Security Officer, Full-Time

New York, NY
Full Time
Experienced

The Whitney seeks talented people of all backgrounds — we value diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, gender expressions, and abilities — to join, as part of the Visitor Experience team, to create a positive environment for the general public and Museum members. Security Officers enforce Museum security regulations for the public, as well as the staff, and patrol an assigned area. The schedule is full-time with a minimum of 35 hours per week.

Security Officers contribute to the overall protection of art and provide security service in the lobby, in the galleries, at the staff entrance, in central and at the Museum’s art storage facility. Security Officers report to: Assistant Head Security Officer, Head Security Officer, Security Supervisor, Security Manager, and Director of Security. Shifts Include Weekends, Overnights, Evenings and Mornings.

Responsibilities:

Assist with visitor traffic and crowd control
Patrol designated area in the galleries or lobby
Assist visitors by providing directions, answering questions
Monitor premises and enforce Museum rules of conduct for visitors
Monitor and report safety conditions
Responsible for elevator operation
Check packages of persons and/or staff leaving the Museum
Monitor CCTV Cameras as required
Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

2+ years of experience in security field, especially working at a visitor destination
8 and 16 hour New York State Certification
New York State Guard License
Fire Security Officer experience
Superior communication and customer service skills – active listening
Comfortable working in an environment with groups of children
Ability to stand for long periods
Neat appearance (uniform provided)
Promptness
Ability and willingness to participate in events in the evenings and on weekends
Maneuver safely up and down stairs multiple times a round or shift
Must be able to bend, jump, run and lift up to 25 pounds
Computer literacy a plus

 

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. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest in the arts and culture space and what you hope to bring to this role.

 

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.

COVID guidelines

The health and safety of our Museum community is the highest priority.  As such, the Whitney Museum is requiring all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated and boosted with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

 

 

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. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest in the arts and culture space and what you hope to bring to this role.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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