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Horizons Church

Associate Director of Creative Arts

Horizons Church
Stafford, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 04/13/2016
Categories: Communications - Media/Technology - Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Who
Generally, you should be a team player, able to work with others in the creative
process, and be a mature follower of Christ with high level of self-awareness &
emotional maturity. You should be willing to sacrifice artistic ambition at times in
consideration of content, time restraints, and maintaining clarity for all audiences.

The When
This is a full time position, generally Sunday through Thursday, day time hours.
Flexibility is required depending on the flow of the events you’ll support. Evening
meetings and evening events are an occurrence, but typically not part of the
week in week out.

The What
On any given day you will have your hand in the execution and direction of:

  • Graphic & Print Design - brochures, mailers, touch cards, posters, large format print for set design, graphics for web, social media, email marketing,etc.
  • Photography & Video - Primarily, photography for marketing, video for web, social media, service time, sermon intros, interview pieces, vignettes to support sermon series, etc.
  • Audio & Lighting - Being part of the audio team, being part of the theatrical lighting team, making recommendations in both areas of process and impact improvement.
  • Web & Social - Updating Wordpress based website, refreshing graphics, editing copy, scheduling social media via hoot suite (or your preferred integrator)


Though not a fundamental requirement, there is room in this position for special
consideration to be given for candidate with the right gift mix to be a part of
worship ministries as well to include:

  • Leading Worship on Sunday’s
  • Loop and stem acquisition & creation
  • Recording, songwriting and music production
  • Assisting in worship team leadership for a team of 30+ volunteers.


We encourage candidates who are gifted in worship leading whether from an
instrument or not, but deficient in one of the other key media categories to apply.
Candidates who are not gifted musically would need a level of proficiency in all of
the media centered categories. More detail below.

Graphic & Print Design
Manage creation and publication of projects for various mediums,
including: weekly announcement pieces, brochures, banners, newspaper
advertisements, web-friendly graphics, Facebook advertisements, and various other

Required Qualifications & Skills:

  • Strong graphic, typography, and print design skills.
  • Copy writing skills preferred
  • Flexibility and able to work with quick turn around times.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop CS5+
  • Comfort in an Apple based workflow.
  • Able to provide samples of your graphic design work digitally.

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of: Adobe Photoshop CS5+, Adobe Illustrator CS5+, Mac OS X, preparing print-ready artwork.
  • Basic knowledge of: HTML, Content Management Systems, Microsoft Office, Writing for print and for web is preferred but not required.

Photography & Video
Required Qualifications & Skills:

  • Ability to remain humble and flexible in the creative process; willingness to sacrifice artistic ambition in consideration of content, time restraints, and maintaining clarity for all audiences
  • Ability to work in a complex, multifunctional environment with multiple projects running simultaneously
  • Experience and comfort editing with Adobe products. Able to go start to finish in premiere on a project.
  • General knowledge of DSLR for video & photography
  • Basic understanding of lighting for video

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • At least two years experience with video production including storyboarding, filming, audio, editing, animation, compression, DVD authoring and video streaming applications on Internet.
  • Familiarity or able to learn video compression and conversion processes for web optimization
  • Must have a passion for video and learning new technologies, techniques and visual styles
  • 3D Animation, Motion Graphic experience a plus, but not required

Audio & Lighting

Required Qualifications & Skills:

  • Has experience mixing audio successfully in the live environment as the primary front of house engineer.
  • Familiarity and comfort with digital audio consoles (LS9, M7, X32)
  • Have good communication skills (confirmed by someone other than you).
  • Ability to think quickly and react/trouble-shoot properly in high stress situation.
  • Good understanding of DMX and possess a basic grasp of theatrical lighting console programming and show creation
  • Understand how to address a digital fixture
  • Willingness to learn and grow, learning new technologies as they arise
  • Make recommendations for new technologies and maximizing impact of existing technologies.

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • Ability to lead and administrate a volunteer team of 6-8 audio techs, with experience having lead volunteers in any capacity, audio or other wise.
  • Familiarity and comfort with planning center for scheduling and worship resources acquisition.
  • Familiarity with Protools, Logic, or any pro level software DAW.
  • Familiarity with plug-ins for instrument and effect creation.
  • Experience programming lighting shows using digital lighting consoles.
  • Experience with intelligent fixtures/set design lighting.

Web & Social
Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Updating Wordpress based website, refreshing graphics, editing copy
  • Scheduling social media via hootsuite (or your preferred integrator)
  • Ability to integrate graphics into the website (replacing banners, etc)


Please include online examples of your work & resume.

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