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CrossWinds Church

Video Production and Lighting Director

CrossWinds Church
Dublin, California, United States

Date Posted: 04/15/2011
Categories: Media/Technology
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Full Time Video Production and Lighting Director

CrossWinds Church, a culturally attuned, artistically cutting edge, seeker–styled ministry is strategically positioned in the community and uses creative expression to reach the un-churched of the San Francisco East Bay. A non-denominational, Willow Creek modeled, 22 year-young church, CrossWinds Church is firmly rooted in being not only relevant, but vital to the community it serves locally, and to the world ‘beyond these walls’.

We are asking God to bring us the individual who feels called to such a ministry. This person will use their passion and experience in video production/creation and stage and production lighting, as well as other technical skills, to communicate with and reach into the heart of the God-Seeker. This person will be gifted and oozing with dynamic creative expression using technical arts, particularly video/media and lighting, in support and collaboration with other gifted leaders (oozing with dynamic stuff too in the areas of: teaching, music, drama and staging).

• Must be on time, on task and strong in delivering ‘deliverables’
• Must possess team leadership skills
• You must solidly function as part of the Program Team (drama, music, worship, teaching, technical)
• Organizational skills are part of the functioning requirements of the position
• Culturally attuned
• Must be geared toward production with a high level of excellence artistically & creatively
• Utilize knowledge, technology, and artistic skills to enhance services and events which require visual expression of video and lighting
• Take a leading role in the continual technological evolution of the church as you will often be researching, recommending and purchasing gear for update and replacement.
• Walking with Jesus and wanting to bring others along on that walk

Specific Requirements Video:
• Oversee Video Projects – Includes: Video production, acquisition, editing, shooting & layout.
• Shoot, direct and edit original projects when appropriate (or oversee tasked volunteers)
• Continually seek out useful pre-packaged elements (movie/TV clips, videos for purchase, etc.)
• Oversee and mobilize/schedule volunteer teams to assist with the tasks involved with visual media

Specific Requirements Lighting:
• Oversee lighting ministry – including:
o Lighting design for services
o Lighting design and implementation for video shoots
o Maintenance, repair and acquisition of current and future lighting equipment
• Oversee and mobilize/schedule to assist with the tasks involved with technical lighting – mostly in-service
Must have technical knowledge of:
• Computers
• Projectors
• Visual playback devices (DVD, Computers (Mac) HD Cams and drives, DV decks
• Professional and/or Pro-sumer video cameras
• Video mixers and/or switchers
• Cabling and signal flow related to visual media (and some level of audio knowledge as it relates to video)
• Must have intimate knowledge of software related to visual media:
o Final Cut Pro® or similar non-linear video editing software
o Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Illustrator® helpful
o Knowledge of additional software packages is a plus (Adobe Flash®, After Effects®, AVID or other dedicated systems, etc.)
o Keynote®, Microsoft PowerPoint®, ProPresenter®, Easy Worship® or similar lyric display/presentation software
• Know a par from an ellipsoidal; LED from MPX and DMX
• Comfortable with three phase stage pin
• Ability to aim, position and hang lights from a stage lift
• Ability to create pleasing visual experiences onstage; a good visual aesthetic

Education / Experience
• College graduate or equivalent work-related experience
• Experience in operating, troubleshooting and managing various types of visual media equipment (cameras, computers, projectors, video mixers, lights, etc.)
• Experience in operating, troubleshooting and managing stage lighting gear
• Experience in a cutting edge church media ministry a plus d. Any knowledge or experience in web related media a plus

Interested candidates please send resume, cover letter and demo reel or link to: