I passed up applying at Signal Mountain Lodge after finding out it's possible to apply for jobs in Antarctica! I was recently rejected by Raytheon Polar Services for a Sr. Computer Tech job at McMurdo Station in Antarctica for 2008-09. This was the only job posting I had any qualifications for (the rest were highly skilled trades or managers).
Rather than accept working in a cubicle for another year, I'm wondering how to get a job wintering at the South Pole? I think maybe I'm not shooting high enough and over-wintering at the South Pole Station seems to me like the ultimate adventure. I'd be willing to do anything - dishwasher, janitor, but I've never seen those types of jobs posted at RPSC - only skilled trades and at least 4-10 year experience jobs. If not at South Pole Station, would it be easier to get a job wintering at McMurdo?
Is my only choice at this point to wait until spring to apply for Antarctic summer 2009-10 positions and possibly have the same thing happen to me?