Museum Security Officer
Title Museum Security Officer Posting Number S00772JP Department Safety and Security Job Summary
Are you looking for a part-time position? This is a benefits-eligible position in the Art Museum. The Museum Security Officer has general responsibility for public safety, property protection, and is responsible for maintaining order and secure conditions within the Museum and on the Museum grounds. The ideal candidate has great customer service and communication skills and is able to interact with guests while maintaining the safety of the building. Officers perform a variety of duties, following policies and procedures involving the protection of cultural properties belonging to; under the care of the Museum of Art at Bowdoin College, Duties Include supervising visitors, responding to emergency situations, observing for fire, theft, vandalism, and other threats, and other similar duties as assigned.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is the cornerstone of the arts and culture at Bowdoin. One of the earliest collegiate art collections in the nation, it came into being through the 1811 bequest of James Bowdoin III of seventy European paintings and a portfolio of 140 master drawings. Over the years the collection has been expanded through the generosity of the Bowdoin family, alumni, and friends, and now numbers more than 20,000 objects, including paintings, sculpture, works on paper, decorative arts, and artifacts from prehistory to the present from civilizations around the world.
A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required; college course work is preferred. Applicants must possess strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; the ability to complete detailed written incident reports, logs, forms, and other written communication; the ability to deal calmly with a wide variety of people in dynamic, often stressful circumstances; the ability to learn and use a variety of essential department computerized and electronic systems; the ability to work independently or as part of a team; the ability to walk or stand for one or more hours at a time during patrol rotations; the ability to consistently pay close attention to detail; the ability to satisfactorily complete the Department of Safety and Security’s minimum required training and qualification process; and the ability to achieve CPR and First Aid Certification.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
Experience working with the public; demonstrated basic computer experience.
Standard Work Days and Hours
The Museum requires year round, 7-days/wk security coverage. Museum Security Officer shifts (typically, 4 to 8 hours) are scheduled between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., including weekend hours and possible overtime. This position is intended to be flexible, maintaining regularly scheduled hours/wk, but the officer can be assigned to: other shifts as operationally necessary; possible mandatory weekend hours and black out days; additional hours may be required for shift coverage, especially during significant College events (e.g. Commencement, Reunion, Large Exhibitions). Officers are subject to call in or may be required to stay beyond regular assigned hours due to operational needs, as determined by the Manager of Museum Security Operations and the Director of Safety and Security.
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Shift Employment Category Part Time Year Round FTE 0.50 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Hourly Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff + MVR Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes Posting Date 04/12/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.
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