Disc Jockeys, Except Radio:

Play prerecorded music for live audiences at venues or events such as clubs, parties, or wedding receptions. May use techniques such as mixing, cutting, or sampling to manipulate recordings. May also perform as emcee (master of ceremonies).

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 32 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 271
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.08 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Oral Communication
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Technology and Tool Usage
Written Communication
Customer Service
Following Directions
Resource Management
Computer Fundamentals
Work Ethic
Learning Orientation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Training and Teaching Others

Develop instructional materials
Prepare sales or marketing-based reports or presentations
Teach music for specific instruments
Prepare educational reports or presentations
Develop educational presentations
Prepare tests
Organize educational material or ideas
Develop lesson, course, or training objectives
Update instructional or educational curricula
Develop educational and instructional programs
Write informational material
Teach post-secondary courses
Plan educational or learning activities
Teach others how to use audio-visual materials
Train others in the use of installation, maintenance, or repair related equipment
Instruct customers in product installation, use, or repair
Manage classroom activities
Tutor students who need extra assistance
Teach work related or interest-based courses
Guide class discussions
Develop training programs
Train others in the use of sales related equipment
Evaluate student performance
Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress
Prepare audio-visual teaching aids
Apply multiple teaching methods
Develop teaching aids
Adapt course of study to meet student needs
Update knowledge of formal and informal learning activities
Select method of instruction
Select teaching materials
Evaluate students for needs, skills, or educational potential
Teach online courses
Train installation, maintenance, or repair personnel
Train sales personnel
Monitor student progress

Thinking Creatively

Convey moods or emotions through music
Implement special lighting or sound effects
Express creativity through music, song, dance, or acting
Choreograph dance sequences
Tell stories through musical, visual, or dramatic arts
Perform musical selections for audiences or recordings
Perform music for the public
Create artistic objects, materials, or renderings
Rehearse role independently from script to learn lines
Develop movie soundtrack
Develop advertising, marketing, or promotional materials
Develop sales presentations
Plan meal presentations
Design merchandise or product displays
Write advertising copy
Establish media, entertainment, or public relations related performance metrics
Plan menu of meal options
Write educational research or project grant proposals
Write public sector or institutional research and grant proposals
Develop graphic art
Produce artistic crafts
Write articles, books, or other original materials in area of expertise
Create musical compositions, arrangements, or scores
Develop business or organizational policies, programs, or standards

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Manage content of broadcasts or presentations
Compare musical pitch
Judge quality of services
Evaluate script quality
Evaluate instructional material
Evaluate advertising promotions
Evaluate business or management strategies
Evaluate length, content, or suitability of program for broadcast
Evaluate photographs or art
Evaluate information in documents or manuscripts
Evaluate instructional or educational curricula for currency
Evaluate instructional or educational programs
Evaluate contract personnel performance
Evaluate potential or existing project sites
Evaluate talent of individuals or groups
Perform peer review evaluations of research, publications, or grants

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

Plan meetings
Plan conferences, programs, or events
Prepare meeting agenda
Plan entertainment or dining activities
Plan activity and work schedules
Manage projects to keep within time, cost, and quality guidelines
Plan art, museum, or historical exhibits
Organize speakers or judges for classes, events, or programs
Adapt activities to meet customer or participant needs
Develop financial contingency plans
Develop project contingency plans
Lead educational department activities
Coordinate student extracurricular activities
Plan surveys of target population

Getting Information

Research topics for entertainment media productions
Conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work
Gather information for news stories
Research topics for educational media productions
Research information for news programs and broadcasts
Collect education or training related data
Conduct surveys in organizations
Gather customer or product information to determine customer needs
Gather information in order to provide services to clients
Interview others for news, research, or entertainment purposes
Read musical notations
Obtain documentation to authorize activities
Obtain approval for project plans
Obtain individual dietary histories to plan nutritional programs

Selling or Influencing Others

Sell products or services
Take customer orders
Demonstrate products, goods, or services to customers or consumers
Solicit orders from established or new customers
Contact current or potential customers to promote products or services
Advertise products
Sell services
Deliver promotional or sales presentations to current or prospective customers
Distribute promotional literature or samples to customers
Model cosmetics, clothing, or accessories
Promote artistic products or events
Seek external funding to support departmental, student, or research activities
Promote educational institutions or programs
Perform sales calls to solicit new business
Sell entertainment or tour packages
Promote products, services, or programs
Write letters of recommendation

Controlling Machines and Processes

Operate audio-visual equipment
Operate recording or broadcast studio controls
Operate controls for sound, lighting, or video
Operate audio recording equipment
Operate film or video recording equipment
Play radio or television programming according to broadcast schedule
Operate communications, transmissions, or broadcasting equipment
Set up still or video cameras or related equipment
Create special visual effects for film or video
Operate radio transmitter, receiver, or auxiliary equipment

Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others

Host events
Organize special events
Coordinate events such as banquets and meetings
Organize recreational activities or events
Collaborate with performers, directors, designers, and other artistic production workers
Direct activities in audio or video recording studio
Coordinate musical rehearsals or performances
Coordinate athletic or sporting events or activities
Manage artistic or entertainment activities
Direct band or orchestra
Collaborate with industry partners on research
Coordinate operations and activities with external stakeholders

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