January 1st, 2019

After the success of the 2018 Space Generation Congress (SGC) held in Bremen, Germany, SGAC is beginning the preparations for SGC 2019. 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 Washington, D.C., USA.

Deadline for applications: January 25th 2019, 23:59 GMT

About the 18th Space Generation Congress (SGC)

The 18th SGC will take place in Washington, D.C., October 17-19, 2019, in conjunction with the 70th 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.

This year there are two very special anniversaries that SGAC will have the pleasure of celebrating. In 1969 the first human landed on the moon, and in 1999 SGAC was founded. The 18th SGC will celebrate both these occasions and honor the past and future of space exploration and SGAC’s involvement in representing participation of young people from all over the world, especially young people from developing countries and young women, in cooperative space-related activities.

The Space Generation Congress (SGC) is SGAC 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 18th SGC. The 150 delegates will enjoy an inspiring and resourceful engagement with their peers at the congress, held in Washington, D.C., USA prior to the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC).

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).

Logistics Team (6 Positions)

This role determines what goes where, and how for SGC. There is great deal of behind-the-scenes coordination that happens to ensure a successful SGC and SGAC involvement in IAC and these people will make that happen.
Successful applicants in this position are detail-oriented, flexible, and excited by puzzles.

Responsibilities:
Manage the logistics for SGC 2019 and SGAC’s presence at IAC. Including:

  • Ensuring all equipment and supplies arrive on site, on time
  • Selecting venues that can host SGC and/or IAC-related events
  • Negotiation and coordination with caterers (for SGC and IAC-related events)
  • Determining and communicating transportation details
  • Identification of local partners

Estimated time commitment: 12 hours per day during the event, 2 hours per week prior to event

Period of Performance: 10 Feb 2019 to 01 Nov 2019

Requirements:

  • SGAC Membership (free registration on the SGAC website required, and aged 18-35 years old during the period of performance)
  • Four of the six positions are limited to applicants based in the United States (with preference given to those physically located in DC) during the year 2019 (the remaining two positions are not dependant on the applicants location)
  • Mandatory attendance at SGC/IAC 2019
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is preferred.

Delegates Team (4 Positions)

This role works with the SGC delegates throughout all the stages of SGC 2019, including: application, scholarships, delegate registration, delegate coordination and delegate feedback prior, during, and after SGC 2019. 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.

Successful applicants in this position love communicating with people, are good mediators, and know how to perform a Japanese business card exchange.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating all contact and registration of SGC 2019 delegates
  • Acting as focal point of contact for delegate requests
  • Creation of “Delegate Handbook” detailing helpful information for delegates
  • Communicate the daily agenda and announcements to the delegates on-site
  • Support the coordination of all the SGC 2019 scholarships, including travel, logistics, and management to ensure a positive experience for scholarship winners to SGC
  • Work together with the SGAC Scholarships Coordinators and coordinate the scholarship winners meet and greet with partners

Estimated time commitment: 8 hours per day during the event, 5 hours per week prior to event.

Period of Performance: 10 Feb 2019 to 01 Nov 2019

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, 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
  • Mandatory attendance at SGC/IAC 2019
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is preferred

Publications, Communications, and Media Team (4 Positions)

This role requires the development and management of SGC graphics, public relations, and advertising material, both internationally and in the United States. This role covers also the publication of SGC-related reports, documents, and articles. The team will focus on public relations prior, during, and after the event including social media campaigns, photography, and interviews.

Successful applicants in this position have an eye for style, know how to get the word out, and masterfully wield the rocket and satellite emojis.

Responsibilities:

  • Media relations and advertising before, during, and after the SGC
  • Design and creation of multimedia content such as graphics and videos
  • Development of media/press kit
  • Coordination with the SGAC PR Communication team to ensure the social media campaigns for SGC and the IAC-related activities are successful
  • Developing brochures for promotional and organisational materials
  • Writing of press releases
  • Liaising with IAC and other organisations on promotion
  • On-site photography and videography
  • On-site interviews with SGAC delegates and partners
  • Coordinate with the team to make sure all documents are in agreement with organisation level language requirements
  • Lead the editing process for SGC 2019 Final Report, consisting of a summary of the recommendation from the SGC Working Group discussions

Estimated time commitment: 8 hours per day during the event, 2 hours per week prior to event.

Period of Performance: 10 Feb 2019 to 30 Jan 2020

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, 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
  • Experiences in writing articles and publications
  • Mandatory attendance at SGC/IAC 2019
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is preferred

Programming Team (4 Positions)

This role is responsible for developing the content of SGC and the SGAC-related IAC programming. This includes working with SGAC partners to create the Working Group content, the SGC schedule, Global Networking Forum speakers and content, as well as evening event content.

Successful applicants in this position are high level thinkers, in-tune with current events in the industry, and have an arsenal of space jokes at their disposal in case of technical difficulties.

Responsibilities:

  • Working in consultation with the SGC Managers and the Working Group sponsors on developing the Working Group topics and focus
  • Train Working Group moderators prior to SGC
  • Support the sponsors in preparation of prerequisite reading materials for the Working Group sessions
  • Creation of SGC program schedule
  • Master moderating of SGC and SGAC-related IAC programming

Estimated time commitment: 8 hours per day during the event, 3 hours per week prior to event.

Period of Performance: 10 Feb 2019 to 01 Nov 2019

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, good grammar and writing skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Ability to liaise effectively with senior members of the space sector
  • Interest in developing relevant discussion topics and selecting speakers
  • Mandatory attendance at SGC/IAC 2019
  • 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 2019. 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 for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application Form before January 25th, 2019 at 23:59 GMT with the following documents as attachments:

  1. Resume (please include date of birth and nationality) (limit 2 pages)
  2. Letter of Intent, detailing your suitability for your preferred role(s) (limit 1 page, up to 3 preferred roles)
  3. Additional letter describing three past experiences and how they have prepared you for this role (limit 1 page)

Only complete applications will be considered.

Timeline for applications

Applications close: 25th January, 2019 23:59 GMT
Review of Applications: 26th January to 9th February, 2019
Announcement of Outcome: 10th February, 2019