Overview

Education

Skills

Position Title: Security Officer – full-time
Starting Wage Range: $12.57 – $13.00 / hour

General Purpose:
Under direction from the Director of Security, provide security for the Milwaukee Art Museum by 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.

Educational/Experience Requirements:
High School graduate, Associates Degree preferred.
1 year minimum, 3 years preferred experience in protective, safety, and/or security work.
Demonstrated customer service skills.
Ability to stand for extensive periods of time.
Good written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image when giving and taking information.
Ability to use independent judgment and discretion to make immediate decisions related to enforcement of regulations.
Experience monitoring various types of alarms systems, CCTV and/or card access systems.
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.
Must have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations and help resolve customer complaints.
Ability to adhere to Museum policies and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.
Ability to work overtime, varying shifts, weekends and holidays as required.
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft software, i.e. word, excel, power point, outlook.
Ability to successfully complete department required training within 6 months of employment and maintain proficiency throughout employment. This includes but not limited to; CPR/AED for Adult/Child and Basic First Aid Certification, Communication Center, Report Writing,
Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Emergency Management required courses.
Ability to investigate and file appropriate written documentation of findings.
Ability to learn and proficiently operate all department software, physical and technical applications and emergency response equipment.

License or Certification Requirements:
Successfully complete all phases of museum’s Field Training Program.
Successfully obtain CIPS (Certified Institutional Protection Specialist) certification within first 90 days of employment.
Currently hold or obtain within 90 days of employment:Transportation Security Administration, Certified Cargo Screening Facilities Program, Sessions 1-6 and successfully complete TSA Security Threat Assessment.
Currently hold or successfully complete First Aid/CPR/AED certification.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide security for galleries, public spaces, meeting rooms, offices, storage areas, traffic corridors, and physical plants. Regulate and control traffic through the galleries; ensure the smooth operation of special events, previews and receptions. Observe artwork for change of any kind; report problems to supervisor immediately.

Provide professional, polite and courteous services to guests and clients while helping to ensure their safety and enjoyment while visiting the museum. Observe and assist visitors; correct or report problems as appropriate. Inform visitors of rules, regulations, and proper conduct while in the museum. Cooperate with various internal departments to learn and convey Museum information to enhance visitor’s experience.

Maintain knowledge of current policies, procedures and security system operation in order to correctly implement judgment and actions for protection of art work, security of facilities, and the safety and protection of Museum staff and visitors.

Decisively respond to assigned calls for service, alarms, emergent situations and critical incidents. Determine appropriate action and remedy the situation in accordance with established training/standards.

Upon assignment, lead and/or provide support for investigative matters. Apply specialized skills and training in managing of incidents. File incident reports.
Act as a first responder to all fire and life safety related incidents. Administer first aid and life support (e.g., AED and CPR) to victims. Ensure affected areas are secure pending the arrival of emergency services and control access until relieved.

Participate in special event security and other unique assignments as directed.
Perform a number of community service functions including, but not limited to, (a) serve as an informational and public service resource for visitors, (b) ensure facilities are accessed and secured at appropriate times (c) conduct inspections and submit reports regarding risk and safety hazards, damage to facilities and museum cultural artifacts.
As assigned, monitor Department’s communication and surveillance center. Answer all incoming calls for service and emergencies in a prompt and professional manner and dispatch staff as required. Coordinate radio communications between center and field-based units. Actively monitor technical security systems including access controls, intrusion, fire/life safety and surveillance. Contact outside emergency service agencies as needed. Complete communication and activity logs.
Properly maintain department issued equipment and uniforms.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:
Incumbent must be able to effectively operate position-specific safety and security equipment.
Incumbent must be able to lift and drag various weights, including an adult person; routinely walk distances, bend, climb stairs, run, and possess strength to restrain and/or bring others under physical control. Occasionally, position may require individual to respond to critical incidents necessitating a higher level of physical exertion and rigor.

Milwaukee Art Museum is a EOE/M/W/Vets/Disability Employer.
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