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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 of 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 will have a regular or special post; assignments may change daily and in short notice.

You Will:

  • Respond to and report suspicious activities, security breaches, hazards, and emergency situations.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Prepare routine, standardized reports and notifications to security management.
  • Maintain high visibility while on assignment.
  • Participate in daily roll call and training.
  • Exhibit courteousness and respectfulness while on duty.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent certificate of completion.
  • A guard card or ability to obtain one within 6 months of employment.
  • 1+ years of related experience as a security officer (preferably in a museum, public performance venue, or similar setting).
  • Familiarity with evacuation building and emergency response.
  • Experience working in a business or employee entrance lobby.
  • Experience issuing staff or visitor ID badges and maintaining a daily accountability log.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
  • Flexibility to work a variable schedule to include weekends and holidays.


Physical Requirements:

  • Stand for long periods of time (up to 6 hours per shift).


Other Requirements:

  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis.


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 12/16/2021  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum 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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