Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions
  • Field Guides
  • Union Glacier, ATA
  • 185-225 per day
  • Other
  • Seasonal

Benefits include food and lodging, travel expenses, industry pro-deals, paid training, and accommodations at our seasonal logistics hub in Punta Arenas, Chile, and medical services provided by our Medical Team located at Union Glacier Camp.

The primary role of the Field Guide is to deliver safe and enjoyable Antarctica experiences and expeditions to our guests. Field Guides must have exceptional technical ability and interpersonal skills, provide the highest level of customer care and be comfortable working with a wide variety of cultures, languages, and backgrounds. ALE Field Guides create a stable and safe environment for all guests by appropriately managing the risks inherent in Antarctic field travel.

Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) is the most experienced deep-field operator in Antarctica, providing a wide range of guided experiences, air support, logistical back-up and safety cover for governmental research programs, independent expeditions, and tourists. We work in a worldwide market of different cultures and languages, and we fully embrace this diversity. We also have a strong environmental ethic. ALE is a Utah company with a year-round office in Salt Lake City, a seasonal operations support office in Punta Arenas, Chile, and several seasonal field camps in Antarctica.

Seasonal Information:

Field Guides generally work in the period from November to January.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Guide ALE guests and staff at Union Glacier camp and while on field-based programs including Mount Vinson, Climb and Ski Antarctica, Last Degree, and Emperor Penguins.
  • Instruct guests and staff in Antarctic field skills including cold weather personal care, snow camping, glacier travel and crevasse rescue as well as the proper use of field equipment to help ensure the success of their trip.
  • Orient guests to ALE policies, procedures and practices, with a special emphasis on ALE's environmental protection.
  • Provide field safety cover and emergency response to ALE operations as required.
  • Assists in the set up and break down of ALE's Antarctic camps.
  • Helps with assigned duties while at Union Glacier or other remote base camps.
  • Professionally represent ALE and its mission, vision, and values.
  • Participates in a variety of hands-on general remote camp activities such as shoveling snow, melting snow, organizing stock/inventory, unloading and loading aircrafts, monitoring camp for safety issues during weather events, attending staff meetings, reporting hazards, completing reports and other end of season tasks
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent risk management and leadership skills
  • Excellent physical fitness and ability to work extended hours seven days a week
  • Ability to accomplish challenging tasks
  • Understanding of a variety of nationalities, religions, customs, and cultures represented by our clients and staff
  • Ability to live in a tent in a cold weather environment for extended periods
  • Excellent customer services and communication skills
  • Adaptability to a changing environment

Minimum Qualifications:

Extensive mountain and/or polar guiding experience, Wilderness First Responder or an equivalent medical certification, a valid passport for travel to Antarctica.

All workers in Antarctica are required to be fluent in spoken and written English, physically fit and comfortable with physical labor, possess a valid passport, have the ability to live in a cold-weather environment, successfully pass a medical questionnaire reviewed by the Medical Director, and obtain a First Aid, CPR & AED certification prior to employment.

Compensation and Benefits

Field Guides make between $185 per and $225 per day depending on qualifications, certifications, and previous experience.

Benefits include food and lodging, travel expenses, industry pro-deals, paid training, and accommodations at our seasonal logistics hub in Punta Arenas, Chile, and medical services provided by our Medical Team located at Union Glacier Camp.

The Field Guide is a seasonal contractor position.

Physical Requirements

This position involves heavy work that primarily involves standing and moving regularly. This position may exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents in this role typically require standing and walking for prolonged periods, communicating with others to exchange information, repeating motions that may include wrists, hands and/or fingers, shoveling, assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, extreme temperature, and travel.

COVID Vaccine Requirement

In accordance with international travel regulations, all staff that are working or may be traveling to Chile or Antarctica must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (SARS-COV-2).

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