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Security Specialist-1st Shift (PT)

Date Posted:  Sep 12, 2022
Requisition ID:  397012

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites:

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS) is a statewide museum system with 12 locations including the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis and 11 historic sites in the Indiana communities of Evansville, Corydon, New Albany, Rome City, Madison, Fountain City, Geneva, New Harmony, Nashville, Vincennes, and Metamora.


MissionTo serve as a catalyst for informal lifelong learning that connects the stories of real people, places, and things.


VisionBe the leader in informal lifelong learning that is recognized, sought-after and celebrated regionally, nationally, and globally.



  • Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Stewardship
  • Transparency


Strategic Priorities:

  1. Engage and serve an expanded and diverse audience through transformative experiences: Collections. Exhibits. Programs.
  2. Translate/transform our historic sites from buildings/tours to experiences/legacies.
  3. Brand awareness and reputation management.
  4. Sustainability (product and financial).
  5. Organizational culture.



The starting salary for this role is $15.00 per hour.


About the Job:

As a Security Specialist you will serve as a part-time security specialist for the Indiana State Museum to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for staff and guests, and to prevent the theft and/or damage to museum property to include artifacts and exhibits. This is a part-time position on 1st shift.


ISMHS Security Specialist 1st shift schedule: 

  • Sunday 8 AM to 4 PM 
  • Monday 8 AM to 4 PM 
  • Friday 8 AM to 4 PM
  • Saturday 8 AM to 4 PM

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Patrols the Indiana State Museum, which encompasses two buildings, connected by a 200-foot interior bridge as well as the immediate perimeter of the facility to protect the property and occupants against fire, vandalism, security violations and other disturbances.
  • Reports through verbal and written means, unusual circumstances, public safety hazards or any other incidents to the Manager of Security, Security Coordinator or appropriate law enforcement agencies.
  • Monitors access to restricted and semi-restricted areas of the museum; ensures staff, visitors, volunteers, contractors and guests hold appropriate credentials.
  • Ensures adherence of museum security policies by guests, visitors, volunteers, contractors and staff.  Communicates infractions of museum security policies when appropriate.
  • Operates, monitors and responds accordingly using various security communication systems (base radio, two-way radio, emergency phones), fire and security alarm systems (intrusion, space, point protection, smoke, heat and pull station alarms) and closed caption television surveillance systems, etc.
  • Assist in traffic control duties near the museum’s entrances/exits and loading docks as assigned.


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • High School Diploma or HSE (High School Equivalency)
  • Ability to operate sophisticated surveillance systems
  • Ability to follow written orders, write reports and maintain logs
  • Ability to read with understanding and write effectively
  • Ability to communicate effectively to customer and co-workers
  • Working knowledge of guest service standards
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of law enforcement, security and fire inspection procedures


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for part-time employees which includes: 

  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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