Careers

Careers at Comic-Con!

Please email jobs@comic-con.org to apply for any of the following positions. Please list in the email the position you are applying for and include a PDF of your resume.

Click any of the job titles in the list below to be taken to a detailed description of the position.

Temporary Event Staff- Line Management **Must be available to work 07/18/22- 07/24/22**
Assistant Director of Finance
Senior Accountant
Grants Manager
Content Manager
IT Technician
Assistant to the Director of Exhibits
Facilities Manager

 

 

Temporary Event Staff- Line Management **Must be available to work 07/18/22- 07/24/22**

SDCC is holding virtual and in-person interviews in May and June for San Diego Comic-Con 2022. If you are interested in a temp position in the Line Management Department, please email jobs@comic-con.org with your full name, phone, resume, and days/times you are able to do a virtual or in-person interview. 

About the position:

  • Works well in a fast-paced environment
  • Many positions require standing for extended periods of time (Up to 10+ hours)
  • Ability to be flexible and carry yourself in a professional manner
  • Be able to talk to large crowds of people
  • Preferred experience in a customer service, hospitality, or convention environment.
  • Wide variety of shifts available!

Please be aware of the following:

  • Transportation and lodging are not provided 

  • Proof of Vaccination or negative COVID test result required

 

Assistant Director of Finance

The Assistant Director of Finance is responsible for providing consistent leadership in the finance area by supplying the accounting staff with guidance and training. The Assistant Director of Finance would be responsible for maintaining accurate and timely financial reporting, ensuring acceptable levels of internal control, ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations, and safeguarding company assets.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In Office Responsibilities

  • Assist Director of Finance in timely preparation of monthly/yearly financial statements
  • Prepare, monitor, and accurately record Convention and Museum revenues daily by preparation of the Income Journal. 
  • Assist with identifying all variances to budget and prior year.
  • Monitoring and control of operations, cash flow and operating forecast.
  • Under guidance of Director of Finance maintain timely interaction with Department Heads to assure that operations are on track and under control at all times
  • Preparation of monthly bank reconciliations and general ledger account reconciliations
  • Supervision of accounting department staff
  • Effectively manage and communicate related issues related to management of receivables, payables, daily cash balances, and timely deposits of all funds.
  • Monitor revenues and expenses and ensure the accurate recording in line with established guidelines. Investigate variances to budget or to prior year and offer practical improvement methodologies to management.
  • Analyze financial data and operations in order to assist the Director of Finance and advise Department Heads in maintaining financial objectives.
  • Assist the Director of Finance in hiring, training, supervising and developing staff, including but not limited to coaching, counseling, and working with HR for any needed discipline.
  • Preparation of any special reports, statements, etc., as requested.
  • Other special projects and responsibilities as assigned.

On-Site Convention Responsibilities

  • Set up and tear down of on-site point of sale terminals
  • Supervision of on-site temporary cashier employees
  • Manage on-site cash handling procedures 
  • Help manage on-site Accounting equipment.
  • Liaison with convention Department Heads as needed to assist with solving attendee, exhibitor, staff, and volunteer concerns.
  • Other special projects and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a financial related field preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in a hospitality related financial management and accounting experience
  • Non-Profit related financial management and accounting experience but not required
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, Word, and financial accounting systems
  • Strong experience using MacOS
  • Strong organizational, analytical, verbal, and written communication skills

Working conditions

  • Professional Office environment
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment
  • Standard Office Schedule (Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm), with flexible availability as required, based on organizational needs
  • Must be able to travel during events
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Fast paced environment
  • Crowded conditions (both inside and/or outside convention centers)
  • May require direct (face-to face) customer and vendor contact

Physical requirements

  • Frequent sitting, walking, and standing for long periods 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.
  • This position requires close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and extensive reading
  • This position may require walking primarily on a level surface for periods of time.
  • Some filing may be required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds unassisted
Senior Accountant

Summary

San Diego Comic Convention is looking for a Senior Accountant to join our Accounting and Finance Team.  This position will be crucial in bridging the gap between the day to day accounting workflow and the month end and financial reporting duties. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In-Office

  • Month end closing procedures including, but not limited to:
    • Posting Journal Entries
    • Preparing Schedules
    • Running Financial Reports
    • General Ledger
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Act as support for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, assisting with workload and entries
  • Invoice approvals
  • Daily Income Reports and Reconciliations
  • Monthly and Yearly Inventory counts for gift shop and merchandise items
  • Cash Bank management and deposits for Museum front of house terminals

On-Site Convention

  • Set-up and tear down of onsite point of sale terminals
  • Supervision of on-site temporary cashier employees
  • Manage On-Site Cash Handling procedures
  • Liaison with convention departments to assist with solving attendee and exhibitor concerns.
  • Help manage onsite Accounting Equipment
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Accounting or other similar field preferred
  •  3-5 years progressive accounting experience working with financial statements and general ledger analysis.
  • Computer skills (Competent with Mac and PC platforms)
  • Advanced MS Excel experience required (Mac environment is preferred).
  • Cash handling experience
  • Business communication skills, written and oral
  • High attention to detail and superior organization skills
  • Time management ability to meet and exceed deadlines
  • Hospitality and/or non-profit experience is a plus.
  • NetSuite experience is a plus.

Working conditions

  • Professional Office environment
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment
  • Standard Office Schedule (Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm), with flexible availability as required, based on organizational needs
  • Must be able to travel during events
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Fast paced environment
  • Crowded conditions (both inside and/or outside convention centers)
  • May require direct (face-to face) customer and vendor contact

Physical requirements

  • Frequent sitting, walking, and standing for long periods
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.
  • This position requires close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and extensive reading
  • This position may require walking primarily on a level surface for periods of time.
  • Some filing may be required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds unassisted
Grants Manager

Summary

The Grants Manager plays a critical role in reaching development goals for the Comic-Con Museum through government grants as well as private and corporate foundation opportunities. With guidance from the Sr. Director of Development, the Grants Manager is responsible for overseeing the Museum’s Grants program and ensures alignment with the organization’s overall mission. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct the full range of activities required to research, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to private and public sources.  
  • Research grantor rules and regulations and develop policies, procedures and tools for compliant program implementation.  
  • Provide stewardship to grantors including the tracking and reporting of progress using specific metrics. 
  • Work with the Development Team to align efforts and set goals. 
  • Work with Grants Committee to advance grant applications
  • Acknowledge grantors through public and private recognition. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field
  • Minimum of three years progressively responsible experience in Development with proven track record in grant writing and program development.  
  • Interest in popular culture, arts, and education with an ability to promote the mission, goals, and values of the organization.  
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential.
  • A high level of computer literacy required, including familiarity with fundraising databases, Microsoft Office programs, and Google.  
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.  
  • Ability to create timely programmatic reports that reflect performance. 
  • Ability to manage process, deadlines and budget while adhering to the policies and procedures of the organization. 
  • Ability to get along with peers and management and maintain a positive and constructive attitude while solving problems. 

Working conditions

  • Office and occasional off-site functions.
  • An office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.
  • Flexible availability is required based on Museum Operation needs.
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed for the organization.
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment. 

Physical requirements

  • Regularly required to sit, use hands and arms to perform repetitive motions.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Moderate dexterity application of basic skills (calculator, keyboard, hand eye coordination, etc.).
  • Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort including but not limited to, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, etc. of objects and materials of light weight (generally 25 pounds or less). 
  • Tasks require the ability to operate, maneuver, and/or control the actions of office equipment and/or materials that are appropriate with duties of the position.

 

Content Manager

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with experience and skills in web content management, writing and editing for the web, graphic design, and site management via a content management system (DRUPAL, WORDPRESS).The website content manager will be responsible for managing all content updates to the organization’s website and managing outside consulting resources related to the website. The role will include some writing and editing of content as well as ensuring that all proper approvals and signoffs have been acquired before beginning updates. This person will work closely with the technical, development, and communications teams to maintain site standards regarding new development. The website content manager will also be responsible for crafting site promotions, email newsletters, and online outreach campaigns for the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create, develop and manage content for organizations web presence
  • Coordinate web projects across departments
  • Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all web properties
  • Work with a cross-departmental team, maintain and develop the master content calendar for all web properties
  • Copyedit and proofread all web content
  • Oversee outside contractor resources
  • Assure web-based information is archived for future needs and reference
  • Track and report on all site metrics
  • Work cooperatively with key team members, clients and vendors

Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge of Drupal and other content management systems
  • Basic Adobe Photoshop skills
  • Basic copyediting and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of and interest in the popular arts with an ability to promote the mission, goals, and values of the organization.

Skills and Abilities

  • Tasks require a strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills a must
  • Clear and articulate written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team to develop new content and ideas
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with minimal supervision, and ability to problem-solve and prioritize in complex situations
  • Writing and editing experience (procedural writing, report writing, blog/magazine writing, professional email writing etc).

Working conditions

  • Professional office environment
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment
  • Standard office schedule (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm), but flexible availability is required, based on organizational needs
  • Must be able to travel during events
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed

Physical requirements

  • Frequent sitting, walking, and standing for long periods
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to lift and bend, occasionally may be required to lift or move up to 25 pounds with assistance as needed

 

IT Technician

This role will work both in the office and onsite during events as a general technical support resource by working primarily with, but not limited to, computer hardware, software and printer installation and setups, relocation, back-up, and troubleshooting.

Job Responsibilities

  • Track IT resources, maintain at all times a current database of all assets including their age and location as well as other pertinent information.
  • Maintain onsite and offsite backups of office data, databases, time machine backups (office only), google drives, etc.
  • Create and maintain baseline images for computers in use in our environment to allow for rapidly restoring machines to service.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues with both hardware and software as requested
  • Restore information from various backups as needed
  • Prepare equipment for use onsite during events
  • Setup and teardown of equipment at events
  • Maintain in-office wired and wireless networking equipment
  • Manage the office phone system
  • Various technical tasks as requests
  • Track printer consumables and keeping stock current

Qualifications

  • IT support and troubleshooting skills for OSX and WINDOWS
  • Computer network maintenance
  • Client management
  • Vendor management
  • Customer service skills
  • Familiarity with SQL databases
  • Familiarity with Filemaker, MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Skilled in database programming and software installation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiar with a range of common office software and hardware

Working conditions

  • Professional office environment
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • Standard office schedule (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm), but flexible availability is required, based on organizational needs
  • Be able to work in fast paced and crowded conditions (both inside or outside convention centers)
  • Working with direct (face-to face) customer and vendor contact

Physical requirements

  • Frequent sitting, walking, and standing for long periods (8-10+)
  • Walk extensive distances (up to several miles daily during conventions)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to lift and bend, occasionally may be required to lift or move up to 25 pounds with assistance as needed
  • This position requires close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and extensive reading
  • Required to lift files, open filing cabinets, and bend or stand as necessary.
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 35 pounds unassisted
  • Perform repetitive tasks with few breaks

Direct reports

  • Supervision of temporary employees as needed during events or in the office during periods of increased workload

 

Assistant to the Director of Exhibits

The Assistant to the Director of Exhibits is primarily responsible for included interactions with companies that are looking for space or are reapplying for space in the exhibit hall that have been confirmed. This Assistant to the Director of Exhibits will help plan the exhibit hall and ensure operations run smoothly on-site. In addition, coordinate with companies and provide customer service to any and all exhibitors looking to participate in Comic-Con International and/or WonderCon.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain relationships between new and existing exhibitors and answer any questions exhibitors might have.
  • Handle new inquiries for space at SDCC and WC regarding space availability and the current wait list at SDCC.
  • Ability to maintain relationships with exhibitors by reaching out, following up, reviewing status and addressing space request inquiries.
  • Maintaining GoExpo site updated and organized; includes contact information, name changes, placement requests/changes, updating received forms onto subsequent spreadsheets, checking placements and other information against FileMaker.
  • Coordinate with the Exhibits Assistant handling volunteer duties if necessary.
  • Manage the “Invited Guests” tables for WonderCon and ensure all of their proper documentation is received.
  • Handle the collection of required exhibitor logos and coordinate with Comm/Strat Department for program book and website inclusion.
  • Help keep track of the Exhibitor Appointed Contractors (EAC) and their required Certificate of Insurance (COI).
  • Organize incoming data from Exhibitor Appointed Contractors (EAC) to provide to the Director of Exhibits.
  • Ensure all exclusive requests are submitted through the website and entered by the deadline.
  • Review all submissions for exhibits and determine what will be included on the SDCC website.
  • Receive forms, check information, enter into the database and if needed, create binders for each form for both shows.
  • Coordinate volunteer requests for hotels and radio requests for onsite.
  • Pack up all office equipment, forms and supplies for Floor Managers and Exhibitor Registration departments to be shipped onsite.
  • Operate PA announcements for the exhibit hall during exhibitor set-up and Drayage Assistance Program hours.
  • Prepare announcements for exhibitor prep and attendee doors opening.
  • Communicate to exhibitors about Height Line of Sight Regulations and Fire Marshal codes
  • Collect information and notify the manager of exhibitor complaints to forward to the Human Resources Department.
  • Coordinate with Line management on crowd control information.
  • Print new signing grids each morning for floor managers.
  • Help coordinate volunteers, including providing shirts, snacks, water and questions.
  • Help with the return of volunteer shirts to be packed and be sent to be cleaned for the next convention.
  • Facilitate the smooth operation of the exhibit hall floor during the events and ensure it is a positive experience for everyone involved.
  • Communicate closing and tear down announcements promptly after closing to the public on Sunday.

Qualifications

  • Ability to edit documents with precise attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Database management skills, must be proficient in FileMaker
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite with proficiency in Excel
  • Knowledge of standard office equipment
  • Must be able to succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Adapt to changing priorities and responsive to rapidly changing situations
  • Quick data entry skills balanced with strong accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Excellent telephone and oral communication skills
  • Bachelor degree preferred or previous event planning experience of at least 1 year.

Working conditions

  • Professional office environment
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment
  • Standard office schedule (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm), but flexible availability is required, based on organizational needs
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed

Physical requirements

  • Frequent sitting, walking, and standing for long periods
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to lift and bend, occasionally may be required to lift or move up to 25 pounds with assistance as needed

 

Facilities Manager

The Facilities Manager position supports the Director of Operations with daily oversight of mechanical, maintenance and housekeeping team, shipping, event and exhibit and guest services operations. Proper oversight is accomplished by following the guidelines and direction of the Director of Operations, as well as SOPs and BMPs developed and adopted by the Comic-Con Museum leadership.  The Facilities Manager will serve in the role of Director of Operations, as arranged by the DOO or Executive Director. The “Acting DOO” role may be enacted when the DOO is off site, off duty, on vacation, or otherwise unavailable. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the DOO with oversight of required setup and teardown of museum exhibits, events, programs, and meetings.
  • Assist the DOO in communications with city maintenance and repair staff.  
  • Oversee maintenance of all museum facilities including restrooms, back of house, offices, dock areas and exhibits, keeping them in a clean and well-maintained condition.
  • Assist DOO in Fire & Safety education of both staff and volunteers for events and exhibits.
  • Assign a lead such as Facilities Technician or Vendor for troubleshooting for intrusion alarms, fire alarm, and smoke detector.
  • Manage fire sprinkler inspection, repair, and maintenance as directed by DOO.
  • Assign a coordinator such as Facilities Technician or Vendor for Otis Elevator for maintenance and repairs.
  • Manage and oversee as Facilities Technician or Vendors in necessary painting and priming procedures in the museum as needed.
  • Manage and assist Raptor Alarm operators and staff as needed at times when systems have been tripped or servicing is required.
  • Perform daily inspections to support routine facility maintenance and facility repairs to ensure a positive guest experience.
  • Manage the order requirements and stocking of assigned facility supplies.
  • Manage deliveries at loading dock, including high value & delicate art shipments. preparing, wrapping and securing items, (including art and artifacts) for shipping from loading dock.
  • Assign Facility Technician or Vendor to remove daily waste from building.
  • Oversee the maintenance of venue cleanliness which includes inside and outside of the surrounding museum entry points.
  • Manage assigned power equipment and hand tools, including buffers, vacuums, brooms and mops, saws drills, pallet jacks for cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, equipment, etc.
  • Manage and confirm daily work orders and service tickets, close out when complete.
  • Manage and oversee the installation of office furniture, fixtures, and equipment. 
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle to transport supplies and furniture between office locations 
  • Attend CCM staff meetings and other related meetings as needed for updates about operations and the facility 
  • With the direction of the DOO, ensures applicable regulatory and department standards are met or exceeded and adhered to on an on-going basis (JCAHO, OSHA, Safety Standards, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Management experience in live events, theater, conventions, or attractions is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated management leadership excellence in communication, mentoring, evaluations & reviews.
  • Adaptable to changing business situations and environments. 
  • Exhibit professional public presence and maintain strong customer service orientation. 
  • Knowledge of facilities maintenance, use of hand tools in performing simple repairs. 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting. 
  • Adaptable to changing business situations and environments. 
  • Perform other duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the Comic-Con organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, work under pressure with use of independent judgment, and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints. 
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, interpret and present information effectively, in reports, follow-up communications, and process documentation.
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders (staff, volunteers, vendors, visitors and attendees, etc.) 
  • Ability to anticipate organization and guest needs and challenges.
  • Take initiative to provide solutions needed to achieve museum and organization objectives. 
  • Basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning maintenance.
  • Must have a valid CA driver licenses
  • Must have a good understanding and use of Microsoft Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • 3+ years of experience and knowledge of A/V systems event lighting and components associated with live events and exhibits.
  • Experience with CAD or other Room Design software is highly preferred

Working conditions

  • Shifts vary and require the ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Use and interact with basic office equipment, power equipment, and hand tools while performing job related tasks
  • Work related tasks outside the facility or during drive time are subject to variable weather and traffic conditions.
  • Work is primarily performed within the museum and around the building.

Physical requirements

  • Walk frequently, stand for extended periods.  
  • Able use of stairs and ladders & mechanical lifts and floor jacks
  • Bend, stoop, and lift to move service, assemble and retrieve materials. 
  • Pull/push, lift, and carry up to 50 pounds. Reach both above and below shoulder height. 
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity needed for computer applications, design installation