TECHNICAL ARTS MINISTRY
New Technical Arts Director
The Gubbins family comes to us from Evansville, Indiana, where Steve served as Technical Director in a church for the past 10 years. Anne is a homemaker, and most recently, a first grade teacher. They will celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary at the end of November. Their daughter, Amanda, is a senior at Indiana Wesleyan University, majoring in communications with a minor in public relations. Their son, Ben is a junior at Rancho Cucamonga High School and enjoys playing drums.
Technical Arts Team Details
The tech arts team works behind the scenes with audio, video and lighting equipment to support and enhance the intended message from the platform. The majority of this support is provided by volunteers who simply have a heart to serve. There is no experience necessary for many of the positions.
The commitment we will need is high. Much of the service will depend on your involvement and if you aren't there, the service will suffer. If you are willing to let God use you and are willing to learn, please contact Steve Gubbins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 909-980-2191, ext. 226.
Here are some of the opportunities available to serve.
Light has the ability to create a mood for a given moment. Timing, sensitivity, understanding equipment can be learned by most people. It could be as simple as playing through a list of pre-recorded cues or as intricate as programming the actual looks for the stage. Sound interesting?
If you can frame a good still image, you're going to probably do well here. The only difference is that these cameras will follow the action live. If you don't get nervous easily and you don't have any trouble staying awake for the whole service, sign up here.
Don't worry, you don't have to know much about computers. If you can concentrate for about an hour at a time and are just a bit musical, this is a huge part of the job. (No, you don't have to read music.) Again, most people can learn this position in a very short amount of time and be very good at it.
Give verbal cues to the video director for what is coming up next in the program.
Here is where you're going to need some background. If you have had experience mixing music for bands or run the sound for another church, you might be a fit here. You must have a great attitude and be able to play nicely with others. Here is a position where I want you to have made a lot of mistakes somewhere else so you avoid making them here. But you don't have to be perfect.
This position requires a sense of timing, production values, spiritual sensitivity, communication skills, working well with others and understanding the basics of every job under technical arts. Slow down, this will take some time if you don't already have a background.
There will be some positions open to help run simple systems that may have a mike or two with a computer running songs and maybe playing a DVD at the appropriate time. If you have a willingness to learn a little of everything, this may be for you.
Pull cable for hand held camera on stage and move set pieces. Jr. High age and older.
Produce videos of various lengths to be shown in the worship services. Light, shoot, edit video.
If you have any questions about this ministry, please let us know by e-mail, or by calling the church office at 909-980-2191.