The Whitney Museum has openings for several Full-Time Temporary Security Officers who, as part of the Visitor Experience team, 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.
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.
- 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
- 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 required)
- 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
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.
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.