Love Penguins? Apply to Manage a ‘Penguin Post Office’ in Antarctica!

March 15, 2024 10:16 am in by
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The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust has opened up an extraordinary job opportunity for adventurous individuals. Starting in November 2024, lucky successful applicants will spend five months living in the southernmost post office in the world on Goudier Island, also known as Port Lockroy.

The job description, posted by the charity, seeks hard-working and self-motivated individuals who are willing to relocate and embrace the distinctive scent of penguin poop. But what’s all this buzz about the Penguin Post Office?

Gentoo penguins on Goudier Island, Antartica
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Despite its remote location, this historic British base processes a whopping 80,000 letters and postcards each season, with many coming from summer-visiting cruise ship passengers. Imagine visiting during the beginning of summer and stumbling upon a shop nestled among the glaciers?

The role involves tending to the post collection, maintaining the buildings, and the truly rewarding task of counting the gentoo penguins that call Port Lockroy home. However, prospective applicants should brace themselves for limited phone and internet service, no running water, and the occasional shower courtesy of passing cruise ships.

While this opportunity may not be everyone’s cup of tea, for the right person, it offers a unique chance to experience awe-inspiring landscapes and have penguins as neighbours. So, if you’re ready for an out-of-the-ordinary adventure, this might just be the job for you! Interested? Apply here for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.