Assistant Producer Role

Now Play This 2019 is a nine-day festival of experimental gameplay at Somerset House which runs 6-14th April 2019, as part of the London Games Festival. We show work from videogame designers, writers, visual artists, architects, set makers – anyone with an interest in play and games. In 2019 we’re looking in particular at work with a strong sense of community.

We’re looking to expand the team with a freelance Assistant Producer and Social Media Assistant to help with the running of the festival.


Pre festival

  • communicating with artists
  • research and prop buying
  • general bookkeeping and admin
  • booking travel and accommodation
  • writing for social media and maintaining festival website

During the festival

  • helping with get in and get out
  • looking after artists and facilitators
  • troubleshooting installations
  • writing for social media and updating festival website

Post festival

  • assisting with bookkeeping and admin

Who we’re looking for

You’re conscientious, organised and flexible. You can communicate clearly in writing and face to face. You’re able to prioritise your workload effectively and handle multiple tasks at once. You don’t need professional experience in the field, this is an entry level job, but passion for games and putting on events would be great. For example, if you’re putting things on in your spare time we’d love to know about it.

The job is approximately 30 days on a freelance basis over March and early April, at least 20 of those in London, so this is not suitable for remote working. It pays £100/day.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity in everything we do, and to valuing the diversity of everyone involved in the festival. As such we welcome applications from candidates traditionally under-represented in games, and we’re happy to discuss extra support if required during the interview process.

Please send a CV and covering letter to Closing date 2pm Feb 22nd 2019.