Gallery Guide

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Posting Details

Posting NumberS03690PWorking TitleGallery GuideDepartmentGeorgia Museum of ArtAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Tuesday – Saturday 9:15-5:15. Schedule can change to include weekend and/or evenings.

Advertised Salary$26,000/yearPosting Date08/07/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/16/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleSecurity GuardPay GradeFLSAJob FamilyPoliceFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications

Requires are least a high school diploma or equivalent. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

A GMOA gallery guide enforces museum security policies and general orders for the well being of staff and patrons and the protection of the works of art.
Energetic individual to assist the visitors and staff in providing information and crowd control, maintaining vigilance over GMOA property, protecting the works of art from accidental damage while allowing staff and visitors appropriate access, and making timely notification to the Supervisory Security Officer for medical or other related issues.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Gallery Guides are assigned to stationary and static positions.
Gallery Guides understand access control systems, safety systems and know locations of emergency exits in the event of an emergency.
Gallery Guides are the first point of contact with museum guests and are expected to promote museum programing and to provide assistance to museum guests.
Gallery Guides maintain effective working relationships with all members of museum community including students, faculty, staff, docents, and visitors.
Gallery Guides are knowledgeable of pedestrian traffic flow, recognize unusual situations and effect prompt and proper requests for assistance.
They utilize a radio for communication and keys for access.

Physical Demands

Remain on feet for a minimum of 3.5 hours at a time.
Moderate physical activity.
Stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, push, pull, climb, and walk.
Exert up to thirty pounds of force frequently or constantly lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Operate office equipment, keys, radio, telephone, computer etc.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, or patient records)?YesCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



As part of the DSF team, Gallery Guides provide exceptional customer service to museum guests and promote museum programming.

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Gallery Guides provide specialized security to help preserve and protect the museum’s property from damage, theft and vandalism.

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Gallery Guides patrol the museum and conduct security inspections, identify hazards and make notifications to the Security Operations Center.

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Gallery Guides respond to incidents, accidents, and emergency situations and are responsible for administering CPR and First Aid.

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Gallery Guides understand all museum policies and rules and are responsible for their enforcement.

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Perform other duties as assigned.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 8/9/2019
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