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First Baptist Church

Minister of Technical Arts

First Baptist Church
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

Date Posted: 07/09/2015
Categories: Media/Technology
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Minister of Technical Arts



Job Description:

First Baptist Church, Lafayette, Louisiana, is seeking a qualified individual to oversee the Technical Arts Ministry in the church.


Please send a cover letter and resume to If you have a written philosophy of ministry, please include that also. Only qualified applicants will receive a response.


The ministry scope of this position is to oversee the Technical Arts Ministry in the church. The Minister of Technical Arts is the spiritual leader of a team of individuals working in the technical arts therefore the Minister of Technical Arts must be a devoted follower of Christ. The Minister of Technical Arts will set the spiritual tone of the ministry with an overall goal of leading individuals to a closer relationship with God through the use of technology.


The primary technical responsibility of the Minister of Technical Arts is to organize and direct all aspects of non-broadcast audio-visual and lighting operations on the church campus as well as occasional off campus church activities.  Primary responsibility is operation of front-of-house sound in the church sanctuary.  Candidate should have the ability to mix sound on a large format digital console for live events. Both traditional and contemporary services are offered, so the ability to mix choral, orchestral and contemporary rhythm band music is required.


The Minister of Technical Arts, therefore, will oversee the sound system, lyrics/text/videos within the worship center, and lighting systems including moving lights and environmental projection.


Specific Duties include:


Set up and operation of sound for worship services and any other activities in the worship center including rehearsals, sound checks, etc.  This will include weddings, funerals, school musicals, etc.  The candidate may enlist, train, and supervise volunteers for some of these events. 


Set up and supervision of lighting in sanctuary (programming console, aim and focus, relamping, etc.) and acquisition of special effects for theatrical productions.


Remixing of worship service audio for broadcast or other recordings, preparation of click tracks for music department, preparation of rehearsal tracks for music department, etc.


Occasional assistance on video shoots both on and off campus. 


Management of equipment inventory and initial troubleshooting of problems, contact with repair shops and handling of details for equipment repairs.



Candidate should have excellent people skills and be a team player.  While specific ministry training is not required, a ministry focused individual is desired. 


Salary and benefits will be discussed during or after the interview process.