Museum Security Officer

Bowdoin College
March 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:$17.50
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Posting Details

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Title Museum Security Officer

Posting Number C00302JP Department Safety and Security Job Summary

The Museum Security Officer has general responsibility for public safety, property protection, and is responsible for maintaining order and secure conditions within the Museum and on the Museum grounds.

  • Officers perform a variety of duties, following policies and procedures involving the protection of cultural properties
  • Under the care of the Museum of Art at Bowdoin College, duties Include supervising visitors
  • Responding to emergency situations
  • Observing for fire, theft, vandalism, and other threats
  • Hourly rate for this position is $17.50/ per hour
  • Education/Skills Requirements


  • A high School diploma or equivalent
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a calm manner when stressful circumstances occur.
  • Must we able to work with a wide variety of people in varying situations
  • Ability to complete detailed written incident reports, logs, forms, and written communications concerning work related activities
  • Preferred:

  • Successful completion of some college work
  • Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents


  • CPR and AED certified or willing to obtain certification upon hire
  • Previous experience working in a customer facing role
  • Standard Work Days and Hours

  • Casual Museum Security Officers are scheduled to work between 12 – 19 hours/per week.
  • Fall Museum Hours are between 7:00am – 7:00pm with later evening hours scheduled for events and late openings.
  • Due to the nature of security work, there is no set time, and officers can expect to work varying shifts seven days/per week.
  • This position requires working every other weekend.
  • About Bowdoin

    Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students' demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

    The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin's historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.

    Shift First Shift Employment Category Casual Benefits Eligible No Pay Type Hourly Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes Posting Date 02/10/2023 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled No Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information

    Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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