Assistant Producer for Now Play This 2018 London

Now Play This 2018 is a three day festival of experimental gameplay at Somerset House which runs 6-8th April 2018. We show work from videogame designers, writers, visual artists, architects, set makers – anyone with an interest in play and games. In 2018 we’re looking in particular at work with a strong sense of place, and at work which helps to break down the processes of game- making and make it legible to a general audience.

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


Pre festival

• communicating with artists
• assisting with contracting artists and suppliers • research and prop buying
• general bookkeeping and admin
• booking travel and accommodation

During the festival

• helping with get in and get out
• looking after artists and facilitators • troubleshooting installations

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.

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.

Please send a CV and covering letter to

Closing date 2pm Feb 12th 2018