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Employment opportunities


Antarctica New Zealand has a mixture of permanent, seconded and fixed term staff for our Christchurch and Scott Base locations.

We currently have the following vacancies:

Asset Management Engineer – permanent role

This role is responsible for supporting the Assets & Engineering Manager in the maintenance and operation of Antarctic based assets and infrastructure, and the on ice leadership and coordination of engineering staff.  This role includes leadership of the Scott Base community as a key member of the Scott Base Leadership Team. Click here for full details and information on how to apply

Base Engineer – fixed term (Feb – Oct)

We have two Base Engineers who share the responsibility for the upgrade, maintenance and operation of plant and machinery in Antarctica, by working through set maintenance and upgrade programmes and providing support to science events along with ad hoc work requests. This fixed term role is for part of the 2014/15 Antarctic season - ideally you would head to the ice late Feb and return to New Zealand mid October 2015.  You would be joining the team at the end of the summer operational season and wintering over at Scott Base. Click here for full details and information on how to apply

All applicants for roles at Scott Base must have the personal attributes to be able to relate well with others from diverse professional backgrounds; demonstrate an ability to support and value an interdependent workplace safety culture, caring for the environment, teamwork, and delivering quality customer service; and be certified as medically fit for Antarctic employment by Antarctica New Zealand's Medical Assessor.