Sample DJ Evaluation Form

April 8, 2008 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer

Name:_____________________ Date:______________________
This is NOT for the client to fill out, but rather you, the supervisor to fill out to evaluate your staff!


1. *Calls in for job information as prescribed in the Company Training Manual at the beginning of week, and confirmation call the day prior to event :_____

2. **Can be 100% relied upon to remain available to work on weekends, working within the guidelines set forth in the Company Training Manual regarding “requests for time off :_____

3. Requests for time off are kept to a reasonable minimum :_____

4. **Calls in sick only in extreme emergencies, and in accordance with the procedures in the Company Training Manual :_____

5. *Picks up equipment and allows ample time to arrive at the job site at least 75 minutes prior to the contracted time :_____

6. ** Can be 100% relied upon to have equipment set up, and read to go by the contracted time :_____


1. * Courteous and friendly toward the public at all times :_____

2. ** Wears a tux to all functions, with appropriate shoes, tie and cumberbun, unless the requirement is reduced by management :_____

3. *Leaves coat and tie on through-out the entire event :_____

4. * Hair is neatly groomed, and face is clean shaven(for men) :_____

5. * Checks with the customer twice during the event to ensure customer satisfaction :_____

6. All Equipment/CD’s are set up in a neat and orderly fashion, with reasonable efforts made conceal wires :_____

7. *Does not drink alcohol on the job :_____

Equipment Operation and Care

2. ** Protects the equipment and cd’s from heat and cold exposure :_____

3. *Ensures that full equipment check is made for each job at least 30 minutes prior to event :_____

4. Makes proper adjustments to the mixing board and amplifier :_____

5. Makes proper connections for all equipment :_____

6. Diagnoses equipment problems and makes corrections when possible :_____

7. *Follows guidelines for equipment problems on the job, as set forth in the Company Training Manual :_____

8. Keeps all CD’s in the proper bin, and in the proper sequence :_____

9. Keeps all wires, cables and items in the utility crate neat and orderly :_____

10. Makes reasonable attempts to get party props back from the guests, and protects them from damage :_____

11. **Maintains complete security of the equipment at all times :_____

12. * Returns equipment at the time agreed upon with the management :_____

Job Performance

1. *80 percent of music selection played from music quick references :_____

2. *Music selection not influenced by personal preferences :_____

3. *Reads the crowd by playing a variety of music in the first hour, and makes the proper adjustments to the music rotation to fit the crowd :_____

4. *Plays danceable requests, and makes all reasonable efforts to play the requests made by the customer on the music sheet; checks off the requests played on the sheet for documentation :_____

5. Consistently plays a variety of music that appeals to the majority of the people :_____

6. Good music knowledge of song titles and artists, for the level of experience :_____

7. Consistently makes tight mixes between songs :_____

Job Performance, Continued

8. Cues songs at the appropriate spot, bypassing un-danceable introductions :_____

9. *Projects voice well over the microphone so everyone in the room can clearly hear and understand all announcements :_____

10. In general, sounds enthusiastic and smooth(not boring) on the microphone :_____

11. Pronounces names correctly when introducing :_____

12. Makes reasonable and enthusiastic efforts to talk to the audience over the microphone at least twelve times during the event, such as: introducing yourself as the DJ, taking danceable requests, giving company promo’s, announcing song titles/artists, and making good faith efforts to motivate the audience over the mic :_____

13. Incorporates audience participation events in every show,(unless requested not to do so by the client) and presents these events in a professional, enthusiastic manner :_____

14. Takes control of weddings by suggesting when each event should take place, and uses good judgment on spacing the events so the reception does not become boring :_____

15. Coordinates all wedding events using the wedding events worksheet, executing the wishes of the client and works well with the caterer/banquet hall manager on the timing :_____

16. Projects each of the events at a wedding in a professional and enthusiastic manner :_____

17. Incorporates the suggested music with each wedding event, so that there is no “dead air” during any event, with the exception of the toast :_____

18. Uses good judgment with the garter and bouquet “routine” when a younger person catches the bouquet or garter, by making the necessary adjustments :_____


1. * Consistently abides by all rules, procedures and guidelines in the Company Training Manual :_____

2. * Exercises good judgment in unusual situations :_____

3. * Displays a positive attitude toward learning and improving performance :_____

4. * Can be relied upon to take corrective action when deficiencies are noted by management :_____

5. * Completes job report sheet and leaves all paperwork with the equipment :_____


* One Star – Indicates an item that must be at least a 3 to meet the minimum standards.
** Two Stars – Indicates an item that must be a 4 to meet the minimum standards.

Paul Beardmore/Owner
The DJ Connection
Front Royal, Virginia
email :
1 – Poor, never — Corrective action must be taken
2 – Fair, sometimes — Improvement is necessary
3 – Good, most of the time — A slight adjustment is needed
4 – Excellent, always — Outstanding!!!1. **Handles the equipment with care; does not drop the equipment, packs equipment in vehicle properly to reduce the possibility of damage while in transit :_____

Mobile Beat Staff Writer (371 Posts)

This is the general editors account for Mobile Beat Magazine and Website. Who reads Mobile Beat online and in print and attends Mobile Beat events? DJs, VJs and KJs to start with, especially those who own and operate mobile entertainment services. They provide music, video, lighting and a myriad other entertainment choices for corporate events, wedding receptions, dances and innumerable other gatherings.

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