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Working at Hoopla

Hoopla are recruiting for a part-time Production Assistant.

About Hoopla

Hoopla are the founders of the UK’s first ever Improv Comedy Club with a fun variety of the UK’s best improv shows every week.

We support all styles of improv and have a variety of styles of improv each night including short-form games, scenes, long-form, improvised plays, improvised films and improv musicals.

We are open to everyone and support everyone from beginner improvisers and new performers to experienced professional groups. We are constantly working to improve the diversity of the improv scene.

We aim to build an ongoing community of improvisers, audience and volunteers to continue to help make improv awesome.

Hoopla have been running for over 10 years and also offer one of the most fun, friendly and supportive places to learn improv in the UK with various courses open to everyone.

Hoopla also put on additional events like improv networking, jams and socials to help grow the flourishing UK improv community.

Hoopla also aim to provide safe and supportive events and socials where people new to London can join a community and make new friends.

We are now putting on more shows and events than ever and are looking for someone to join our team.

Job Title: Hoopla Production Assistant


- Assisting booking of improv groups for Hoopla's venue.

- Coordinating communications with improv groups.

- Scouting for new up and coming improv groups.

- Coordinating our ticket sales and online payments.

- Coordinating our social media accounts for show promotions.

- Coordinating front of house and tech volunteers and making volunteering with Hoopla an awesome experience.

- Booking in improv groups, hosts and other acts.

- Completing online and press listings.

- Working with our venue.

- Gradually building up to producing your own nights in collaboration with Hoopla.

- Gradually building up to producing festivals in collaboration with Hoopla.

- Writing press releases and maintaining press relationships.

- Organising improv socials.

- Occassional assistance with corporate training prep.

- Helping us improv venue equipment and building.

- Helping us improve diversity in the improv scene.

- Help running auditions and casting new shows.

- Monitoring and shadowing workshops and shows.

- Help with show Front of House and Tech.

Skills and Competencies:

- Massive LOVE of improv in all its forms.

- Great awareness of the UK improv scene.

- Excellent people skills and able to get on with people from all backgrounds.

- Great at working as part of a team.

- Good IT skills including MS Word and Excel.

- Good writing skills.

- Good numeracy skills.

- Good social media skills.

- Graphic design skills helpful but not essential as we can train.

- Adobe CC, especially PhotoShop, helpful but not essential as we can train.


- Reporting directly to Steve Roe, Director of Hoopla Impro.

- Also working closely with James Pain, Manager of The Miller.

- Also working closely with all of our performing improv groups, teachers and Improvisers.


Working at combination of Hoopla Office at Theatre Delicatessen, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PP and Hoopla Show Venue at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, SE1 3SS.


£11 per hour including paid breaks.

Plus any of our courses and shows for free and you are welcome to do as many as you want.

Working Hours:

1-2 full days a week, 10am - 6pm. Days can be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and can be discussed at interview. Plus occasional adhoc extra evening work depending on projects.


We're looking for someone who could start this August, preferably week commencing 7th August. There will be a one month trial period and after that it will be an ongoing role.

We're preferably looking for someone who is keen to work with us long term, so we can train them and gradually increase their role and hours.

Application Deadlines:

We're accepting applications until 5pm Tuesday 1st August. Interviews will happen Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd August. Result of interview on Friday 4th August.

To Apply:

Please email a CV (2 pages max, 1 page preferred) to Steve Roe, hooplaimpro@gmail.com.