For conservation experts, working in Antarctica is a career and life highlight

Credit: Antarctic Heritage Trust

We engage specialists from around the world to work in Antarctica and New Zealand on our heritage conservation projects.

We also have an administration team supporting our conservators from Christchurch. 

We look for experienced heritage professionals who are excited by the prospect of working on a leading international heritage project, able to work as part of a close knit team and - for Antarctic positions - comfortable with the challenges of working in an extreme environment. Conservation vacancies are advertised on the Trust’s website.

Communications Advisor

Full time, permanent role, based in Christchurch
Applications close Friday 15 February 2019.

Job description

Antarctic Heritage Trust is a New Zealand-based not-for-profit with a vision of 'Inspiring Explorers'.

Through its mission to conserve, share and encourage the spirit of exploration the Trust cares for the remarkable Antarctic expedition bases of early explorers including: Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Sir Edmund Hillary. It shares the legacy of exploration through outreach programmes and encourages the spirit of exploration through exciting expeditions to engage and inspire a new generation of explorers.

Help us share our stories
We are looking for an experienced communications professional who wants to work as part of a small, high performing team to share its stories.

As world leaders in cold-climate conservation with a commitment to inspire the next generation of explorers through our outreach programmes, our stories often generate global interest.  

The role is varied, however has a strong digital focus working across multiple platforms, including cutting-edge Antarctic virtual reality.

The successful applicant will have proven knowledge and experience in delivering integrated communications campaigns, supporting events and building positive relationships. This role has a strong emphasis on the creation of content for social media and digital platforms. A solid working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn is required as is the ability to work with various content management systems confidently.  Experience with creating simple video content would be helpful.

The Communications Advisor is also responsible for helping deliver the annual publications calendar, including overseeing the design and print process. 

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • A love for telling inspiring stories
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Exceptional relationship building skills
  • A positive attitude with good problem solving ability
  • A high level of accuracy in your work
  • A passion for developing a great brand
  • You will have four or more years' experience in a communications role and preferably a tertiary qualification in communications, marketing or a related field.

An interest in Antarctica, its history, conservation and exploration is desirable.

To apply:

Read the job description.

Please provide the following information with your application:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Two referees
  • 2-3 samples of your work demonstrating your communications experience

Send applications to Karen Clarke at 

If you have any queries about the role please email or call
+64 3 358 0212.

Applications close Sunday 17 February 2019.


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