As one of the three largest university art museums in the United States, the RISD Museum is a place for investigation, transformation, and creative process. The RISD Museum is committed to connecting a diverse public with a collection of art and design from the ancient past to the present day. As an employer, RISD offers a supportive, collegial and inclusive work environment and a competitive benefits package.
The RISD Museum is currently seeking dependable security professionals with visitor service skills and a strong sense of integrity.
The Museum Security Officer plays the critical role of maintaining order, reducing injury and reducing property loss at the Museum. In addition, the Museum Security Officer provides routine protection of galleries and visitors by making continuous tours throughout the Museum and informing visitors of museum rules. Serves as an initial security and safety responder for events and escalates and/or reports as appropriate. Performs the important function of responding politely and in a courteous, professional manner to visitors and staff, answering questions or directing visitors to someone who can answer.
This position will be covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement between Rhode Island School of Design and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum Guards' Association.
Provide routine protection of galleries, visitors, and school tour groups by making continuous tours throughout the Museum and informing visitors of museum rules. Answer visitor?s questions or direct visitors to someone who can answer.
Report missing or damaged art work immediately. Ensure conditions are safe for visitors. Report any problems or exceptions immediately.
Assigned to contractors who are performing work within the Museum. Ensure contractors are operating within the appropriate safety and security guidelines for Museum Operations.
Provide initial response and assistance during emergency incidents, including fire, medical, and security.
High School diploma or GED.
Strong communication skills and dependability.
Ability to complete written reports; follow standard operating procedures; and interact with visitors in a courteous and respectful manner while ensuring the safety of patrons and art.
Must have strong customer service skills.
Valued but not required skills and experience:
Previous security or related work experience.
Museum Guards' Association
21 hours per week. 3 days from 9:45am to 5:15pm to include one weekend day. Exact days to be determined.
06/PS - MSU
Documents Needed to Apply
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
For internal use only - Job Family:
Safety & Security
Internal Number: R-00385
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.