The Museum’s Security Guards play a vital role in maintaining the security and safety of the Museum premises, assets, visitors, and staff, while also serving as ambassadors with the Museum’s visitors and guests.

Department: Operations

Reports to: Director of Security

Date posted: August 9, 2018

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Schedule: Part-Time / 36 hours per week


Reports in full uniform to daily security briefing, ready to take assigned post Patrols assigned post noting and reporting all unusual situations related to security and fire safety Interacts with museum visitors and staff in a courteous and helpful manner Conducts daily safety and security survey of assigned post Operates and monitors computer based CCTV and security alarm systems Follows direction and performs all duties related to physical security and fire safety, including assisting during emergency situations that may affect staff, visitors or the museum collections, while maintaining a composed demeanor. Fills-in as Control Room Operator when necessary Takes appropriate action to correct safety and security conditions Responds to medical situations and takes appropriate action Reports for emergency duty when necessary May be required to assist with snow and ice removal from the museum sidewalks and  property May be required to perform custodial duties when needed


H.S. Diploma or GED Must have a valid Unique Security Registration Number with the N.Y.S. Department of State, Division of Licensing Services Ability to obtain a New York City Fire Department , “Fire Guard, Certificate of Fitness” Ability to work flexible hours, weekends, holidays and overtime Ability to deal with the public and respond to emergency situations Must be able to stand for extended periods of time both indoors and outdoors Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs Experience operating computer based CCTV and security alarm systems, a plus

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