Audio-Visual Director Job Description

First Baptist Church, Jefferson, GA (hereinafter referred to as FBC).

Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

The primary responsibility of the Audio-Visual Director (hereinafter referred to as the A/V Director) is to provide technical expertise and team leadership for the church’s sound, media, video, and stage lighting. The A/V Director is also responsible for audio/video technical and creative development, production, and training related to the live/post-production audio/visual needs of FBC.

The A/V Director ensures that the worship and A/V ministries continue to grow in effectiveness and quality of excellence in alignment with the church’s vision, mission, and strategic objectives. The A/V Director will be focused on the production of and the technical oversight of the weekly live-streamed services.

Strengths & Skillset:

  • A growing, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Possesses a servant’s heart and a strong passion to support the ministry of FBC.
  • Skilled in creating and mixing quality sound in sanctuary venue.
  • Comfortable and proficient in working with a variety of audio, video, media, and lighting equipment, including but not limited to; Mackie DL- 32        Audio Board, Ableton Live, DMX Lighting (programming and controlling), a general understanding of Frequency coordination for Wireless                microphones, in-ear systems and wireless instrument feeds.
  • The A/V Director should also be proficient in ProPresenter, Windows OS, PowerPoint, computer networks and a working knowledge of various        software platforms for video production/editing and audio production/editing.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills. Holds a ‘problem solver’ attitude.
  • Skilled in all levels of video production (pre-production, live production, postproduction, camera operation, editing, sound design, color                   correction, etc.).
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in Live Switching of multi-camera sources, with up-stream keys and down-stream keys (Luminance and Chroma).
  • Inasmuch as our primary focus is producing live events, the applicant must be able to work in a rapidly changing environment with multiple            priorities.
  • High capacity individual who thrives in a “work hard, play hard” environment and is consistently striving to learn and grow.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellence in front-of-house operation for both Sunday services, utilizing the Mackie DL32 digital audio board, as well as providing             8 or more suitable in-ear or fold-back mixes for live performers. Also, provide training and expertise to improve the mixing skills of current and       future FBC volunteers.• Provide personal operational and/or supervision of volunteers, for all worship services, ministry events, and special            events of FBC, including but not limited to the two Sunday morning services. • Partner with the staff and/or AV team to develop plans and              strategies for on-going AV related worship additions and/or improvements.
  • Coordinate with Staff each week in order to, create ProPresenter for in- house support and announcements, create PowerPoint slides for use       in Live Program, create the song list and any MIDI ques (lighting or ProPresenter advance) in Ableton, as well as any other unique                              requirements to the next Service(s). • Establish standards of operation and quality for AV ministries and oversee continuous improvement             against those standards. • Keep current with new technology trends in equipment, hardware and computer software programs and plan for           inclusion, if applicable to the current or future plans of FBC digital media opportunities.
  • Provide technical expertise and solutions relative to live audio, recorded audio, web audio, video recording and the production of vignettes,              livestream of video production (Live Stream of Live or pre-recorded productions), lighting and stage production for the church facility.
  • Continually work on developing and improving personal skills for use in ministry so that the AV ministry can grow. Participation in workshops,        conferences, seminars, etc. is encouraged.
  • Assist the media team in the on-going development and effective use of social media for church communications.
  • Responsible for maintaining AV and Facilities AV budgets within approved annual guidelines as well as developing written strategic and                  expenditure proposals as needed throughout the year.
  • The Responsibilities would also include that A/V Director to be closely involved with various third-party agents such as IT, Telecom, building            contractors etc. relative to the development and operation of systems that interface with AV systems and operations.
  • Do major maintenance and creative adjustments to the church website, keeping it current and up-to-date with trending website models to              make our church marketable and to help promote our mission in the best way possible.
  • Film, create, and produce short videos that capture the essence of mission trips, youth trips, and VBS experiences. Other short creative                    videos will promote our church’s vision or projects or introduce our church to visitors via our Website or Facebook

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage an AV volunteer ministry which includes the development of volunteer job position descriptions and integration of                  aptitude assessments.

Working Relationships:

  • Responsible as team leader and coach for AV ministry volunteer teams
  • Responsible to the Assistant Pastor
  • Accountable to Senior Pastor

While the A/V Director is a part-time position, the A/V Director must be available during certain (normal) weekday staff hours (to attend by phone or in person weekly staff meetings) plus flexibility for creative work that must be done outside of normal staff hours. 

Personal Attributes:

  • Professing, growing, committed Christian of exemplary personal and family life.• Evangelical orientation in Theology and evangelical spirit; in          full agreement with the doctrinal position of FBCJ; member of FBCJ. • Belief in an environment of cooperative teamwork with other members of        the FBCJ staff, Deacons, and lay ministry teams.

Helpful Previous Skills and Experience:

Working knowledge and hands-on experience for proper operation of various systems to include but not limited to:

  • Installation and operation for all church facility analog and digital audio systems
  • Maintenance, set up, and operation of portable audio systems for special events located outside of the church building
  • Light board and lighting system operation
  • Live audio patch panel and related systems of hard-wired and WiFi cable and signal routing   
  • Operation of video recording and post-production, live broadcast of audio and/or audio and video, and other presentation related systems (i.e.        PowerPoint, etc.).
  • In-house information system operation and software (Windows OS and Pro Presenter)  
  • Maintain current working knowledge and assistance for operating FBCJ Campus Camera monitor system to ensure the Deacon’s abilities to          see and monitor the campus security anytime congregants are present.  
  • Assist church employees with solutions for general audio/sound issues on their computers.  

Education:

Two- or four-year degree from in audio-visual or related field; or two to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  

 Overview:  

This is a part-time, salaried position around 20 hours a week (more or less) with at least one day spent on the FBCJ campus to interact with the staff and ensure the integrity of the equipment for the next Sunday, as well as up to 8 hours of preparation to prepare ProPresenter (for in-house participation), assembling songs in Ableton (which may include MIDI Ques for slide changes in ProPresenter as well as lighting ques) and creation of PowerPoint support graphics, for next week’s Services. Also, the position requires the applicant to have the ability to maintain and update the Church Website. 

 Salary is established between $15,000 – $18,000.  Based on experience and expertise.  

To apply send resumes to Dr. Michael Helms @ michael@fbcjefferson.org