Mendoza is calling you!

Join the 6th South American Space Generation Workshop Organising Team (SA-SGW)

SGAC is looking for motivated and committed volunteers to bring their expertise and knowledge to the organization of the 6th South American Space Generation Workshop (SA-SGW) which will take place in Mendoza, Argentina in April 2021.

The two-day regional workshop will bring together students, young professionals and industry representatives to engage and nurture the next generation’s perspective on space and scientific matters in the South American region. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts from academia, businesses and space agencies through plenary and panel sessions, keynotes and working group discussions.

Deadline for Applications:  21 November 2020

Role Descriptions

Program Team (3 positions)

The program team will be in charge of the content creation and organization of the workshop’s program. Working Group Session and Speakers Session will be organized by the Program team. The Program Team can propose any ideas to make the workshop’s program more attractive.


  • Developing and preparing the program and the topics for the event
  • Selecting moderators, speakers and coordinating with them for invitations
  • Coordinating a cloud-based collaboration among team members
  • Writing-related reports and documents
  • Estimate a budget needed for each event

Desired skills (although not required):

  • Broad connections with potential speakers and moderators
  • Writing skills in English

Estimated time commitment: 3-4 hours a week on average

Communications and Public Relations Team (3 positions)

This team will support public relations and advertising activities pertaining to the Workshop and organize social events before and after the Workshop, working closely with the SGAC Public Relations (PR) and Communication Team, the Event Manager and Financial Manager.


  • Writing press releases
  • Creating event Logos and Banners
  • Coordinating media relations and advertising before, during and after the Workshop
  • Coordinating social media communication
  • Coordinating with sponsors and supporters
  • Coordinating with the Organizing Team and other organizations on promotion
  • Developing brochures and potential sponsorship/scholarship packages for the workshop
  • Organizing the social events (dinners, closing dinner, visits, …)

Desired skills (although not required):

  • Experience in Social Network Services
  • Writing skills in English
  • Graphic design skills
  • Advertising experience
  • Experience with tourism activities

Estimated time commitment: 3-5 hours a week on average

Delegate Team (3 positions)

This team will support Delegate-related processes throughout the workshop including application, selection, communication before and after the Workshop.


  • Coordinating all contacts with delegates, pre and post-selection
  • Supporting the selection of delegates
  • Being the point of contact for delegates on issues/questions
  • Creating a Delegates’ Database

Desired skills (although not required):

  • Writing skills in English
  • Reading skills in English

Estimated time commitment: 3-5 hours a week on average

Logistics Team (5 positions)

This team will support the organization of the logistics aspects of the Workshop: Event Venue, Gathering, etc. This team will create the estimated budgets for the event venues with the Financial Manager and Event Manager. The team will also contribute to the judgement of postponement or cancellation of the workshop.


  • Liaising with responsible persons for room booking and set-up for the Workshop
  • Organizing the gathering for the days of the Workshop
  • Finding hotels and travel information for the guest speakers
  • Supporting with potential accommodation options
  • Considering and judging postponement or cancellation with rapid changing situation

Desired skills (although not required):

  • Experience in managing social events

Estimated time commitment: 3-5 hours a week on average

Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 35 years of age
  • Interest in the space and science sector
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quick turnaround international environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work
  • Good English skills with a keen eye for details
  • Good teamwork skills and a high degree of self-organization
  • Cross cultural and communication awareness: ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with people from various international and cultural backgrounds


  • Develop highly desirable leadership skills
  • Opportunity to work with SGAC’s global sponsors and international space partners
  • Opportunity to receive discounts to attend the SA-SGW 2021
  • Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to enhance their management and team work skills through working with an international, interdisciplinary, and intercultural team

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application Form by November 21, 2020 with the following documents as attachments:

  • A Letter of Intent detailing your suitability for your preferred role (maximum 500 words)
  • Your CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • List of past experiences and how they have prepared you for this role

Only complete applications will be considered.

Application Timeline

Application Open 1 November 2020
Application Close 21 November 2020
Review of Applications 22  to 24 November 2020
Announcement of Results 25 November 2020


**Please note that the above mentioned timeline and the event itself may be changed later on depending on the COVID-19 situation.