Museum Supervisor

Employment at the Phillips

Apr 18, 2014


To assist the Security Operations Manager with the safekeeping of the artworks and control access to the collection by staff and public. Supervise the Museum Assistants.

  • Performs day-to-day security related activities.
  • Works with Security Control Room Operator to manage automated security system.
  • Facilitates building operations.
  • Facilitates customer relations.
  • Reports problems with building operations, takes action to facilitate access by the public.
  • Responds to emergency and fire alarms, acts as liaison with police and fire representatives.
  • Operates facilities systems in emergency.
  • Supervises, trains, evaluates, schedules, and exercises disciplinary authority over the Museum Assistant staff.
  • Handles and delegates administrative responsibilities as directed by the Manager of Security Operations.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and enforcement of security policy and procedures.

Performs other duties as assigned

  • Prior Museum Assistant and/or museum security experience is required.
  • Prior security supervisor experience is required.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of art preferred.
  • Aptitude for technical/mechanical knowledge.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) is required.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and to take direction.
  • Ability to anticipate problems.
  • Ability to meet standards for Security Supervisor listed in the Standards for Museum Security.

Full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Accrued Paid-Time-Off Leave
  • Paid Holidays*
  • Group Health Insurance Coverage (POS or PPO plan)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Program participation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health and/or dependent care costs
  • Pre-tax Transportation benefits through SmartBenefits
  • Complimentary guest admission to museum (subject to availability)
  • 20% discount at Museum Shop
  • 10% discount at Museum Café
  • Invitations to seminars, lectures, and special events

* Full-time hourly staff may receive holiday pay if the holiday falls on a day on which they are scheduled to work.

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