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Sr. Manager of Security, Academy Museum 


Job Summary:

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world's premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Located on Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, the Museum will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining. More than a museum, this dynamic film center will offer unparalleled experiences and insights into movies and moviemaking.

The Sr. Manager of Security is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate to join the operations team in building the infrastructure ensure safety and security of the visitors, staff, collections, building, and other assets of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Under the supervision of the Director of Building Operations and in coordination with the central AMPAS security, the manager of security oversees a team of security personnel, the electronic resources (access control, cameras, radios, etc.), develops and implements safety and security programs, and ensures compliance with state and other AHJs for managing applicable certifications and licenses.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Security and Safety

  • Responsible for security and safety in galleries, theaters, retail spaces, and outdoor and other assembly areas.
  • Manage the security team and provide leadership to all museum staff in the area of security and safety to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff, the collections, and other assets of the museum.
  • Create all safety and security programs, seek and maintain necessary permits for the operation of the department, and manage the maintenance of all security systems.
  • Responsible for developing the security team structure and hire and train security personnel
  • Lead training of visitor services, theater, and other public-facing personnel in the areas of security and safety.
  • Oversee the security control room, and maintenance and repairs of all security systems including the access control, cameras, house radios, and public safety BDA systems.
  • Create and manage the annual security budget including for repair and staffing vendor services, supplies, equipment, and uniforms.

Emergency Planning and Response

  • Along with the directors of building operations and administration, the manager of security will be developed and implement robust emergency preparedness and response programs to prepare for a variety of possible scenarios including earthquakes, fire, active shooter, civil unrest, HazMat, etc.
  • Facilitate training for all museum personnel on a periodic basis and conduct annual drills in compliance with applicable laws.
  • Oversee the purchasing, distribution, and maintenance of emergency supplies.

Events and Public Programs

  • Lead and staff major public programs and events to ensure public safety.
  • Assist in developing and implementing crowd control procedures for large gatherings and hire and coordinate supplemental security personnel from third-party vendors when required.
Position Requirements
  • 5+ years of experience in a security leadership position with a museum, event or public performance venue, or similar institution.
  • Experience managing and maintaining access control and CCTV systems.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and purchasing related to security.
  • Knowledge maintenance and operation of security systems.
  • Knowledge of law related to security operations in public facilities in California.
  • Knowledge of Cal-OSHA regulations, fire department regulations, and other health and safety regulations.
  • Excellent on the spot problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Sr. Manager of Security, Academy Museum  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 2/8/2019  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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