Job Description Templates for Church IT, Production, AVL

Each staff member and volunteer in a church contributes to the growth of the congregation and the strength of the community. To help you fill the roles in church IT, production, and audio-visual departments, we have created job description templates to attract the right people.

Grant Glas
December 15, 2021
Kids Ministry Leadership

Your church's IT, production and audio-visual teams are often unsung heroes. Because of the jobs they perform every weekend, you experience an amazing worship service and don't even realize they are there.

If you're looking to hire a church IT director, church production director, or an audio-visual director, make sure you follow these templates when you post your church job descriptions.

Job Description Template – Church IT Director

Job Overview:

This full-time role requires 40 hours per week and reports directly to the executive pastor. Responsibilities include overseeing the development, implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to support our church. In addition, the IT director will be responsible for day-to-day operations of information and telecommunication systems, directing all IT operations, managing IT staff, supporting and maintaining existing technology, and developing new technical solutions. Please indicate your desired salary when applying for the role. 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for hands-on, day-to-day, building-wide IT operations.
  • Oversee technical projects in alignment with organizational goals.
  • Preserve assets by implementing disaster recovery, backup procedures, information security, and control structures.
  • Recommend information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes: identify problems, assess trends, anticipate requirement.
  • Accomplish financial objectives by forecasting requirements, and prepare and manage an annual budget that utilizes resources effectively, and maximizes outcomes.
  • Research and implement new technologies, upgrades, and equipment.
  • Manage, maintain, and purchase IT equipment including computers, software, and phone systems.
  • Serve as the technical and IT adviser for all church departments and leaders.
  • Hire and train additional IT employees, as needed.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to explain technology-related topics in layman's terms.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with keen attention to detail.
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Solid multi-tasking skills and a strong sense of timelines—the ability to meet  deadlines.
  • Advanced computer hardware and software knowledge and skills.

Competencies:

  • Prior experience in a church setting and knowledge of a weekend service’s general flow and direction.
  • Proficiency in the latest Windows OS and Mac OS .
  • Proficiency in digital AVL systems.
  • Knowledge of VoIP telephony.
  • Networking – switching and routing.
  • Wireless – site surveys and configuration.
  • Proficient in IT security.
  • Able to lift moderate to heavy equipment.
  • Bachelors in Information Systems, Computer Science, or an associates degree in an equivalent program of study.
  • 5 years of relevant work experience.


Job Description Template – Church Production Director  

Job Overview:

The production director provides spiritual and administrative leadership to the production department of our church. Primary responsibilities include ensuring that the vision and leadership priorities of the lead pastor are clearly articulated and that both a spiritual anointing and a spirit of excellence are developed throughout the department’s ministries. This role reports directly to the worship pastor. Please indicate your desired salary when applying for the role. 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, recruit and train production staff and volunteers and schedule audio engineers.
  • Conduct weekly meetings with the worship pastor and department team.
  • Oversee the specific stage preparation for each service, including stage design and equipment placement to ensure proper sound and video.
  • Use technology to enhance worship and the preaching of the Word of God.
  • Provide sermon recordings for the website and podcast.
  • Provide sound check of all lines and videos before each service.
  • Maintain all inventory and sound equipment. Track equipment usage and formalize tracking systems for any department using audio or video equipment.
  • Oversee production of special events.
  • Recruit, teach and empower a team of leaders who will provide quality AVL for all of our services.
  • Bring expert advice and insight as to how other large churches are effectively using AVL systems.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to explain technology-related topics in layman's terms.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with keen attention to detail.
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Solid multi-tasking skills and a strong sense of timelines—the ability to meet deadlines.

Competencies:

  • 5 years of relevant work experience in a church setting and a leading role.
  • Proficiency in digital AVL systems.
  • Bachelor's degree in event or theatre productions, or an associates degree in an equivalent program of study.

Job Description Template – Church AVL Director

Job Overview:

The church audio, video, and lighting (AVL) director will be responsible for ensuring the proper use and maintenance of AVL systems for weekly services. This is a leadership role that requires prior experience in directing AVL teams. Please indicate your desired salary when applying for the role.  

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, oversee, maintain, and grow the audio, video, and lighting ministries (including lyrics projection).
  • Recruit, train, schedule, and coordinate volunteer teams in AVL.
  • Direct the AVL production of weekend services on Saturdays evenings, Sunday mornings, and as needed.
  • Produce weekly video announcements for showing in weekend services.
  • Shoot and produce weekly videos to be used in sermons or elsewhere.
  • Maintain AVL equipment and recommend necessary purchases and upgrades.
  • Responsible for stage setup changes for all services and rehearsals related to weekend worship services and midweek events.
  • Assist other ministry area leaders with AVL needs, training, etc. 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Training and experience in live and recorded video production and editing, as well as IMAG and live streaming required.
  • Experience with Black Magic and ATEM video processing gear and software preferred.
  • Experience in live audio (analog and digital signal flow and routing), recorded audio, production lighting, and computer presentation software required.

Competencies:

  • Good leadership, communication, time management, and organizational skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to be a team player.
  • Must be dependable and consistent in quality of work.

When you take the time to create meaningful and informative job descriptions for church departments, you set an expectation for the applicants. These church job description templates are meant to be personalized and adapted to your unique ministry context. Use them and watch the calibre of applicants rise to the job description.

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