Hundreds of people around the world are applying for a coveted job to run the world’s most remote post office. The position is based in Antarctica, and one of the key specifications is the ability to count penguins. Four candidates will be chosen to fill the five-month role at Port Lockroy — affectionally dubbed the “Penguin Post Office.” The nearly-80-year-old British-owned building is on Goudier Island, which is about the size of a football field and is populated by hundreds of penguins.
The post office doubles as a museum and is managed by the U.K. Antarctic Heritage Trust. Each year, the British charity hires four postmasters to live on the island from November to March.