you will be responsible for Station cooking and catering, food safety and kitchen hygiene, control of all foodstuffs and consumables, and for re-ordering of foodstuffs and consumables for the succeeding expedition. Additionally, the Chef assigned to Casey station will be required to be available to relieve the Wilkins Aerodrome Camp Support Officer (ACSO) at times throughout the flying season. Duties whilst at Wilkins Aerodrome can be found under the job description for the ACSO on the Australian Antarctic Division website.
Chefs can be employed in either summer or winter jobs; shorter winter opportunities may also arise. Chefs are employed at all three Antarctic stations as well as Macquarie Island.
For more detailed information about the requirements of the role and selection process, please see the application kit below. You might like to read more about working as a Chef in Antarctica.
Salary and allowances
The annual base salary (while in Australia) is $64,376 per annum ($2,468 per fortnight before tax).
Additional allowances totalling $59,186 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.
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 755for general information or contact Noel Tennant on (03) 6232 3119 for position specific matters.
To be eligible for consideration you must be either an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, or a resident of Australia with a valid visa granting appropriate work rights in Australia.
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.