26 September 2023

Antarctic has cool jobs up for grabs

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PS staff looking for a change of scenery could join up to “make a world of difference” by visiting Antarctica with the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) which has around 150 positions to fill.

Organisational Psychologist and Recruitment Specialist at AAD, Maree Riley said recruitment was now open for people who enjoyed remote and small community living and wanted to use their experience to support globally important climate and ocean research.

“Some 150 people, or expeditioners as they will become known, will get the chance to head South in 2023/24 to help run Australia’s three stations in Antarctica and one on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island,” Ms Riley said.

“Chefs, supply officers, station leaders, electricians, carpenters and information technology officers are among the 32 different roles on offer at Davis, Mawson and Casey research stations, and Macquarie Island,” she said.

“It’s a workplace like no other.”

Ms Riley said that this was an opportunity to work in the coldest and most remote continent on earth to support Australia’s climate and ocean science.

She said AAD’s Antarctic research informed global policy on climate change and ecosystem management, and the people who kept the Division’s stations running were a critical part of that effort.

“Teams live closely for months at a time and so recruiting the right community-minded people is important, including the personal qualities that people must embody to be considered for the Australian Antarctic Program (AAP)” the Organisational Psychologist said.

“We’re looking for a range of skill sets, backgrounds and genders to perform these important support roles and want to hear from anyone who thinks they can make a positive contribution.”

She said this included Field Training Officers, Station Supply Officers, Communications Technical Officers, Information Technology Officer, Engineering Services, and Medical Practitioners.

Ms Riley said applications were open until 16 January.

Further information on the roles and a full list of all the jobs that could be available can be accessed at this PS News link.

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