Here’s How to Get a Job at the Most Remote Post Office in Antarctica

Seeing a ‘Help Wanted’ sign for a position in the remote continent of Antarctica might be an unusual sight, but turns out it’s not an impossible one. The Uk Antarctic Heritage Trust has launched a search for a team who will help run a remote post office in Antarctica! So if you’re somebody who’s looking for adventure in the far corners of the world, this might just be the job for you.

The Requirements

The British charity is looking for people for three positions – base leader, general assistant, and shop manager. The post office is located on Goudier Island in Port Lockroy. The duties will primarily include taking care of the post and the gift shop, carrying out general maintenance, looking after the museum, and counting the penguins for the purpose of monitoring and protecting the island’s Gentoo colony. Antarctic operations manager Lauren Luscombe stated in a press release that the charity is looking for applicants who can bring to the team a range of skills like heritage, conservation, retail experience, leadership, building maintenance, and management. The team will leave in late October or early November for the far-off continent and will continue to work in Port Lockroy until March 2023.

The Provisions

This is the first time since 2020 that the region will see visitors, making the team being assembled vital for the site. The selected applicants will be expected to work throughout the week, with fixed days off bi-weekly. Since Port Lockroy is a potentially dangerous region, any adventurous activity is not allowed but the candidates can spend their time with simpler pursuits like photography, cooking, reading, drawing, etc. The accommodations provided are basic but comfortable. Visiting ships will provide the team with shower facilities as they aren’t available on the island. There will also be no access to the internet and cell phone reception making communication back home minimal. So if you’re somebody who can flourish in the cold and remote Antarctica, this could be the next perfect job for you!

National Parks Offering the Best Virtual Tours to Enjoy From the Couch

Because of social distancing, spending time outdoors has become challenging. But thare are still an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful nature even if the situation requires people to stay inside. How is this possible? The following national parks are currently offering virtual tours through Google Arts & Culture. Check them out!

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

This virtual tour lets people explore glaciers, icebergs, and fjords located in the Alaskan wilderness. Kenai Fjords has more than 40 glaciers in the Harding Icefield, according to the National Park Service website, and the tour begins with a peek into the Exit Glacier, which is one of the only accessible glaciers by road within the national park.

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

This virtual tour enables people to explore the Nahuku Lava Tube. It is a cave formed by flowing lava. During the tour, everyone can “fly” over an active volcano, enjoy the stunning view from the volcanic coastal cliffs, and see the effects of an eruption from 1959.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

This popular park has over 100 caves and is located in the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico. On this tour, people can view incredible rock formations, take a walk through the fascinating caverns, and even see thousands of bats who live in the cave system. There is also an opportunity to “experience” life as a bat thanks to this impressive simulation.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

This virtual tour centered on Sunset Point enables everyone to get up close and personal with the park’s unique rock formations, enjoy the star-filled night sky from this Dark Sky certified national park, and even take a horseback ride through the canyon from the comfort of their own home.

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

According to the National Park Service website, this park is located 70 miles west of Key West. Thanks to this virtual tour, people no longer have to book a seaplane or boat to get there. They can view the third largest coral reef in the world, check out the Civil War-era Fort Jefferson, swim, and even take an exploratory dive into a shipwreck from 1907.