Security Guard (Full-Time)

Responsible for protecting Museum property and collections from theft, fire, sabotage and accidental or willful damage or destruction and for protecting staff and visitors of the Museum from situations that may threaten their safety. Also, responsible to act as good-will ambassadors for the Museum and provide essential customer services in a courteous and professional manner.

Reporting Relationship: Director of Security
Rate: $17.65 hourly rate; includes a comprehensive organization-sponsored benefits package including medical plan, dental plan, vision plan, life insurance, Pension Plan, 401K retirement, and generous paid time off.
Schedule: Security staff work a 40-hour week on-site; includes holidays and weekends.  Overtime available for other shifts.


  • Maintain security surveillance for the Museum collections and property.
  • Operate and maintain security console for burglar and fire alarm systems.
  • Periodic inspection of Museum complex to detect safety and security issues.
  • Responsible for opening and closing the Museum.
  • Provide assistance to staff and visitors as needed.
  • Conducts regular tours and patrols.
  • Assists frontline staff in security issues.
  • Provide information and assistance directly to visitors as required.
  • Interact with visitors and staff in a professional manner at all times.
  • Deliver packages to recipients when required.


  • Valid SORA license preferred.
  • Prior security experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Proficiency in basic report writing required.
  • CCTV training/experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with basic operations of burglar and fire alarm systems required.
  • Basic skills related to the operation of a personal computer including using email and Microsoft Word preferred.
  • Able to understand and implement written procedures in the training manual used by the security force.
  • Demonstrable ability to display good personal judgement in an emergency.
  • Willing and able to work on Saturdays, Sundays and some holidays as well as evenings and nights as part of the regular shift.
  • Must be able to work more than 40 hours per week when required by the Museum.
  • Must be able to bend, reach above shoulder level, climb stairs, and remain in a stationary position for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift items with a minimum weight of up to 50 lbs.

Due to the high volume of submissions, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

About The Newark Museum of Art:

We welcome everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community.

We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware, upon which The Newark Museum of Art resides.

We welcome everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community.

Founded in 1909 and located in New Jersey, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the state’s largest museum and ranks twelfth nationally in terms of collection size. Global and diasporic, the collection includes more than 130,000 artworks, as well as significant holdings of science and natural history. From the ancient world to the art of today, NMOA boasts exceptional quality and depth in the Arts of Global Africa; Arts of Global Asia, featuring a renown Tibetan collection and Buddhist altar; Arts of the Americas, with particular strength in Native American art; Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean, and Decorative Arts.


Visitor-and community-centered, NMOA responds to the evolving needs and interests of the diverse publics it serves by offering exhibitions, programming, a research library, paid internships, and local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus includes the National Historic Landmark Ballantine House (1885); the Ward Carriage House (1860); the Old Stone School House (1784); the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director and CEO, Linda C. Harrison, NMOA has launched an era of transformation to create an engaged citizenry by reimagining the role of the art museum for the 21st century.