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Riverbend Church

Visual Production Director

Riverbend Church
Austin, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 10/22/2014
Categories: Communications - Media/Technology
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Visual Production Director

Job Description:

As a member of the Creative Arts and Communications Team, this role requires a person who has a passion for telling God-stories through images, is a conceptual thinker with excellent communication skills, and is able to take creative concepts from start to finish. The applicant should be a strong shooter/editor with extensive understanding of framing, lenses, lighting and cameras (DSLR and camcorder). Candidate would also benefit greatly by having competent graphic design, and/or motion graphic/animation skills as well. Ministry leadership experience is highly desired, but will consider a candidate looking to take the next step in their ministry career.


Riverbend is looking for a person who works well with deadlines, is organized and ultimately creatively productive. We are team-oriented and are looking for someone who works well in a collaborative environment. Must provide a link to a website, demo reel, Vimeo page, etc. with most current work.


Primary Responsibilities 

  • Serve on the Creative Arts and Communications Teams
    • Contribute to programming of weekend worship service’s creative elements
    • Attend weekly meetings to review, brainstorm and plan for upcoming services
    • Design and implement engaging video content to creatively communicate thematic and non-thematic elements for the weekend worship experience at Riverbend Church
      • Conceptualize (along with Creative Arts Team), shoot and edit creative content:
        • Life-change testimonies
        • Short message/thematic support pieces (comedic, narrative, conceptual, etc.)
          • Great(!) sense of humor and understanding of culture coveted.
        • Specific ministry and church-wide promo, etc.
        • Weekly announcement videos 
        • Help create message series bumpers
      • Experience in story-boarding
      • Manage shoots efficiently including contacting and directing talent
    • Competency and versatility (thru skill, knowledge and experience) in video, lighting, computer graphics/visual design and visual animation technology and tools.
    • Team and ministry leading
      • Hire, creatively lead, and manage, contract ‘creatives’ on per-project/as needed basis.
        • Requires ability to schedule, plan, manage and work within budget when contracting industry pros for the purpose of certain creative production.
      • Train and equip volunteer teams and interns to assist with conceptualization and production of certain creative content and weekly executables.
        • Passionately pursue, recruit and equip lay persons to volunteer their time, treasures and talents for the work of the ministry.
        • Seek to teach, model, reflect and invest in current – and as yet to be identified - Riverbend volunteers for the ‘equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry’ (Eph. 4:12).


  • 3-5 years of experience behind a camera and in all phases of video production.
  • Strong technical background re: camera rigs, lighting, video production gear, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products: Photoshop, After Effects/Motion, Final Cut Pro/Adobe Premiere; Illustrator, InDesign a plus
  • TV production experience and knowledge very helpful.


Riverbend Church is a 2K+-sized, creative arts-loving, Austin-embracing church in the Westlake Hills of the hippest, fastest-growing town in the US.   In addition to its primary purpose as a leading Worship-focused church in the greater Austin area, Riverbend has been known for championing all arts – with an emphasis on music – and is also a premiere performing arts venue.  


This position will be best suited to a person with a fresh edge, current-culture awareness, a distinct voice, and a clear calling to ministry in a Christ-centered atmosphere.