Calling all penguin loving pirates, every year the Port Lockroy polar station looks for employees for its facility to help with running the museum, store, post office and technical service. They are looking for 3 people and anyone can apply - including YOU! All you need is a valid passport! And most importantly your new next door neighbours will be the penguins that live next door!
The contract covers employment for 6 months during the season (November to March) and you will receive the appropriate training in order for you to be able to fulfil the role! So what positions are there to fill? You can apply for 3 different positions including assistant, facility leader and store manager. The tasks will include managing a souvenir and post office, supervising the annual conservation of buildings and artefacts and observing wildlife.
How can you apply?
Head to the Port Lockroy website for more information on each position as well as the work place, and then complete the application form and keep your fingers crossed. Although the establishment belongs to the territory of Great Britain, anyone can apply, regardless of their origin.
What is Port Lockroy at all?
This is a historic polar station located on Goudier Island in the Palmer Archipelago. From 1944 to 1962 it served as a British research centre. After restoration, it has been operating as a "living" museum since 1996. Since then, more and more people visit it, and the station gives you the opportunity to learn about work and life in Antarctica. Research here includes the impact of tourism on the local colony of white-browed penguins. Fortunately, no adverse effects were found and the penguins are doing well! If you want to read more about work and life in Port Lockroy, take a look at the facilities website and blog here. You can also follow on Instagram, watch out for penguins (and other animals)!
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The countdown has begun! You have exactly ONE WEEK left to apply to be a part of our 2020/21 Port Lockroy team, working in Antarctica! What are you waiting for? Apply to be our Base Leader, Shop Manager or one of two Port Lockroy Assistants. Ready? Go, go, go! Apply now: www.ukaht.org/get-involved/jobs/port-lockroy #AntarcticaInSight #DreamJob #South #Travel