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Victory Church

Creative Arts Director

Victory Church
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 08/11/2016
Categories: Combo Positions - Communications - Media/Technology - Music Ministry - Other - Programming Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

                        Job Description


Title:                          Creative Arts Director

Reports To:               Community Life Pastor

Reports To Me:         Volunteers / audio / worship / video & graphic artists 

Category:                  Full-time staff




Purpose of the Job:

The role of the Creative Arts Director is responsible for the weekend worship environement.  This includes coordinating and supporting the implementation of the video, tech, worship and graphic elements to ensure an excellent weekend experience across all Victory Church Campuses.  This role is directly responsible for the atmosphere and worship space of the Greenfield Campus.


The Creative Arts Director will be responsible for the following:

Modeling Biblical Priorities: Responsible for upholding Biblical priorities and core values of Victory Church. The WP should represent a growing personal relationship with Christ. The WP models a strong relationship with his or her spouse (if married) and children (if applicable). The WP strives to fulfill his or her purpose in life and ministry while demonstrating integrity in words, relationships and actions. These objectives are accomplished by:

  • Committing to a regular quiet-time with God.
  • Attending a Victory Church weekend experience on a regular basis.
  • Setting appropriate boundaries with time and relationships to protect character and integrity.
  • Developing personal evangelism opportunities within and outside the church. ?
  • Adhering to and encompassing the qualities and characteristics required of Victory Church employees.


  1. 1.    Creative Development & Program Planning: Responsible for driving the creative direction of Victory Church and all details related to the planning and execution of dynamic programs including, but not limited to, weekend worship services, leadership events and other ministry programs.  This is accomplished by:
  • Working with lead pastor and/or lead communicators to plan and develop series that accomplish the vision as well as spiritual, educational and organizational goals of the church.
  • Staying in touch with culture trends to effectively connect the culture with the gospel.
  • Understanding the creative DNA of VC to effectively maximize programming, series development and promotions.
  • Facilitating brainstorm sessions to generate fresh ideas and creative elements for service programming and sermon series.
  • Interfacing with communicators to ensure a consistent message is being told in the program details, i.e. music, video, during setups, NEXT STEPS, etc.
  • Leading weekly meetings to plan and coordinate music, video, technical, and creative elements to be used in service programming.
  • Developing systems to create detailed production plans at least two weeks prior to the event date including musical, technical, video, and other program notes and assets.
  • Leading regular evaluations and critique sessions to maintain a bar of excellence and monitoring the impact of elements, events, and experiences. ?
  • Scheduling and leading series planning meetings to plan series at least 6-9 months in advance.
  • Creating and managing systems/processes to work with all team members to develop a series from idea to implementation.
  • Developing a Creative Arts Team and delegating responsibilities related to creating series summaries, developing promotional elements and creating service production plans that are fluid, consistent and ultimately accomplish the goals of the series.


2.  Musical Direction: Responsible for casting vision, monitoring and influencing the musical direction of VC to ensure it reflects the vision, values and goals of the church. These objectives are accomplished by:

  • Overseeing the philosophy, systems and deadlines related to the production of dynamic worship/music sets.
  • Creating and managing systems/processes to work with all team members to develop a series from idea to implementation.
  • Creating goals and accountability that encourage music staff to network, recruit and develop musicians and singers (strive to be at least three deep in every position.) ?


3.  Video Direction: Responsible for developing the people, philosophy, systems and deadlines related to the production of video for worship services and other ministry initiatives. This is accomplished by: ?

  • Working closely with VC’s video team to produce creative and effective promotional and in-service videos including: concept, scripting, video shoots, editing and post- production.
  • Leading and strategizing creative tactics to use video to promote and send the messages VC wants to communicate to the church and the world. ?


4.  Technical Direction: Overseeing the person responsible for the audio, lighting, and video technology for VC including maintenance, programming and purchasing.


5.  Budget: Responsible for overseeing and managing the creative arts budget. Ensures that all guidelines for expenses and purchases are followed by team members.


6.  Staff Supervision and Development: Responsible for providing leadership to the creative arts team. The CAT leads, evaluates and mentors existing staff members and volunteers. Includes the following responsibilities:

  • Supervising the creative arts team in day-to-day operational activities.
  • Overseeing the training and development of the creative team.
  • Recruiting and empowering volunteers to serve for scheduled programs.
  • Maintaining a strong network of relevant professionals (worship leaders, musicians, technical engineers, graphic designers, etc.)
  • Developing ministry partnerships with outside vendors that share VC’s commitment to excellence.


7.  Communications: Responsible for overseeing the communications team to create consistency in messaging, branding and promotions. This is accomplished by: ?

  • Working with the communications team to ensure a line-of- sight of church-wide programs and initiatives and strategically coordinate promotions.
  • Understand, promote and can effectively express the “brand” of Victory. 
  • Developing creative ways to communicate desired messages with the worship audience.
  • Leading communications team to create clearly defined policies and processes that set proper expectations related to promotions, especially as it relates to in-service promotions. ?



  • Positive attitude
  • Heart of a servant
  • Fun/enjoyable
  • Loyal
  • Share the vision of Victory Church to fulfill the Great Commission with integrity and passion.
  • High capacity multi-task individual comfortable working independently without constant supervision.
  • A strong musical background and experience in the arts.
  • Strong written / oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Marketing experience helpful.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment