Director of Communications and Marketing

Los Angeles, California, United States · Communications and Marketing


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)

The Director of Communications & Marketing (DCM) will work closely with the Museum’s Founding President, Deputy Director, and senior leadership team as the communications and marketing leader on a variety of strategic initiatives. The DCM will collaborate externally with community, media, and external partners and colleagues as appropriate.

In coordination with the Founding President and the Deputy Director, the DCM develops and guides the strategy and implementation for all communications, public relations, website, and collateral materials to consistently articulate the Museum’s mission and vision. This role is responsible for all activities related to conceptualizing and implementing market strategy. Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for: strategic planning and direction for promotion and publicity, hiring and directing the day-to-day activities of communications and marketing staff, as well as market research and audience insights.

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

Communications & Marketing Strategy

Ongoing Communications and Marketing Operations

Press and Public Relations

Staff and Team Management

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


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

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

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