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Palm Harbor United Methodist Church

Technical Manager

Palm Harbor United Methodist Church
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 01/22/2015
Categories: Media/Technology
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:


Updated: January 2015



Reports To: Director of Worship and Arts

Hours per week: 10-15, higher seasonally.  Work hours are varied week-to-week.


Summary: The Technical Manager is responsible for the operation and maintenance of technical systems primarily in the Sanctuary and multipurpose rooms including audio, video, projection, and lighting.  The Technical Manager also serves as a volunteer coordinator recruiting, training, and scheduling volunteers to serve in various technical capacities to support worship services and special events.  The Technical Manager works closely with the pastors, the Director of Worship and Arts, musicians and other persons involved in the production of worship services and other ministry events, both on and off site, to insure a professional and effective service or event.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


  • Maintains      a strong working knowledge of the technical systems and equipment  (audio, video, projection, lighting and      recording) in the sanctuary;
  • Acquires,      installs and repairs equipment, including working with vendors as      required.
  • Manages      the budget of the Technical Ministry and approves expenditures from same;
  • Serves      as technical director for services and events;
  • Produces/edits      digital audio and video recordings for playback or distribution;
  • Maintains      audio/video systems in the Children’s Room and Youth Room as needed. 
  • Operates      and maintains the Genie personnel lift owned by the church; schedules and      supervises the required annual inspection of same.
  • Able      to work at heights both on ladders, and the personnel lift.
  • Maintains      4 PCs currently in use in the technical area (soon to be 5 with the      upgrades); is better-than-average computer literate in PCs.
  • Fills      in for all volunteer positions when the volunteer is not available,      including the creation of service scripts in MediaShout software.
  • Writes      program cues within the theatrical lighting system for church services,      Westlake productions, and other events as necessary.
  • Assists      the Worship and Arts Director in the maintenance and repair of      church-owned musical instruments.
  • Works      front-of-house audio for services and events, together with other staff.
  • Maintains      the aging house lighting system in the sanctuary
  • Maintains      various webpages, online calendars, etc. as required.
  • Attends      staff meetings, worship planning meetings, and other committee or board      meetings as necessary;
  • Coordinates      technical support for Westlake Christian School events, Robins Nest      Preschool events, weddings, funerals and other special events in addition      to regular worship services;
  • Serves      as the volunteer recruiter, trainer, and coordinator for a team of 12-15      “Tech Team” volunteers.