After the success of the 18th Space Generation Congress (SGC) held in Washington D.C., United States, SGAC is beginning preparations for SGC 2020. SGAC is looking for highly motivated young space leaders to join SGAC as the SGC 2020 Organising Team for next year’s Space Generation Congress to be held in Dubai, UAE.

Deadline extended! January 25th 2020 February 2nd 2020, 23:59 GMT

18th SGC – Washington D.C., USA

About the 19th Space Generation Congress (SGC)

The 19th SGC will take place in Dubai, UAE, October 08-10, 2020, in conjunction with the 71st 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 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 19th 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 71st 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 a 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 2020 and SGAC 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: 10 hours per day during the event, 5 hours per week prior to event

Period of Performance: 16th Feb 2020 to 01st Nov 2020

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 UAE (with preference given to those physically located in Dubai) during the year 2020 (the remaining two positions are not dependant on the applicants location)
  • Mandatory attendance at SGC/IAC 2020
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Arabic is a plus
  • 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 2020, including: application, scholarships, delegate registration, delegate coordination and delegate feedback prior, during, and after SGC 2020. 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 2020 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 2020 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: 10 hours per day during the event, 5 hours per week prior to event.

Period of Performance: 16th Feb 2020 to 01st Nov 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
  • 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 2020
  • 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 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 2020 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, 5 hours per week prior to event.

Period of Performance: 16th Feb 2020 to 31st Dec 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 2020
  • 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, 5 hours per week prior to event.

Period of Performance: 16th Feb 2020 to 01st Nov 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
  • 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 2020
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is preferred

Support Team (2 Positions) (focus on SDGs and IAC)

This role is responsible for developing the content of SGC on the vision of empowering and supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of the priorities of SGC2020 is to plan the event with a particular concern for environmental, economic and social issues based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This will involve sustainable development principles and practices at all levels of the event planning, including reduction of food waste, reduction of water waste, gender equity, plastic free utilization, use of public transportation and increase of public awareness and engagement with sustainability principles and sustainable living.

Successful applicants in this position are outstanding young leaders with the skills, knowledge and experience required to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and make a positive difference in the world. In addition, the applicants should have a high level of creativity in order to provide concrete contributions to foster, test, refine and scale up innovation that contributes to the achievement of the SDGs into the preparations of SGC 2020.

Responsibilities:

  • Working in consultation with the SGC Managers and the Programming Team on developing the SDGs-related activities at SGC and the 71st IAC
  • Provide ideas and manage activities on SDGs practices to provide awareness to the delegates at SGC (poster sessions, exhibition etc.)
  • Strong orientation towards and familiarity with the SDGs (including targets, objectives etc.)
  • Working in consultation with the SGC Managers and the Logistics team to ensure that the event is conducted in the most responsible and sustainable way possible
  • Master moderating the activities at the 71st IAC (Alumni Night, Receptions etc.) and act as the primary point of contact for SGAC activities at the 71st IAC

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

Period of Performance: 16th Feb 2020 to 01st Nov 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
  • Excellent creativity skills
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the SDGs
  • Interest in developing relevant discussion topics and selecting speakers
  • Interest in fostering SDGs awareness during the preparations of SGC 2020 and the SGAC activities at the 71st IAC
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is preferred but not mandatory
  • Prior experience attending the IAC is a plus

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 2020. 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 February 2nd, 2020 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)
  3. Additional letter describing three past experiences and how they have prepared you for this role (limit 1 page)
  4. In the case of uncertainty, please report max. 2 team choices (in order of preference)
    Only complete applications will be considered.

Timeline for applications

Application Open 01 January 2020
Application Close  02 February 23:59 GMT
Review of Applications 03 – 09 February 2020
Interview of selected applicants 10 – 19 February 2020
Announcement of Results 20 February 2020