Reserve Security Officer (MOA)

Reserve Security Officer (Museum of Art) - POSITION FILLED
Department:  Security
Date:  04/18/2019


Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College's deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics. Colby invites applicants to apply for the position of:


Office of Security

Part-Time, Temporary, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Support Staff Appointment

The reserve security officer will be directly responsible for protecting and safeguarding the Colby College Museum of Art’s collection, facilities, patrons, students, faculty, and staff. The reserve security officer will report to the museum security manager. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

  • Work closely with Museum propriety staff in developing and implementing Museum security procedures
  • Monitor all Museum patrons and ensure they adhere to Museum protocols and policies
  • Work effectively with the public and provide excellent customer service and assistance
  • Monitor Museum CCTV, intrusion, and life safety systems
  •  Keep logs, security check lists, and art inventories on a daily basis
  • Provide informational assistance and promote good public relations
  • Maintain an alertness for suspicious activities
  • Report security violations and write incident reports when necessary
  • Perform safety and security inspections of all areas of the Museum once a month, or as needed
  • Provide personal safety and security services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors
  • Become thoroughly knowledgeable of the Museum facility, CCTV, intrusion, life safety, and HVAC/mechanical systems
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

  • Campus security or law enforcement experience is helpful
  • Advanced First Aid or Emergency Medical Technician experience desirable
  • Knowledge of Museum security and intrusion/life safety systems is helpful
  • Must present a neat, clean, and professional image
  • Display a quiet and courteous customer-friendly attitude at all times
  • Well-developed public relations skills; be able to perform duties in a flexible, non-confrontational environment; work with members of a diverse community; and utilize diplomacy and tact in dealing with sensitive situations
  • Effectively operate a variety of equipment including portable radios, computers, closed circuit TV, and access control systems
  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community
  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
  • Ability to work independently and walk and stand for long periods of time
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to complete clear, concise, and accurate incident reports and other documentation


This position has significant interactions with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other outside constituencies.


The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.

General campus/museum environment. Position involves frequent movement. Employee must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. Some lifting, sitting, computer use, and CCTV monitoring.


Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Reserve Security Officer (Colby College Museum of Art) - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

If you experience difficulty uploading your documents, you may submit any .doc or .pdf materials to Please do not submit duplicate materials.

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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