23 December, 2016

SGAC is looking for energetic and motivated volunteers to join the team and help organise the 16th 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 16th SGC. The 130 delegates will enjoy an inspiring and resourceful engagement with their peers at the congress, held in Adelaide, Australia on 21st - 23rd September, 2017 prior to the 68th 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. 

Deadline for Application [EXTENDED]: January 31st, 2017

 

Local Organising Team (5 Positions)

Successful applicants in this position will coordinate local activities across Australia with a focus in and around Adelaide. 

Responsibilities:

  • Support the logistics for SGC 2017
  • Support the efforts of SGAC towards collaborating with local entities in Australia in the organisation of SGC 2017 (Universities, companies, institutions, youth organisations, etc.)
  • Coordinate local media relations and advertising before, during, and after the SGC
  • Identify potential local partners 

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

Requirements:

  • SGAC Member (free registration on the SGAC website required)
  • This role is limited to applicants based in Australia
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, good grammar and writing skills.
  • Interest in being involved in multiple aspects of planning the event.
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is prefered

 

Working Group Team (2 Positions)

This role develops and manages the five SGC Working Groups. 

Responsibilities:

  • Working in consultation with the SGC Manager and the Working Group sponsors on developing the five Working Group topics
  • Preparation of pre-requisite  reading materials for the Working Group sessions
  • Coordinating and ensure Working Groups are on task
  • Close coordination with the SGAC Reports and Editing Teams
  • Following up with and supporting Working Groups regarding SGC final reports including coordinating and some report editing

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

Requirements:

  • SGAC Member (free registration on the SGAC website required)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, 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 prefered

 

Delegate Team (2 Positions)

This role works with the SGC delegates throughout all the stages of SGC 2017, including: applications, delegate registration, and delegate coordination. 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:

  • Coordinating all contact and registration of SGC 2017 delegates
  • Supporting the writing and development of the SGC  2017 Delegate Handbook Acting as single point of contact for delegates on issues/questions

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

Requirements:

  • SGAC Member (free registration on the SGAC website required)
  • 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
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is prefered

 

SGC Communications Team (2 Positions)

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

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating media relations and advertising before, during, and after the SGC
  • Writing press releases
  • Liaising with IAC and other organisations on promotion
  • Contributing to SGAC efforts in social media

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

Requirements:

  • SGAC Member (free registration on the SGAC website required)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, good grammar and writing skills.
  • Interest in developing social media presence, creating and editing brochures and flyers.
  • Experiences with publications are an asset.
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is prefered

 

SGC Multimedia Lead (1 Position)

This role requires the development of SGC related graphics and advertising material for social media channels and web content.

Tasks include: 

  • Design and creation of multimedia content such as graphics and videos
  • Coordinating with the Communications Team for publications
  • Developing templates for promotional and organisational materials
  • Developing brochures and promotional materials

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

Requirements:

  • SGAC Member (free registration on the SGAC website required)
  • 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 and video-editing would be an asset
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is prefered

  

SGC Scholarships Team (3 Positions)

This role coordinates the scholarships relevant to the SGC 2017, and will work closely with the SGAC Scholarships Coordinators.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all the SGC 2017 scholarships
  • Follow up with the results and communicate with applicants
  • Coordinate the logistics and management of the scholarships to ensure a smooth attendance of scholarship winners to SGC
  • Support scholarship winners with their travel arrangements
  • Work together with the SGAC Scholarships Coordinators 

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

Requirements:

  • SGAC Member (free registration on the SGAC website required)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, good grammar and writing skills.
  • Ability to provide world-class customer service to scholarship winners and rapidly solve issues.
  • Interest in working with international cultures and diverse backgrounds.
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is prefered

 

SGC Dedicated Editor (1 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 2017 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.

Requirements:

  • SGAC Member (free registration on the SGAC website required)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, good grammar and writing skills.
  • Experiences in writing articles and publications are an asset
  • Prior experience as delegate or team in an SGAC Event is prefered
 
SGC Support Team (2 Positions)

This role requires to be flexible and able to perform 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 commitment: 8 hours per day during the event, 2 hours per week prior to event.

Requirements:

  • SGAC Member (free registration on the SGAC website required)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, 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 prefered

  

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 2017. 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, 2017 SGC Organising Team] with the following:

1) Resume (with headshot and date of birth) (limit 2 pages)
2) Letter of Intent, detailing your suitability for your preferred role (limit 1 page)
3) A list of the roles you are interested in, in order of preference.

Complete applications must be sent to SGAC Operations Manager, PJ Valenzuela (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), no later than January 15th, 2017.

Only complete applications will be considered.

 

Timeline for applications


Applications close [EXTENDED]31st January, 2017 23:59 GMT

Review of Applications:  1st - 15th February, 2017

Announcement of Successful Applicants: 16th February, 2017

 

More information about the Space Generation Congress


The Space Generation Congress (SGC) is SGAC's annual conference that brings together top young minds from around world to focus on key space topics. The Congress takes place in conjunction with the International Astronautical Congress, and will be held from the 21-23rd September 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. Participants are top university students and young professionals with a passion for space who are selected from among applicants from our Space Generation international network. With SGC, SGAC aims to hone and promote the voice of the next generation of space sector leaders on the topic of international space development. SGC is proudly endorsed by the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs. 

 


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