The Aerodrome Chef cooks and caters food for Wilkins Aerodrome, and manages kitchen/ablution hygiene. The Aerodrome Chef maintains accurate records, performs stock control and re-orders food and consumables. This is done in partnership with Casey station Chefs and the Chef Advisor in Hobart.
The Aerodrome Chef also undertakes a range of duties to maintain essential services at Wilkins Aerodrome. Some of the aviation duties include cargo/baggage handling, weather reporting, passenger liaison and first aid.
The Aerodrome Chef is employed in a summer job only.
The Australian Antarctic Program’s (AAP) vision is to ensure Antarctica is valued, protected and understood. Working with the AAP provides a unique opportunity to experience Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, while supporting world-leading science.
The AAP aims to support expeditioner growth, professionally and personally, with a focus on wellbeing. We strive to employ versatile, proactive and community minded people. Expeditioners will need to contribute to a small team and be resilient as they face the challenges of living in an isolated environment.
For more detailed information about the selection process, please see the link to more information on the application process below.
- The annual base salary (while in Australia) is $71,068 per annum ($2,724 per fortnight before tax).
- Additional allowances totalling $65,341 per annum are payable while working in Antarctica.
- A generous employer superannuation contribution of up to 15.4% will be paid in addition to salary and allowances.
- You will accrue recreation leave at the equivalent of 20 days per annum pro rata. Please note that recreation leave is not available in Antarctica, but will be paid out on return to Australia.
For general enquiries, please use our contact form to speak to the Expeditioner Resourcing team.
You must be an Australian citizen, Australian resident with work rights in Australia, or a New Zealand citizen. Please note: Jobs requiring a security clearance are only open to Australian citizens. Applications from persons who are not Australian citizens will usually only be considered where there are no suitable Australian applicants.