So how are you training your Tech Team?
I was blessed last year with Andi Waldrop. She’s come on board and taken over the administration of the Tech Team @ Chorus Church. She’s been doing a great job and really lightened my load. The other day we were discussing how to best train our volunteers.
Here are some of the ideas we came up with…
“On the job training”
Our most common method is to schedule an extra person for each area and do some “on the job training”. This has been fairly successful, however I’ve noticed that once people get a basic knowledge of their area, they no longer see a need to be there when there are two of them. It’s very difficult to do any advanced training.
I’ve been playing with the idea of hiring a professional to come in and do some training. The only issue I’m having is that we don’t own our own facility. That poses a few issues. We setup every week so we’re crunched for time (we pay by the hour). So we’re thinking of doing the training during Spring Break when we don’t have to tear down (the school lets us leave it up when the kids aren’t there).
I’m constantly looking for good articles on sound and lighting. When I find one I usually send them to the tech team. This helps a little, but there’s nothing like playing with the gear to get a real feel for it.
So I’m curious…
What does your tech team look like?
How do you go about training them?