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Safety & Security Associate (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 Safety & Security Supervisor, the Safety & Security Associate position is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate to join the Academy Museums Operations team. You will provide security for the facility and ensure the safety of the exhibits, art objects, visitors, and staff. We are seeking an individual who is reliable, punctual, and committed to maintaining high-level customer service that will strengthen the guest experience and create an environment that is safe, engaging, and inviting.

We are hiring for the following shifts: 

  • Mid-Shift (Part Time Only)
  • Swing Shift (Full Time and Part Time)
  • Night shift (Full Time and Part Time)


You Will:

  • Be assigned to regular or special posts; assignments may change daily and without notice.
  • Maintain high visibility while on assignment.
  • Maintain a professional and welcoming presence.
  • Patrol assigned areas on foot, conducts security tours assisted by electronic device as assigned to ensure personnel. visitors, building, and exhibitions security.
  • Greet visitors, provide information, direction, and other assistance to ensure a positive visitor experience.
  • Maintain a positive, empathetic, and professional attitude towards guests at all times.
  • This position requires standing for long periods of time (up to 6 hours per shift).
  • Assist visitors and staff in the safe evacuation from the building. May respond to incidents and emergency calls according to Academy Museum policy.
  • Enforce Academy Museum security policies and procedures using good judgment and excellent public relations skills. Refer unresolved concerns or issues to shift supervisor.
  • Ensure all scheduled business appointments are verified and properly directed to staff or museum department upon arrival.
  • Monitor activity and immediately report any discrepancies observed (e.g., suspicious activity, security breaches, facility and safety hazards, and emergency situations.)
  • Contact emergency responders, such as police, fire, and/or ambulance personnel, as required.
  • Prepare routine, standardized reports and notifications to security management.
  • Participate in daily roll call and training.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent certificate of completion.
  • 1+ years of security or customer service experience within a museum, public performance venue, or similar institution preferred.
  • A guard card/security license according to state requirements.
  • Experience interacting with the public in a professional manner: courtesy, positive demeanor, and good judgement.
  • Experience working in a business or employee entrance lobby.
  • Experience issuing staff or visitor ID badges and maintaining a daily accountability log.
  • Experience in a control room related field is a plus but not required.
  • Experience in building evacuations and emergency response preferred but not required.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
  • Ability to work a set schedule to include weekends and holidays. The scheduled hours may change weekly due to museum events.


Other Requirements:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required, including any booster vaccinations as applicable.


Our Benefits:

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


The expected base hourly wage for this role is $20.00. The actual base pay offered will be determined by factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. 




Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Position Safety & Security Associate  
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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