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Park Community Church

Technical Director (Near North Campus)

Park Community Church
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 04/07/2016
Categories: Business/Administration - Church Staff - Communications - Media/Technology - Music Ministry - Programming Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 3001 to 4000
Job Type: Contract

Job Description:

The campus Technical Director is responsible for providing leadership, management and director for all technical arts and production at the campus level. Reporting directly to the churchwide Director of Production, the Technical Director works with the creative team (worship, communications & video) as well as the campus staff to provide training and development of volunteers and an enviroment of technical excellence for weekend services. 


You are the type of person who is:

  • Passionate about seeing Jesus change lives and willing to do whatever it takes to see the Gospel heard and spread to throughout our city.
  • Servant hearted, in a behind the scenes role, while strongly leading Production Volunteers.
  • High capacity towards doing and completing tasks.
  • Able to function in a fast-paced, ever-changing organization.
  • Adept at leading the Volunteer Production Team; including providing training, scheduling, managing, training up leaders and making disciples.
  • A self-starter and thinker, while working well within a team environment.
  • Perpetual learner, able to learn new tasks and can jump into any task required.
  • Has a high proficiency and knowledge of professional audio, video, and lighting.
  • Able to help design, build, and organize stage set designs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Excellent execution of production in weekend worship gatherings at the Near North campus.
  • Volunteer recruitment, shepherding, training and management of volunteer teams at Near North
  • Provide a high quality multi-media experience to enrich the worship experience for those attending worship gatherings at Park
  • Work in tandem with the System Tech to maintain all audio/video/lighting equipment used at the Near North campus.
  • Collaborate with the Production Team to design and build new stage designs
  • Work in tandem with the Technical Director in developing, maintaining and delivering comprehensive training for both paid and volunteer staff providing them with the knowledge and expertise necessary to operate within our multi-media environment.
  • Work with internal (ministry-based) and external events and conferences (and subsequent vendors) utilizing Near North to support all requested media/tech needs
  • Work with the TD and the System Tech on all installations and purchasing of gear at Near North
  • Oversees delivery of teaching aids (slides, props, and other items) when required by the teaching team.
  • Be proactive in finding solutions for Park’s technical growth
  • Assist in other Church wide needs and activities when needed.

Required Technical Experience and Skills

  • Higher education, specifically in Media or Audio discipline(s); Audio engineering background a necessity
  • Extensive experience working with digital audio consoles
  • Extensive broadcast video experience
  • High level of lighting creativity and knowledge (including conventional, LED, and moving fixtures)
  • Knowledge/experience with Mac computers
  • Strong instructing skills to train volunteers and others
  • Physically capable of lifting 50 LBS or more

Required General Experience and Skills

  • Strong teamwork skills; ability to work cooperatively and jointly with various staff ministries, organizations and volunteers
  • Strong ability to lead and manage a team
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills and detail-oriented
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to effectively manage time and to prioritize workload to meet deadlines 
  • Dependable, self-motivated, and comfortable taking initiative


Personal Requirements

  • Lives a life consistent with qualities laid out in 1 Timothy 3 for a Deacon
  • To be in a small group and have an accountability partner
  • To be intentionally fostering a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through your time in the Bible, prayer, and Christian community
  • To become a Park Partner and to abide by the by-laws indicated in our partnership book
  • To reflect Christ in your words and actions in your personal life and ministry. You will be looked up to as you model the Christian faith, and the way you live your life should reflect the Gospel.
  • Life marked by personal integrity, holiness, purity, and freedom from any addictions
  • To live in the city limits of Chicago
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