Space Exploration Initiative

NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)

Opportunities to work with SEI: 

Event Planner

Beyond the Cradle is an annual, flagship and highly produced event hosted by the Media Lab's Space Exploration Initiative. The event features plenary keynotes from the greatest minds in space exploration; panels with scientists, designers, artists, engineers, storytellers, and visionaries; industry talks from leaders in aerospace technology and business; participant workshops to imagine, design, hack, and create for life in space; and a space arts gallery. This part-time role  includes managing invite lists (speakers, attendees) and event registration, fielding general Q’s from attendees, coordinating with vendors, and week-of (mid March, annually) on-site supervision of event execution along with a support team. If interested, please email with “Event Planner application” in the subject line. Include a resume and highlight prior event planning experience.

To learn more about past events, visit:


Dec. 8hrs/wk

Jan. 10-15hrs/wk

Feb. 15-20hrs/wk

Mar. 20hrs/wk - onsite for two weeks 


Part of the space industry or space research community and looking to get engaged? Interested in a role with SEI and ready to pitch us on your unique contribution, even if you don't see a role above that's a fit?

Email  with "request to get involved" and we can add you to the Friends of the  Space Exploration Initiative mailing list.