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Australian Antarctic expeditioners on the ice
Australian Antarctic expeditioners on the ice (Photo: Gordon Tait)
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10th December 2017

Now is your chance to live and work at the end of the Earth – apply for a job in Antarctica!

The Australian Antarctic Division is recruiting more than 150 people for a range of expeditioner roles at its three Antarctic stations and on sub Antarctic Macquarie Island.

The Division’s Human Resources Manager, Andrew Groom, said it’s an incredible opportunity to live and work in one of the remotest places on the planet.

“Antarctica is a place that many people dream of experiencing, but few have the chance too,” Mr Groom said.

“Becoming an Australian Antarctic expeditioner gives you unique access to the icy continent, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the Antarctic environment, see icebergs and penguins first-hand, and become part of a unique station community.”

The Division is recruiting for a range of roles including chefs, station leaders, tradespeople, engineers, IT and communications operators for short summer stints of four months and up to 18 months over winter.

“We are committed to enhancing diversity on station and would particularly like to encourage females to apply for the 2018–19 season,” he said.

“All applicants are assessed for their job specific skills, but also undergo comprehensive medical and adaptability assessments to determine their fitness and suitability for life in Antarctica.”

”Prior to heading south expeditioners may also get the chance to be trained to undertake other roles while on station, including being part of the lay surgical team, search and rescue or fire-fighting crew.

The recruitment round for the 2018–19 season is open until 24 January 2018. More information can be found at jobs.antarctica.gov.au

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