The RISD Museum Security Office is seeking multiple dependable
Museum Security Officers with a strong sense of integrity. There
are multiple part-time and full-time open positions.
The RISD Museum was founded on the belief that art, artists, and
the institutions that support them play pivotal roles in promoting
broad civic engagement and creating more open societies. As one of
the three largest university art museums in the United States, the
RISD Museum is a place for investigation, transformation, and
creative process. The RISD Museum is committed to connecting a
diverse public with a collection of art and design from the ancient
past to the present day. The Museum Security Office is an essential
part of the museum operations.
Museum Security Officers maintain order, reduce injury and reduce
property loss at the Museum. They provide routine protection of
galleries and visitors by making continuous tours throughout the
Museum and informing visitors of museum rules. Officers serve as an
initial security and safety responder for events and escalate
and/or report as appropriate and respond politely and in a
courteous, professional manner to visitors and staff. They also
answer visitors' questions or direct visitors to someone who can
As an employer, RISD offers a supportive, collegial and inclusive
work environment and a competitive benefits package.
- Provide routine protection of galleries, visitors, and school
tour groups by making continuous tours throughout the Museum and
informing visitors of museum rules. Answer visitor’s questions or
direct visitors to someone who can answer.
- Report missing or damaged artwork immediately. Ensure
conditions are safe for visitors. Report any problems or exceptions
- Assigned to contractors who are performing work within the
Museum. Ensure contractors are operating within the appropriate
safety and security guidelines for Museum Operations.
- Provide initial response and assistance during emergency
incidents, including fire, medical, and security.
- High School diploma or GED required
- Strong communication skills and dependability
- Previous security or related work experience preferred
- Ability to complete written reports; follow standard operating
procedures; and interact with visitors in a courteous and
respectful manner while ensuring the safety of patrons and art
- Must have strong customer service skills
- Proven ability to interact with members of the community
representing diverse backgrounds and interests
Yes; Museum Guards Association
There are multiple part-time and full-time schedules available.
Specific schedules will be discussed with candidates at time of
Documents Needed to Apply
Cover Letter (required)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload
all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our
pre-employment background screening requirements.
For certain positions, RISD is currently supporting remote work
arrangements due to the pandemic. When work resumes in person,
employees are expected to perform work on campus.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its
learning community and integral to an art and design education. We
welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute
to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability,
veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by
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