Looking for a new job? Are you tired of the day-to-day grind of your current occupation? Want to work closely with an outdoor adventurer and explorer? If you said yes to any of the above, then I just might have the gig for you. It seems that Ollie Hicks is gearing up for another attempt at rowing around Antarctica, and he is in need of a good operations manager. Who ever gets the role will have an important position to fill, taking care of a lot of Ollie’s needs while he is out on the water once again.
The details of the position have been posted at EscapeTheCity.org and can be accessed by clicking here. The first thing you’ll need to know is that you must be living in the UK to take on the job, which pays £20k a year. (That translates to about US $31,500 for those scoring at home.) The job description was posted on January 6th and there is a deadline of February 19th for those who are interested.
There are two things that I take away from this. 1) I really need to be in the UK so I can get a job like this one, and 2) It’s good to hear that Ollie is planning his return to the water. For those who didn’t follow his adventure last time, Hicks had planned to make the first rowing circumnavigation of Antarctica, and set out to do just that. After having some issues with the Australian government letting him depart from Tasmania, he quickly made a change of plans and set out from New Zealand instead. But, he ran into issues with the design of his boat that made progress nearly impossible in the challenging and cold waters of the Southern Ocean. Hopefully he has resolved those issues with the boat, which he lovingly dubbed the “Flying Carrot,” and he’ll have a real, legitimate chance of completing his expedition this time out. Either way, it won’t be an easy one.
I’ll posted updates on Ollie’s progress as he gets closer to getting underway.
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