Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 01-Jan-2023 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Recreation/Retail/Post Office
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • 675-767 per week
  • Seasonal

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 Retail Clerk at McMurdo Station.

Retail Clerks are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the McMurdo store, including but not limited to the daily stocking of store merchandise, opening/closing of store for business and handling cash through point of sale.

POSITION: Retail Clerk

SEASON: Austral Winter

LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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

SALARY: $675 - $767 per week


  • Responsible for store warehousing operations including all phases of receiving, issuing, storing, inspecting and providing accountability for ASC controlled materials.
  • Ensures that all inventory is received, tracked, and verified at time of delivery.
  • Ensures that store and its merchandise are maintained in a professional and eye appealing condition.
  • Ensures stock on hand is replenished as required to meet daily demand of merchandise.
  • Assists in the creation of displays and advertisement to maximize sales of store merchandise.
  • Issues and transfers stock from warehouse location to store as required.
  • Responsible for point-of-sale items, accurately rings up all sales and counts cash drawer following sales periods.
  • Responsible for accurately maintaining accuracy of Point of Sales system, in collaboration with Station Services Assistant
  • Responsible for maintaining an accurate physical inventory
  • Responsible for monthly inventory, weekly spot checks and bi-annual physical inventory of all store merchandise.
  • Collaborates with Station Services Assistant on any sales or donations prior to those activities happening
  • Maintains open hours for the McMurdo population of at least half of total hours available, Station Services Assistant will provide hours of operation. Hours may vary based on station needs.
  • Develops an understanding of ship off load procedures and distribution of materials to the appropriate ASC Retail warehouses.
  • Reduces physical inventory quantities to prescribed levels based on stock demands and historical data.
  • Interacts with the National Science Foundation, military and other official agency officials, both over the telephone and in person, in a tactful manner.
  • Participates in MCI trainings and drill as determined by supervisor.
  • Performs duties in support of Infrastructure and Operations Division metrics (as provided by supervisor).
  • Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly, effected by this position's work activities.
  • 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.
  • General beverage support.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High School Graduate or GED.


  • Current ServSafe Food Handler certificate must be obtained prior to deployment to Antarctica.
  • Valid driver's license
  • Valid U.S. Passport


  • Minimum of two years' experience in customer retail point of sales, handling and accountability of cash required.
  • Basic computer skills with word processing, spreadsheets, and databases are required.
  • Previous work with Station Services in Antarctica may be accepted in lieu of minimum experience.


  • US citizenship or permanent residency required.
  • A prerequisite of employment for this position is to successfully gain a favorable Tier 1 - Elevated Background Investigation (EBI) result prior to deployment. Candidates hired for this position will be required to complete; online forms, written forms, fingerprint cards and provide additional details and information as requested by NSF Personnel Security.

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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