1 June 2017

SGAC plans to host its 3rd South America Space Generation Workshop (SA-SGW 2017) this November in São Paulo, Brazil. SGAC’s first regional workshop was inaugurated successfully in 2015 in Argentina, followed by an outstanding event in Peru. We are looking for qualified young space enthusiasts to join the organizing team for this event.

Deadline for Applications: 25 June 2017

SA-SGW is a two day event which will bring together students and young professionals from South America to discuss and promote future space collaboration in the region. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with experts in the academia, industry and agency leaders through plenary and panel sessions, and working group discussion.


Role Description


Communications Team (2 positions)

You will support of the Workshop public relations and advertising, working closely with the SGAC Public Relations (PR) and Communication Team and the Event Managers. Your tasks will include:

  • Coordinating media relations and advertising before, during and after the Workshop

  • Writing press releases in social medias

  • Coordinating with the Organizing Team and other organizations on promotion

  • Developing brochures and potential sponsor for the workshop

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


Delegate Team (2 positions)

Your will support of the Delegate related processes throughout the Workshop including application, selection, communication before and after the Workshop. Your tasks include:

  • Coordinating all contact with delegates, pre- and post-selection

  • Supporting the selection of delegates

  • Point of contact for delegates on issues/questions

  • Creating Delegates' Database

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


Program Team (2 positions)

You will support the organization of the Workshop's program. Your tasks will include:

  • Develop and prepare the plan and the topics for the workshop

  • Select moderators, speakers and coordinate with them for invitation

  • Coordinating a cloud-based collaboration among team members

  • Writing related reports and documents

  • Developing templates and standards for future workshops

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


Logistics Team (2 positions)

Your will support the organization of the logistics aspects of the Workshop: Event Venue, Gathering, Social Event Program, Closing Dinner, etc. Your tasks will include:

  • Liaising with responsible persons to book a room for the Workshop

  • Organizing the gathering for the days of the Workshop

  • Organizing the social events (dinners, closing dinner diner, visits, …)

  • Finding hotels and travel information for the guest speakers

  • Elaborating estimated budgets for different organizational phases of the workshop

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 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



Be a part of leading and shaping the organization! Benefits of this position include:

  • Meeting and working with young space sector leaders from around the world

  • Having a higher chance of receiving SGAC scholarships to attend conferences around the world

  • Being invited to attend United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space meetings and other conferences as part of the official SGAC delegation

  • Building leadership skills and other skills that are directly translatable to your career

  • Having a significant impact on SGAC’s image on the international stage

  • Developing invaluable experience in managing a professional international team

This is a voluntary role and has no monetary compensation. Active members of SGAC teams are considered for nomination for SGAC Scholarships and Awards, including fee waivers or discounts for SGAC event fees.


How to Apply

To apply please send an email with subject heading: [LAST NAME], APPLICATION FOR [ROLE], SA-SGW 

with the following information:

  • 1. Curriculum Vitae (up to 2 pages) with date of birth, citizenship and current residence

  • 2. Headshot photo

  • 3. A letter of motivation detailing your suitability for your preferred role (limit 1 page)

All applications must be emailed to Event Manager Diego Guillen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Event Co-Manager Oscar Ojeda (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before 25th June.

Only complete applications will be considered.


Application Timeline

Applications Open 1 June 2017
Application Close 25 June 2017
Review of Applications 25 to 30 June 2017
Announcement of Results 5 July 2017

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