The Boston Athenæum seeks an experienced Security Officer
to join the Security team. Reporting to the Director of Safety & Security,
the Security Officer ensures the safety and protection of the Athenaeum’s
collections, assets, employees, and patrons while utilizing the highest
standards of customer service. The Security Officer also provides a
professional lobby presence at the main entrance to the Boston Athenaeum and on
all floors during patrols. In addition, the Security Officer conducts foot
patrols (interior/exterior) control access and egress, monitors CCTV and alarm
systems, composes reports, deters criminal activity, misconduct and performs
other duties as outlined.
This position is full-time with
an hourly rate of $19 and will
require a regular weekly Monday thru Thursday 12:00pm-8:00pm & Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm schedule
Duties and Responsibilities
and greet members, guest, visitors and vendors with exceptional customer
service and filed questions
deflect, detect, investigate and/or resolve all activity that could result in
loss or liability including criminal incidents, fire hazards and safety
a high level of visibility, vigilance and professionalism while on post and
each floor of the facility to monitor and assure all patron’s and
visitor’s activities are in accordance with rules, regulations and
- Observe and report any irregular or unusual activity that may
create security risks or safety concerns.
- Conduct physical inspection (bag checks) in accordance with policy.
detailed narrative reports and maintain daily activity reports (DARs).
Enforce rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and respond to emergency
situations requiring security assistance.
all areas of the building to assure all collections, assets and patrons
are respected, safe and protected from all nature of threats.
- High school diploma(Bachelor’s
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- Pass a background investigation
including criminal background check.
- Has experience in professional, suit
and tie security environment.
- Comfortable working in a fast paced environment.
- Great attention to detail, strong organizational
skills and ability to multi-task.
communication skills both oral and in written communications.
- Ability to use
computer systems including but not limited to Access Control Software
(AMAG), Alarm systems, surveillance equipment, and a Fire Command
least two years of experience in building security (preferably
- Per the City of Boston’s public health order, as of January 13th all staff must have received one dose of the Covid 19 Vaccine and be fully vaccinated by February 15th
How To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume, including current availability, to firstname.lastname@example.org
August 20, 2022
About this Organization:
Founded in 1807, the Boston Athenæum is located at 10½ Beacon Street on Beacon Hill. A distinguished membership library and cultural institution with a long history at the center of intellectual life in Boston, the Athenæum hosts events nearly every week of the year and supports a dynamic exhibition program. It desires to be a place that is welcoming to all, a place that nurtures a sense of wonder and delight in sharing the joy of physical books, maps, prints, and other works of art, and a place that fosters community and civil discourse as members and guests engage in face-to-face interactions.
The Athenæum’s collections are housed within a National Historic Landmark that is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. The reading rooms—crowned by the silent, barrel-vaulted fifth floor—have served as a haven and inspiration to countless writers and researchers. The library maintains over 600,000 volumes with strengths in history, biography, and literature, as well as fine and decorative arts. Notable holdings include primary materials on the American Civil War; the largest portion of President George Washington's library from Mount Vernon; a first edition copy of Audubon's The Birds of America; a 1799 set of Goya's Los caprichos; one of the most extensive collections of contemporary artists' books in the United States; and numerous artworks, including portraits of notable Americans such as Hannah Adams, John Marshall, and Alexander Hamilton, and by artists such as Gilbert Stuart, John Singer Sargent, Allan Rohan Crite, and Polly Thayer Starr. Membership is open to all, and visitors are warmly welcomed Tuesdays through Saturdays.