The coolest job in the world is up for grabs — and it could be yours.
The Australian Antarctic Division is seeking 100 people in a variety of trade and professional roles to support Australia’s Antarctic program in the summer of 2010/11.
The Division’s Operations Manager, Robb Clifton, said people with a variety of skills and experience are being sought to fill vacancies for winter and summer positions at Australia’s Casey, Mawson and Davis stations.
“Living and working in Antarctica is a unique and inspiring experience which very few people in the world have an opportunity to do,” Robb Clifton said
“The employment periods vary from 6 months for a summer position through to 16 months for a wintering job, and while it can be challenging work, the rewards are second to none,” he said.
First time Antarctic expeditioner, Danny Black, is currently settling into his role as a plumber at Casey station. Mr Black is originally from Geelong in Victoria and said he can’t believe he’s actually living and working on the icy continent.
“I saw the job advertised on the internet and thought it would be an amazing experience and challenge as a plumber to work in such an extreme environment,” Danny Black said.
“I’ve been here for only about a month, but so far it’s been an incredible time, everyone is so friendly, the work is interesting and the surrounds are just awesome,” he said.
The Australian Antarctic Division is looking for station leaders, doctors, electronics engineers, plant inspectors, mechanics, chefs, communications operators, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, engineers, tradespeople, aircraft support personnel and field training officers.