Australian Antarctic Program

We’re looking for highly-skilled and passionate people to support Australia’s activities on the icy continent where we undertake world-class scientific research to deliver national priorities and answer key questions of global significance.

Australia has three research stations in Antarctica – Casey, Davis and Mawson – and one on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. Each station is like a small town with a diverse and dedicated workforce. There are station leaders, tradespeople, scientists, doctors, chefs and communications experts. Expeditioners are supported by head office staff experienced in Antarctic policy, law, operations, medicine and science.

About the role

As a Field Training Officer you will be responsible for the planning, scheduling and delivery of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic field training. You will lead and support scientific and operational groups working in the field and develop station search and rescue capabilities in one of the most remote, isolated and beautiful places on the planet.

Annual base salary while in Australia – $80,137 – $88,501 pa.

Additional allowances while working in Antarctica – $60,974 pa.

Superannuation contribution 15.4% plus accrued recreation leave

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Have significant outdoor, teacher and/or instructional experience
  • Hold a Leaders Wilderness First Aid qualification
  • Have worked in isolated and/or cold environments

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via jobs.antarctica.gov.au.

Applications close at midnight AEDT (Hobart time) on 21 January 2021.