Following the success of Aerospace Futures 2019 in Sydney, NSW, AYAA is seeking an ambitious, passionate, and motivated young aerospace leader to join the AYAA National Team as the Chair for Aerospace Futures 2020, to be hosted in Adelaide, SA in July 2020.
The applicant does not have to be based in Adelaide: The 2020 Aerospace Futures chair can be based anywhere in Australia.
Deadline for applications: Friday 23rd of August at 11.59pm AEST.
The Aerospace Futures Chair is responsible to the AYAA for the complete coordination and planning of the annual Aerospace Futures conference. The Aerospace Futures Chair will have the full support of the AYAA executive committee, however, they are required to be independently capable and be able to manage the event by independently calling on resources.
Previous Chairs have collectively sourced speakers and representatives from companies and governmental organisations that at the forefront of their respective fields. Over the years, the event has increased in size and calibre, with an annual relocation, as well as the introduction of a number of social activities and exhibition space.
The Chair will work alongside the AYAA Operations and Projects Manager and the Aerospace Futures organising committee to fulfil their responsibilities.
Note: This is an unpaid volunteer position.
Estimated time commitment
Applicants shall take heed that the Aerospace Futures Chair is required to put in as much time as necessary to fulfil their duties. Previous Chairs have expended at least 2 to 3 hours per week in preparation for the event, around 1 to 2 hours per week during the semester, prior to the conference, and 1 to 2 weeks of solid, full-time dedication immediately preceding the conference. This responsibility shall be taken into consideration before applying.
It is imperative that the applicant be able to remain level headed, address potential last-minute changes in a rational and professional manner, and overcome any unexpected hindrances. Flexibility, as well as a certain degree of diplomacy, is required to ensure that sponsors, guests and delegates are well looked after.
All applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 34 as of August 24th, 2019. Applicants do not have to be studying at university, or be working in the aerospace industry. The AYAA encourages applications from all backgrounds.
For more information about this position, please contact Lewis McCluskey: firstname.lastname@example.org
If the successful applicant is not based in Adelaide, South Australia, partial or full compensation for flights and accommodation to and from Adelaide will be awarded in the form of an AYAA travel grant.
How to apply
To apply, please fill out the application process on the next page and submit the following items:
Only complete applications will be considered.
Timeline for applications
Applications Open: 5 Aug 2019
Applications close: 23 Aug 2019 at 11:59 AEST
Announcement of Successful Applicant: 28 Aug 2019