Technical Director

Buford, Georgia | Freelance | Job ID #50670 |
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Onward Search is looking for a Technical Director to join our faith-based client in Atlanta for a long-term onsite contract role! Benefits are available throughout the life of the engagement.

Position Scope:

  • This is a W2 contract role expected to last for 12+ months.
  • All work must be completed onsite at the church offices in northeastern Atlanta.
  • Standard work hours are Mon 9am-5pm; Tue 9am-9pm; Wed 1pm-4pm; Thu OFF, Fri OFF, Sat 12pm-8pm; Sun 7am-3pm. Total expected weekly workload is 40 hours/week.
  • There is the potential for conversion into a permanent employee for the right person.

Position Summary:

  • You will oversee the technical aspect of production and the execution of events and ministry services.
  • You will be responsible for leading production staff, contractors and volunteers.
  • The overall goal of this position is to ensure the look and feel of ministry service experiences convey and uphold the vision of the church.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research and recommend new technology for integration into church services to help enhance the main goal of the ministry
  • Create and establishes Production SOPs for audio, video, and lighting (“A/V/L”) equipment.
  • Provide technical support to ministries.
  • Schedule A/V/L positions for events.
  • Develop, design, and maintain stage set looks.
  • Design service flows for various church services/events
  • Working knowledge of video system i.e. matrix routers, video switchers, video recording servers
  • Working knowledge of various audio consoles
  • Working knowledge of various lighting consoles
  • Working knowledge of standard power and 3 phase power
  • General networking knowledge
  • General rigging knowledge to ensure a safe working environment
  • Manage various install projects that integrators will preform
  • General video and audio editing
  • Maintain Mac computers with upgrades
  • Partner with global campus Technical Director and satellite production teams to ensure seamless transitions between campuses in regard to processes, training and standards

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Theater, Communications, Media, Film/Video Production, Audio Engineering or similar preferred
  • 7+ years experience in a technical production role focused on live events, preferably within in a nonprofit or faith-based organization.
  • Exhibit a servants heart and high moral character in the areas of integrity, dependability and perseverance
  • Organized with strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Team-oriented: able to thrive within the framework of a large team of volunteers
  • Digital Audio Production experience preferred
  • Pro Video or Studio video experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Pro tools and Final Cut
  • Able to perform physical activity, including lifting, pulling, bending, carrying, and pushing equipment as needed to set up activities and events. Ability to lift a minimum of 25lbs.
  • Training and/or education in media production (or related field) preferred.
  • Experience using ProPresenter setup and operation.
  • Advanced experience of Ross Video Switchers, Grass Valley broadcast video systems, and or similar complex A/V/L equipment.
  • Working knowledge of large-scale productions, and the implementation process of rigging and programming for live and recorded events.
  • Relevant experience to assist other areas of the Live Production department preferred.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office on a Mac.
  • Key soft skills include Action Oriented, Approachability, Care and Use of Equipment, Communication, Continuous Learning, Cost Consciousness, Directing Others, Patience, Problem Solving, Technical Skills and Learning, Technical Support, Use of Technology, Work Quantity and Productivity.


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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