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Museum Security Officer

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
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Amherst College

Amherst Campus
Amherst Staff
Part time

Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites applications for the Museum Security Officer position. The Museum Security Officer is a part-time, year-round position, with no benefits. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the w ays in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

Ensures a safe and secure environment at the Amherst College Museums (Beneski Museum of Natural History, Mead Art Museum & Russian Cultural Center). Provides exemplary customer services to a diverse community, and represents the museums and the college. Conducts regular patrols of public areas, staff areas, collections storage, and mechanical spaces, as well as museum exteriors. Ensures the polices, procedures, and mission of the department are adhered to and upheld at all times.

Work Schedule - Due to the nature of the position, evening and weekend work is required. The work schedule may vary during the following times:
Tuesday through Friday - 8:30 am - 5:15 pm
Tuesday through Thursday - 5:00 pm - 12:15 am (Academic Year only)
Friday - 4:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Saturday - Sunday - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday - 5:00 pm - 12:15 am (Academic Year only)

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Gallery Patrols - Assists with ensuring the policies, procedures, and fundamentals of the Museum Security Department are upheld. Refers questions to the Director of Museum Security as needed.

Facility Patrols - Staffs regular patrol shifts (non-gallery areas) as a Museum Security Officer.

Special Event Supervision and Setup - Assists the museums with special event management and monitoring. Ensures occupancy limitations are not exceeded and ensures all aspects of the event are adhered to (proximity to artwork, no food areas, etc.) Assists with setup and breakdown of special event items (clearing gallery furniture out of program spaces and moving in special event tables, chairs, and other items as needed.

Administrative - Completes activity logs, documents incidents through detailed reports, conducts email correspondence as needed. Documents items through photography. Conducts all duties for the Lobby Attendant position as needed (primarily during non-academic periods

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, problem-solving, time management, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Commitment to working with a diverse and inclusive community
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Outlook, Excel
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • 6 months of experience in private security and/or law enforcement or a similar field.

Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply).

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs . Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Posted: 2021-07-17 Expires: 2021-08-18

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