The Cambridge-based charity usually advertises for the position every year, and they expect to receive hundreds of applications. However it is the first time the post has been open since the pandemic began.
Three to four positions are available, including base leader, shop manager and general assistant. Employees will be tasked with running the post office, museum, gift shop and counting the resident gentoo penguins.
Those who apply should be physically fit, be environmentally aware, and realise the challenges and limitations of life when living in sub-zero temperatures with no running water and electricity. A full list of requirements can be found in the application pack.
Around 18,000 people venture to the site every year to experience the ice-covered continent, but it’s a rare opportunity to reside here for five months permanently.
Applications close on 25 April 2022, followed by interview stages. Those who are successful will undergo training in October before travelling to Port Lockroy and remaining there from November through to March – summer in the Antarctic.
Find out more and apply at ukaht.org