Website MoPOP - NYC

Executive Director


New York, NY


Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) seeks an enterprising, entrepreneurial, and visionary leader to serve as the inaugural Executive Director of the new Museum of Pop Culture in New York City (MoPOP NYC).  The Executive Director will possess the unique qualities of leadership, vision, and ability to harness people of different skills and interests to work together to achieve the physical idealization of the vision of the Museum.


The Executive Director will join MoPOP at an exciting and unprecedented time, with the launch of this new purpose-built museum that will celebrate creativity in all forms of popular culture, from music, film, and theater to fashion, gaming, and comic books. Working with the New York artistic, civic and government communities, architects, and museum designers, MoPOP will create a museum that will serve and reflect the cultural capital that is New York City to inspire multigenerational audiences through the popular culture of our time to learn from the pioneers that preceded them.


The Executive Director will be responsible for the ongoing development, refinement, and implementation of the strategic plan to realize the fundraising goals, operational plan, and ambitions of MoPOP.  The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to guide the evolving mission and programs of the museum, raise funds, and provide inspiration and education to diverse multigenerational audiences.


The ED will assist in development and management of MoPOP NYC’s vision, mission and goals, including board recruitment, strategic planning, fundraising, oversight of operations, facility management, budgeting, and programs. The ED reports directly to the Vice President of Operations in the Arts and Entertainment Division of Vulcan, Inc. In this role, the ED will partner with executive peers on issues regarding human resources, financial matters, marketing strategy, public relations, and care for the museum.


Vulcan Inc. has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to assist on this important recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at


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