Lead Technical Director/Audio Engineer

Johnson University
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Date Posted: 04/26/2018
Categories: Media/Technology
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Lead Technical Director/Audio Engineer supports the mission of Johnson University by providing leadership to live event production with a focus in audio.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with Director of Operations to facilitate production needs for university clients at all level of events including pre-production planning, rehearsals, and post-event services
  • Serve as the primary audio engineer (A1) for all major live events and post production services
  • Oversee lighting design for Chapel and other campus events
  • Manage and train Media Services student technicians
  • Coach and Mentor Media Services work-study students
  • Manage and maintain all audio production equipment, systems, and facilities
  • Manage and maintain inventory of portable production equipment
  • Manage and maintain work room, tools, and inventory of supplies for campus production

Secondary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with maintenance of Media Services computers and software systems
  • Participate in the creative process and planning for special events
  • System Research, Design, and Integration to maintain a relevant standard of technology

Knowledge & Skills Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in audio engineering or equivalent experience including certifications
  • Four years of production experience including live worship, live corporate, and studio.
  • Broadcast audio experience is beneficial.
  • Expert skill and knowledge of audio production
  • Hearing in depth. Being able to recognize, articulate, and manipulate complex layers in sound in great detail.
  • Be able to recognize frequency characteristics and quickly diagnose and troubleshoot live and post production mixes
  • Intuitively mix various types of audio with appropriate musicality, tone, and dynamics
  • Sensitivity to dynamic requirements of various types of audiences including volume leveland system response
  • Live digital console and DAW workflows including Pro Tools (Certification preferred)
  • Dante Protocol and basic IT networking
  • Troubleshooting a variety of technical systems
  • Production of common digital audio formats for distribution
  • Must be competent in the understanding and use of different types of technologies (i.e., audio, video, lighting, projection systems) and how they integrate in a live worship production environment.
  • Must be proficient in ProPresenter and other presentation technology
  • Must be competent in creative and technical lighting fundamentals
  • Must be familiar with lighting consoles and basic programming workflows for both worship and corporate functions.
  • Experience with Jands Vista or other current systems preferred
  • Prefer a working knowledge of post-production software platforms
  • Well-versed in Mac Os and Windows platforms
  • Must be able to analyze, organize, prioritize and coordinate a variety of work assignments
  • Must be able to communicate and delegate effectively
  • Must continually self-educate and grow in all aspects of technical production
  • Must be able to remain calm and act and communicate swiftly, precisely, and effectively in high-pressure productions and other mission-critical situations

Other Requirements:

  • Service focused, proactive, self-motivated and must naturally take ownership in the big picture vision for events being served and duties assigned
  • Flexible and willing to adjust to changes on-the-fly while maintaining composure
  • Patient and understanding when mistakes happen
  • Excellence must be a habit
  • Must be available for extended hours during special events
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Must be able to work in standing position for long periods of time
  • Must be willing to work at heights including safe operation of man lifts
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