After the success of the 2017 Space Generation Congress (SGC) held in Adelaide, Australia, SGAC is beginning preparations for SGC 2018. SGAC is looking for highly motivated young space leaders to join SGAC as the SGC Organising Team for next year’s Space Generation Congress to be held in Bremen, Germany.

Deadline for applications: 25 January 2018, 23:59 GMT

 

About the 17th Space Generation Congress (SGC)

The 17th SGC will take place in Bremen, Germany from 27th—29th September 2018, in conjunction with the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC). SGAC is expanding, and the organisation is looking for highly motivated young space leaders to join SGAC as the SGC Global Organising Team for next year’s Space Generation Congress.

The Space Generation Congress (SGC) is SGAC’s annual meeting in support of the United Nations’ (UN) Programme on Space Applications. Top university students and young professionals with a passion for space will travel from all around the globe to attend three days of the congress. The 150 delegates will enjoy an inspiring and resourceful engagement with their peers at the congress.

Benefits for successful applicants for the SGC Organising Team team include developing invaluable project management skills along with leadership, and international work experience. Applications are open to all SGAC members (membership is free and can be accessed through the SGAC website).

Working Group Team (2 Positions)

This role supports the development and management of the SGC Working Groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with consultation with the SGC Manager and the Working Group sponsors on developing the Working Group topics
  • Support the sponsor in preparation of pre-requisite reading materials for the Working Group sessions
  • Coordinate and ensure Working Groups are on task–prior, during, and after the event
  • Close coordination with the SGAC Reports and Editing Teams
  • Follow up with and support Working Groups regarding SGC final reports including coordinating and some report editing

 

Estimated time of commitment:

8 hours per day during the event, 2 hours per week prior to event.

Period of Performance:

01 Feb 2018 to 01 Nov 2018

Requirements:

  • SGAC Membership (free registration on the SGAC website required, and aged 18-35 years old during the period of performance)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English with good grammar and writing skills
  • Ability to liaise effectively with senior members of the space sector
  • Interest in developing relevant discussion topics and selecting speakers
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is preferred

 

Delegate Team (4 Positions)

This role works with the SGC delegates throughout all the stages of SGC 2018, including: application, scholarships, delegate registration, delegate coordination and delegate feedbacks prior, during, and after SGC 2018 . In addition, the role requires a quick response rate and high level of time commitment to ensure that delegates are kept up-to-date prior to SGC, and to aid coordination of the delegate ticketing system.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all contact and registration of SGC 2018 delegates
  • Act as focal point of contact for delegate requests
  • Support the coordination of all the SGC 2018 scholarships, including travel, logistics, and management to ensure a positive experience for scholarship winners to SGC
  • Work together with the SGAC Scholarships Coordinators

 

Estimated time of commitment:

8 hours per day during the event, 3 hours per week prior to event.

Period of Performance:

01 Feb 2018 to 01 Nov 2018

Requirements:

  • SGAC Membership (free registration on the SGAC website required, and aged 18-35 years old during the period of performance)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English with good grammar and writing skills
  • Ability to provide world-class customer service to delegates and rapidly solve issues
  • Interest in working with international cultures and diverse backgrounds
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is preferred

 

Media Team (2 Positions)

This role requires the development and management of SGC graphics, public relations, and advertising material, both internationally and in Germany, while working very closely with the SGAC Public Relations and Communications (PR and Comms) Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Media relations and advertising before, during, and after the SGC
  • Contribute to SGAC efforts in social media
  • Design and create multimedia content such as graphics and videos
  • Develop brochures for promotional and organisational materials
  • Write press releases
  • Liaise with IAC and other organisations on promotion

 

Estimated time of commitment:

8 hours per day during the event, 2 hours per week prior to event.

Period of Performance:

01 Feb 2018 to 15 Oct 2018

Requirements:

  • SGAC Membership (free registration on the SGAC website required, and aged 18-35 years old during the period of performance)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English with good grammar and writing skills
  • Interest in developing social media presence, creating and editing brochures and flyers
  • Experience in photo/videography, video-editing and graphic design
  • Experience with publications is an asset
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is preferred

 

Editor Team (2 Position)

This role requires English on native speaker level. The SGC Editors are in charge of reviewing SGC related documents and articles before publishing.

Responsibilities:

  • Review and propose corrections to all SGC related information
  • Coordinate with the Reports Team to make sure all documents are in agreement with organisation level language requirements
  • Lead the editing process for SGC 2018 Final Report, consisting of a summary of the recommendation from the SGC Working Group discussions

 

Estimated time of commitment:

8 hours per day during the event, 2 hours per week prior to event.

Period of Performance:

01 Feb 2018 to 01 Nov 2018

Requirements:

  • SGAC Membership (free registration on the SGAC website required, and aged 18-35 years old during the period of performance)
  • Native English speaker with excellent grammar and writing skills.
  • Experiences in writing articles and publications
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is preferred

 

Support Team (2 Positions)

This role requires to be flexible and able to support all tasks described above and thus to support other roles when needed. This role is meant to be multidisciplinary as it covers a wide range of activities that vary over time as the need arises.

Responsibilities:

  • Support of all SGC Coordinators as assigned by the SGC Manager.

 

Estimated time of commitment:

8 hours per day during the event, 2 hours per week prior to event.

Period of Performance:

01 Feb 2018 to 01 Nov 2018

Requirements:

  • SGAC Membership (free registration on the SGAC website required, and aged 18-35 years old during the period of performance)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English with good grammar and writing skills
  • Interest in working with international cultures and diverse backgrounds.
  • Interest in being involved in multiple aspects of planning the event
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is preferred

 

Benefits

This is your opportunity to help an organisation, interact directly with some of today’s top leaders in the space sector, work with the next generation of space sector leaders from around the globe and take part in space policy at the United Nations with space agencies, industry and academia. As part of the SGC organising team you will have a secured free ticket for SGC 2018. Active members of SGAC are considered for different scholarships such as the Space Generation Leadership Awards or the Global Grants.

How to Apply

To apply please send an email with subject heading: [LAST NAME, 2018 SGC Organising Team] to SGC Manager, Florian Ruhhammer (florian.ruhhammer@spacegeneration.org), no later than January 25th, 2018 at 23:59 GMT with the following documents as attachments:

  • Resume (with headshot and date of birth) (limit 2 pages)
  • Letter of Intent, detailing your suitability for your preferred role (limit 1 page)
  • List of three past experiences and how they have prepared you for this role (limit 1 page)

 

Only complete applications will be considered. For any questions regarding the application process or requirements, please contact Florian Ruhhammer (florian.ruhhammer@spacegeneration.org).

Timeline for applications

Applications close: 25th January, 2018 23:59 GMT
Review of Applications: 26th – 30th January, 2018
Feedback Round to Applicants: 1st – 10th February, 2018
Announcement of Successful Applicants: 25 February, 2018*

*Though the official announcement of the selected applicant is foreseen on 25 February (in line with SGAC Announcement Policy) the selected applicants are expected to start their duties in early February 2018.