Are you happy to forgo hot showers and WiFi in exchange for some light labour in sub-zero temperatures and the company of 2,000 smelly penguins? If the answer to that question is yes, then we've got the perfect job for you. There's just one catch: you'll be based on the rocky and remote Goudier Island off the Antarctic Peninsula. 

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Image: UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT)

The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) is looking to hire an intrepid individual to manage its post office, shop and museum at Port Lockroy, a popular tourist stop that's the site of a former British military base and scientific research facility.

If you're hired, you'll spend five months on the tiny island, with only three other humans – and around 2,000 gentoo penguins – for company. The birds nest all around Port Lockroy's buildings, and staff continue to monitor the colony’s breeding success, says the Trust. Their avian antics on this remote outpost have even inspired a PBS "Nature" special titled Penguin Post Office.

Successful applicants should also be prepared to live without modern luxuries like high-speed internet ... or electricity and hot water. And since this is the southernmost tip of the globe, get ready for round-the-clock daylight, too.

And why does this rocky outcrop in the middle of nowhere need a post office, you ask? With 18,000 postcard-posting tourists visiting during the short summer period, the world's most southerly post office is kept pretty busy processing around 70,000 items of mail. 

Applications close on February 27. We wish you the best of luck.