There’s a long and eminent history of jobs in Antarctica. Ernest Shackleton may have been the continent’s first employer, reputed to have posted this job advertisement before his legendary expedition in 1914:
“Men Wanted for Hazardous Journey.
Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.”
Today, more than 1,200 people live and work in Antarctica’s largest community, McMurdo Station.
Job opportunities range from Electricians and Carpenters to Biomedical and Marine Technicians. If you are looking to march with the penguins, consider being a Zoological Field Assistant. Do you have a passion for rigging in an extreme environment? Then there’s a job for you!
Don’t forget to pack warmly though! Temperatures at the South Pole reach a low of -90°C (-130°F).
Is the coldest place on Earth not your cup of tea? Then check out other job opportunities around the world.