Academic Assistant

Hours per week

3 Months




Quinta Gamero B-2
Avenida Ejercito 906, Cayma


As Academic Assistant you will manage HOOP’s academic program, helping to develop and improve the curriculum. You will be a team leader for the HOOP volunteers and help them be effective teachers and address any issues that arise with confidence and professionalism.

You will be a friendly and approachable point of contact for parents and students at the HOOP school, helping to build trusting relationships with HOOP’s beneficiaries and the wider community.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure volunteer teachers are prepared for class and are being as effective as possible in meeting the aims of HOOP’s English program and extra curricular activities.
  • Be a mentor to new volunteers.
  • Help develop and deliver teacher training, and optimise teaching methods and materials to ensure our high quality service.
  • Assist with classroom duties where needed – e.g. being a lead or assistant teacher when other team members are sick.
  • Assist the Education and Volunteer Coordinator in designing proposals for new academic programs.
  • Monitor and evaluate the course to ensure its maximum impact.
  • Ensuring school paperwork such as registration forms, attendance sheets, incident reports and exam results are up to date.
  • Other ad-hoc tasks involved in HOOP’s wider organisation when needed.

Desired skills:

  • Qualification in education or teaching English (or working towards it).
  • Experience working with children and being approachable for children, teenagers and adults.
  • Intermediate Spanish preferred.
  • Fluent English.
  • Enjoy public speaking, leadership, coordination, and teamwork.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to the mission of HOOP and achieving the project vision.
  • Innovation and creativity in designing and adapting programs.
  • Cultural sensitivity.

What we offer:

  • Further your practical work experience in a friendly, welcoming, and supportive environment.
  • Gain experience working in the NGO sector and learn about issues in international development.
  • One-to-one mentoring by the Education and Volunteer Coordinator.
  • A structured personal development plan, which will be reviewed regularly throughout your placement.
  • A reference upon successful completion of your placement.


Unfortunately as a very small organisation we are not able to offer pay or other benefits. Interns, like our volunteers, must pay a one-off admin fee of $250. For information on what this admin fee covers, go to

Based at: HOOP Office, Quinta Gamero B-2, Cayma, Arequipa, Peru and Flora Tristan English School, Flora Tristan, Villa Fontana, Arequipa, Peru.

Minimum time commitment: four months (up to six months possible).

Working hours: Monday to Friday, six hours per day (plus one hour for lunch), plus occasional ad-hoc hours in evenings or weekends relating to HOOP’s local fundraising events

Position reports to: Education and Volunteer Coordinator

How To Apply

Send your CV and cover letter to