Director of Finance

Los Angeles, California, United States · Finance and Accounting


About the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Based in Los Angeles, the Lucas Museum is a non-profit museum committed to exploring and celebrating the power and significance of visual storytelling. The Museum will feature some of the most compelling, original works of narrative art from around the world through an unprecedented range of visual art forms, including paintings, illustrations, comic art, digital art, photography, along with an in-depth exploration of filmmaking (including storyboards, costumes, animation and visual effects). The Museum is committed to attracting and engaging a large and diverse audience. Construction began in March 2018, and the museum is expected to open in 2022. Learn more at

Equal Opportunity Policy

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is firmly committed to: creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds; prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws; providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged.

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.

Position Summary (Intent and purpose of the role)

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Director of Finance (DOF) is responsible for directing the financial and accounting functions of the Museum in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate for non-profit organizations. This role works in collaboration with the Museum’s management team, overseeing the work of a staff. This position serves as the top finance position within the organization with responsibilities including overseeing external auditor relationships, financial risk management, and non-profit governance functions.

All staff at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art lead through a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within the Museum and with the communities that we serve.

Core competencies for this role

Primary Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Finance and Accounting Infrastructure

Ongoing Financial and Accounting Stewardship

Financial Planning and Reporting

Evaluation, Analysis, and Continuous Improvement

Staff and Team Management

Special projects and other duties as designated by President, Deputy Director, or designee.


( List of required or preferred Education, Experience, Skills, Knowledge, or Abilities to be minimally qualified for this role)






Salary and titles will be assigned commensurate to the successful candidate’s education and experience. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate.

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