Security Officer

Bronx Children's Museum
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Reports To: Senior Operations & Facilities Manager

Job Overview: Security Officer is responsible for security and safety operations within the museum facility. This position will be an integral part of the Operations Department.

Responsibilities & Duties:

The Security Officer will serve as the primary security representative for the Operations Department and will be responsible for the following, but not limited to:

  • Open and securely close facility entrances and exits
  • Safeguard museum staff, visitors, exhibits, equipment, belongings, and other assets
  • Assist with building evacuations during emergencies
  • Direct and engage with Emergency Services during emergencies (including NYPD, FDNY, etc.)
  • Monitor live, closed circuit security camera feeds
  • Report problems, suspicious activity, and other hazards to the Operations Manager
  • Write and review Incident Reports and Daily Security Reports
  • Provide security and crowd control during day-to-day museum operations, as well as occasional after-hour museum events
  • Provide friendly and welcoming interactions with museum visitors, including those with disabilities, regarding exhibits and basic wayfinding around the museum
  • Attend and assist with training sessions relating to Safety and Emergency Preparedness conducted by the Operations Department



The Security Officer must possess and maintain the following qualifications and competencies.

  • Physical Abilities: Must be comfortable moving around alot for this busy, fast paced job; ability to stand and/or patrol for long periods; able to lift 50 lbs
  • Certifications/Licenses: Possess or obtain certification by New York State as a Registered Security Guard; CPR/AED/First-Aid training is a plus
  • Knowledge: Develop and maintain knowledge of Security Camera Systems and knowledge of Fire, Safety, and Evacuation Protocols
  • Detail Oriented: Demonstrate an ability to work independently, with minimal supervision. Able to follow directions enthusiastically, and accurately.
  • Decision Making: Demonstrate the ability to perform with discretion and integrity; analytical skills, creative problem solving, and ability to make and implement decisions quickly and soundly.
  • Communications: Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication, public speaking and presentation skills. (Bilingual Spanish preferred).
  • Values & Culture Fit: Consistent demonstration of passion and commitment to children and families of the Bronx. Fosters a connection to the Bronx community.
  • Availability/Schedule: Ability to travel daily to the facility in the Bronx, as well as occasional outdoor and offsite events; ability to oversee security operations as scheduled and for special events, including during weekends, holidays, and evenings as needed. Must be able to work a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday schedule consistently. 

Salary Description$15-$20/hour commensurate with experience