First UMC Plano: A/V Coordinator

Date Posted: 5/20/2022


First UMC Plano, Plano, TX

Job Description

Provide audio/visual support to worship events at FUMC Plano in a manner that enhances the worship experience and minimizes awareness of the technology itself. Support all worship services and special events by scheduling team members according to needs. Create video and audio content to promote events, present weekly announcements and document happenings around the church as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees all aspects of audio, visual and lighting for worship services. Responsible for training and scheduling volunteer staff for audio, visual and live stream needs.
  • Live sound: Consistently ensures a quality live mix is achieved during Sunday morning worship services and as needed. Adjusts for specific audio needs as needed. Work with staff to schedule and provide audio support at funerals and other events as needed.
  • Visuals: Assists in creating slides in ProPresenter. Assists with adding videos/visuals into the presentation as needed. Trains and schedules volunteers to operate visuals for all events.
  • Video: Creates weekly announcement video and weekly sermon video. Creates/shoots videos for special events, skits, documentaries, etc. as needed in conjunction with the staff.
  • Ensures all technical equipment is set up optimally for rehearsals and services.
  • Maintains systems: Provide recommendations for equipment upgrades and scheduling of repairs.
  • Recruits and trains volunteers.
  • Interfaces with Director of Worship & Pastors along with the rest of the staff for full preparedness each week.
  • Is accountable to Director of Worship and Director of Communications
  • Works with Director of Communications to develop content for social media, church website, and any other duties as assigned

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Contributes creatively to worship services/planning through the technical arts.
  • Provides audio/visual support to other events - weddings, funerals, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Hard Skills:

  • Is trained as a sound technician with proficiency (or demonstrates potential proficiency) in running live sound
  • Must have an ear for music and in-depth knowledge/appreciation of multiple musical genres and how to achieve a high-quality mix for different genres. Great ear for audio blend is required
  • Understands in-ear monitoring systems, cabling, mics, room acoustics
  • Has working knowledge of various state-of-the art mixing boards, sound systems, digital technology, projection systems
  • Knows or shows aptitude for advanced learning of ProPresenter by a mutually agreed upon date
  • Knows how to record, edit, crop, and compress audio and video files in Adobe Premiere
  • Knows how to operate video and lighting equipment. Camera skills and video editing experience required
  • Knowledge of Adobe Audition and Media Encoder preferred

Soft Skills:

  • Sees role as a ministry leader with a heart for worshiping God
  • Has a strong passion to support the worship ministry of FUMC Plano
  • Understands worship philosophy
  • Has strong communication and leadership skills
  • Is willing to learn from and teach others with patience
  • Collaborates well with other
  • Continually seeks improvement
  • Welcomes constructive input

Personal Characteristics

  • Extremely reliable and trustworthy
  • Demonstrates a high confidence level in troubleshooting and problem solving
  • High relational and emotional intelligence
  • Flexible
  • Self-leading and a self-starter
  • Organized & detail oriented
  • Composed under pressure

Education and Experience

  • Training in audio/visual techniques and equipment at the university level or as a professional A/V tech preferred
  • One year minimum experience working in A/V either in a professional setting (church, theatre, live venue, etc.

How to Apply

Send resume to Director of Business Administration Nina Davis at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 972-423-4506


 

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