Media Technician


published 11/23/2021

The media technician is responsible for helping to plan, organize, and provide leadership in sound/audio for specific and assigned worship services. Reports to the director of ministry programs. This is a part-time position and works six to eight hours per week.

Core Competencies:
  • Organizing. Can gather and organize resources (people, materials, funding, support) to get things done; uses resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Planning. Accurately assess the length and difficulty of a project; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
  • Managing vision. Articulates and supports the vision and mission of The Well; talks beyond the here and now to a larger sense of purpose; communicates a compelling and inspired vision for ministry; creates a compelling sense of possibility, hope, and optimism; helps others own the vision.
  • Developing people. Is able to identify raw talent and recruit capable people into positions of responsibility; provides challenging and stretching tasks for others to do; delegates appropriately; builds people up; maintains open and active dialogue with volunteers; communicates expectations clearly; holds people accountable.
  • Managing conflict.  Deals with problems quickly and directly; steps up to conflict, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; focuses when listening; settles disputes collaboratively and equitably; finds common ground and gets cooperation.
  • Interpersonal relationships.  Relates well to and able to work with all kinds of people, inside and outside of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; builds effective and constructive relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; is regarded as a team player.
  • Trust and integrity. Is widely trusted; seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; adheres to appropriate and effective set of core values during good and bad times; acts in line with those values; practices what he or she preaches.
Benefits:
  • Health Insurance – Ineligible
  • Flexible Spending – Ineligible
  • Mileage – Ineligible
  • PTO – Ineligible
  • Holidays – per HR guidelines
  • FLSA – Non-exempt

Duties:

Spiritual Requirements:

  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through personal study, small group participation, prayer and worship. 
  • Full engagement in an active Christian lifestyle and discipline and serving out of call and giftedness.  Commitment to personal spiritual growth and healthy lifestyle. 
  • Models the standards and expectations of Christian leadership, including positivity, professionalism and confidentiality. 
Worship:
  • Acts as the lead Audio Technician at Worship Team practices ensuring that the microphones and other sound and on-stage equipment is ready to use. Assists the Camera/Tech Lead and Director of Ministry Programs with other tasks including running slides on Pro Presenter.
  • On Sunday, arrives early to provide sound check with choir and Worship Team Leaders.
  • On Sunday, this position (along with the Camera/Tech Lead) ensures the sound and tech equipment is ready and is available. During the traditional and contemporary services, this person would lead the sound team and work with volunteers, (8:00 a.m. – Noon). Services are at 9:00 a.m. (Traditional) and 10:30 a.m. (Contemporary).
  • Trains and shepherds volunteer tech team members to help with sound and slides.
  • Understands and adheres to the Safe Sanctuary policies.
  • Plans and arranges for substitutes as necessary.
 Other Responsibilities:
  • Runs sound for special events including The Well Kids events, funerals, weddings, etc. Funerals can come up on very short notice, so flexibility in schedule is needed.
  • Audio mixing post-service as needed.
  • Helps with sound for additional videos needed for services ex. faith stories.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as a sound engineer and experience on a tech team preferred.
  • Instrumental proficiency required. Someone with an “ear” for music is preferred!
  • Knowledge of vocal pedagogy necessary.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to work with musicians of varying backgrounds/skill levels.
  • Possess a maturity and commitment to grow in faithfulness and encourage others.
  • Experience working with Pro Presenter preferred.
  • Degree in music or tech preferred.  

Compensation:
Rate of compensation will be based on: Experience, education, and work agreement of hours/week commitment.

Application Info:
Please send cover letter and resume to Annette Jones at ajones@thewellmn.church

Position Type:
part-time

Contact: Annette Jones

Address: 14770 Canada Ave. W Rosemount 55068

Phone: 6124323844

Email: Click to email

Website: https://thewellmn.church/


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