Creative Lead Associate Director

Job Title: Creative Lead Associate Director
Supervisor: Worship Director
Hours: 40+ hours/week
FLSA Status: Salaried/Exempt

Summary:

We believe we serve a creative God, and we create because of our Creator and the gifts and talents He has given us. The Creative Lead Associate Director position at Pathway Community Church (PCC) plays a vital role in serving the ministries here at PCC with the primary focal point being all things creative. This individual strives to serve God with passion through artistic, visual storytelling as part of the ministry of PCC. The Creative Lead will utilize films, short documentaries, interactive environments, and worship songs to create engaging and welcoming spaces for people to encounter Jesus and the gospel message, and to meet the needs of the congregation. This person will create sustainable and repeatable creative elements that benefit all ministries, seeking excellence over perfection and being open-handed with ideas. The incumbent will seek to use their personal gifts and skills for the benefit of the church by contributing to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of carrying out the mission of Pathway Community Church.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This individual must love God and people and have a vital, growing relationship with Jesus Christ. The incumbent will demonstrate basic music theory and structure to help understand the worship team’s goals while being flexible to plans, people, processes, and timelines, prioritizing projects based upon leadership directives. The ideal candidate will possess strong problem solving, communication and organizational skills along with attention to detail even on time sensitive projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Tasks are outlined by general guidelines and require creativity and initiative to oversee the scope of creative support and various projects within. Minimal supervision or direction is given. Other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary by the supervisor. A listing of standard tasks anticipated include:

  • Plan, direct, shoot, and produce weekly video content for weekend services, ministries, online videos, and special events

  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment issues

  • Create sermon illustrations, message bumpers, and promotional trailers used for upcoming series

  • Produce storytelling videos that will be placed as part of our weekend services and online; for baptisms, family dedication, etc.

  • Ownership of planning and executing creative debrief meetings

  • Conceptualize and produce value-focused teasers

  • Provide direction over creative video production and photography at PCC as well as provide insight during weekly programming meetings

  • Proactively recruit, train, mentor, organize, and lead a volunteer team of screenwriters, actors, photographers, and producers

  • Assess current and future technology needs and create acquisition strategies

Supervision:

This position has full supervisory responsibility for our full-time video coordinator.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

  • Adapts to and has a working knowledge of editing and color-grading software, ProPresenter, how to produce the best images out of any camera, industry standard grip gear, lighting and blocking a scene, and mixing audio for video

  • Ability to manage and turn around projects on short timelines while working on multiple concurrent projects

  • Capability to direct a film shoot from behind the camera

  • Skillfully leverage education and experience to guide departmental initiatives

  • Ability to identify congregational needs and use judgment and experience to suggest programs to the senior pastor and worship director that will meet those needs

  • Demonstrate the ability to establish a rapport with artists, musicians, and teaching pastors

  • Ability to tell stories visually – proficient screenwriting skills a must

  • Ability to design curriculum to train staff and volunteers on fundamentals of film making

Education and/or Experience:

Successful completion of post-high-school education, with a minimum of a four-year bachelor’s degree in video production or equivalent work experience. Preference given to those with three to five years’ experience working with and leading a team of creatives; experience designing stage sets, live environments, and working with multiple ministries. Presentation of portfolio that demonstrates a working knowledge of the filmmaking process is beneficial.

Acknowledgements:

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as assigned by their supervisor.