Lighting Designer – Responsibilities

Like many creative arts ministry roles, this position combines creative and technical skills. If the list below is overwhelming, no worries! We can train you if you have a passion for this position and a willingness to learn.

  • Willing to attend training. You’ll go through an apprenticeship and work alongside a mentor. If you have experience, we’ll still setup a mentor to orient you to our system.
  • Program lights prior to Sunday morning (lights programmed during Sunday morning warm-up are distracting to the band and make it hard for them to see chord charts, etc.)
  • Develop an understanding of how lighting is used in worship services at CACC to direct the focus and flow of the service, evoke emotion, and shape the worship environment
  • Have an understanding of color theory and the ability to apply it in lighting design (resources and training provided).
  • Read through and follow the practices in the CACC Lighting Designer Guide.
  • Be familiar with and follow the standard service template (available in CACC Lighting Designer Guide in resource notebook in tech booth or available here as a pdf download)
  • If a worship service is different than our standard service template, work with the creative arts pastor or lighting design volunteer team leader to create an appropriate environment/design for the service.
  • Use service plan, service notes, song notes, song recordings, and stage layout (available on planning site and in booth by mid-week rehearsal) to aid in preparation and lighting design
  • Double check all programmed cues with run sheet and motion backgrounds/slides and save settings
  • Report any technical issues to the lighting design team leader via e-mail or text message, and copy the creative arts pastor on the message

Still interested? Fill out an application to join the team.