Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Call for Applications: Scott Base Volunteer Programme 2012-13

The following volunteer opportunity is being distributed on behalf of the New Zealand Antarctic Society. Position description and application forms are available for download by following the relevant web link at the bottom of this announcement.

Title: New Zealand Antarctic Society - Scott Base Volunteer Programme 2012-13
Deadline: Wednesday 12 September 2012
Please find attached an opportunity for 'current financial' members of the New Zealand Antarctic Society residing in New Zealand to work as part of a volunteer work scheme supporting New Zealand's activities in Antarctica. SBVP Application Form attached.

Two successful applicants will be selected to work at Scott Base for approximately four weeks (December 2012 to January 2013). They will help with maintenance tasks primarily painting mainly exterior window frames at Scott Base.  Several Society members have performed this role in recent years.

This is an exciting opportunity to live and work at Scott Base, complete Antarctica Field Training and experience Antarctica first hand. The base work week is Monday to Saturday with Sundays off.

You will also be invited to take part in base activities including 'Fam Trips' to various locations, cross country skiing, local walks, skiing at the Kiwi ski field and social events including Christmas and New Year. 

The US McMurdo Station with about 1100 people is only a 3 km stroll over the hill providing you with some momentary respite from Scott Base and various social and sporting activities. The area is steeped in Antarctic history with Scott's Discovery Hut just a further stroll from McMurdo as is Observation Hill with the memorial cross to Scott's Terra Nova expedition at it's summit.

Many science events pass through Scott Base over the summer season and you will have the chance to meet some leading Antarctic scientists and learn of their work.

Applications close Wednesday 12 September and returned to the branch you are affiliated to.

All applicants must be current financial members of the New Zealand Antarctic Society and be resident in New Zealand.”

For further information on the New Zealand Antarctic program and Scott Base:

To discover more about the New Zealand Antarctic Society:

Position description and application forms:

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