Security Shift Supervisor

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

We Are Committed to an Inclusive Workplace

At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from marginalized and underrepresented groups in the museum field, who are inspired by our shared purpose and enjoy working collaboratively with others.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.

How You Will Contribute

Working under limited supervision, these individuals ensure the safety and security of our building-from staff to the precious art collection. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as with a team of support staff and will have demonstrated supervisory experience.

Specifically, you will:

  • Monitor building access, CCTV, and emergency response systems located at all museum locations

  • Be responsible for the timely and accurate reporting and completion of documentation related to reportable incidents

  • Oversee a security team responsible for ensuring the protection of people and art work at the museum

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Your background and experience include:

  • A track record of success with analysis, problem solving, and decision making in a cooperative and coordinated planning environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Working knowledge of emergency response and building security systems including access control, CCTV, and intrusion detection is a must.

  • Computer proficiency – what work above is this referring to?

  • A high school diploma or GED

  • At least 2 years related security experience in a similar setting.

  • Previous supervisory experience in the security and protection services industry is preferred.

Position and Compensation Details

  • The minimum hourly rate for this position is $19.00.

  • This position is full-time, non-exempt, and 40 hours per week.

  • This position requires a varied schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays, and occasional overnight shifts.

  • This position reports to the Director of Protection Services

Physical requirements:

  • Able to remain stationary for extended periods of time, to utilize computers and other office equipment required of this job, to perform physically administrative duties in a typical interior office environment, gallery, or exhibit space, and to access most public and staff areas of the museum campus.

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the role for the entirety of the shift (up to 8 hours)

  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

  • Ability to work at all museum locations.

  • COVID-19 vaccination required.

  • Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Institutional Requirements

  • Upholds the professional standards of the field, always acts in a manner that is consistent with the best interests of the museum, and protects and enhances its reputation and standing within the community of museums.

  • Adheres to the museum’s code of ethics and Employee Handbook and avoids any real or perceived conflicts of interest.

  • Shows respect for co-workers and visitors and an understanding of and appreciation for the diversity of the museum’s staff, volunteers, and audiences.

  • Maintains confidentiality.

  • Adheres to all museum protocols, procedures, rules, and policies.

Application Timeline

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage candidates to apply early as the position will close once we have a robust applicant pool or a candidate has been selected.

What We Offer

Our employees are at the center of the museum. As an employee, you will have access to numerous museum perks including, but not limited to:

  • Free general admission to the museum for you and your immediate family

  • Discounted guest tickets for admission

  • Discounts on gift memberships

  • Special staff tours and presentations from our curatorial and conservation teams

  • Discounts at the museum restaurant, museum cafés, and museum retail and online stores

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for employees* including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits

  • Fully paid short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance

  • Health savings or flexible spending account program

  • Retirement savings program with museum match

  • Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, and holidays

*Eligibility for certain benefits is based on a variety of factors including the employee’s regular schedule and tenure.

How to Apply

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