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Ward Church

Director of Technology for Worship & Events

Ward Church
Northville, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 05/07/2013
Categories: Media/Technology
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Director of Technology for Worship & Events


Ward Church

40000 Six Mile Rd.

Northville, MI 48168


Job Type: Full-Time + Benefits (pay is commensurate with experience and giftedness)


What we are looking for:

We are looking for a Tech Director who loves God big, someone who is known for their ceaselessly kind people skills and leading teams (someone who values people over "getting the job done") and that has main technical gifts revolving around the "live" worship experience - starting with highest gifts in the area of audio technology.  We are looking for an audio mix that has a crystal clear vocals-driven sound with a full, thick and crisp instrumental mix.  We are looking for the audio mix to translate into “experience” and not just noise.  Something to feel and not just hear, but nothing too invasive in some of our venues.  This ideal candidate would also be great with production leadership (i.e.: calling cues like a director on a Clearcom-type system) or is a highly gifted trainer with the ability to raise up appropriately gifted people to lead worship service and special event production.  While live technical gifts are of first priority, Video is still certainly a needed area of a good amount of working expertise.  We have video venues and you must know how to operate, train and maintain the video feeds into each venue and online.  Bachelor’s degree in a technological area is preferred.  At least 5-10 years leadership experience in a large contemporary church setting is preferred.


A little about us:

Ward Church really is that church that you can call home and call it home for a long time.  There are so many wonderful people that have been at Ward for years and years.  We run three different worship service venues and our tech department supports all things A/V tech related for those venues, for church-wide events and provides A/V tech support for other ministries within the church.  We have a very diverse multi-venue format for worship and reaching out.  The three different venues consist of a smaller, low tech, simple and very early morning Chapel service (150 people or so), two Traditional Services with a blended edge (around 2/3 of the congregation) and two Post-Modern/Post-Rock type services (around 1/3 of the congregation) that run simultaneously with the Traditional services in a different room.  We are also looking at starting a Contemporary worship service and we are anticipating that venue scratching a big itch in our congregation and community, as well!  We are looking to add to what is already going great in the worship services and we want to become more production oriented to help create more of distraction-free and excellent worship experience.  Currently, our pastors rotate live between speaking in the Traditional and the Post-Modern services.   A live (10 minute delay - computer driven and DVR backup) video feed is sent to the other room when they are not in that room live.  You would report to the Director of Worship and you would also have a 3/4-time Tech Assistant who is a "do it" person alongside you in ministry who is already on staff leading in the interim and has great gifts in creative arts (graphics, stage design), sound and more.


You can learn a little bit more about us online in any of these 3 places:

1.) (Ward’s website)

2.) (Ward - Vimeo page)

3.) (Director of Worship, Billy Petty, giving a talk at his former job.)




Step 1: We will want to see...

            * Your resume (work history, skills, your testimony, etc.)

                        - Please let us know why you think our church could be a fit for you

                        - Please provide 3 references (1 former or current boss, 1 former or current co-worker, 1 person who currently or formerly has worked or served under your leadership)

                        - Please provide the reason why you left your last 2 jobs

            * A video link(s) (or a hard copy DVD) of a service you produced and/or mixed (audio, lighting, video, stage design, etc.)

            * And a recording(s) (mp3 or hard copy CD) of something you mixed and or engineered.

            * We are very interested in seeing pictures of what kinds of stage designs you have done, as well.

If you mail any hard copies of anything, you can find the address on the website at the top of the ad.  Please mark on the envelope "Attn: Billy Petty".  If you do send any hard copies, please let us know through an email so we know to look for it.  We don’t want anybody’s materials getting lost in the shuffle.


Step 2: We will be in contact with all candidates who submit resumes for this position.  The hope is to be back in touch with you within 1 week's time of your submission.  However, please give us grace in knowing that we will be fielding a lot of resumes and continuing our daily work!


Contact: Billy Petty, Director of Worship at Ward Church -


Thank you so much and God bless your search for the Lord's right ministry spot for you in His kingdom's work!!!