This is one of the hardest areas to break into in Ayia Napa but not impossible. A very good MC or host is likely to be able to find work if they arrive at the start of the season (April / early May) and can prove themselves. DJ jobs are a little harder to get as most venues have their regular DJ’s organised well in advance, usually through personal contacts. It’s usually a 7 nights a week job and pay can vary greatly depending on who you are, how good you are and what you can do. Your music style needs to fit in with the venue you’re working at as most bars and clubs will have a clear music policy on what genre of music they want played.
Skills Required – It goes without saying that you must be experienced and very good at what you do. A bit of mixing in your bedroom is not going to cut it. A tourist crowd can be very different from the crowd at your local club back home so you need to be able to deal with a changing clientele through the season.
How to apply - In person to the venue is generally the best way or through the venues website before the season starts. Never ask the DJ while he is working about jobs. Go early evening or during the day when management are more likely to have time to speak to
you. You could email or contact venues in advance through their websites or Facebook pages but chances of you getting a reply are fairly slim as many venues owners don’t get involved in what happens online. If you are in Ayia Napa for a holiday late in the previous season you may be able to make some contacts which could help set you up for the next year. Be prepared to do a free trial and show what you can do. Make sure you research the music policy of the venues you want to work at before you apply. Visit as many clubs and bars in Ayia Napa as you can and see if you still think you have what it takes.
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