If you’re looking for a job in a remote location, there’s an offer you can count on penguins on the job too. The most remote post office in the world, in Antarctica, is looking for staff.
The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust is forming a new team to be based in Port Lockroy in Antarctica. Vacancies are open for positions such as base manager, store manager, gift shop assistant and post office assistant from November this year to March next year, according to the trust’s website. The trust maintains six designated historic sites and monuments on the Antarctic Peninsula.
According to a BBC report, the work will also include counting penguins as part of the conservation of the gentoo penguin colony. Physical fitness, environmental awareness and knowledge of a minimal impact lifestyle are prerequisites for employment.
Applications are invited until April 25, but only those who have the right to work in the UK can apply. “Do you dream of waking up and seeing Antarctica in all its glory? Penguins wading, the sun piercing over the snow-capped mountains. A job like no other. Join us and help protect Antarctica’s heritage and conserve its precious environment. Apply by April 25,” read the trust’s tweet.
Do you dream of waking up and seeing Antarctica in all its glory? Penguins wading, the sun piercing over the snow-capped mountains. A job like no other. Join us and help protect Antarctica’s heritage and conserve its precious environment. Apply before April 25. https://t.co/NPSf6dKLdi pic.twitter.com/GmJYIq5w1m
– UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (@AntarcticHT) April 4, 2022
Netizens were excited about the job opportunity. “Counting penguins and running the post office, a dream job for someone,” commented one user.
See the reactions:
Given this position,…. Can I kiss the penguins?
– mykelle roberts (@Gravegurl666) April 6, 2022
Unsanitary conditions were dealt with, thinking outside the box and using our ‘tech’ heads. We boiled and filtered water. Can you collect, melt, boil and filter snow/ice and there must be a way to produce running water and a shower🚿. Go technicians and engineers, help here!
— Margaret Taylor PhD (@MgtTaylor1) April 7, 2022
— Hannibal Barca (@HannibalSpeaks) April 7, 2022
Counting penguins and running the post office, a dream job for someone. 🐧 🐧 🐧 https://t.co/DxNxPmQQda
— Michael Greer 💙 (@MGreer_PR) April 7, 2022
Having spent a season here, I can truly say this is the best office in the world! This is your chance to work at the Penguin Post Office… 😊🐧😊 https://t.co/u6vhPebHDe
— Ruth Peacey (@ruthpeacey) April 6, 2022
Work in the gift shop and count the penguins! ? Yes please! 🐧 https://t.co/3cXiB7gkZF
—Ficola Nurphy (@Poppets16) April 5, 2022
Lauren Elliott, a postmaster who worked there in 2019, was quoted as saying by the BBC that it was “the most magical place in the world”.
“It was really exciting, we were able to count all the penguins when they hatched. You have to do a lot of cleaning and there’s a lot of penguin poop, which we call guano, but there’s never time to bored – It’s a really interesting place,” he told the BBC.