Instead of waiting until you’ve walked the stage at graduation to start your career in the music business, why not get a head start on the competition?
Students are carefully selected to engage their peers as the local representative of DJ Smallz' brands, some of which may include: Southern Smoke (music brand), Smallz Smoke Shop (clothing and merch management), The Prescription (production and publishing), New Rules Management (artist management and development) and Digital Marketing Geniuses (viral marketing and online management). Responsibilities can vary, but the student may be tasked with organizing listening events, conceiving of cross-promotional opportunities with campus clubs or local businesses, and setting up merchandise booths in the student union or at school events, just to name a few. The reps receive direction from one of the hardest working djs in the music industry and are supplied with merchandise from his nationally recognized brands. DJ Smallz relys on its student staff to identify local lifestyle account locations like lounges, nightclubs and clothing stores, as well as to make personal connections with campus and business leaders. Additional responsibilities may also include selling tickets for upcoming concerts, connecting with campus media outlets, and operating point-of-purchase booths at stores or clubs. Of course, blasting your Facebook friends, Twitter and Instagram followers with invites and announcements is a necessary duty. The college marketing representative will be required to check in regularly with DJ Smallz to report progress.
Skills & Education
You must be a student enrolled at a college or university in the metro area. A specific degree track is not required, but areas of study in music, marketing, advertising, entertainment business, or public relations are preferred if you plan to continue in the music business after graduation. DJ Smallz seeks students who are heavily involved in campus activities, are plugged in to the local music scene, and who are the trendsetters and taste-makers of their community. You must be a social chameleon who is not afraid to strike up a conversation with a group of strangers at a nightclub. A college marketing representative should be passionate about music, well-organized, and a social media maven.
What to Expect
Positions are limited in quantity and based on geography. However, if you land the gig you will have the opportunity to work closely with one of the hardest working djs in the industry and get your foot in the door toward a future career in the music business. College reps are expected to be outgoing and tenacious; you should employ an entrepreneurial attitude in conceiving of creative ways to spread awareness of the band. The job will require you to attend a significant amount of social events, so consider your academic schedule carefully. Can you still balance your coursework while making appearances at campus club meetings, late-night concerts, and afternoon in-store performances? This is not a full-time salaried job and positions are unpaid internships at this time. Exceptional college marketing representatives may be offered regular employment with DJ Smallz or promotion firm upon graduation, or can use their experience to seek out work with other companies in the music business.
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