How to Become a Personal Assistant to Famous Musicians

Want in with the band? First drop all delusions about a glamorous job.

Want in with the band? First drop all delusions about a glamorous job.

Imagine traveling to different cities, meeting celebrities, attending concerts for free, and being 'with the band'. Sounds too good to be true, right? Becoming a personal assistant to a famous musician is the dream job of many people. While this position may not be all roses, there still are quite a few perks that make the ride worthwhile. Getting your foot into the backstage door is the key to finding a position.

Get Experience

Work as a personal assistant with other employers. Consider positions at law firms, a local business owner or even for an extremely busy friend. The experience doesn't have to be paid, but it may make it feel more like a real job if it is.

Ask Around

Talk to people who have industry connects. if you find a booking agent or someone connected to a famous musician ask them to send an S.O.S. for a new assistant. Often your best bet in finding out will be to join an association. Sites like ACPA-LA.com can be helpful -- membership dues are required to join.

Apply to Positions

Apply to positions. Once you get some experience and drop your delusions about the glamorous life of a famous musician's personal assistant, then it's time to look for work. There are employment placement agencies for celebrity personal assistants that you can look to for help in finding the right fit.

Be Flexible

Bend but don't break. In other words, be flexible. Famous musicians have grueling schedules. The demands are high, and it is up to you to make sure those demands are met. There are plenty of other people who would love to take your place, and the celebrity knows this. Be as accommodating as you can without sacrificing your freedom too much.

 

About the Author

Christina Caldwell is a contributor for online publications such as Women's eNews and Little Pink Book. Her work has also been featured in the popular U.K. magazine "Black Heritage Today." Caldwell holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and communications.

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