Reserve Security Officer, Colby College Museum of Art

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Job location: Colby College

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-07-27
Req: R0000520
Job DescriptionDepartment:Museum Security - JMPay Rate Type:HourlyEmployee Type:Job Summary:The reserve security officer will be directly responsible for protecting and safeguarding the Colby College Museum of Art’s collection, facilities, patrons, students, faculty, and staff. The reserve security officer will report to the museum security manager. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

Reserve Security Officer (Colby College Museum of Art)

Department of Security

Part-Time, Temporary, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Staff Appointment


  • Work closely with Museum propriety staff in developing and implementing Museum security procedures
  • Monitor all Museum patrons and ensure they adhere to Museum protocols and policies
  • Work effectively with the public and provide excellent customer service and assistance
  • Monitor Museum CCTV, intrusion, and life safety systems
  • Keep logs, security check lists, and art inventories on a daily basis
  • Provide informational assistance and promote good public relations
  • Deal with various levels of incidents as necessary, including first response in an emergency, administering First Aid or CPR
  • Maintain an alertness for suspicious activities
  • Report security violations and write incident reports when necessary
  • Perform safety and security inspections of all areas of the Museum once a month, or as needed
  • Provide personal safety and security services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors
  • Become thoroughly knowledgeable of the Museum facility, CCTV, intrusion, life safety, and HVAC/mechanical systems
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; professional coursework or post-secondary education are a plus
  • Campus security or law enforcement experience is helpful
  • Advanced First Aid or Emergency Medical Technician experience desirable
  • Knowledge of Museum security and intrusion/life safety systems is helpful
  • Must present a neat, clean, and professional image
  • Ability to be reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfill obligations
  • Display a quiet and courteous customer-friendly attitude at all times
  • Well-developed public relations skills; be able to perform duties in a flexible, non-confrontational environment; work with members of a diverse community; and utilize diplomacy and tact in dealing with sensitive situations
  • Effectively operate a variety of equipment including portable radios, computers, closed circuit TV, and access control systems
  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community
  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
  • Ability to work independently and walk and stand for long periods of time
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to complete clear, concise, and accurate incident reports and other documentation


This position has significant interactions with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other outside constituencies.


The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.

General campus/museum environment. Position involves frequent movement. Employee must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. Some lifting, sitting, computer use, and CCTV monitoring.


Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Reserve Security Officer (Colby College Museum of Art) - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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