First United Methodist Church of Northville Position Description
Founded in 1834, First United Methodist Church of Northville is a thriving and active church with an inclusive and diverse congregation. Our mission is helping people find, experience, and share God’s love through Jesus Christ.
We are seeking a Technical Director to join our team of dedicated disciples.
Status & Schedule
Part-time, approximately 12-15 hours per week on average. Sunday mornings, 8:00 am-12:15 pm, plus other service times as noted below. Additional time as needed for training and scheduling volunteers and handling equipment maintenance and upgrades. This position requires some flexibility with work hours and days worked based on the needs of the church and will be busier during some seasons than others. This position requires the ability to move freely throughout the church facilities. This position will attend church meetings and other events upon request by the Music Director.
● Operate the sound and lighting boards, run video livestream, and handle related equipment for the following:
· Sunday morning music rehearsals, 8:00am, Sept-May (9:00am, Memorial Day – Labor Day)
· Sunday morning contemporary worship services, 9:15am, Sept-May
· Sunday morning traditional worship services, 11:00am, Sept-May
· Sunday morning summer worship services, 10:00am, Memorial Day – Labor Day
· Occasional Sunday morning parking lot worship services (in place of indoor worship)
· Christmas Eve services (4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, and 11:00pm), including rehearsals immediately before each service
· Christmas Concert (Dec) dress rehearsals
· Lenten Cantata (Mar or Apr) dress rehearsals
· Joy Musical (March), including dress rehearsals
· Youth Musical (May) dress rehearsals
· Special services, including: Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and other church events, as needed
· Concert Series events (4 concerts per year)
● Recruit, train, and schedule volunteers to operate the sound and lighting boards as needed. This may include providing written training materials as well as in-person training.
● Coordinate a substitute (from the trained volunteers) for any of the above services when unavailable
● Edit together components for virtual worship services, music ensembles, etc. as needed
● Coordinate all worship tech equipment maintenance and upgrades
● Advise church staff and committees on the addition of new worship tech equipment, and implement changes to tech equipment as needed
● Make sure that technical equipment is organized and accessible
● Handle technical needs for weddings and funerals, as requested. (If unavailable, coordinate a substitute from among the trained volunteers.) Additional pay involved for weddings and funerals.
In addition to the adhering to the ‘General Expectations’ in the Employee Handbook the following skills may be required for this position:
· Experience and proficiency at operating and maintaining sound, lighting, and visual equipment
· Experience with recording and live streaming events
· Experience with Adobe Premiere or other similar editing software
· Ability to integrate new audio/visual equipment as required
· Experience as a Church Technical Director (or similar position) preferred
· Heart for the Christian faith
· Strong leadership skills
· Excellent communication skills and ability to work congenially with other staff and volunteers
Minimum Required Education
High school diploma/GED (Associate degree or higher preferred). Please submit a resume/questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12/31/2020.
Disclaimer: This position description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, skills, or working conditions. It is intended to be only a general description of the principal requirements common to a position of this type.