Security Guard (Local 241)

The Museum’s Security Guards play a vital role in maintaining the security and safety of the Museum premises, assets, visitors, and staff, while also serving as ambassadors with the Museum’s visitors and guests.


  • Department: Operations
  • FSLA Status: Non-Exempt 
  • Supervisor: Associate Director, Security
  • Schedule: Thursday-Monday/36 hours per Week
Department: Operations
Reports to: Associate Director, Security
Date posted: October 13, 2020
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Schedule: Thursday-Monday/36 hours per Week


  • Reports in full uniform to daily security briefing, ready to take assigned post
  • Patrols assigned post noting and reporting all unusual situations related to security and fire safety
  • Interacts with museum visitors and staff in a courteous and helpful manner
  • Conducts daily safety and security survey of assigned post
  • Operates and monitors computer based CCTV and security alarm systems
  • Follows direction and performs all duties related to physical security and fire safety, including assisting during emergency situations that may affect staff, visitors or the museum collections, while maintaining a composed demeanor.
  • Fills-in as Control Room Operator when necessary
  • Takes appropriate action to correct safety and security conditions
  • Responds to medical situations and takes appropriate action
  • Reports for emergency duty when necessary
  • May be required to assist with snow and ice removal from the museum sidewalks and  property
  • May be required to perform custodial duties when needed


  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid Unique Security Registration Number with the N.Y.S. Department of State, Division of Licensing Services 
  • Ability to obtain a New York City Fire Department , “Fire Guard, Certificate of Fitness”
  • Ability to work flexible hours, weekends, holidays and overtime
  • Ability to deal with the public and respond to emergency situations
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time both indoors and outdoors
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs
  • Experience operating computer based CCTV and security alarm systems, a plus

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Associate Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128


The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.