VACANCIES ADVERTISED AT ANTARCTICA’S POST OFFICE
A British charity has advertised vacancies to run the world’s most remote British post office. The team will be stationed at the Port Lockroy base for five months.
The base is on Goudier Island in the Antarctic Peninsula.
A new team is sent to the remote post office every year, but this year will be the first time new recruits will be taken in since the pandemic.
While the team will consist of only a handful of eager British citizens, there are a lot of penguins in the area. That’s if you’re keen to go out into the freezing cold.
BBC reports that candidates are required to have a good level of physical fitness, environmental awareness and knowledge of minimum impact living.
The workers will be expected to run the gift shop along with the post office. And speaking of the penguins, the workers will also have to conduct a penguin count as part of the charity’s efforts to protect the Gentoo penguin colony.
As part of their duties, the team will also have to look after the artefacts and the museum inside Bransfield House. Although there haven’t been any visitors during the past two years because of the pandemic, the area usually welcomes around 18,000 visitors during the Antarctic summer from November to March.
The charity has warned potential candidates that they will have to be able to spend a lot of time with each other during the five months and that running water is something they will have to get used to living without.
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