How To Find a Job in Antarctica

Lemaire Channel, Antarctica

Lemaire Channel, Antarctica

Antarctica is truly one of the world’s last final frontiers, full of awesome extremes, pleasures and surprises for the most adventurous global job seeker. Did you know that Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and highest (based on average elevation) continent on Earth?

If you’re interested in quitting the 9 to 5 and adding some spice to your life, consider getting a job in Antarctica. The friends that I know that have worked in this part of the world tell me that it is one of the most rewarding, life-changing, eye-opening experiences you will ever have.

I asked these buddies of mine to share with me what resources they used to find jobs in Antarctica. I then did a little research myself. All of this work is compiled in the list below, which is a comprehensive selection of resources for searching for employment opportunities in this part of the world.

Websites and Blogs

  • United States Antarctica ProgramUSAP sends roughly 3,000 people to Antarctica every year to conduct scientific research, or provide support to researchers through the operation and maintenance of the research stations and vessels.
  • Cool AntarcticaCool Antarctica has great, blunt anecdotes about finding a job in Antarctica.
  • KulgunRead this informative post and the one above from Cool Antarctica about the realities of finding a job in Antarctica.
  • GHG CorporationGHG Corporation periodically hires professionals in the IT industry. If you jobs like “Communications Technician” or “Antenna Rigger” light you up, this is the site for you.
  • Gana-A’Yoo Services CorporationGana-A’Yoo Services Corporation hires all sorts of people, including janitors, chefs, food clerks, and even hairstylists.
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch at GalvestonIf you are a physician or other type of medical practitioner who wants to work in Antarctica, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has a great program and a number of openings.
  • Australian GovernmentRecruits for a wide range of jobs in Antarctica and at Macquarie Island each season.
  • USA TodayA good article with some useful links to jobs for Antarctica.
  • Lockheed MartinThis famous company often has opportunities down in the South Pole.
  • Jeffrey DeonenfeldA long but informative post by Jeffrey about his experiences getting a job at the South Pole. The post is outdated but still has some relevant job search information.
  • Woody MarxI love this post entitled “Yes! There ARE jobs in Antarctica.”

General Job Search Engines and Classifieds

  • CareerJet: You’re probably familiar with this giant search engine. It has quite a few opportunities in Antarctica.

There you have it. The best places to find jobs in Antarctica as a foreigner. For information on visas for Antarctica, be sure to check out my Antarctica visa page.

McMurdo Station, Antarctica

McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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