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Technical Arts Lead star

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First United Methodist Church of Crystal

Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States

Date Posted:
United Methodist
Church Size:
751 to 1000
Job Type:
First United Methodist Church of Crystal
Job Description:

Position:        Technical Arts Lead


Application Deadline: May 22, 2015


Hours:            Part-time (approximately 20 hours/wk)

Includes week-end services and special events


Accountable to:    Director of Worship



  • Recruit unpaid servants (volunteers) and teach them to use all audio and video (AV) equipment
  • Oversee the Visual Arts, Visual and Audio Production Teams and Stage Crew
  • Expand the Video Production ministry
  • Coordinate schedule for all worship services (including special worship services and concerts) 
  • Schedule volunteers for all rehearsals and activities requiring AV support
  • Maintain, repair and upgrade all equipment related to the AV Arts ministries at First UMC, including video production



Spiritual Requirements:

  • Profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Commit to personal spiritual growth and a healthy lifestyle
  • Consider this position a ministry, not just a job
  • Model standards of leaders within First UMC, Crystal Lake



Skill Requirements:

  • Leadership skills must include the ability to:
  • Recruit, train, motivate and lead an AV ministries team
  • Communicate and build rapport with a diverse team of volunteers, church staff, team members, and volunteers
  • Work with and contribute to our overall church staff team
  • Be an outstanding organizer
  • Work independently
  • Work well and remain calm under pressure
  • Be creative



  • Technical skills must include:
  • Expertise in current audio/visual technology – PC and Mac computers video cameras, sound, lighting and media equipment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Windows and Mac operating software, video editing software, and Worship Arts media software – (Propresenter is present application)
  • Capacity to troubleshoot/solve equipment and software issues
  • Capability to keep equipment in working order, including basic repair
  • Understanding of, and the ability to implement technology changes/upgrades
  • Working with Comcast for our weekly service tapings

 For full ministry description, contact nwilhelm@firstchurchofcrystallake.org

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About the Church

First United Methodist Church of Crystal

First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake is located in the far northwestern suburbs of Chicago. Largely Anglo and aging, but turning the page for a fresh chapter refreshed vision, mission, and organization. New staffing and leadership in place and/or arriving.Seeking to build on history of 176 years of ministry as a vibrant, multi-generational, community-oriented, witness and servant for Christ. Nearly 1,000 members. Worship attendance of 480. More...