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Responsible to: Communications / AV Team Leader Non-Exempt, part-time (25 hours), hourly position
General Description: The Audio Media Associate is responsible for overseeing audio operation and requirements for RUMC campus. This role reports to the Communications/Production Team Leader within the Communications and AV Department and partners with our team of audio, video and lighting volunteers.
- Responsible for providing audio support for two Sunday morning worship services in our 2000 seat Sanctuary. One service is a contemporary worship experience supported by a band, multilayered tracks and vocalists. The second is a traditional worship experience accompanied by a 100-voice choir, large pipe organ, and grand piano.
- Provide ongoing maintenance and support throughout the week for audio needs and equipment in the various buildings on the RUMC campus. This includes youth and mission events, funerals and other services in the sanctuary, chapel and fellowship hall as dictated by the church calendar.
- Provide support for ongoing concerts/performances primarily of traditional and choral music with an occasional contemporary performance.
Specific Job Responsibilities:
- Audio and Lighting Technical
- Cultivates, trains and coordinates volunteers to assist in/facilitate all audio needs at RUMC.
- Provides mix for the main house, mix support for the video control room, stereo and multi-track recording and various monitor sends from front of house (FOH)
- Sets up and troubleshoots audio equipment for Sunday worship
- Provides support for the choir loft, which currently employs a complex LARES audio enhancement system as an electronic choral shell to enhance the tonal presentation in the sanctuary, as well as to assist in self-monitoring
- Regularly sets up and operates microphones and other connections necessary to provide highest level of audio excellence for all buildings and venue uses, within limits of venue and equipment capabilities.
- Record (multi-track), edit and publish sermon audio and concerts
- Supports other ministries/departments with audio expertise
- Attend planning meetings as invited to offer advice and clarification on proposed events
- Leads recording and editing of RUMC Podcast
- Maintain equipment inventory
- Propose items for purchase as part of the A/V budget
- Possess an understanding of audio systems and professional standards of excellence
- Formal training and/or experience in a live production environment
- In-depth experience in operation of front-of-house audio mixing, including extensive knowledge in designing, implementing and operating significantly complex audio systems/setups
- Flexibility to create appropriate audio operating environments for unique and unusual requests for live events, within limits of venue and equipment capabilities
- Technical knowledge to diagnose audio system problems to a failing component or group of components such that appropriate work around can be initiated, or proper contact can be made for component repair or replacement. This includes the FOH equipment, PA equipment and LARES system equipment, as well as all interconnecting equipment for various location feeds (multiple rooms, through building video monitor, tape recording, etc.).
- Audio Equipment Assessment. When equipment requirements exceed current venue equipment capability, be able to adequately assess additional needs, convey this information to appropriate parties in as timely as a manner as possible, recommend alternatives and/or need to acquire additional equipment. Have knowledge of where to acquire (buy or rent) additional equipment with approximate cost. Convey this to appropriate parties. Make recommendations for future audio equipment.
- Demonstrated relational skills: highly values others; aspires to serve others; fosters a healthy and amiable spiritual environment; approachable and accessible; works well with others; appreciation for own and other’s giftedness
- Integrity of work habits and results; able to discern needs and respond appropriately; able to maintain a high degree of professionalism and accuracy; good written and verbal communication skills; desire for individual & professional growth; able to shift focus quickly from one project to another and multi-task; demonstrates a positive can-do attitude; takes initiative; ability to handle confidential information; proven ability to work collaboratively with others and in team environments.
- Flexible; personable in working with staff and volunteers; sense of humor; ability to forecast as well as attend to weekly details; adjustable schedule to be able to work with volunteers and setup for productions and events