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Position Overview
Security Officers are responsible for providing a safe and friendly environment for Museum employees, visitors, and artwork. This position is customer service oriented and requires constant interaction with the public to enhance the visitor experience and to provide information regarding the exhibitions on display. Candidate must work well with others to ensure a safe and attractive facility for the public and staff.

• Safeguard art, staff, and equipment.
• Required to assist with building evacuation during emergencies.
• Report problems, suspicious activity, and any other hazards to the Security Supervisor.
• Turn on and off all computers, A/V equipment, and other mechanical devices related to each exhibition.
• Provide crowd and access control and security for all major exhibition openings and occasional after-hours museum events.
• Required to interact with the public regarding the exhibitions on display and basic wayfinding around the museum.
• Assist with security console coverage as needed.
• Required to attend training sessions pertaining to the Security department and Museum exhibitions.

• Must be able to follow instructions, stand and/or patrol for long periods.
• Must be able to professionally interact with the public and Museum staff.
• Required to possess or obtain certification by New York State as a Registered Security Guard.
• Fireguard Certifications (F-03) and (S-95) will be required.
• Prior museum experience and/or background in art preferred.
• Prior experience working at a security console/command center a plus.
MUST be able to work weekends, evenings and overnight.

The New Museum is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

To Apply:
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No phone calls or solicitations please. Due to the volume of applications anticipated, only those candidates that most directly meet the requirements of the position will be contacted.

The New Museum’s mission is simply “New Art, New Ideas.” Founded in 1977 by curator Marcia Tucker with a bold vision of presenting contemporary culture in a critical and scholarly context, the New Museum has been a leader among contemporary art museums for over 40 years and is among the most respected internationally for its risk-taking curatorial program. The New Museum is a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation about living artists from around the world, focusing on emerging and under-recognized voices, and providing a platform for the artists who are defining our cultural moment. In 2007, the New Museum made history with the inauguration of its first permanent building at 235 Bowery designed by the Tokyo-based firm SANAA. Since opening in its new location, over 4 million have visited or attended programs and events, and the Museum has 155 exhibitions featuring over 600 artists from 60+ countries in our galleries, as well as over 1,200 public programs ranging from live performances, conferences, residencies, screening, after-school programs, and family days. For more information about the New Museum and its programs, please visit

Equal Opportunity Employer
The New Museum of Contemporary Art believes that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity, and we do not discriminate against our staff members or applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sex, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran or citizenship status provided they are qualified and meet the requirements for the job. The New Museum provides Reasonable Accommodation to candidates with Disabilities. As per New York State Guidelines, all candidates hired must be vaccinated with the COVID vaccine.

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