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Part-Time Security Guard

Department: Security
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a multi-disciplinary arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

BAM is currently seeking part-time Security Guard personnel that will be available on an on-call basis during our high-peak season. Security Guards will create a lasting impression for all of our patrons and visitors by offering a welcoming greeting upon entrance to our building. Under the supervision of the Lead Auxiliary Guard, Director of Security, and the Security Manager, the part-time Security Guard will provide a safe and secure workplace for employees, vendors, and visitors. The Security Guard will patrol the institution & perform access control. The selected candidate will be responsible for the protection of exhibits/displays, the building and its employees/visitors, institutional and personal equipment, and its grounds.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities of the Guard:

  • Maintains order and provides security and safety to patrons during performances/events at BAM. 
  • Assists in the detection of security vulnerabilities and the detection of trespassers
  • Conducts initial security investigations and creates detailed incident reports
  • Enforces BAM policies and procedures
  • Optional (Preferred) – Possession of an active Fire Safety Director’s certificate of fitness (f-58) with the ability to receive on-site certification as a Fire safety director
  • Possession of an active Fire Guard certificate of fitness (F-01)

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Current New York State Security Guard License
  • One or more years experience working as a security officer in a performing arts/museum environment or military environment preferred.
  • Strong sense of teamwork
  • Excellent communication (oral, written), customer service, and organizational skills are essential.
  • Superior customer service skills.
  • Basic computer knowledge and administrative skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office: Excel, Outlook, and Word.
  • Must be willing to be New York certified as a Fire Guard by Fire Department
  • Ability to work all shifts including overtime, as required
  • Open availability to work shows and events as needed
  • Must have the ability to comply with NYC COVID-19 vaccination mandate

Physical Requirements: In an emergency situation, the Security Guard is identified as an essential worker and must be available to work overtime or overnight shifts. Must be able to sit/stand for a long period of time. Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds. Minimal lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds. 

Compensation:  The salary for this position is $18.00 per hour. This position is part-time nonexempt and not eligible for benefits.

Application Instructions: Must complete an online application through BAM's website - no phone calls, emails, or walk-ins, please.

Internal Applicants must apply via the Internal Job Portal by the application deadline. Applications not submitted by the deadline may not be considered. Employees must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for an interview:

  • Completed at least 1 year of continuous, active service in current position. (Positions excluded include, but are not limited to, temporary assignments, and probationary employees);
  • Meet the experience and skills requirement as outlined in the job post;
  • Be employed in current position for at least one year:
  • Performed in a satisfactory manner without any corrective actions in the last 12 months

Brooklyn Academy of Music is an equal opportunity employer. BAM is currently undergoing an anti-oppression process. BAM recognizes that historic institutional practices lead to a non-inclusive environment and is working to address diversity and inclusion in all forms. Individuals in BAM are experiencing their own pace during this process, which is not uncommon when addressing power and privilege. The Security department supports and continues to take part in this process.

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