Position Title - Technical Director
- Reports To - Communications Director
The Technical Director oversees all aspects of audio, visual and lighting (AVL) production at Sojourn East, with primary emphasis on the production of Sunday services. In this capacity, the Technical Director is also responsible for recruiting, training and managing our Technical Team--volunteers from our church body who work behind the scenes to make our events look and sound good. The Technical Director is also responsible for supporting ministry teams at Sojourn East by supplying AVL equipment and volunteer staffing necessary for the many events we produce throughout the year. Finally, the Technical Director is responsible for our inventory of AVL equipment, providing for the care and maintenance of existing equipment, as well as the sunsetting and replacement of outdated or broken equipment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Produce Sunday Services
- Recruit, Train & Manage Volunteer Tech Team
- Support the Worship Team
- Support ministries needing AVL for events
- Collaborate with Sojourn East staff in weekly staff meetings & projects
- Recommend, maintain & manage AVL equipment inventory
- Continuous improvement of people & processes
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
This position must have experience in all areas of AVL, with advanced skills in audio production. This includes mixing live and recorded audio, setting and striking stages, patching and signal flow, tuning cameras and color balancing stage lighting. In addition to technical skills, the success of the Technical Director will depend on people skills—the ability to collaborate, lead and manage conflict. Demonstrable skill in this area is a must. Finally, the successful candidate must thrive under deadline pressure, able to think on his/her feet, problem-solve and lead people well while producing a live broadcast.
Other essential skills include:
- Logic Pro
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Blackmagic products (or similar)
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The Technical Director will be responsible for setting the stage each week and set up for events. This requires lifting heavy equipment, and occasionally being outdoors for long periods of time. Occasionally, the position may require climbing ladders. This position will also interact with electronics for long durations, often in dim, underlit environments.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.