First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque (UUABQ) is a progressive religious community with a strong commitment to inclusion, anti-racism, anti-oppression, and social and environmental justice. A personal commitment to the work of anti-racism and anti-oppression is essential for all of our staff. First Unitarian is an equal opportunity employer. BIPOC, members of the LGBTIAQ+ community, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply to open positions. Applicants of any faith are welcome, however we desire candidates who understand, honor, and are willing to learn to articulate the values and mission of our congregation. See First Unitarian’s Personnel Policy Manual for benefits and information.
We are currently hiring for the following position:
Church Administrator (30 hours per week)
Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt, 30 hours per week, Sundays-Thursdays
Reports To: Director of Finance
Desired start date: ASAP
First Unitarian seeks an administrative generalist to support the senior leadership team in the administrative management of the Church while advancing the Church’s mission and programs.
First Unitarian is one of the largest Unitarian Universalist churches in the country, with 724 members and an overall community of about 1,200 people. With regular Sunday services, an active religious education program, a dynamic music ministry, and extensive programming that addresses the interests and needs of the membership and of the broader community, First Unitarian relies on an effective administrative operation to support the multiple facets of its activities and membership.
The Church Administrator organizes the Church Office to provide essential functions, coordinates scheduling and calendaring of all activities on the Church campus, performs bookkeeping tasks in support of the Director of Finance, and maintains Church membership and administrative records.
The workweek consists of thirty hours distributed across a Sunday to Thursday schedule, that is designed jointly by the Church Administrator and the Director of Finance to meet workflow requirements and to support a healthy work/life balance.
A personal commitment to the work of anti-racism and anti-oppression is essential. First Unitarian is an equal opportunity employer. BIPOC, members of the LGBTIAQ+ community, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants of any faith are welcome, however we desire a candidate who understands, honors, and is willing to learn to articulate the values and mission of our congregation.
COMPENSATION: This is an hourly position at a rate of $20.00 per hour for 30 hours each week. Benefits include 2 weeks of vacation (3 weeks after five years of service), one paid week off between Christmas and New Years, 7 paid holidays, sick leave, life anddisability insurance, a health insurance allowance with the option to join the UUA’s health insurance plan and, after a year of service, an employer contribution of 12% of salary to the UUA’s defined contribution pension plan. First Unitarian is a family-friendly workplace and an equal opportunity employer.
To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume via email only to: email@example.com. Please no phone calls. Applications will be considered as they are received. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Audio/Visual Manager (15 hours per week)
Job Title: Audio/Visual Manager
Hours: 15 hours per week, including most Sunday mornings, midweek meetings with the worship team three times a month, monthly tech rehearsals with the house band, and an occasional weekday evening.
Reports to: Associate Minister
Supervises: Worship Tech Volunteers
Collaborates with: Facilities Manager, IT Manager, Music Director
Job Summary: The Audio/Visual Manager oversees the church campus A/V systems
and the volunteer A/V team. This includes training and supervising our volunteer A/V
crew as well as our paid facility hosts, ensuring high quality audio and video support for
live music in our in-person worship, our livestream on Zoom, and A/V for other events at
the church. Ideally, the A/V Manager is preparing the A/V volunteers to provide
competent tech support during services and stepping in themselves when the services
require more technical expertise. The ideal candidate is a collaborative leader and good
communicator who enjoys being part of a multidisciplinary team.
In addition, the A/V Manager works with the Worship Team (the Ministers and the Music
Director) to prepare for each Sunday service, ensuring that the A/V volunteers are
prepared to meet the specific tech needs of the day. The A/V Manager will provide
hands-on support when higher-level A/V skills are required, such as the Sundays when
the house band is performing.
Worship services are each Sunday at 9 am and 11am. Occasional other services, such
as memorial services and special holiday services or rituals, round out our church’s
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Technical production of worship, and other church services. Includes:
a. Serves as technical lead for services;
b. Ensures livestream feed to zoom works properly;
c. Occasionally supervises the use of sanctuary projectors during services;
d. Suggests and implements technical improvements for services;
e. Troubleshoots and resolves technical issues;
f. Researches and suggests new technology as appropriate;
g. Uploads recordings of our services to our video channel on Vimeo and our
h. Reviews the Order of Service for each Sunday; and
i. Attends the Worship Team meetings which happen 3 times a month on
Tuesdays at 2:30 pm MT.
- Training and Supervision of A/V volunteers
a. Manages volunteers working as A/V in booth, zoom DJs, and other tech
support people, including recruiting, training, and thanking volunteers; and
b. Ensures tech volunteer calendar is maintained and that volunteers are
scheduled weeks in advance as well as finding subs as needed.
- Other Tasks:
a. Participates as member of First Unitarian staff team, attending monthly all staff meetings and twice-yearly staff retreats.
- Production Sensibility: understands the role camera positioning, sound mixing, transitions have in audience experience. Helps create a moving worship experience for congregants.
- Technical savvy: skilled with Zoom, video production software and hardware, convertingother video formats to MP4, familiarity with both Mac and PC operating systems, video projectors, and sound production.
- Leadership: Able to effectively lead a team of tech volunteers. Can recruit new volunteers as needed with the support of the Ministers and Music Director.
- Curiosity: Seeks new technologies and innovation to improve the worship experience.
- Grounded in UU Values: Supports the church mission and UU principles.
- Committed to Anti-racism and Anti-oppression: Supports diversity (including but not limited to religious, ethnic, racial, ability, gender identity, and sexual orientation). Personal commitment to ongoing learning in these areas.
Education and/or experience in theater, television, and/or digital media preferred.
Church experience (inside or outside First Unitarian) a plus.
First Unitarian is an equal opportunity employer and a family-friendly workplace.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to the Rev. Bob LaVallee at
firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls please. Applications will be considered as they are
received until the position is filled. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.