If you like penguins and post, we might just have the job for you. The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust is searching for people to spend five months in Antarctica, to run the world's most remote post office. Successful applicants will also be responsible for keeping a close eye on the neighbors - a colony of Gentoo penguins.
Applications are coming in hot and heavy for a coveted job to run the world’s most remote post office. The position is based in Antarctica, and one of the key specifications is the ability to count penguins.
They will hire four people to fill the five-month role at Port Lockroy — affectionally dubbed the “Penguin Post Office.” The nearly-80-year-old building is on British-owned Goudier Island, which is about the size of a football field and is populated by hundreds of penguins.
The post office doubles as a museum and is managed by the U.K. Antarctic Heritage Trust. Each year, the British charity hires four postmasters to live on the island from November to March.
Employees are collectively responsible for maintaining the historic site and catering to the thousands of tourists who come by boat during the season. The staff is also in charge of wildlife monitoring — which includes tallying penguins — and environmental data collection.