The Akron Art Museum is hiring a full-time Security Associate

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The Akron Art Museum is hiring a full-time Security Associate




Full-time / $15.00 per hour

Under the direction of the Manager of Building Services and Security and Security asst. Manager, is responsible for the safety and security of all visitors, vendors, and employees, as well as the safety of works of art in the galleries, storage, and throughout the building/grounds. Wears personal protective equipment as required.


  1. Provide a safe and secure environment for our employees, patrons, visitors, vendors, and contractors.
  2. Provide effective protection for the museum’s artwork and assets from damage and loss.
  3. Provide timely response and assistance to our customers’ needs. Ensure a positive visitor experience for patrons. Field visitor questions.
  4. Provide active enforcement of the museum’s rules and regulations.
  5. Provide informative security awareness education to our employees, patrons, visitors, vendors, and contractors.
  6. Perform Officer duties as assigned by the Manager of Building Services and Security, reporting to work when scheduled, on time, and remaining at assigned post until properly relieved.
  7. Open and close the galleries and continually check for damaged or missing objects. Report any changes in condition to your Security Supervisor.
  8. Reports to the Security Supervisor, both orally and in writing, all incidents, accidents, vandalism, suspicious activity, unusual occurrences, and any violation of the Museum’s policies or procedures. All reports shall be made as soon as possible after the event has occurred.
  9. Helps with Museum activities and special events when needed within the Security Department’s policies and procedures.
  10. Participates in required training and the Museum’s risk reduction program.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Has access to sensitive areas and documents if such access is in accordance with normal duties, policy and procedures, and Internal Control guidelines.
  2. Has access to sensitive areas, documents, and assets in case an emergency exists. Such access will be reported to Security Supervisor as soon as possible.


A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred. Knowledge of safety/security practices and procedures, as well as prior experience in the safety or security field preferred, but not required.  Additional training or coursework in security, first aid training, or other relevant education is preferred but not required. Interest in art is preferred but not required. Mature judgment. Reliable, punctual, and trustworthy. Flexible, able to adapt to a change in schedule and deal with unexpected situations as they arise. Willingness to adapt to changing needs of the organization. Works well in a team environment.  Able to deal with the public and co-workers in a friendly, courteous, and tactful manner; demonstrated ability to remain calm and task-focused in stressful situations and to respond appropriately to any emergency or unusual occurrence. Proven ability to communicate well and establish rapport with a diverse population. Able to follow first aid protocol and aid sick or injured guests or employees. Maintains a professional appearance and good personal hygiene. Safety-oriented.

We accept applications submitted online, by email, or by mail.
To apply online

Complete the Application for Employment Online Form

To apply by email
Send cover letter, resume, and references to:

To apply by mail
Send cover letter, resume, and references to:
Human Resources
The Akron Art Museum
One South High Street
Akron, OH 44308


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