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Security Officer 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Security, the Security Officer will be responsible for ensuring the safety and protection of the Academy Museum’s employees, visitors, and property. You will be assigned to patrol a designated area, respond to safety and security threats, and establish a security presence. You should be available to work a variable schedule to include weekends and holidays.

You Will:

  • Have a regular or special post; assignments may change daily and without notice.
  • Maintain high visibility while on assignment.
  • Act professionally and have a welcoming presence.
  • Patrol assigned areas on foot, conduct security tours assisted by electronic device as assigned to ensure personnel, visitors, building, and exhibitions security.
  • Greet visitors, give information, direction and other assistance to provide a positive visitor experience.
  • Stand for long periods of time (up to 6 hours per shift).
  • Ensure that all business appointments are verified and that staff members are contacted upon arrival of guests.
  • Assist visitors and staff in the event of an emergency to safely evacuate from the building.
  • Watch for and report suspicious activity, security breaches, hazards, and emergency situations.
  • Prepare routine, standardized reports and notifications to security management.
  • Participate in daily roll call and training.
  • Work with people from diverse backgrounds and ensure that all feel welcome.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • 1+ years’ experience as a security officer with a museum, public performance venue, or similar environment.
  • Experience working with the general public.
  • Experience working in a business or employee entrance lobby.
  • Experience issuing staff or visitor ID badges and maintaining a daily accountability log.
  • Familiarity with evacuation building and emergency response.
  • A Guard card or Security license according to state requirements.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
  • PTO and Sick time
  • 401(k)


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Security Officer  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 5/4/2021  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 9,000+ accomplished individuals 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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