All Articles (0)

There aren’t any articles yet.

Job Posting: Worship Tech Lead

$25-35/hour  Estimated 6-8 hours/week, with Sundays from 8:30 AM-1:00 PM required.  

Other hours flexible

The First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia is a progressive and spiritually diverse congregation whose mission is to awaken love and justice in our lives and in the world. As we are a growing church with a vibrant rental program in downtown Philadelphia, our competent, kind, and fun staff team serves both our diverse congregational population and spiritual, musical, social justice, and educational groups who use our spaces throughout the year. 

Position Summary: The Worship Tech Lead will plan for and lead the execution of the video and audio production and broadcast of worship services on Sunday mornings, recommend and implement changes to the current audio and video setup and continually make incremental improvements to the systems use, and work with and support the growth of staff and volunteer members of the church who aid in video and audio production and broadcast. Reports to the Building Superintendent.

Essential Functions: 

  • Worship Audio and Video Production and Broadcast:  Leading staff and congregational volunteers to execute the audio and video production and broadcast of Sunday morning worship services, including
    • Setup and breakdown of equipment.
    • Audio reinforcement of worship leaders, music director, choir, and band in the sanctuary.
    • Broadcast of a 3-camera video and 16 channel audio to our virtual congregation over zoom.
    • Playback of video and audio media over zoom and into the sanctuary.
    • Broadcast of zoom participants into the sanctuary.
    • Troubleshooting of technical issues, and responding to technical challenges.
  • Production Planning
    • Work with Worship Leaders and the Music Director to plan for specialty audio and video needs for each worship service.
    • Work with the tech volunteer coordinator and building supervisor to ensure an appropriately sized crew is present for each worship service.
  • Working with and Training Staff and Volunteers
    • Work with and train volunteers and staff in improved production practices.
  • System Design and Improvement
    • Assess the current system being used.
    • Recommend changes and implement approved upgrades to equipment and systems.
    • Incrementally improve production and communication systems.

Core Qualities: As the leader of technical production, the candidate must be skilled in digital audio and video production and broadcast, and have the leadership skills to successfully work with staff and volunteers.  Essential qualities include kindness, patience, self-direction, positivity, flexibility, humor, clear communication, a high degree of organization, an eye for detail, collaborative, plus a drama-free approach to problem-solving. Candidates should be proficient with audio and video production, including setting up an audio reinforcement system, audio mixing on a digital console, using computer based video broadcast production software (vMix preferred), and broadcasting to Zoom.  Knowledge of computer networking and NDI Protocol preferred.    

Physical Requirements:

  •  Able to move freely around church building (we are unfortunately not fully wheelchair accessible at this time).
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs of sound and/or video equipment on occasion. 

To Apply: Send a résumé and cover letter to work@philauu.org to the attention of Norman Fouhy (Business Administrator). Position open until filled.

Note to Candidates: First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia is committed to developing a diverse and talented staff team and we encourage people of color, Indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ candidates to apply if interested and qualified for this position. Diversity and Inclusion are core values of First Unitarian Church. We are an equal opportunity employer and will not allow discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. First Unitarian Church has a policy of not hiring current church members for staff positions.