The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is inviting applications for the position of Security Associate. This role will support the museum’s public safety and property protection programs by staffing posts in our main building and on campus posts external to the main building as well as patrolling the galleries.
General Responsibilities include:
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) supports an inclusive and diverse employee community. We are currently seeking composed and attentive individuals to join our Security Services Department as Security Associates. Security Associate is an ideal position for people who enjoy working in a creative environment with strong community outreach. While helping secure artwork and assist visitors, Security Associates gain a valuable bird’s eye view of museum operations, which also makes a perfect fit for someone considering museum career opportunities.
Security Associates support the museum’s public safety and property protection programs by staffing posts in our main building and on campus posts external to the main building as well as patrolling the galleries. Benefits include:
Free special exhibition tickets.
Agency employee discount for Best Café, the museum’s casual dining restaurant.
Agency employee discount for Amuse restaurant, the museum’s fine dining restaurant.
Agency employee discount for museum programs, memberships, and art classes.
Agency employee discount for gift shop purchases.
This entry-level position provides a flexible schedule of up to 28 hours per week (minimum 20 hours per week), with an annual maximum of 1,450 hours (May 1 – April 30).
An understanding of customer service principles, practices, and methods.
Ability to apply mature judgement to ensure safety of artwork and comfort of visitors.
Ability to communicate effectively, oral and written.
Ability to read and document incident information for reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to quickly learn and use various computer applications.
Prior experience in fine retail services, hospitality industry, or private security.
High school diploma or GED.
Other combinations of education / experience appropriate to the job will be considered.
Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an online application by July 11, 2023. This position will remain open until filled.
Please contact the HR office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
VMFA is an EEO/AA and Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer. Diverse and inclusive hiring practices are at the heart of what we do at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.