CASUAL Museum Security Officer


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Title CASUAL Museum Security Officer Posting Number C00270JP Department Safety and Security Job Summary

Are you looking for a flexible, part-time position? This is a non-benefits-eligible, on-call 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.

Education/Skills Requirements

A High School diploma or GED equivalent is required; successful completion of some college work is preferred. Strong communication skills; the ability to deal calmly with a wide variety of people in varying, often stressful circumstances; ability to complete detailed written incident reports, logs, forms and written communications concerning work related activities are required.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

CPR and AED certified.

Standard Work Days and Hours

Generally, our Casual Museum Security Officers work between 12 and 20 hours per week. General hours fall between 7:00am and 7:00pm with later evening hours scheduled for events and late openings. Due to the nature of security work, there is no set timing and officers can expect varying shifts seven days per week. This position does require work every other weekend.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin’s historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.

Shift First Shift Employment Category Casual Benefits Eligible No 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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