Museum Guard

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

ID: 7102511 (Ref.No. ta221506)
Posted: June 14, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


Museum Security Guard

Do you enjoy looking at art?

Do you want to go to work every day in a building that’s a work of art itself?

Do you want to be surrounded by a team of creative individuals?

Do you enjoy enforcing rules in a friendly manner?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art might be the perfect place for you! The museum offers a unique workplace for its employees. The museum is filled with friendly and creative staff members who work together to build a museum atmosphere where every visitor feels comfortable and excited to visit. The ideal candidate is a compassionate, motivated, energetic, team-member who values the arts and seeks to protect our priceless works of art with the utmost care and attention. Come join us at the Fred, where the art is on the wall and in the people who work here.

Function: Under the direction of the FJJMA Security Supervisors responsible for the security of the museum's art collection, the museum's facility, and its use. The ability to exercise some discretion, ingenuity, and independent judgment with a welcoming and friendly attitude. Flexible schedule with ten to fifteen hours per week, including Sundays. 

Representative Duties:

• Responsible for safeguarding the museum’s world-renowned art collection and the facility in-which it is on display

• Security guards must be able to provide museum visitors with accurate information pertaining to the museum facility with an attitude of courtesy and professionalism. As public-interacting team members, security personnel are expected to contribute to the welcoming and accommodating atmosphere the museum fosters to its guests.

• Security guards must ensure guests follow safety guidelines required for the protection of the art, museum building, but also for staff and visitors. • Under the direction of Security Supervisors, aid museum staff members on as-needed occasions that may affect the museum’s collection or facility.

• Security guards must possess a team-oriented attitude and enjoy working with museum staff and visitors on a daily occurrence. • Security guards will be expected to have the flexibility to work weekends, nights, and some holidays on occasion.

• Security guards must have knowledge of two-way radio usage and proper radio etiquette.

• Security guards must possess the ability to assist as-needed with the set up and take down of equipment for museum functions, special events, and other programs within the museum. This includes under the direction of Security Supervisors to assist staff on a needed basis with mailings, front desk assistance, deliveries, and moving heavy objects and crates.



Job Requirements

Required Education: GED/High School Grad  
  • Ability to properly broadcast and receive information using a two-way radio
  • Able to work well with interdepartmental teams and initiatives
  • Ability to speak, read and write clear, concise English
  • Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with students, faculty and staff
  • Excellent public relation skills
  • Willingness to wear and maintain uniforms and to comply to departmental grooming standards
  • Excellent observational skills
  • None
Advertised Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to climb, crouch, pull, push, reach, stand, engage in repetitive motions including movements of the hands, wrists or fingers, move, touch including finger dexterity, communicate, hear including receiving detailed information orally or making fine discriminations in sound and see including color, depth perception or clarity.
  • Must be able to move and stand for several hours at a time
Departmental Preferences:
  • Art or museum experience
  • Security experience in a public institution
Supervision: No Supervisory Duties
Special Instructions: 


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