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Floating Assistant – Comedy Department

Posted June 13th 2023

Floating Assistant – Comedy Department – 12 month fixed term contract

United Agents Ltd (UA) is one of London’s leading talent agencies encompassing the worlds of film, TV, books, theatre and comedy. We’re currently looking to hire a Floating Assistant to join our successful and busy Comedy Department.

As the dedicated Comedy Floating Assistant, you will work support all offices within the department, providing holiday cover within Agent’s offices when necessary. This is a very busy department supporting Agents who work with award winning writer-performers, comedians, actors, producers and directors – as such, there’s never a dull moment.


– Handling a high volume of emails and calls from clients and industry professionals e.g. producers, commissioners and casting directors. 
– Going to see clients in comedy, theatre, screenings
– Organising meetings/ auditions/ client self-tapes.
– Ensuring client CV’s and bios are up to date.  
– Building client material, putting together showreels.  
– Client submissions via Spotlight and on email.  
– Processing contracts, issuing invoices and keeping track of payment.   
– Script reading on behalf of and alongside Agents/clients.
– Diary management for the Agents and clients - which is often complicated in nature as often clients work across more than one discipline.
– Providing full administrative support to the department.
– Attending comedy previews and work in progress shows.
– Providing admin support to our inhouse Live Producer on live comedy shows.

Key qualities and skills:  

– A real passion for and enjoyment of comedy, film, television and theatre is essential.
– Very strong attention to detail and organisational skills.    
– Trustworthy and accurate as will be dealing with highly confidential material and client information.
– Fantastic communication skills.  
– Be able to work under pressure, with tight deadlines and prioritise accordingly.
– The ability to build strong working relationships across the whole department.
– A can-do attitude, the willingness and ability to learn.
– The ability to remain calm under pressure.    
– A good listener, intuitive and adaptable.
– A good sense of humour.
– Previous industry experience in a talent agency or casting directors’ office desirable but not essential.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 19th June 2023

As part of our commitment to building a diverse workforce we encourage applications from those who are currently unrepresented in our own workforce and wider industry. However you identify and whatever your background, we welcome you to apply.

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