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Safety & Security Manager 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, 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 Director of Safety & Security, the Manager will develop and implement safety and security programs, emergency response, and training for the entire Museum. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate to manage the safety and security team and provide leadership to all staff to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff, the collections, and other assets of the Academy Museum.

You Will:

  • Be responsible for security and safety in galleries, theaters, retail spaces, and outdoor and other assembly areas.
  • Be responsible for developing the security team structure and hiring and training security personnel.
  • Lead training of visitor services, theater, and other public-facing personnel in the areas of security, safety, and emergency response.
  • Oversee the security operations center and maintenance and repairs of all security systems including the access control and camera systems.
  • Assist the supervisor with developing and managing the annual security budget including for repair and staffing vendor services, supplies, equipment, and uniforms.
  • Develop 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 regular training and conduct drills in compliance with museum policy and applicable laws.
  • Oversee the purchasing, distribution, and maintenance of emergency supplies.
  • Lead and staff major public programs and events to ensure safety.
  • Assist in developing and implementing crowd control procedures for large gatherings and hire and coordinate supplemental security personnel from third-party vendors.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • 5+ years in a safety and/or security leadership role with progressively greater responsibilities in museums, event or public performance venues, or similar institutions.
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills and can think on one’s feet.
  • Experience managing and maintaining access control and CCTV systems.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and purchasing.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and operation of security systems.
  • Knowledge of laws related to security operations in public facilities in California.
  • Knowledge of Cal-OSHA regulations, fire department regulations, and other health and safety regulations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.


Physical Requirements:

  • Standing for long periods of time, walking, stair climbing, forward bend or squatting, moderate lifting, and sitting at a desk for up to an hour.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.


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 Safety & Security Manager  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 12/29/2021  
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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