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Bethel Church

Richland, Washington, United States

Date Posted:
Church Size:
3001 to 4000
Job Type:
Bethel Church
Job Description:

Bethel Church’s mission is simple: make disciples.


Within that mission, Bethel seeks to continually help its body grow in their relationship with God, with each other, and in their hearts for the surrounding world.  This modest but challenging aim has not only positively affected the Bethel community, but has also increased our impact and influence in the Tri-Cities, the WA Lower Valley, and around the world.


Bethel Church is looking for an Director of Sound and Lighting to oversee and implement the use of our various production oriented technologies on our campuses. Being a church averaging over 3,000 weekly attendees with 3 campuses and multiple venues, there is a lot of production technologies to maintain!  This person will work closely with the Director of Music and Arts and a team of creatives to develop/explore ways in which Bethel can use sound, lighting, stage design, etc to help facilitate engaging and uplighting opportunities of worship in our morning services.


In addition, the Director of Sound and Lighting should be team-builder and team-player - recruiting, training, scheduling, and helping train disciples of Christ to serve on Sunday morning.  This person must also have some management skills as he/she will oversee and give direction to a large team of volunteers, as well as a full-time assistant.


The ideal candidate will posses the ability to mix live audio very well and will be able to train others to do the same. They will have a good knowledge of or will possess the ability to be trained in the use of digital consoles (Yamaha products). They will be expected to have a thorough understanding lighting, DMX, digital control surfaces, etc. Experience or understanding of video production is a plus as well. Bethel also has excellent audio and video recording studios, ulitizing Protools, Logic, Mainstage, and Ableton as modes of mixing, sequencing, and arranging.  Having an understanding of audio recording would be very valuable. Lastly, the Director of Sound and Lighting will be heavily involved in the weekly creative processes and will have the opportunity to speak to the creative content for upcoming series and special events.


If you feel that this position might be a good fit for you, please email your resume including links to an online portfolio, sample work/audio mixes to drew.walsh@bethel-church.org . Resumes without examples of work will not be considered.



Position Summary: The Director of Sound and Lighting will be a people-oriented person responsible for the audio, lighting, audio recording, and stage systems across all Bethel campuses. Additional responsibilities include disciple making, infrastructure planning, updates & maintenance, volunteer training, service element programming in cooperation and under the supervision of the Director of Music and Arts.


Disciple of Lord Jesus Christ, Bethel member or willingness to become one in designated time, adhere to Bethel’s covenant of fellowship, humble, team player, flexible, technical inclination with strong verbal and written communication skills, working knowledge of audio/video/lighting systems and equipment, organization and communication, multi-site experience preferred but not required.


All Campuses

  • Oversee, support, maintain and update audio, lighting, and recording production systems
  • Oversee LIVE sermon audio/video recording (pre-production and production)
  • Train and support Production staff and volunteers



  • Recruiting, training, and scheduling volunteers for services
  • Developing and implementing procedures and techniques to ensure that Bethel's services run smoothly
  • Serving on the Creative Team to plan and execute creative elements for sermon series and special events.
  • Providing support and guidance to the Prosser and West Pasco Campuses
  • Supervising and scheduling of all paid production technicians.
  • Maintaining and upgrading all Audio/Lighting Equipment in venue spaces.
  • Working with the Director of Music and Arts to design, plan, and implement stage designs.
  • Assist the Director of Music and Arts with vision casting and infrastructure planning
  • Serve as Service Producer on a rotating basis
  • Provide production support for all Bethel sponsored events
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings
  • Grow teams of volunteers for various areas of production ministry
  • Disciple and give spiritual direction to volunteers
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About the Church

Bethel Church

Bethel Church’s mission is simple: make disciples

How do we do that?  By teaching and living out the importance of the following:


We are God lovers: A disciple loves the Lord, delighting in a growing, intimate relationship with Him.

We are relationship builders: A disciple loves other believers as Christ loves.

We are obedient followers: A disciple lives in grace, obeying the Bible and yielding to the Holy Spirit.

We are world influencer More...