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Church of the Open Door

Director of Technical Arts

Church of the Open Door
Elyria, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 05/30/2009
Categories: Media/Technology
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The Role:
Church of the Open Door, a church of 1300+, is looking for an experienced Director of Technical Arts to join our worship arts staff team. Our mission is to lead people in the adventure of becoming like Christ. An integral part of us leading people in that adventure is to have excellent technical teams enabling our services and events to be transformational for those that participate. We are looking for someone with excellent technical skills and experience, however, we are also looking for someone who can envision, equip, and expand our technical arts ministry with excellent leadership skills and experience. The technical arts teams are responsible for sound reinforcement, live video production, lighting, media, and scenic/set design.

The Team:
The Director of Technical Arts is a key member of our creative team that designs and produces our worship services and events. We are growing in our ability and desire to utilize the technical and media arts necessitating that our Director of Technical Arts be someone who is creative, resourceful, a team builder, and someone who has project management skills. The Director of Technical Arts reports to the Pastor of Worship Arts.

The Tools:
This position oversees the AV systems in 4 on campus venues: Main Auditorium (seats 800+), Ralph Neigbour Center (All Purpose Venue seats 300-400), Adventureland (Children’s Venue – capacity 150), and our student ministries venue (seats 80). As part of a comprehensive project to improve our ability to communicate and leverage the technical/media arts we have made considerable investment in our main auditorium as well as our secondary on site venue. Recent upgrades included the installation of an Electro-Voice XLD line array, new projection system, and a video suite equipped with Grass Valley Indigo switcher and Grass Valley Turbo to produce a multi-camera video production for our on site video venue. Current upgrade projects include the installation of hard disk multitracking and personal monitor mixing solution for both of our adult venues.

The Candidate:
At Open Door we believe we are on a life long adventure of becoming like Christ. Our next Director of Technical Arts will be joining us on that adventure as someone who has placed their trust in Jesus Christ as their forgiver and leader. Someone who is growing in their connection to God through His word and prayer, who has a heart of worship, who relates with other centered love and seeks to intentionally share Christ’s love with others, one who is spirit led and is a trustworthy steward of God’s resources. Specific skills we are looking for as lead technical equipper: Video switching, FOH mixing, set/scenic design, video editing, camera operation, Media Shout programming and operation, lighting design and operation. It would also be great if you have experience and skills in any of the following: Studio Engineering, Video Editing, Graphic Design, and Web Technologies. The more familiar with Adobe Creative Suite applications the better.

If you think you are our next Director of Technical Arts email a cover letter and resume to Chad Doran, our Pastor of Worship Arts

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