Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 03-Jan-2022 to 04-Dec-2022 (MST)
  • Janitorial/Lodging
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Seasonal

Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401(K), Employee Assistance Program

Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation, GSC, is renowned for excellence in delivery, performance and customer satisfaction with a focus on Food Service, Janitorial Services and Administrative Services. GSC supports the National Science Foundation managed United States Antarctic Program as part of the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) and we are currently seeking a Hairstylist at McMurdo Station.

POSITION: Hairstylist

SEASON: Austral Summer

LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica

SECTOR/DEPT: Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation (GSC) Antarctica

REPORTS TO: Lodging Supervisor

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides an appointment sheet and keeps timely appointments
  • Maintains inventory control of all shop supplies and equipment and provides the Lodging Manager with a list of items to be purchased
  • Maintains a neat and sanitary shop in accordance with standard industry sanitation procedures.
  • Responsible for sweeping and mopping of barbershop facility, removal of cut hair from counter, chairs and floors and sanitizing of all instruments and utensils on a per guest basis. Maintains an inventory of clean towels and smocks based on requirements of daily appointments.
  • Responsible for laundering towels and smocks for the facility
  • Reports requested metrics on a weekly basis
  • Interacts with clientele in a professional and tactful manner; may not solicit tips.
  • Responsible for assisting with McMurdo laundry facility or performing janitorial duties as determined by supervisor to fill in slack time.
  • Responsible for assisting with McMurdo retail operations on a scheduled basis and as directed by the Lodging Supervisor.
  • Could be asked to assist with McMurdo Laundry facility
  • Participates in MCI trainings and drill as required by the supervisor.
  • Provides direct support, using staffing resources if necessary, to the achievement of all metrics related to ASC.
  • Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Works to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and perform functions with repetitive motion.
  • Must be able to lift the safety regulation maximum on a limited basis.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school graduate or GED.
  • Graduate of a cosmetology school or barber school.

Certifications and/or licensing requirements:

  • Barber/Cosmetology license or Hairstyling license required.
  • Current ServSafe Food Handler certificate must be obtained prior to deployment to Antarctica.
  • Valid driver's license
  • Valid U.S. Passport


  • Minimum two years' experience as a hairstylist.


  • US citizenship or permanent residency required.

Gana-A'Yoo, Limited (GYL), an Alaska Native Corporation, offers services with ongoing contracts in many facility types, such as, military training facilities, emergency management centers and temporary field sites. GYL in partnership with ESS Support Services, a Division of Compass Group, will provide operational management support. ESS Support Services is the market leader in providing remote camp and catering services to clients, wherever their location, no matter how extreme the environment may be. Services extend across North America and include such diverse facilities as drilling, mining, construction, pipeline and logging camps, offshore, governmental agencies and others. Payroll and benefits are supported by Compass Group.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status. EEO is the Law poster.

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