I have occasionally thought about working in Antarctica. The following links are to a complete write up of one mans process of getting a job at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station.
- IceCube Neutrino Observatory – this is what lead me to the story
- Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station
- Jeffery Donenfield – I got my dream job – I assume his dream will change to something new after this
- Frequently Asked Questions about life at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica
The Amudsen Scott South Pole Station is indeed at the south pole. It is about 10000 feet above sea level.
This map looks like countries have staked their claim to Antarctica just in case of something valuable there. Everyone will talk international socialist harmony to rule over Antarctica until something like oil is found there. Then all bets will be off.