New Zealand Antarctic Society (Incorporated)

Voluntary Work in Antarctica

Painter / Decorator work

The New Zealand Antarctic Society and Antarctica New Zealand have enterd into an agreement to provide an opportunity for two New Zealand Antarctic Society members to work voluntarily at Scott Base, Antarctica for approximately four weeks in December 2014 / January 2015.

The voluntary work is that of painter/decorators, mainly exterior painting at Scott Base and will report to Antarctica New Zealand's Engineering Supervisor and work under the direction of the Scott Base Carpenter.

While formal painter/decorator trades qualifications are not necessary, a proven ability at painting and decorating is required. The successful volunteers will be expected to work safely outside on scaffolding. .

Full information is available here...

Appropriate Antarctic Awareness Training will be undertaken in Christchurch prior to deployment to Antarctica.

The candidates must have the following

  • Strong Health, Safety and Environment values
  • Proven ability in exterior painting
  • Sound decision making and work ethics
  • Current membership of the New Zealand Antarctic Society
  • Hold a current full Class 1 NZ drivers license
  • Hold a current workplace first aid certificate valid for the duration of the role
  • Possess the personal qualities required to fit in socially and professionally with a diverse range of people
  • All applicants must be current financial members of the New Zealand Antarctic Society and also be resident in New Zealand.

    The Volunteers are required to undergo all Antarctica NZ's induction processes prior to departure; including obtaining a medical clearance, undergoing police check, pre deployment training and any role specific training.

    If you are interested in applying for one of two positions please download and complete an application form here... and return it to your branch:

    Applications must arrive no later than Wednesday 11 September 2014.

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