Fancy a cool job far from Top End?


IT’S about as po­lar op­po­site as you can get from be­ing a tradie in the Ter­ri­tory but if you are look­ing for a work change with a cool dif­fer­ence, the Casey Sta­tion in Antarc­tica is cur­rently hir­ing.

Aus­tralian Antarc­tic Di­vi­sion hu­man re­sources man­ager An­drew Groom said it was an ex­pe­ri­ence money could not buy.

“Work­ing as part of the Aus­tralian Antarc­tic Pro­gram is more than just vis­it­ing the icy con­ti­nent; it al­lows you to im­merse your­self in the ex­tra­or­di­nary en­vi­ron­ment for an ex­tended pe­riod,” he said.

More than 150 peo­ple are wanted to keep the sta­tions run­ning through­out next sea­son, in­clud­ing sta­tion sup­port, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, in­fra­struc­ture, avi­a­tion, science, me­chan­i­cal and med­i­cal. The em­ploy­ment pe­riod ranges from four months over sum­mer, up to 15 months over win­ter, with sum­mer the busiest.

David Hamil­ton, 54, said he was liv­ing a dream by work­ing as a fridge me­chanic.


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