Employee Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Senior Cantor and Executive Director
Overview: Temple Rodef Shalom is a Reform Jewish congregation located in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. Since our founding in 1962, we have grown into the largest Jewish congregation in Virginia, serving over 1,700 households. In non-COVID times, we are bustling with activity, serving over 200 families in our Early Childhood Center, nearly 900 students in our Religious School and hundreds of people each week who walk through our doors to pray, sing, learn, connect, and mark life cycle moments.
TRS currently streams and records weekly religious services, educational programs and life cycle events; these take place in person, virtually, and via a hybrid model. We are seeking an A/V Production Coordinator with a broad understanding of technology systems and platforms, who can manage A/V infrastructure and work with vendors, staff and volunteers on managing all our virtual technology needs.
Work Schedule: Daily hours will depend on TRS’s production schedule. Must be able to work Friday evenings, most Saturdays between August-June, some additional evening and weekend hours. Must be able to work on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and other Jewish holidays. Flextime offered.
• Coordinate all A/V aspects of virtual and in-person events, including logistics, systems, materials, staffing and communication.
• Manage pre-event preparation: lead production meetings and rehearsals, ensure equipment is set up.
• Create graphics (powerpoints, lower thirds) for streamed events and productions.
• Serve as video director when streaming, and/or host on zoom or other virtual platforms.
• Organize and maintain video archive library, editing and sharing recordings as needed.
• Be prepared and equipped to troubleshoot and respond to issues that arise.
• Collaborate with relevant clergy, staff, production team and event leaders.
• Oversee and coordinate offsite streaming for lifecycle events when needed.
• Ensure professional video production and a high-quality experience for our members.
• Produce, shoot, direct and edit video projects when needed in coordination with temple staff.
• Produce and maintain training materials, how-to references, and documentation for lay leaders and staff
• Host Training sessions for staff and lay leaders on new A/V technology as necessary
Technology and Systems Management
• Ensure projection equipment (TVs, wireless and portable A/V equipment, sound systems), control rooms and system infrastructure are maintained and ready for use.
• Update and maintain A/V inventory and maintenance status for production equipment.
• Coordinate and oversee production consumables purchases
• Manage Zoom, StreamYard and Boxcast streaming account connections and integrations, staying informed about changes affecting our website and social channels (Facebook, Boxcast, and YouTube).
• Be knowledgeable on production A/V systems; provide training to staff and volunteers as needed.
• Research trends and ideas; develop technical specifications, recommend and implement improvements to meet evolving system needs.
• Coordinate and oversee temple-wide streaming/production calendar.
• Maintain, manage and schedule video streaming account stream coverage, and recordings.
• Manage the production team schedule: hire, schedule and supervise freelance or contract A/V engineers, organize staff, coordinate volunteer video and audio engineers.
• Work with A/V committee to create policies and procedures.
Perform other related duties as assigned; responsibilities may be added or changed as necessary
Core Competencies and Qualifications
The following qualities are essential for success:
• Professional video production skills, including video-editing ability, understanding of proper lighting, audio engineering and videography.
• Proven ability to thrive in a high-energy environment, manage multiple projects, adapt to shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
• Strong communications, interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills.
• Self-motivated, comfortable working independently and taking initiative.
• Comfortable using Windows computer systems (Microsoft Office Suite) and production software including OBS, Adobe Premier, Adobe Photoshop, as well as video and audio streaming sites including BoxCast, YouTube, FaceBook, StreamYard. DAW software including Adobe Audition, Audacity, PreSonus audio mixers.
• An understanding of audio/video production standards and equipment including HDMI, SDI, NDI, Bluetooth, Dante, and Digital workstations.
• An understanding of synagogue life, Jewish holidays and customs is a plus.
Physical requirements: Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer or video editing/production console. Ability to move a range of A/V equipment during setup, rehearsals and breakdown.