The First Step to you joining the crew starts here!
Awesome! You want to work with us!
Let us start with this. This is a position that requires you to want to do it. It is not just a job. It is not just a thing you do to make money. If that is all you are here for, you will want to find another place to do this. There is a degree of heart, passion and willingness to continue to grow in order to be successful at what we do.
We are still hiring! I am going, to be honest with everyone. Just like everyone else we need people. So here is the scoop on the FAQs:
Q: Do you need Experience.
A: No. Just a willingness to learn a new craft.
Q: What’s the pay?
A: Once trained 20/hour average. Training is $10, training takes as long as you let it. For example. A weekly trivia show typically pays $75. For 2 hours, 3 hours if you have to set up and tear down. For those with your own gear, the pay can be negotiated. Typically, the company keeps 30%. Both of those pay scales are better than most of the entertainment companies in Cleveland.
Q: What are the positions needed.
A: All of them. We need people who want to learn to host trivia, or DJ, or MC, or help with silent discos and weddings, or all the above. The more you know, the more opportunities there are. Weddings, private events, and festivals are where the money is. Learning to do more than one thing has its perks.
Q: Do I need my own gear?
A: No… but you make more if you do.
Q: I am only available two nights a week is that a problem?
A: No. Not at all. However, most events run on the nights/ weekends Tuesday through Saturday. So if you are only available on Sundays and Mondays, it prob won’t work.
Q: I do not want to learn trivia. Cause I hate it.
A: So does Jerry. It pays to know how to do it, but you have the option to learn and take the gigs you want to take.
Q: Can we drink on the job?
A: No. Drunk DJs make bad decisions.
Q: How much travel is involved?
A: Only the travel you agree to. We do have events in Michigan, PA, and all over the state of Ohio. Most bare events are local to Cleveland.
Q: Is there full-time available?
A: Eventually, you could have the equivalent of full-time hours. Truth is, your workload is based on how many events you wish to work on.
Q: How old do I have to be?
A: Preferably 21 or older. However, the right personality and 18 is the minimum by law. Honestly, it is even perfect for that mid 40’s individual looking for a little supplemental income.
Truth is, this is something you have to want to do. It is not like most jobs where you go, do your thing, and do it again and again. Every event is different. Every group is different. Every time you turn on that microphone, you have new faces to entertain. To excel in this, you need to be able to look at your crowd and see how to make them positively experience things. May Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” That is what we aim to do. Give them a good feeling. You are the escape from somebody in the room. Make it a good one for them.
I will be honest; I am not looking for people who want to do it all. There are opportunities for that as well. I am looking for people who want to commit to a couple of events and learning. What we do is not difficult, but it is ever-evolving.
Please take a moment to fill out the screener. Yes, it is long. BUT it helps us figure out if you are a good fit. It’s not a normal test, there are no right or wrong answers. We want to see your personality.