Multimedia Specialist

Multimedia Specialist

Job Title:                    Multimedia Specialist

Reports to:                 Lead Minister

Status:                        Hourly, Non-Exempt, Part Time

FTE:                           5-8 hours per week

Job summary:

The USSB Multimedia Specialist delivers a high-quality audio/visual experience for the congregation and manages the technical production of Sunday morning services, both onsite and livestream. The Multimedia Specialist collaborates with the Lead Minister and the Worship Arts Team to create a meaningful and accessible online experience and ensures that the technical elements work smoothly for congregational services and events, both in-person and online.

Work Schedule:

Sunday mornings 8am -12pm and a few flexible/remote weekday hours, to be arranged in consultation with the Lead Minister.

 Essential Functions:

  • Serves as technical lead for the production of worship services and other multi-platform events (memorial services, etc.) with direction from Lead Minister and in cooperation with volunteers, musicians, and staff.
  • Manages all aspects of Sunday morning technical production: mic setup, video setup, sound and video checks, running the livestream during the service and integrating pre-recorded elements.
  • Manages audio/visual volunteers; welcomes, trains, and coordinates volunteer leaders to manage appropriate pieces of our technical needs; helps to build capacity and enthusiasm within our volunteer AV Team.
  • Supports Music Director in quality audio set up for Sunday morning and occasional choir recordings.
  • Records and/or edits elements for USSB programs, including music videos, guest speakers, or other video needs.
  • Suggests new audiovisual ideas and strategies for continuing to improve USSB’s Sunday multi-platform services. Attends professional trainings as needed.
  • Researches and suggests appropriate new technology (hardware and software) and assists in budget development for technical needs.
  • Edits Sunday service recordings and other USSB videos for posting online (YouTube, Facebook, etc.)
  • Creates and edits slides and videos as needed.
  • Works with individuals of diverse identities, ages and backgrounds, and demonstrates patience with diverse levels of technical skill.

Essential Qualities & Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to take direction from and collaborate with worship leaders.
  • Production Sensibility: understands the role of camera positioning, sound mixing, and transitions in audience experience. Helps create a moving worship experience for congregants.
  • Technical savvy: skilled with video/audio editing software (possible examples: e-camm, OBS, kdenlive), Zoom, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, WordPress, YouTube, and social media platforms. Familiarity with both Mac and PC systems.
  • Skill with AV hardware; controllers, audio mixers, video distribution, soundboard, cameras, speakers, wireless and hard-wired microphones.
  • Creative approach to online community: fosters a sense of meaningful connection through virtual engagement.
  • Curiosity: always learning about new technologies and seeking out ideas that will improve the worship experience.
  • Grounded in Unitarian Universalist Values: Supports the USSB mission as well as Unitarian Universalist principles and values. Willing to learn about basic UU theology and traditions in order to create services that reflect and supports the USSB religious community. Commitment to accessibility, antiracism, and inclusion of diverse identities.

To see the USSB mission: https://www.ussb.org/spiritual-life/who-we-are

For more on Unitarian Universalist principles: https://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe/principles

Education and/or experience in film studies and digital media preferred. Congregational experience a plus.

Work Environment:

Regularly onsite. Some tasks may be performed remotely. Full vaccination required for employment.

Physical Requirements:

Moving and managing audio/visual equipment; working in diverse physical locations for filming; deskwork. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds, bend, stoop.

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara as an Employer

We are a community that welcomes people of diverse beliefs and backgrounds, wherever they are on their spiritual journey. We encourage all applications, especially those from members of traditionally marginalized communities, such as LGBTQ+, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color), neuro-diverse people, and people with disabilities. We welcome applications from those whose skills and talents for this work are not reflected in a traditional educational or career path.

Send cover letter and resume to employment@ussb.org

 

 

Events Assistant
Reports to:          Facilities & Events Coordinator
Status:                 Hourly, Non-Exempt, Part Time

Job Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Facilities & Events Coordinator, the Event Assistant supervises weddings and other events on-site the day of the event. 

Work Schedule:

Work scheduled as needed. Must be able to work long shifts during event days. Scheduled in advance; almost always on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The longest shifts would be approximately 9:00am to 11:00pm, the shortest shifts from about 1pm to 11pm for wedding and reception, 4 hours minimum for a wedding ceremony only.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises contracted vendors, custodial services, and crew during the day of the event
  • Follows Facilities & Events Coordinator’s instructions and detailed setup guidance
  • Monitors event and assures weddings and events operate according to USSB room use guidelines or policies
  • Operates A/V equipment ; arranges for the setup and operation of any audio or visual needs the event requires
  • Provides guidance and assistance to vendors and others to help create a successful and punctual event.
  • Provides excellent customer service to wedding parties and event organizers 

Essential Qualities & Skills

  • Excellent communication skills; able to communicate via several parties and USSB effectively 
  • Prioritization skills; Able to self-manage and prioritize during events, able to work independently 
  • Solutions oriented; thinks out of the box to find solutions
  • Punctual; Excellent time management skills
  • Friendly and non-anxious presence; able to provide excellent customer service
  • Have experience and be skilled in operating basic audio and visual equipment, and become proficient in the use of USSB’s audio/visual equipment.
  • Grounded in Unitarian Universalist Values: Supports the USSB mission as well as Unitarian Universalist principles and values. Commitment to accessibility, antiracism, and inclusion of diverse identities.

To see the USSB mission: https://www.ussb.org/spiritual-life/who-we-are

For more on Unitarian Universalist principles: https://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe/principles

Education and/or experience in film studies and digital media preferred. Congregational experience a plus.

Work Environment:

Onsite. Some tasks may be performed remotely. Proof of full vaccination required for employment.

Physical Requirements:

Moving and managing audio/visual equipment; working in diverse physical locations for filming; deskwork. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds, bend, stoop.

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara as an Employer

We are a community that welcomes people of diverse beliefs and backgrounds, wherever they are on their spiritual journey. We encourage all applications, especially those from members of traditionally marginalized communities, such as LGBTQ+, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color), neuro-diverse people, and people with disabilities. We welcome applications from those whose skills and talents for this work are not reflected in a traditional educational or career path.

Send cover letter and resume to employment@ussb.org