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  Technical Director

Floris United Methodist Church

Herndon, VA

Category: Technology/Media

Posted on: July 30, 2015

Job Description:

Summary Description

The primary purpose of the Technical Director is to oversee and maintain all of Floris UMC's Audio/Visual (A/V) systems used by the congregational ministries in worship services, meetings, weekly events and special events. This position is also responsible for the recruitment, development and management of A/V volunteers and training staff members in A/V technologies. The Technical Director is in charge of all administrative functions related to A/V technologies at Floris UMC. This position will also be involved in assisting with the acquisition and inclusion of video production into the worship services.


Oversee all technical systems and issues related to four Sunday worship services, including but not limited to setting up and taking down audio equipment and operation of lighting systems, projection systems and live video streaming.

Ensure that the A/V needs of classes, small groups and special meetings/events held at Floris throughout the week are met.

Create standard operating procedures for all A/V systems.

Recruit, train, develop and manage all A/V volunteers, including sound engineers, presenters, videographers, etc., in addition to any staff members who utilize A/V technologies.

Oversee the up-keep, maintenance, and upgrading of A/V equipment when needed.

Develop and manage the annual A/V ministry goals and budget.

Develop and oversee a process for the provision of A/V support for special events (including weddings and funerals), and other meetings/conferences held at Floris. This should include the protocol for requesting A/V support and contacting, assigning and managing A/V volunteers.

Support Floris ministries in the use and production of video content.

Stay informed and trained in the use of new technologies related to worship services and related events and anticipate and advise the Director of Worship regarding necessary upgrades of the church's A/V systems.

Attend weekly worship planning meetings.

Perform other duties as assigned.


BA or BS plus two years of related experience OR four years of experience in Live Event Production, Theatre Stagecraft, A/V Installation or related field (Audio Mixing, Technical Direction, Lighting Systems, Video Systems).

Proven track record of recruiting, training and managing volunteers.

Thorough knowledge of and developed skill in troubleshooting, maintaining and working with A/V systems. Experience in working with digital audio consoles, video systems, projection systems, RF microphone systems and/or theatrical lighting systems are an advantage. Cable termination skills also a plus

Knowledge of and experience with a wide variety of A/V related software (e.g. PowerPoint, Media Shout, Pro-Presenter, Photoshop, Final Cut, digital audio workstations (DAW's) Technical Director will be expected to schedule A/V volunteers using Planning Center Online.

Working knowledge of TCP/IP and basic_noemailwork configuration. Must be_noemailfortable with both Windows and Apple operating systems.

Superior customer service, including the ability to interact with congregation and staff in non-technical, clear terms.

Excellent written and verbal_noemailmunication skills and_noemailanizational skills.

Efficient and detail oriented with the ability to meet deadlines.

Ability to adapt to changes in technology.

Ability to work in a team setting.

Position Information:

Job Title:
Technical Director
Time Type:
Full Time
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Organization Type:
United Methodist
Worship Style:
Church Size:
1000 - 1500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Floris United Methodist Church
Contact Name:
Karen Heier
13600 Frying Pan Rd
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