Security Guard

Position Type:
Part time
Post Date:
October 26, 2017

Part-time

Up to 28 hours/week

Background

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. It is one of the world's most perfect museums; its sister research institution the Frick Art Reference Library is of equal distinction.

Position Summary

Via security video monitoring and patrolling of the facility Security Guards monitor activities and visitors in the galleries and other common areas and offices of The Frick Collection. They comply with NYC and NYS security and fire safety regulations as well as the security protocols of the Frick Collection. Security Guards must remain alert at all times. They are expected to interact in a cordial and respectful manner with the public, provide limited information about the museum and refer visitors to the appropriate visitor services personnel and docents for comprehensive information. Security Guards are expected to gain a good understanding of the Frick family home and museum collections. Security Guards work a varied schedule that includes weekends and hours the museum is open to the public as well as times when the museum hosts special events.

Qualifications

New York State Security Guard license, with high school diploma or GED. Prior military or police experience and multi-lingual skills helpful. The ability to communicate well and read and write in English essential. Eight and sixteen hour security guard training certificates required. Physical requirements include being able to stand for long periods of time and light lifting.

Work Hours & Compensation

Hours vary: Security Guards are usually scheduled to work up between 14 and 28 hours per week, with varying shifts. Museum hours are: Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; work shifts begin ½ hour before the museum opens to the public. The Museum is closed on Mondays and Federal Holidays. Compensation: $15.75 per hour.

Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection

All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. Additionally, we provide employees and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and an on-site discounted employee dining service. Part-time employees are also eligible to accrue sick in accordance with the new York City Earned Sick Time Act. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

Application Process

To apply send resume and cover letter to: 

Manager of Security
jobs@frick.org (include “Security” in subject line of email)
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

No phone calls please.

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principal at The Collection, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.