A new space race is taking place – this time not between countries, but between companies. In the Apollo era the ‘space players’ consisted of NASA, Boeing & Lockheed. Now, the list continues to grow to include nimble start-ups like SpaceX, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp. and more.
If you have a passion for space, space travel, discovery or science, now is the time to join the new generation of space pioneers. With booming activity in the private sector, the space industry has opened up to all disciplines. You have the opportunity to make a big impact on this exciting final frontier. All SFF volunteers must be self starters.
For general volunteer applications, please send your resume and a list of your interests and skills to: email@example.com.
To apply for positions listed below, please send your resume as well as the answer to the question, “What gets you up in the morning?”, to the point of contact listed in each category.
Marketing and Communications
Develop graphics on a regular basis for the Space Frontier Foundation’s website, social media accounts and events. Must have Adobe CS6 or later/Creative Cloud. Must have experience creating images for social media that promote engagement and connect to current events. This role will create images proactively – must be able to work independently and bring ideas to the table.
Expected time requirement: 3-5 hours per week
Entrepreneurship Communications Lead (on-hold)
The Space Frontier Foundation is committed to supporting entrepreneurs and investors interested in or already involved with the commercial space industry. SFF functions much like a chamber of commerce, ensuring interested investors know what opportunities are available to them and how to evaluate this largely new market. Likewise, SFF equips startup companies with the tools they need to obtain the funding needed to take their products, services and technologies to market. The Entrepreneurship Communications Lead will be responsible for supporting the SFF Director of Venture Strategy & Research, Jeff Matthews, in executive positioning, thought leadership, launch of New Space Venture Lab among others.
This person must have proven experience in public relations either in-house or with an agency, understanding of capital markets and a passion for space.
Expected time requirement: 5-10 hours per week
Become part of the Space Frontier Foundation’s network of content contributors. Write for the spacefrontier.org blog or source guest bloggers to produce relevant and valuable content that informs, inspires and ignites discussion. Content contributors must have knowledge of the commercial space industry. Connections to commercial space industry thought leaders is a plus.
Must meet SFF content requirements including (1) all content must include a multimedia component (pictures, infographics, videos, etc.), (2) content must be formatted for web consumption (breaking up paragraphs, bolding to enable skimming, bullets and using lists where appropriate), (3) must include a title that is created with SEO in mind and (4) must have identified target audiences and the how the content connects to SFF’s goals.
Expected time requirement: 2-4 hours per week
Web Content Manager
The SFF website must be consistently updated in a timely manner with relevant information (within 24 hours of an event or 48 hours of a content request). Google Analytics will be used to track the performance of the website and the content therein. Must have the ability to create high-quality images, memorable headlines and write for the web.
The Web Content Manager should be familiar with WordPress editing tools, have a keen attention to details including grammar/spelling/punctuation, and be prompt in communication and meeting deadlines. Familiarity with web programming is not necessary.
Expected time requirement: 1-3 hours per week
Social Media Assistant
SFF needs a media literate Social Media Assistant to work with the Social Media Manager on strengthening social media engagement and expanding SFF’s network.
The Social Media Assistant should be familiar using Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and have a basic understanding of how to appropriately write for each platform. This person needs to be accessible and able to collaborate remotely. Please review available SFF social media content for reference before applying.
Expected time requirement: 4-8 hours per week
The Space Frontier Foundation is a 501(c)(3) advocacy organization. Contributions are tax-deductible. You may specify the project you would like your tax-deductible gift to support, or choose the option to give a specified amount on a monthly or annual basis.