Our Creative Communications team is hiring! 

We are seeking engaged, enthusiastic and friendly people to join the Creative Communications Department. You might recall that last year the student volunteers from MSP successfully launched a working satellite into space! Now we are looking for more volunteers to join us in our next chapter.

 

The following volunteer roles will form part of the Creative Communications team who are responsible for the internal and external communications, content creation, brand management, social media, media and national events management to support MSP’s strategic priorities. So, if you are currently studying any of the above - we'd love to hear from you! No previous experience required. 

WORK TYPE: Volunteer

 

*Please note that all roles within MSP, from the Managing Director to the newest member, are volunteer-based.

 

HOURS REQUIRED: 10 hours per week (on average)

 

LOCATION: 333 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000

IDEAL AVAILABILITY: Thursday evenings (virtual) and Saturday mornings

 

SUPERVISION & SUPPORT:

 

Reports to: Creative Communications Manager

Department: CComms

POSITION TITLE: Social Media Officer

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The Social Media Officer (SMO) is responsible for daily management and engagement on all applicable social media platforms of the MSP.

 

The SMO will work with the Content Creator in planning and scheduling social media content and tactics, and conducting social media audit and reporting. In addition to managing already established social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn), the SMO is responsible for seeking out ideas for new forms of engagement that will help the MSP build formidable networks and presence online.

Other key responsibilities include:

 

  • Manage and build the company’s social media profiles and presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other channels that may be deemed relevant (e.g. Instagram and YouTube)

  • Monitor and engage in relevant social discussions about our program, competitors and/or industry from existing leads and customers as well as from brand new audiences online

  • Utilise or learn social media monitoring and automation tools to improve social media outreach effectiveness and engagement

  • Track, measure, and analyse all initiatives to report on social media presence and influence growth as well as ROI

  • Create shareable social media content appropriate for MSP’s social media audiences that will spread awareness of both our brand and our contents

  • Work alongside others in the Marcomms team to help distribute content that educates and entertain our audiences, and support MSP marketing and branding goals

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Currently undertaking one of the following: Bachelor of Communication/Journalism/Media; or a Bachelor of Commerce with Marketing Major; any other similar degree that focuses on digital media at either undergraduate or graduate level

  • Available and able to commit to the program for at least 12 months

How to apply

 

For the full application form, position description and interview details, click here

POSITION TITLE: Content Creator

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The Content Creator creates marketing content, both internal and external. This role is responsible for facilitating engaging and effective content creation, channel optimisation and brand consistency within the content. This means examining channels the program uses to reach its audiences – both within social media and without – and determining how we can best utilise these with tailored content (everything from social media to newsletters, podcasts, videos and blog posts, etc. on email, mobile, print etc.). The Content Creator also acts as editor, helping to ensure that all work published on our website is written to a high standard and consistent in an editorial style.

 

In addition, this role involves undertaking analytics and measurement of how our audiences are interacting with the content and channels and working with others in the CComms team to adjust outreach strategies based on what works and what doesn’t in a comprehensive and technical manner.

 

Main duties also include:

 

  • Create unique and engaging written and multimedia content (blogs, articles, photographer and video editor). In this role, you will work closely with the Social Media Officer

  • Ensuring all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice, 

  • Co-manage the MSP website with the CComms manager

  • Be an arbiter of best practices in grammar, messaging, writing, and style

  • Work closely with the CComms team on all creative and branding initiatives to ensure a consistent message across channels

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce or Major Marketing & Management; or Bachelor of Arts, Major – Media and Communications; or Admission to or undertaking a relevant Master’s degree

  • Available and able to commit to the program for at least 12 months

How to apply

 

For the full application form, position description and interview details, click here

POSITION TITLE: Internal Communications Specialist

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Driving stronger internal communications practices to help ensure that MSP is communicating in a way that supports our organisational culture and work. This could include helping organise internal events, drafting internal announcements and developing guidelines/best practices including internal announcements, internal events, annual culture-check at MSP.

Main duties also include:

 

  • Monitor company culture by surveys and look for best outcomes for improvement

  • Organise all aspects of internal events

  • Prepare strategic communication plans and adjust as needed

  • Ensure communication strategy is consistent and reflects the organisation’s strategic vision

  • Measure and present results of communication efforts

  • Suggest what information should be presented to employees

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce or Major Marketing & Management; or Bachelor of Arts, Major – Media and Communications; or Admission to or undertaking a relevant Master’s degree 

  • Available and able to commit to the program for at least 12 months

How to apply

 

For the full application form, position description and interview details, click here

All the roles will require the following:

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Competent verbal and written communication

  • Effective time management skills, organisation and ability to meet deadlines

  • An eagerness to learn more about space technology and space activity in Australia!

 

PERFORMANCE GOALS:

 

  • Attend all team meetings as well as other inter-department and organisation-wide meetings when required

  • Work with fellow MSP volunteers and other stakeholders in a professional manner at all times

  • Demonstrate the continued capability to work individually as well as contribute to teamwork and discussion

  • Contribute to the development of MSP through dedication and commitment to its work and its organisational culture and values (please read before applying)

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and interest in learning more, and developing and mastering personal and professional skills

  • Ensure that the office space used during for work is left clean and presentable

BENEFITS TO THE VOLUNTEER:

  • The MSP strives to support and encourage the personal and professional development of all its volunteers

  • Supplement your university studies with hands-on experience that will help you hone existing technical and non-technical abilities, and gain new skills

  • Gain experience working in a professional environment, with the opportunity to cultivate soft skills needed to excel in any field of work

  • Gain confidence in your ability to work effectively in a team

  • Challenge yourself to achieve personal and professional goals

  • Meet people who are just as passionate and ambitious as you are

  • Make a difference – this is the opportunity to be a part of a friendly and dedicated team working to build a nano-satellite, inspire and engage Australians, and support a strong space industry!
     

Once we have received applications, we will conduct interviews with successful candidates. Dates for interviews are not yet decided and will depend on a number of applications, team member availability and other factors. All applicants can expect to hear back within 2 weeks.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@melbournespace.com.au

Contact Us

333 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Follow us: 

  • www.facebook.com/melbspace
  • LinkedIn - White Circle
  • White Instagram Icon

© Copyright 2020 by Melbourne Space Program