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Calvary Chapel Melbourne

Lighting Engineer

Calvary Chapel Melbourne
W. Melbourne, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 10/03/2014
Categories: Media/Technology
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: over 10000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

An employment application must be returned via email in order to be considered for an interview.  Please email: for an application.


This Full Time (40-50+ hours) position is responsible to minister to the body of Calvary Chapel Melbourne and other audiences through lighting design and maintenance.



  • Planning/implementing a lighting plot, hanging the plot, and arranging any necessary rentals
  • Programming light shows for all major events such as Christmas and Easter productions, Conference, etc.
  • Supervising volunteers in maintaining technical show quality in regards to lighting installations
  • Responsible for expanding lighting programs for songs in service worship sets.
  • Attend rehearsals and train volunteers to execute the plot, or operate themselves, as well as troubleshoot any issues that may arise
  • Operating/programming Jands lighting consoles/software, show control equipment, and special effects
  • Maintain Lighting budgets for projects and annual budget planning.



  • BA Degree in Technical Theatre (or have equivalent work experience), technical entertainment supervisory experience including lighting design and light board programming experience.
  • Knowledge/experience working with Jands Vista lighting consoles, various models
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge in television production with extensive lighting for television experience
  • Knowledge of current and emerging TV lighting technology, including DMX protocol
  • Knowledge of electricity, generator operation and power distribution
  • Working knowledge of grip and rigging skills
  • Knowledge of windows based plotting and drafting software
  • Ability to generate creative visual concepts that enhances production
  • Team building and leadership experience to effectively lead and motivate a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skill and ability to produce on-screen effects requested by Director
  • Be physically able to work at heights and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift at least 40 pounds
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure is essential
  • Flexible to accommodate production needs and available to work multiple and varying shifts
  • Travel to multiple campuses/Reliable transportation is necessary


Other Qualifications:

  • Mature and on-going relationship with Christ
  • Regularly attend church services
  • Servant heart and optimistic attitude
  • Flexibility in dealing with people
  • Self starting - can work with little supervision or direction
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organization skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications