Antarctica Post Office Jobs Are Filled

Remember the job openings for workers at Port Lockroy in Antarctica? Running a post office and gift shop and counting penguins for the Antarctic Heritage Trust sounds like a great position until you read there is no running water or internet and you'd have to sleep with your co-workers. But 6,000 people applied for those jobs anyway. Sorry, you were not selected. The slots have been filled by four women ready for adventure.

Lucy Bruzzone earned the position of Base Leader. She is a scientist who already spent three months in the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.

Mairi Hilton is a conservation biologist from Scotland, and will be monitoring the gentoo penguin colony.

Clare Ballantyne recently earned her master's degree in earth science at Oxford University. She will be in charge of the post office, which sends out around 80,000 cards a year from tourists who visit Port Lockroy on Goudier Island.

Natalie Corbett will run the gift shop and museum and count penguins. She's an experienced retail worker who just got married in June. Her new husband George is supportive of her leaving for five months.

The four are looking forward to subzero temperatures and constant daylight for their five-month contract in Antarctica.


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They should turn this into a tv show cuz there's no way they're going to get along for more than a month. Upnext on the Housewives from Antarctica...
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