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Security Guard

Part-time position: Security Guard
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29 hours per week (Maximum)


The primary responsibilities of the Security Guard are to ensure the security of the Museum and its contents, to represent the Museum to the public in the best possible light he or she can, and to offer assistance to staff, volunteers and visitors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Address visitor concerns and complaints and direct them to qualified personnel to resolve those issues. Must be able to work under pressure and maintain a pleasant visitor experience under any circumstances.
  • Present a friendly and helpful demeanor to museum visitors and be prepared to help in any way needed.
  • Greet visitors upon entry and exit from the museum.
  • Maintain good working knowledge of the Museum exhibits and displays and be prepared to answer visitor questions regarding these areas.
  • Welcome and instruct school groups on proper museum and gift shop behavior.
  • Maintain professional appearance, attitude and work habits.
  • Perform emergency response procedures in the case of an emergency.
  • Report all unusual circumstances and activities to the supervisor as they are observed.
  • Voluntarily work occasional night events.
  • Maintain good working knowledge of the Museum facility and grounds.
  • Perform all duties according to established museum operating, financial, safety and environmental and quality policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Manager or Management.

Physical Working Conditions

  • Indoor/Outdoor, all weather conditions
  • Position may require sitting, walking, or standing for extended periods of time

Physical Effort Required

  • Some physical effort may occasionally be required
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs
  • Must be able to run or respond to emergency situations


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Red Cross CPR & First-Aid Certified preferred
  • Experience and/or training in emergency services, law enforcement or military service preferred

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
Human Resources
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
No phone calls, please.

Posting Date: February 2, 2015
Job Announcement Number: 15A04

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