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Security Officer - Part Time - Event Gallery

Company: Seattle Art Museum
Location: Seattle
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

EVENT GALLERY SECURITY OFFICEROVERVIEW: Want to join a passionate team, and help visitors engage with meaningful experiences with art & culture at one of the best art museums in the country? Seattle Art Museum seeks candidates who are excited about art and customer service! The Event Gallery Security Officer will provide excellent customer service and security for the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and the Olympic Sculpture Park during private venue experiences and museum programming events, while implementing security policies and procedures related to the protection of art, the security of museum facilities, and the safety and protection of staff and visitors. SECURITY EXPERIENCE NOT REQUIREDSeattle Art Museum offers FLEXIBLE scheduling, museum membership, and behind the scenes access to our sublime exhibitions and galleries! Due to varying demand, Visitor Services Officers are asked to work different hours every week. Must be available on weekends, including late nights, and must be available throughout the holidays. Schedule is typically 10-18 hours a week, with the option of additional shifts when available.SAM is dedicated to racial equity and strives for employees, volunteers, and interns who are passionate, qualified, and offer diverse perspectives. SAM prioritizes racial equity in the workplace because we know that people of color are the most impacted when it comes to inequities. We are particularly interested in engaging with historically under-represented groups in the museum field as we strive to be inclusive and equitable. SAM is responsive to cultural communities and experiences, and our strategic plan goals address the role art plays in empowering social justice and structural change to promote equity in our society FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt REPORTS TO: Security ManagerCOMPENSATION: $20.44 hourlyBENEFITS: Museum Membership, 403B Retirement PlanESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide security for galleries, public spaces, meeting rooms, offices, storage areas, traffic corridors, and queues during events, tours, and programming by patrolling and/or posting these areas. Regulate and control access to private spaces in SAM/SAAM/OSP. Ensure patrons, vendors and staff are following Museum policies and procedures.
  • Build and maintain cooperative, respectful and professional relationships with other staff and volunteers. Strive to provide a welcoming, inclusive, accessible environment for staff, patrons and guests, while helping to ensure their safety and enjoyment of the museum.
  • Observe and assist visitors; correct or report problems as appropriate.
  • Provide superior customer service and proactively use de-escalation techniques and training to prevent situations from escalating unnecessarily.
  • Observe artwork for change of any kind; report problems to supervisor for immediate notification to registrar; report any building conditions requiring attention to facilities.
  • Cooperate with Visitor Experience, Membership, volunteers, Development, Education and Public Programs, and Venue Experience to learn and convey Museum information to enhance visitor's Museum experience.
  • Escort contracted workers and vendors through restricted access spaces in SAM/SAAM. Ensure non-museum workers stay within designated work spaces and provide key/proximity card access through locked doors/spaces.
  • Maintain knowledge of current policies, procedures, and security system operations in order to correctly implement judgment and actions for protection of art, and the safety and protection of Museum staff and visitors.
  • Report incidents, notable events, and respond to calls for emergency assistance.
  • Complete written incident reports (IRs) detailing incidents.
  • Participate in training programs for emergency situations, such as fire and earthquake evacuation, active shooter preparedness, first aid. Be prepared to assist Security supervisors and others in these emergency response situations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
  • High School graduate or GED.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image when giving and taking information in writing, in person, and over the phone.
  • Ability to prepare clear, accurate written incident reports in a timely manner.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and discretion to make immediate decisions related to enforcement of regulations.
  • Must be reliable.
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment by carrying out established policies and procedures for security and safety of people, artwork and Museum facilities in a complete, consistent and timely manner.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability to change in a dynamically moving event-driven environment.
  • Ability to work with close attention to detail and maintain confidentiality.
  • Must have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations and help resolve customer complaints.
  • Ability to adhere to Museum policies and to support management decisions in a positive, professional, respectful manner.
  • Ability to pass and maintain security background check clearance.WORKING CONDITIONS:Exposure: Work areas are primarily inside, in a climate-controlled environment with light background noise. Work is occasionally performed at other indoor and outdoor sites, in all types of weather. Work during events may have higher noise levels.Schedule: Part-time variable. Scheduled for all museum programming and private rental events outside of regular museum days/hours at all SAM sites: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park. Could fill shifts during regular museum hours as needed depending on employee's availability. Working nights, weekends and/or holidays is required. May not exceed 29 hours per weekPHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED FOR ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Stationary Work: Approximately 95% of time is spent standing or moving around the work area. Balance of time (approximately 5%) is spent stationary while working at a desk. Long periods of sustained standing are required.Communication: Clear and effective communication with volunteers, donors, members, the public, and co-workers is necessary. May have contact with hostile or abusive members of the public.Moving: The ability to move up to twenty pounds on occasion is necessary for moving files, equipment, and supplies. Must be able to regularly position self to access files. Must be able to ascend/descend stairs in high-rise building.Office Work: Ability to effectively and regularly operate assigned equipment, including, but not limited to, radios, flashlights, telephones, dispatch software and other equipment, and supplies is necessary.Centering equity, diversity, and inclusion as an organization, and as individuals, Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming workplace. SAM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or any other protected class. Please contact the Human Resources Department at (206) 654-3188 or hr@seattleartmuseum.org for additional information or to request reasonable accommodations for the application or interview process.Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof that the applicant is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or qualifies for a testing exemption or accommodation.TO APPLY: Please visit https://seattleartmuseum.applytojob.com/apply to submit SAM employment application, cover letter and resume.Deadline: Open Until Filled

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