Making you dance until your feet bleed since 2005


Be one if us! Disk Jockey — Weddings/Corporate

by Mary Nisi

About the job

Toast & Jam DJs (a womxn owned company founded in 2005), Chicago’s largest and most epic DJ company, is looking for new DJs! Our clients are incredibly diverse and intersectional and we welcome and encourage applications from DJs that reflect that as well.

To work here you must have have passion for music, but also a deep knowledge of genres and eras. Even more importantly, you must be a self-starter and have impeccable time management skills. Our clients range from those who have very discerning taste to the poppiest of pop, so we need DJs who can be as enthusiastic playing Backstreet Boys as they are playing Big Star. We can and will train you extensively, but you should have a hang of making playlists and/or have some DJ experience or playlist making (radio/bars/clubs/parties/weddings). We are absolutely fine with you having NO professional experience. We hire for attitude and personality and we can turn you into a Toast & Jammer.

It’s fun being a member of our team, but with great fun comes great responsibility. While most of the events that we DJ are on the weekends, this position requires extensive preproduction and communication, which will require daily attention. We give our DJs a lot of independence and autonomy, so you must be a resourceful problem solver, with an extensive Customer Service background (baristas/servers/retail experience, for example). The events are fast-paced and you will have to deliver and perform under major stress and there is no room for failure. While we prefer that applicants have their own equipment, we'll also consider folks without gear. You would be an employee of Toast & Jam, so we are not looking for freelancers.


* Meet with prospective clients to discuss details of their wedding at least 2 times.

* Be available to meet with clients on weeknights and weekends

* Must be available for at least 3-4 weddings per month and willing to book out up to a year in advance and fulfill all obiligations you commit to

* Must be physically capable of of setup/teardown of gear alone

* Must be able to troubleshoot and have the resourcefulness to solve problems in the moment and without failure

* Must be able to to present yourself professionally and appropriately at all times and be a team player at the events with all other vendors

* Manage own calendar of availability

* Must be able to manage a large client load and be able to do admin work related to the events and communicate with your clients via email and phone clearly and professionally

* Use your broad knowledge of music to appeal to wide audience and clientele

* Run the schedule on the day of the event and be able to understand the global needs of the event

* Be comfortable and clear on a microphone

* Be willing to work all types of events

* Be a solid ambassador for the T&J brand


* Must be age 21+

* Must be fully vaccinated & boosted against Covid-19

* Must have a valid driver’s license, auto insurance and access to a reliable vehicle

* Must be professional, punctual, reliable and detail-orientated

* Able to lift & carry a minimum of 50 pounds (DJ gear, equipment)

* Available to work weekends, evenings

* At least a high school diploma, or equivalent

* Prior experience as an event DJ a plus

* Must have excellent interpersonal abilities.

* Demonstrated knowledge about musical trends.

* Creativity and Creative Problem Solving

* Excellent communication and writing skills and public speaking ability

* Self-motivated and proactive.

* Highly attentive to details.

* Sense of humor.


* Prior wedding DJ experience is helpful.

* You do not necessarily need to own your own rig (you can rent ours, if needed) but it’s helpful to eventually own your own equipment

* Access to a car is REQUIRED to get to/from events with equipment

* A professional Resume is required for consideration. Any inquiries not including a Resume will not be considered.

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