Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Want to be a disc jockey?

Cedar Rapids/Iowa City - Theatre people tend to have the right personality for this type of work, so if you're interested in becoming a disc jockey, see below.

A Fine Affair is seeking Disc Jockeys for their rapidly expanding wedding DJ business. Experience is not necessary. We will be happy to train the right person. Position is part time, no health benefits are offered. DJs work mostly on Saturdays, and occasionally Friday evenings or Sundays. This job is perfect for a student or someone with a 9 to 5 that is looking to make extra money on the weekends. You can pick and choose when and how often you work. Average shift is approximately ten hours.

We are looking for DJs, NOT wedding planners. However, our DJs do more than just play music. Ours is a very hands-on approach that involves working with the client and their other vendors throughout the evening to ensure that the event is flowing smoothly.

This is a REALLY fun job. Our clients are wonderful, fun people, and, yes, you're basically getting paid to play music and go to a party. We are a very accommodating company to work for, and we will put a lot of effort into training the right person and making sure they are comfortable before they do events on their own. However, this job also carries a very high level of responsibility and can be very high pressure at times. Compensation is $10 an hour while training, and $20 an hour once you're on your own.

Job description:

·Contact client the week of the event to run through event plans and introduce yourself.

·Pick up equipment, deliver to event location, and set up.

·Run sound and light equipment for duration of event.

·Coordinate activities throughout the course of the event.

·Pack up and return equipment at the end of the event.


·Exceptional communication skills a MUST. Successful candidate will be highly articulate, very professional, personable, courteous, and comfortable speaking in front of large crowds.

·Must be very organized and willing and able to follow instructions.

·Must handle pressure well, be flexible, and be able to think on your feet.

·Must have driver's license and transportation, and be willing to drive up to 80 miles (travel time for events is paid).

·Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more.

·Must provide own dress wardrobe, at least for your first several shifts. For guys this means dark suit, dress shoes, and subdued solid colored shirt and tie. For girls this means modest black cocktail or party dresses.

·MOST IMPORTANTLY: YOU MUST BE RELIABLE. We can not stress this enough. This is not like other jobs, where if you call in sick there are several other people to pick up the slack. If you call in sick here, you have RUINED someone's wedding and done irreparable damage to our company. We CAN NOT tolerate missed shifts. If you are scheduled you HAVE to show up, no matter what.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to contact@afineaffairdj.com. Professional references are also a requirement.

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