Skift Take

Unlike Australia’s publicity job postings, Norway’s needs are authentic and provide real insight into the setting and culture of these remote islands.

Want to work in the great outdoors? Comfortable around bears? Norway may have the job for you.

The governor’s office on The Svalbard Islands –located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole – is looking for a polar bear spotter. The role involves standing guard and warning research teams working on the island about approaching polar bears. The Svalbard Islands boast a polar bear population of 3,000, while human inhabitants on the island only number 2,400.

Tags: animals, labor, norway, outdoors

Photo credit: A polar bear mother and her cubs on sea ice in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. jidanchaomian / Flickr