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Positions at Antarctic Heritage Trust

From: Elizabeth Meek <l.meek<-at->
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2009
Antarctic Heritage Trust

The Trust is now calling for applications for the following
positions to work in both Antarctica and Christchurch, New Zealand:

Summer Conservators (1 Lead Conservator, 1 Conservator)
(6 month fixed term agreement: Aug 2009 to Feb 2010 in Antarctica)

Conservators NZ and Antarctica (1 Lead Conservator, 1 Conservator)
(12 month fixed term agreement: Aug 2009 to Feb 2010 in
Christchurch, New Zealand and Feb 2010 to Aug 2010 in Antarctica)

Winter Conservator (2 Conservators)
(6 month fixed term agreement: Feb 2010 to Aug 2010 in Antarctica)

Due to Antarctic logistics and operations please note deployment
dates may be subject to change.

The Antarctic Heritage Trust is a New Zealand based charity
recognised internationally as the organisation which cares for the
expedition bases associated with the famed polar explorers Captain
Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Carsten Borchgrevink.

Built between 1899 and 1911, the four wooden bases are located in
the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. These sites are listed on the
World Monuments Fund list of 100 Most Endangered Sites on Earth and
are protected under the Antarctic Treaty System. The expedition
bases contain an estimated 15,000+ artefacts consisting of objects
made from a range of materials including timber, leather, paper,
glass and metal.

During the summer months (approximately Aug to Feb) conservation
work is carried out both onsite at the expedition bases and at Scott
Base (New Zealand's science facility). During the winter months
(approximately Feb to Aug) conservation work is carried out at Scott
Base. In 2008 the project was extended to include conservation work
in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Note: medical and psychometric testing will be required by
successful candidates.

A salary, together with travel to and from Antarctica will be paid
by the Trust.

Successful applicants will be employed by the Trust on a Fixed Term

Applications for the positions are open from Monday 9 March 2009 and
close on Friday 10 April 2009.

For further information and application forms:


And the conservators' blog at


Lizzie Meek
Programme Manager - Artefacts
Antarctic Heritage Trust (registered charitable entity CC24071)
Private Bag 4745
Christchurch, 8140
New Zealand

International Antarctic Centre
38 Orchard Road
Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+64 3 358 0212
Fax: +64 3 358 0244

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