I’ve had a couple of fascinating jobs, one as a clerk at a small bookstore, which was cool in many ways, and my current role as a volunteer radio DJ.
For the bookstore position: Become a regular customer, build relationships with the owner and staff, and spend as much time there as you can. In a place like that, it’s easy to hang out for hours, explore, and immerse yourself in the atmosphere.
For the radio station gig: Simply find a local NPR or college station that features live DJs and submit an application. Sometimes, DJ roles might seem intimidating, but getting the job can be more accessible than you think.