Have you ever wanted to play an integral role in a major expedition? Are you an armchair adventurer who would rather stay home, where it’s safe and sound, not to mention warm? How are your organizational skills?
It seems that two adventurers from the U.K., John Wilton-Davies and Justin Miles, are planning a major expedition to the South Pole in 2010, and they’re in need of an Expedition Manager to take on some organizational and media relations duties. In the months leading up to the start of the expedition, the expedition manager will organize contacts with the media, assist in preparing presentations for sponsors, and take steps to raise awareness of the project.
Of course, once John and Justin set out, the duties will ramp up considerably, as this person will be responsible for daily communications with the team while they are on the ice, as well as overseeing the updating of the expedition’s website with progress reports, photos and more. The expedition manager will also work closely with the media, keeping them informed on the team’s progress, as well as organize live interviews from Antarctica. In other words, they’ll be the team’s lifeline back to the world.
While the position doesn’t offer any salary, it is a great opportunity to really get involved with the behind the scenes aspects of of a polar expedition. It would also be amazing experience if you’re planning a similar expedition of your own, learning the ins and outs, while making great contacts too.
So what kind of expedition would you be working with? How about the first unsupported round trip journey from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole and back again? The expedition is called the Last Great Challenge, and John and Justin expect to cover more than 1382 miles across some of the most inhospitable terrain on the planet. Remember, the majority of explorers that head to the South Pole go just one way, and then catch a flight out from their final destination.
For more information on the Expedition Manager’s position, click here. Get your application in soon, as the closing date is Sept. 5th of this year. And with just over a year to go until the start of the expedition, there is plenty to do.
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