DJ Justin with Brian and Stephanie, a happy Bride and Groom
It’s that time of year, again! Something New Entertainment accepting applications for the Something New Entertainment Bridal DJ Service Apprenticeship Program.
The Something New Entertainment Apprenticeship Program was originally established to seek out new disc jockey talent and to nurture it. We continue to fulfill that same commitment to education and service, today, mentoring aspiring entertainers as they learn more about this exciting field in preparation for engagements of their own. I am excited to announce that, our education program is growing, and we will be able to offer this opportunity to two additional apprentices — four openings, total — as Apprentice Disc Jockeys for the Summer of 2010!
No experience is necessary, and there is no cost to participate. Education and training is important to any skilled trade, and our experience helps up provide a structured training program in a growing community where they are rare and sometimes inaccessable. We promote from within, and, at the conclusion of the program, promising candidates will be offered the opportunity to join our team as part-time Assistant DJs in order to further hone their skills as a mobile entertainer.
If you’re the life of the party with a touch of class, a natural leader with a sincere desire to help brides and grooms to make the most important day of their lives just a little bit more happy, fun, exciting, and memorable, and you’re looking for your chance to break into the business, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about the exciting field of mobile entertainment in a hands-on environment. You will be paired with an experienced DJ/MC and will learn by referencing a written workbook as you complete hands-on exercises and mentor shadowing. This is a self-paced curriculum, focused on your individual learning style and talents, as well as core skills for a mobile entertainer, including music selection, event safety, client communication, vocal technique, electrical sound equipment set-up and engineering, best practices, and much more.
DJ AJ9 on the ones and twos!
DJ Triple D at the Club
The successful applicant will be at least twenty-one years of age, well-groomed, able to lift twenty-five pounds, have reliable transportation and an excellent record of timliness and dependability, be familiar with a variety of different genres of music, have a customer-service driven attitude, be a proactive team player, and be willing to learn from both their colleagues and their clients. Some shadowing opportunities will require modest formal dress.
True to the individualized Apprenticeship style of learning, scheduling will be somewhat flexible, however, evening and weekend availability is essential. The duration of the program will vary based upon your individual schedule and mastery of material. Formal instruction will begin May 1, 2010.
To apply, please send your resume or work history, three professional references, and a letter of intent discussing: 1.) why you think you would make a great mobile entertainer, 2.) what motivates you to want to learn more about this industry, and — most importantly — 3.) what you think are the most important differences between a club DJ and a wedding DJ to apprentice@SomethingNewEntertainment.com