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Security Operations Center, Operator 


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 Assistant Manager of Safety & Security, the Security Operations Center (SOC) Operator is responsible for monitoring equipment and devices that include cameras, security access and anti-theft devices, intrusion, radio communication, and fire life safety systems. You will maintain the daily Security Operations log and report deviations from normal operating conditions to a supervisor. You will also dispatch resources to calls for service, emergencies, earthquake recovery, and fire protection measures according to defined AMMP Security Operations Center procedures. SOC Operators may also be scheduled to work Safety & Security Associate posts, which include patrolling the museum on foot and working static posts such as the staff entrance and the museum store.

Shift Schedule Includes:

  • Flex Day/Swing Shift

  • Flex Swing/Night Shift

  • Swing Shift

  • Night Shift


You Will:

  • Be assigned to a regular SOC post or special post; assignments may change daily and without notice.
  • Monitor security surveillance cameras, access control, and art protection systems.
  • Answer phones and operate an IP-based telephone system.
  • Operate a radio and use multi-channel communications.
  • Complete call logging, data entry and provide detailed documentation (e.g., Officer Dispatch, Incident Reporting).
  • Provide after-hours operations support.
  • Ensure procedures and protocols are in place to effectively respond to incidents, alarms, notifications, and calls.
  • Receive and respond to emergency and non-emergency calls from employees, outside vendors, law enforcement, and the security field force via telephone, automated alarm monitoring, and radio systems.
  • Ensure all systems within the SOC are functioning properly.
  • Evaluate information and respond with the appropriate communication and dispatch procedures.
  • Maintain discretion when sensitive and confidential information is revealed.
  • Retain and retrieve information in the form of policies, bulletins, verbal reports, and training.
  • Remain calm in emergency situations.
  • Participate in daily roll call and training.
  • When assigned a non-SOC post, the operator will:
    • Maintain high visibility while on assignment.
    • Maintain a positive, empathetic, and professional attitude towards guests.
    • Patrol assigned areas on foot, conduct 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.
    • 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.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent certificate of completion.
  • 1+ years of experience as a SOC Operator required.
  • Guard card/security license according to state requirements.
  • Demonstrated a high level of competency with advanced computer systems (e.g., hardware, software, and networks).
  • An average typing speed of 45WPM.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate radio, telephone equipment, and/or console monitors.
  • Basic working proficiency in operating Security and Mass Communications (e.g., Genetec, Forteco, Guardtek, Everbridge).
  • Proficient in using MS Word and Excel documents and navigating and using MS Outlook email.
  • Flexibility to work various shifts including weekends and holidays.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.


Physical Requirements:

  • Remain in a stationary position at a computer terminal for an extended period.
  • When outside of the operations center, this position requires walking and standing for long periods of time (up to 7 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.



The expected base hourly rate for this role is $21.50. The actual base pay offered will be determined by factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law.


Our Benefits:

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



Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Security Operations Center, Operator (Flex Shift)  
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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