Museum Guard (12 months, 10 hours a week)

Grinnell College
September 22, 2023
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Date New Hire Needed

Job Title Museum Guard (12 months, 10 hours a week) Department Grinnell College Museum of Art

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The Museum Guard has primary responsibility for day-to-day security in the Faulconer Gallery space of the Grinnell College Museum of Art. They will have an understanding of museum security needs, including the safety of the art and of the museum visitors. A professional manner and strong customer service skills are essential.

They will work with the Office of Campus Safety on protocols and procedures in coordination with campus safety standards. The Museum Guard will be a member of the Grinnell College Museum of Art team and will assist, as needed, with special events in and around the museum.

The Museum Guard will work with student gallery guides and will interact with a diverse range of students, faculty, staff and visitors from around the globe. As needed, the Museum Guard will work with security systems in place in the museum and on campus.

Reports to the director of the museum.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Security
  • Customer Service
  • Special Events
  • The schedule is:

  • Thursday: 6 – 8 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 1 – 5 pm
  • Arrival time is 15 minutes prior to a shift.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Six months or more of work experience
  • Adaptable to changing situations
  • Champions diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Strong communication skills
  • Interpersonal versatility skills, along with a strong leadership presence
  • The ability to be a part of a team and manage conflict as it arises
  • Preferred Qualifications


    Link to Job Description Museum Guard Link to Organizational Chart FLSA Category Non-Exempt Staff/Faculty Staff Employment Status Part-Time Employment Category Regular Posting Date Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.

    Open Until Filled No Posting Number S00987 Diversity Statement

    Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and working environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed or any other protected class. Discrimination and harassment on any of the bases covered by state or federal antidiscrimination statutes is unlawful and a violation of Grinnell College policy.

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