Heat getting to you at work? How about an ice change


ADVENTURE, a pay packet and the ultimate addition to your resume - that's ice ice baby!

The Australian Antarctic Division needs more than 100 workers who can chill with the best of them for a stint in one the world's most beautiful and rugged places.

Skilled women and men are needed to score a gig on Australia's Antarctic program in the world's fifth largest continent.

Builders, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, mechanics, plant operators, electronics engineers, aircraft ground support officers, aerodrome grader and plant operators, field training officers, station supply officers, communications technicians, chefs and doctors are needed on the ice.

Australian Antarctic acting director Dr Rob Wooding said it was a chance to be part of an "amazing adventure".

"There's not many workplaces where you'll see penguins and seals on your commute, or where you have to adjust your schedule to avoid a blizzard. In some ways the work is very similar to a normal job in Australia, but at the same time you're in one of the most remote, inaccessible parts of the world experiencing something only a handful of people ever will," Dr Wooding said.

"We offer extensive pre-departure training to prepare you for living and working in an extreme environment and you will be entitled to Antarctic allowances while working at any of our stations. In addition, your accommodation, food and cold weather clothing is all provided while you're away.

Australia manages Casey, Davis and Mawson stations in the Antarctic; and Macquarie Island in the sub-Antarctic.


Topics:  employment jobs

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Region faces wild wind

DESTROYED: Half of the roof of the Moranbah home was ripped off from the 104km/h wind.

Moranbah residents say weather is worse than the cyclone.

Heroic rescue saves life

CLOSE CALL: Leslie Cruthers and Buddha at the spot the playful pup fell into the Nogoa River.

Kayakers rush to save dog walker clinging to riverbank.

National super star at age 13

Competing in Rotorua, New Zealand earlier this year.

Dingo local takes on international motocross competition.

Local Partners