Security Officer, Part-Time/Casual - CCS Bard/Hessel Museum of Art


Bard College, a liberal arts college on the Hudson River, is a private institution working in the public interest.

The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) and the Hessel Museum of Art seek experienced professionals for the part-time casual position of Security Officer. Weekend and weekday opportunities are available.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the security and monitoring of the CCS Bard and Hessel Museum facility as directed by the Security Manager and Director of Exhibitions and Operations. The Security Officer will help create a safe environment for students, employees, and visitors to the museum, as well as ensure the security of exhibition and collection assets at the Hessel Museum and CCS Bard Galleries following standard museum practices.

Responsibilities:
  • Patrol and secure the museum, galleries, and other parts of the facility to ensure a safe environment
  • Facilitate and control access to key areas
  • Operate the security equipment, i.e., CCTV systems, and fire/security alarms, the communications system, and exhibition related audio visual and display equipment, among other items
  • Prepare and maintain accurate logs and written reports, as required
  • Provide crisis intervention and mediation in required situations
  • Provide assistance and information to the staff and visitors
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • High school diploma
  • Minimum 1 year of security or hospitality experience, preferably in a museum setting
  • Must hold the NYS Security pre-assignment and be willing to obtain a NYS Security license
  • Must maintain a New York State Safe Driver Certification and a valid New York driver’s license
  • Position requires good character references and good health, especially hearing and eyesight, and good personal habits, such as neatness and dependability
  • Position requires mental alertness, emotional stability, and physical fitness to deal with emergencies
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to work under pressure and juggle multiple responsibilities
  • Open-minded and accepting of diverse behaviors and/or actions
  • Ability to use discretion with confidential matters
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to use equipment, such as a hand radio, computer, and telephone
  • Must be available to work some weekends/evenings and holidays
Application Instructions
Email a resume with three professional contact references (including email address and phone number) to [email protected]

​​​​​​​Applications will be reviewed as received.

AA/EOE

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