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Left to right: Ralph Harvey, John Schutt and Shaun Norman during ANSMET training


The Antarctic Search for Meteorites Project is seeking an Assistant Field Safety Officer for initial employment during the 2014/2015 Antarctic field season (November 2014 through January 2015).


We are seeking candidates who can help support ANSMET fieldwork by playing an active role in the training of ANSMET field party members, helping with field season preparations, managing and maintaining our field camp and equipment, and playing an active role in meeting our scientific goals. The ideal candidate will therefore have:


-Significant experience in glacial travel in both alpine and icesheet settings.

-Experience as a professional guide/instructor of mountaineering and wilderness safety skills is preferred

- Certifications or references documenting their mountaineering and wilderness skills

-experience with camp management, including maintenance of snowmobiles, solar power systems and similar equipment

-a  proven interest or educational background in the geological/ glaciological/ physical sciences is preferred


The current offering is for one season only;  however, individuals who prove to be significant assets will be strongly considered for future long-term hiring.


Those interested are encouraged to submit a letter expressing your interest in the position to the contact address below.   Please include an up-to-date CV that documents your qualifications as listed above.  In addition, please arrange for at least 3 letters of reference from past or present clients and/or employers be mailed to the address below.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than May 10,  2014.


In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans and members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates must be able to meet the medical and dental exams for deployment to Antarctica as described in Chapter 2 of the US Antarctic Program Participant Guide (see


To apply, or for more information contact:

Ralph Harvey

EEPS Dept.,  112 AW Smith Bldg.

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland,  OH 44072


Phone: 216-368-0198