Port Lockroy, Antarctica – Seasonal Staff – NOW CLOSED

at UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (view profile)
Location Antarctica and Cambridge, United Kingdom
Date Posted 25th February 2020
Job Type Contract/short-term
Remote working


Each year we recruit a small team of staff to work at the historic site of Base A, Port Lockroy in Antarctica and run the museum, shop, Post Office and maintenance programme.

Port Lockroy, Base ‘A’, is a British historic base situated on Goudier Island off the Antarctic Peninsula. It was established in 1944 and operated as a British Research station until it closed in 1962. The abandoned base was designated a Historic Site and Monument under the Antarctic Treaty and in 1996 restored as a ‘living’ museum. Base A now welcomes visitors to the site every Austral summer, in order to promote the work of the UKAHT on the Peninsula and in the UK and to give visitors a taste of base life from the early days of British occupation. It is visited each Austral summer by approximately 18,000 ship-borne visitors, amounting to one to two ship visits per day.

We are now recruiting our three different roles at Port Lockroy, these include; Base Leader, Shop Manager and Port Lockroy Assistant.

Staff are employed on a six month contract which includes the Antarctic season (approximately November to March), and are expected to live and work on the island for the duration of the season, as well as take part in any training or debriefing as appropriate during their six month contract period.

To join our team in Antarctica for the 2020/21 season, please select and complete the most appropriate application form below. Each official application form has an accompanying information pack and guide.

Please note, you do not need to be a British Citizen to apply for this position, but you must be able to come to the UK for selection 13th-15th May 2020 and training 3rd-9th October 2020, and to travel to Antarctica via South America should you be successful.

We will only consider complete application forms received by email and will not be accepting CVs. Applications close at 17:00 GMT on Monday 9th March 2020. Completed application forms should be sent to [email protected].

Download the Base Leader information pack here

Download the Base Leader application form here


Download the Shop Manager information pack here

Download the Shop Manager application form here


Download the Port Lockroy Assistant information pack here

Download the Port Lockroy Assistant application form here

For more information, please look at out website http://www.ukaht.org/get-involved/jobs/port-lockroy/

We are particularly keen to hear from members of the Explorers Connect community so please mention Explorers Connect in your application.