Job opportunities in Antarctica
Looking for a new challenge? British Antarctic Survey has launched its latest recruitment campaign for a wide range of jobs in Antarctica for the 2022/23 Antarctic season.
Antarctica is the coldest and most isolated continent in the world. It is also the most exhilarating, providing the most unique and spectacular setting for our vital scientific research. We employ experts from many different professions to carry out our science and keep the lights on, feed the teams and keep everyone safe!
Its an opportunity of a lifetime, according to BAS’ HR Business Partner James Miller:
“We have world-class laboratories, accommodation buildings, offices and technical facilities at the five research stations operated by BAS. We need the best trade and support professionals to keep everything running smoothly and provide top quality support to our science programme. The chance to work on the ice, surrounded by stunning scenery, icebergs, penguins, whales and seals is an opportunity of a lifetime and will be a fantastic experience.”
Ollie Darke, now Head of Estates at BAS, who started off as a Steel Erector in Antarctica says:
“My advice for anyone contemplating a job with British Antarctic Survey is just go for it! My time in Antarctica was the most incredible experience of my life and the memories I made there will last a lifetime.”
Contracts run from six to 18 months. The benefits package includes a starting salary of £25,179, with a 10% bonus on successful completion. In addition, all living expenses are covered – accommodation, food, travel, specialist clothing, tools and training. An allowance is also paid if significant training is needed at BAS Head Office in Cambridge before deployment.
Job seekers can apply online: bas.ac.uk/vacancies. Closing date for most roles is 31 March 2022.
Jobs in Antarctica on offer include:
Boating Officer – Rothera and King Edward Point
Diesel Power Generation Technician
Electrical Maintenance Technician – Summer
Electrical Maintenance Technician – Winter
Marine Biologist – South Georgia
Marine Operations Assistant – Rothera
Marine Maintenance Technician (Summer)
Mechanical Maintenance Technician (Winter)
Meteorological Observer and Technician
Summer Chef – Rothera Research Station
Winter Chef – Rothera Research Station