Humankind is going back to the Moon, but this time to stay. To make this possible, we need to engage with a whole array of commercial entities which might not previously have been involved in space business, such as mining industries. The MVA is working to prepare the market for this transforming capability, and to this end has created the Working Group on Lunar Commerce and Economics (LCE), which is creating a Lunar Commerce Portfolio – a report characterising and sizing the lunar economy – to address and characterize these needs and opportunities. The Portfolio will examine the lunar economy across 9 markets, each of which is being researched by a Market Team.
The Group is young professionals to volunteer as Market Team Members of one of the 9 Market Teams. Positions would start with welcome, induction and integration in the week of October 11th. The work will involve, in particular, researching and writing sections of the Lunar Commerce Portfolio. The workload varies in intensity, but the successful candidate must expect to be able to find at least 1 to 3 hours a week to dedicate to this task. Additional tasks will include, in future, working on the modelling and quantification of the 9 lunar markets in question. The successful candidate will need to become a member of the MVA, and sign a Volunteer Agreement which protects the rights of the volunteers and of the MVA respectively, in producing the Lunar Commerce Portfolio.
The market teams are:
- Transportation to/from the Moon
- Transportation on the Moon’s surface
- Communication & navigation on the Moon
- Energy & power on the Moon
- Products & services on the Moon
- Infrastructure, Construction & Manufacturing on the Moon
- Mining & Resource Extraction on the Moon
- Habitation & Storage on the Moon
- Lunar agriculture & food production
This position requires important qualities such as supportive team spirit in an international volunteer situation, where good English communication skills will be essential.
In addition, important areas of experience for the successful candidate will include:
- An interest in lunar exploration and lunar commercial development
- A desire to learn new skills relating to market characterisation and modelling
- The ability to work remotely in an international team
- A strong dedication to completing tasks and supporting others
- Preferable experience in essay or report writing, or editing and copy writing
There are no a-priori requirements regarding nationality, age, or gender.
What are the benefits?
This job offers several benefits, particularly for young professionals and students seeking valuable experience and exposure in the space/high-technology industries:
- Valuable experience of working with a reputable international organization, and its leadership and experts.
- The opportunity to be trained in, and learn new skills around market research, and market modelling and quantification
- A chance to be part of a ground-breaking new study, which might have far-reaching consequences for the development of mankind on the Moon for years to come.
- New contacts who will likely be involved in Lunar commercial development for decades to come.
The application process
Please submit a motivation letter (max 2 pages) summarizing your experience, focusing on how it meets the needs described in this Vacancy Notice, by submitting this form:
If you are unable to use the form, please send your application to yc.gr1709169602o.oes1709169602c@osa1709169602-avm1709169602
The appointment will be made by the LCE Co-Chairs after submission
The application timeline
Applications will be accepted and assessed on a rolling basis