Security Coordinator

New York, NY
Full Time
Reporting to the Director of Security, the Security Coordinator will develop, manage, and administer security-based systems, ensuring compliance and functionality at all times. 

  • Fire and life-safety systems, ensure best practice and compliance relating to health and Safety and Fire Safety legislation
  • Monitor CCTV cameras as required
  • Access control, maintenance of all security records and logs
  • Developing schedule rosters, duty rotations, and administrative systems for staffing
  • Act as a fire safety director to the Museum
  • Supervise security staff
  • Investigate accidents, recommend solutions
  • Manage contract for agency security provision to ensure that service provided is in line with standards and requirements set out in service level agreement
  • Collaborate with other museum staff to ensure artwork protection
  • Act as Security Manager to cover management duties for special events

Requirements and Qualifications
  • B.A.; 3+ years supervisory experience in Security field
  • NYS Training; Security and Fire Safety Director License
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all staff at a premier NYC cultural institution
  • Flexible hours, including regular evenings and weekends required

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation rate of $55,000 per annum
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(B) elections
  • Generous PTO benefits
  • Commuter benefits - parking and mass transit
  • Admission to world-renowned museums across the city and nationally
  • Pet insurance and discounted membership for Citibike

The advertised pay rate is not a promise of a particular wage for any specific employee. The specific compensation offered to a candidate may be dependent on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s experience, education, special licensing or qualifications, and other factors.

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to arts and culture administration, returning to work after a gap in employment, simply looking to transition, or take the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar. 

About the Whitney:
The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

EEO Statement:
The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.


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