Gallery Security Officer – Evenings

Gallery Security Officer – Full-Time Evenings The Walters Art Museum has an immediate opening in our Security Department for a Gallery Officer on the evening shift; core work schedule is 4:00 pm to Midnight. The individual will have responsibility for monitoring activities in the Museum and implementing museum procedures. Responsibilities: 

Monitoring the security of galleries and specific entry and exit points using CCTV cameras, detection devices, access control systems; environmental control alarm system, security access control computer for alarms and making proper notification to appropriate supervisor and/or other staff. Answering the telephone and radio transmissions; monitoring the activity of the Security staff in and around the museum to ensure safety, alerting the security supervisor to areas in need of special attention; placing emergency calls as directed to fire, police and other emergency agencies; serving as the communications hub for the museum.

Patrolling the museum, checking for fire/safety hazards, vandalism, suspicious activity/improper behavior, and reporting all unusual incidents to the security supervisor; responding to security, fire/safety, and other hazardous situations as directed.

Protecting the security of art to ensure proper care; observing and inspecting the condition of artwork; preparing the galleries for daily operation, operational issues, and reporting any observed damages to the Supervisor Interacting with visitors by providing information, facilitating special needs situations as necessary, and implementing museum procedures. Working special events as needed; monitoring the event activities and enforcing the Special Events policy when necessary. Performing other duties as assigned.


H.S. diploma/GED; at least one (1) year of previous experience in the security field and sound knowledge of security principles, practices, and procedures. Familiarity with monitoring and controlling alarm systems, CCTV, two-way radio communications and other communication systems; background in preparing incident reports and use of computers and office software.  Able to multi-task, properly assess and respond to emergencies, and take appropriate actions while performing under pressure. Strong customer service, interpersonal, and public relations skills. Must be a team player able to effectively communicate with visitors and staff at all levels, as well as representatives from outside agencies Flexibility to work as Essential Personnel; overtime and criminal background check required. Good written and verbal communication skills; able to document details in a clear and concise manner.

    Job Type: Full-time The Walters Art Museum provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, subsidized transportation and parking, museum membership, FSA (flexible spending account), 457b retirement, and free professional financial management counseling. Salary is commensurate with experience. For consideration, send your résumé and cover letter including salary requirements to [email protected]. The Walters Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer. Our policy prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy), veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital status, mental or physical disabilities, or any other legally protected characteristic. This policy applies to all employment actions and complies with all provisions of federal, state, and local laws enforcing nondiscrimination in employment practices. Volunteering opportunities and employment at the Walters is contingent on a favorable investigative background check. The museum is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. The Walters Art Museum is an at-will employer.

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