We’re hiring!


Upstart Theatre are looking for a Marketing and Communications Assistant (Kickstart) to join our team and learn with us. This role is funded by the Kickstart Scheme and is only available to people aged 18-24 who are registered with a Jobcentre and are receiving Universal Credit.

About Upstart Theatre

Upstart Theatre make art for people who want to play. We create and support Playable Theatre – live performance which offers the audience the chance to take the leading role, in order to imagine how we can change the world together. We make our own live shows (both in live venues and online); we run co-creation projects with communities; we support emerging artists to learn about Playable Theatre; and we take our work beyond the theatre by making digital and physical games.

About the role

Working with the Artistic Director and Producer, the Marketing and Communications Assistant will work across our programme, communicating with a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders. As the Marketing and Communications Assistant, you’ll be working across all four strands of Upstart Theatre’s programme: Playable Performance, Artist Development, Co-Creation and Beyond Theatre. In particular, you’ll be supporting our public Playable Performance work by creating social media content and blog posts, as well as helping to keep our website up to date. You’ll also work on promoting our online Make Theatre Playable workshops, and our upcoming game releases.

Essential skills, experience and qualifications

The most essential thing you can bring to this role is your energy, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn. We’re a small team and we’re passionate about what we do. We want the Marketing and Communications Assistant to be able to communicate that passion to the world – so we need someone who loves theatre, games, or both.

You don’t need any specific qualifications for this role.

You should have:

- an understanding of, and experience using, social media, so that you can support our content on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

- good written and/or visual communication skills, so that you can clearly and effectively communicate what we do to potential audiences

- the ability to think creatively, so that you can help us think up new ideas for how we can reach new audiences and excite existing ones

- an interest in, and passion for, theatre and/or games, so that you’ll care about the work we do and enjoy being part of the Upstart Theatre team

Hours & pay

25 hours per week, National Minimum Wage

The role will combine online working from home, work at our shared office space, PopHub, at 41 Whitcomb St, London WC2H 7DT, and visiting theatres and other venues in London and beyond.

How to apply

Fill in the application form here by noon on the 3rd January. There are three questions where we ask you to write up to 250 words; and we'll also ask you to share something that you're proud of: blog, social media, game etc. Any questions please email us at info@upstart-theatre.co.uk!

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