The Board of Directors of Comic-Con International (CCI) is seeking an entrepreneurial and dynamic leader to serve as the first Executive Director of the Comic-Con Center for Popular Culture (Center). This new cultural attraction, with a target opening date in 2018, will explore the appreciation of comic book and popular arts, films, and science fiction/fantasy literature through exhibitions, performances, educational programs, and outreach efforts. Programs will be contemporary, cross-disciplinary, accessible, and reflective of CCI's dedication to innovation.
About The Center:
CCI's mission is dedicated to building appreciation for comics and related popular art forms through its Center for Popular Culture, conventions, and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of creators of comics, science fiction, fantasy literature, and film. CCI's conventions and events draw record attendance, and now the Center is envisioned as a site for continuous access to the world of Comic-Con and the evolving world of sequential art.
Located in San Diego's Balboa Park, the Center will be an extension of CCI, manifesting the same values of accessibility, curiosity, and appreciation. Through exhibits that refresh frequently and consistently, and programs that offer opportunities to learn, experience, and participate, the Center will continue to build awareness and appreciation for the valuable contribution of comics to art and culture. The Center will be visitor-focused, whether a Comic-Con fan or a member of the general public, and will provideengrossing experiences that engage curiosity and inspire learning.
A minimum of five years of leadership and senior management experience in a museum or cultural setting.
Download a complete job description here. Individuals interested in applying for this position should send a resume and letter of interest to Museum Management Consultants at: