We value your privacy

We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience, serve personalised content, and analyse our traffic. By clicking "Accept All" you accept this and consent that we share this information with third parties and that your data may be processed in the USA. For more information, please read our .

You can adjust your preferences at any time. If you deny, we will use only the essential cookies and unfortunately, you will not receive any personalised content. To deny, .

Animal, Antarctica, Bird

Dream job in the Antarctic includes counting penguins

Mateys, if you love penguins as much as we do, this dream job in Antarctica could be right up your street.

Published by

The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust are now recruiting for a new team to be based at Port Lockroy in Antarctica for the 2023/24 season, you will spend 5 months on an Antarctic island working at the post office and museum.

The best part of the job? Counting and monitoring thousands of cute penguins. The reason for the penguin counting and their eggs is for a long-running population monitoring program.🐧

The roles

  • 1 x Base Leader

  • 1 x Shop Manager

  • 2 x General Assistants


  • Deadline for applications: 26 March 2023

  • Online interview: dates TBC

  • Team selection 📍Northamptonshire: 30 May - 1 June 2023

  • Meet the team training 📍Peak District: 11 - 14 August 2023

  • Pre-deployment training 📍Cambridge: 18 - 29 September 2023

  • Service in Antarctica from late October/early November 2023 until the end of March 2024

  • All applicants for Port Lockroy must be residents in the UK by the start date of team selection

The monthly salary starts from £1,310 to £1,890 per calendar month.

There is no Wi-Fi, mobile phone reception or running water.

You can apply online on the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust website. There you will also find further information on the positions and requirements.

Report a legal concern