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First Baptist Jackson

Technical Director

First Baptist Jackson
Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Date Posted: 04/25/2017
Categories: Media/Technology
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


The Technical Director is an extension of the Director of Creativity and Production and is responsible for the technical production planning and support for campus-wide services and ministries. The Technical Director’s ultimate goal is that services and events across all facilities and venues are able to use technology effectively and strategically to enhance the experience of those attending. This position will assist in leading our ministry team by providing the highest quality AVL multimedia support as it relates to live, pre- and post-production.



  • Manage all AVL equipment

            - Oversee the maintenance and operation of all AVL equipment on campus

            - Develop detailed knowledge of operation and integration of all equipment

            - Maintain AVL inventory

  • Equip and train both staff and volunteers on equipment in various rooms and venues
  • Assess future technology needs and collaborate with Director of Creativity and Production on future upgrades and renovations
  • Prepare stages and technical systems for rehearsals, weekly services, productions, and events.

            - Set-up, tear-down, and repositioning of equipment
            - Aim and Focus of lighting systems
            - Patching and pre-programming of consoles
            - Manage necessary input lists, stage plots, etc.
            - Computer Graphics preparation for service presentation

  • Assist Director of Creativity and Production in developing, training, recruiting and leading creative teams that include audio, lighting, video, computer graphics, stage management, and production

            - Develop, lead, and train creative and production interns
            - Teach technical skills to students within the Academy of the Arts
            - Oversee the administration of all weekend and special event production scheduling

  • Attend meetings as required by Creativity and Production Ministry
  • Serve ministries needing technical resources (Audio/Video/Lighting)

            - Worship Ministry
            - Family Ministry
            - Student & College Ministries
            - Concerts, Community events, etc.

  • ·Collaborate with and assist creative team in producing quality on-location and in-studio video shoots
  • ·Prepare/Create content for pre/post-production distribution

            - Pre-production multi-track audio recording, click track creation, etc.
            - Post-production studio re-mixing of special services and productions

  • Work seamlessly with Director of Media Services
  • Other responsibilities as applied by the Director of Creativity and Production



  • Advanced knowledge of audio systems and large-format digital consoles

            - Knowledge of audio mixing for live and studio
            - Knowledge of Digico SD series preferred

  • Ability to mix audio for a wide range of music styles (Orchestral to Contemporary)
  • Ability to train volunteers on operation of equipment
  • Advanced knowledge of media and production for worship
  • Advanced knowledge in lighting for worship

            - Knowledge of theatrical and automated lighting for video
            - Familiarity with DMX programming
            - Knowledge with Jands Vista preferred

  • Familiarity of broadcast video environments
  • Understanding of proper rigging and safety
  • Ideal candidate is highly tech-savvy, able to learn and master new technology quickly
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • A teachable spirit and ability to collaborate well in a team environment
  • A gracious, Christ-like demeanor in all situations
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Ability to inspire and motivate teams of volunteers
  • Very strong skills in organization and attention to details
  • Have initiative, perseverance, and possesses a “whatever it takes” attitude
  • Be flexible
  • Have good time management skills




  • Formal training in Audio and/or Technical Production of some kind preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in production
  • Must have broad hands-on experience with technology



  • Above all, to grow closer to Jesus Christ. Through a daily quiet time with the Lord, seek to keep Jesus Christ as the priority of your life, realizing that prayer, Bible study, and Christian fellowship are essential to growing in God’s will each day
  • Keep family in the right position of priorities and see that they come before everything except your personal relationship with the Lord, even before the work of the church. In order to do this, one day a week spent with family away from the church and related activities is strongly encouraged
  • Support your immediate supervisor and all other church staff. This will call for flexibility and a spirit of teamwork
  • Tithing at least 10% of the income earned from the church to the Mission and Ministry Plan of First Baptist Jackson
  • Support the mission statement of the church
  • Follow the guidelines outlined in the Personnel Manual



If you feel that this position might be a good fit for you, please email your resume, cover letter, and links to an online portfolio or sample work to Please include "Technical Director" in the subject line. Please do not apply directly through the Church Staffing website.