The Camp Manager will work under the broad direction of the Field Operations Manager, which will transition to the appointed Field Leader prior to departure and during deployment.

As a member of the field camp’s senior leadership team, the role may include a Deputy Field Leader component where the incumbent may be required to relieve the Field Leader if operational priorities require it.

The position has an operational and strategic focus, working with a significant level of autonomy, capable of managing and prioritising personal workloads and those of the broader field camp community. The Camp Manager will work with a range of operational and science stakeholders in a high-tempo environment, requiring emotional intelligence and a high level of written and verbal communication skills.

Specifically, this position is responsible for the management of pre-campaign field camp refinement, cargo consignment, in-field camp construction and operational camp management. Deep field operations, camp infrastructure maintenance and ongoing project support are particularly dynamic in nature and require a highly flexible approach to the way daily functions are prioritised. This position plays an essential role in ensuring the delivery of safe field operations to the AAP.

Employment conditions

The annual base salary when in Australia starts from $112,089 per annum.

Base salary + additional allowances when in Antarctica starts from $180,043 per annum.

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 the 24–25 season we are looking for a Camp Manager to support the Denman Terrestrial Campaign in the Bunger Hills. A merit pool for future projects will be developed from this application round.


In accordance with the PS Act 1999, APS employees are required to be Australian citizens. Persons who are not Australian citizens will generally only be considered where there are no suitable Australian applicants, with next considerations being Australian residents with work rights and New Zealand citizens

To apply for this role you must have the skills, experience and qualifications/licences listed below:

Skills and experience


  • A strong and demonstrable background in project management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated background in stakeholder engagement to a high standard
  • A proven and thorough understanding of what is required to maintain a safe working environment, following applicable WHS legislation
  • High level experience in the delivery of project activities in a remote environment
  • A demonstrated ability to lead and manage small teams effectively and efficiently to achieve key project timelines and milestones
  • A demonstrated ability to adapt to change and prioritise work in a rapidly evolving operational environment
  • A strong and demonstrable understanding of remote field camp logistics and operations


  • Trade qualifications relevant to the construction and delivery of temporary infrastructure into remote areas
  • Experience working and leading/managing small team in a remote environment
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in a national Antarctic program
  • Experience with and/or understanding of supporting assets, such as aviation and shipping to enable remote field camp delivery/operations

Current qualifications/licences (provide copies in your application):  

  • A current, unrestricted “C” class (manual) Australian driver’s licence
  • Valid passport when travelling to the Antarctic or sub-Antarctic. The expiry date of the passport (and any relevant visa) must be at least 6 months beyond the planned end date of your intended stay in the Antarctic or sub-Antarctic 
  • A current statement of attainment in the following units of first aid, or the ability to attain prior to commencement: 
    • Provide First Aid (HLTAID0011) must be valid for at least 18 months beyond the date of AAD commencement
    • Provide CPR (HLTAID009) must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of AAD commencement


For general enquiries, please email the Expeditioner Services Team at

For job specific technical enquiries, or to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Marty Passingham, Project Manager – Denman Terrestrial Campaign at

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