Security Officer (Colby College Museum of Art)

Security Officer (Colby College Museum of Art) - POSITION FILLED
Department:  Security
Date:  09/10/2019


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 (20 Hours Per Week), 12-Month, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Staff Appointment

The Colby College Museum security officer will be directly responsible for protecting and safeguarding the museum collection, facilities, patrons, students, faculty, and staff. The Colby College Museum security officer will report to the museum security manager. This is a part-time position with benefits. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

  • Work closely with museum staff in developing and implementing museum security procedures
  • Monitor all museum patrons and ensure they adhere to museum protocols and policies
  • Provide first response in an emergency, administering First Aid or CPR as necessary
  • Work effectively with the public and provide excellent customer service and assistance
  • Monitor museum CCTV, intrusion, and life safety systems
  • Maintain an alertness for suspicious activities
  • Give informational assistance and promote good public relations
  • Keep logs, security check lists, and art inventories on a daily basis
  • Provide safety and security inspections of all areas of the museum once a month or as needed
  • Report security violations and write incident reports when necessary
  • 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
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; post-secondary education a plus
  • Campus security or law enforcement experience preferred
  • Must have or obtain and maintain First Aid and CPR certifications
  • Advanced First Aid or Emergency Medical Technician experience preferred
  • Knowledge of museum security and intrusion/life safety systems is helpful
  • 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
  • Must present a neat, clean, and professional image
  • Effectively operate a variety of equipment including portable radios, computers, closed circuit TV, and access control systems
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills with a high level of motivation
  • Must be able to work independently, exercise judgment, and manage projects with minimal supervision as well as to adjust as new projects are assigned
  • Basic computer skills including experience using Microsoft Office Suite, email, and web applications
  • 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
The position has ongoing interactions with museum patrons/visitors, students, faculty, and staff.

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 open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary; walking, climbing stairs, standing, bending, and twisting is required. Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. Occasional lifting is required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary 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:

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


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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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