The Australian Antarctic Division is currently recruiting station leaders for 2014 onwards for its stations at Casey, Davis and Mawson on the Antarctic continent and its Macquarie Island station.

This may well be the opportunity you’ve been looking for, a chance to do something totally different … to live and work in a unique and stunning environment that most people can only dream about, and where the wildlife will amaze you.

The station leader’s job is rather like managing a small town in a remote area. The work ranges from supporting science and maintenance projects, to general station community welfare and safety management, liaising with media and schools, and a whole lot more.

During summer our stations are bustling with the many expeditioners who go south for research and support projects. And while numbers dwindle during winter, there’s still so much to experience.

There may also be the potential for successful candidates to travel south prior to taking up your appointment to give you a taste of what’s in store.

Appointments can range from six to 15 months with some flexibility possible.

Previous station leaders have come from a diverse range of backgrounds including not-for-profit bodies, research, the military, police, working with indigenous communities.

In fact, your experience can be from almost walk of life so long as you can demonstrate credentials in leadership and logistics.

Applications close on 31 May 2012.