Jobs supporting Australia’s Antarctic program

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Jobs in Australia

There are many jobs in Australia supporting Australia’s Antarctic program. The Antarctic Division’s objective is to support the Antarctic Treaty System, which governs Antarctica, and enhance our standing in it. To do this we need to have a crew of staff who are committed to sound environmental practices, robust policies, a strong voice in international forums and a well-informed community.

Current vacancies

There are currently no vacancies in Australia, however up until 24 January we are accepting applications for jobs in Antarctica.

Temporary employment

To register for inclusion in the Temporary Employment Register, please fill in the online temporary employment register form.

Jobs in Antarctica

Australia’s Antarctic program is science-driven, but science in Antarctica is not possible without people who recruit and train expeditioners, provision the stations, co-ordinate the shipping and air transport, and provide the infrastructure that allows people to live and work on the world’s coldest, driest, windiest and highest continent.

Current vacancies

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.

Please visit Jobs in Antarctica for more information.

The Bureau of Meteorology also has employment opportunities in Antarctica.