Job Listing: Security Officer - VMHC

Job Postings,

Virginia Museum of History & Culture - Richmond, VA

Closes - open until filled

Position Title - Security Officer

Compensation - $14-16/hour

Job Type - full-time/part-time; non-exempt

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Summary - The Security Officer position is highly visible, serves as part of Operations & Finance and is responsible for providing security for the VMHC properties throughout buildings and grounds.

Job Responsibilities -

  • Secures premises by patrolling campus and access points, permits entry into the buildings and ensures the security, safety and well-being of staff and visitors; informs violators of policy and procedures
  • Monitors security risks to the campus and patrons and reports potential problems to the Security Supervisor or Director of Facilities
  • Monitors security cameras, alarm and fire systems
  • Writes correspondence including logs and reports
  • Monitors all contractors, vendors and visitors in non-public areas
  • Responds to emergencies to provide necessary assistance to staff and visitors
  • Receives and notifies departments of deliveries; processes and delivers mail and packages
  • Adheres to policies & procedures of the security and maintenance departments
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

Qualifications -

  • Works well under pressure and able to maintain professional composure
  • Excellent customer service skills; must be able to project an excellent level of hospitality
  • Professional appearance is required 

Education -

  • High school education
  • Computer and security experience preferred
  • Ability to pass and maintain the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services registration for unarmed security officers 

Special Requirements -

  • Ability to work a flexible/rotating schedule that may require early morning, evening and weekend hours

About VMHC: The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society — a private, nonprofit organization established in 1831. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. For use in its state history museum and its renowned research library, the historical society cares for a collection of nearly nine million items representing the everevolving story of Virginia.

The Virginia Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer