What kind of jobs are available?

Click the name of each company to be taken to their hiring page! If they don’t have any positions listed wait a bit and try again. Some employers post jobs as needed and some post them seasonally.

Where applicable I’ve included searching just for Antarctica jobs in the link itself. For example, with Leidos just ignore the location for each position stating it’s Colorado and actually click through and read each job description as many of them deploy to Antarctica for a season or two each year.

Gana A’Yoo

  • This is where first-season folks and folks without speciality skills most often get hired.
  • Station Services
    • Baker
    • Sous Chef
    • Production Cook
    • Dining Attendant
    • Steward
    • Other, Food Service
    • Hairstylist
    • Janitor
    • Retail Clerk
    • Post Office Clerk
    • Recreation
    • Housing
    • Beverage Supervisor (aka Bar Manager)


  • Management and Science Support
    • Cost/Schedule Analyst
    • Management and Science Support
    • Database Administrator
    • Engineering & Science Support
    • Facilities Engineer
    • Financial Analyst
    • Information Security Analyst
    • Laboratory Assistant
    • Marine Project Coordinator
    • Network Engineer
    • Program Planner
    • Subcontract Administrator
    • Winter Site Manager

GHG Corporation

  • IT and Communications
    • Antenna Rigger
    • Communications Technician
    • Telco / Radio
    • Computer Technician
    • Marine Science Technician
    • Network Engineer
    • IT Supervisor
    • Satcom Engineer / Technician
    • System Administrator
    • Broadcast Engineer
    • Web Application Developer
    • Telecommunications Technician

PAE, Inc.

  • Logistics and Operations
    • Crane Operator
    • Logistics and Operations
    • Carpenter
    • Electrician
    • Environment, Health, and Safety Engineer
    • Facility Engineer
    • Finance
    • Firefighter
    • Fire Systems Technician
    • Flight Line Equipment Mechanic
    • Fuels Operator
    • Heavy Equipment Mechanics / Operators
    • Human Resources Generalist
    • Lineman
    • Machinist
    • Maintenance / Construction Trades
    • Maintenance Specialist
    • Material Person
    • Mountaineer
    • Plumber
    • Power / Water Plant Technician
    • Surveyor
    • Waste Water Treatment Operator
    • Welder

Best Recycling

  • In updating this page I noticed their positions have changed so take this one with a grain of salt.
  • Waste Management
    • Haz Waste Technician
    • Recycling Technician

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)

  • Medical Services
    • Biomed Equip Repair
    • Flight Nurse
    • Medical Lab Technician
    • Nurse
    • Nurse Practioner / Physician Assistant
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Physician
    • Radiology Technician


  • You can also always check USAP themselves for additional employers. As I don’t check these links constantly, there’s a chance that new contracts are in place and thus there are different options available.
  • There are a few additional employers listed on this page too for your perusal that might have a job that suits you. A few are:
    • The NSF and NSF OPP
    • Kenn Borek Air
    • PHI

Don’t mind going to a non-US station? The following places hire non-citizens too! If you’re not a US citizen, do a quick Google search with “Antarctica Program” and your country of residence and you may find something as over 30 countries have stations here.


  • Jobs listed in January/February
  • Short-list visit in the UK in May at own travel expense
  • Training in September in the UK at own travel expense

Antarctica New Zealand

  • To be fair, I don’t actually know for sure that they hire Americans but I heard a story about one of ours that went to work for them after her season with USAP.  Their website states “residents or legally entitled to work in New Zealand.”
  • You’d be next door to US’s McMurdo Station.

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