White Desert is one of the most exciting products in global travel and is only made possible by a phenomenal team of highly skilled people. We are always on the lookout for specialists in the world of hospitality and logistics, particularly from those with polar or cold weather experience.

We are currently confirming our recruitment needs for the 2019/2020 season and these will be posted shortly.

If you are interested in working with us, please send your CV and a covering email to

We look forward to hearing from you!

Staff Coordinator (Permanent)

White Desert is a fast-growing company which now requires a dedicated staff coordinator to manage the onboarding process for seasonal hires (approximately 60 Antarctic contractors). This is a global company, hiring staff from over 20 countries each year, across a range of technical expertise.

This permanent, Cape Town based role will be responsible for the all the logistics involved with bringing new members to Cape Town, and on to Antarctica as necessary, including booking travel, accommodation, organising visas and transport.

Camp Steward/ess (Seasonal)

The Camp Steward/ess is an integral role within the White Desert client camp, ensuring that guests quarters are spotless and a welcoming and efficient service is provided at all times.

This is a seasonal position which requires individuals to be part of a dynamic, hard- working team. The successful candidate will also show the aptitude to deliver to the high standards expected without supervision.

General Hand (Seasonal)

The majority of staff at White Desert are employed as General Hands. These are fundamentally important positions and the breadth of the role reflects the diverse nature of the work undertaken by White Desert in Antarctica. General Hands are deployed to all operating locations.

General Hands perform a range of task, most of which are routine domestic functions that require no specific training while others may be more technical for which training is provided. You may also be asked to assist other specialists, like mechanics, cooks, plant operators, field guides etc and will work under their supervision.

Plant Operator (Seasonal)

As Plant Operator, you will utilise the plant and equipment fleet, under the direction of the Runway Manager, to build and maintain the Wolf’s Fang Runway. You will also maintain and operate ski ways at remote locations independently and will be required to operate machinery to move snow, tow heavy sledges, and prepare the surface (ice and snow) to ensure that runway/ski ways are safe for operation.