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Security Specialist-1st Shift

Date Posted:  Nov 16, 2020
Requisition ID:  151002

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

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About the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

The mission of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is to serve as a catalyst for informal lifelong learning that connects the stories of real people, places and things. Our vision is to be the leader in informal lifelong learning that is recognized, sought-after and celebrated regionally, nationally and globally. We value inclusion, integrity, stewardship and transparency.



This position traditionally starts at $13.26 per hour.  This is a part-time position.

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 schedule for this 1st shift position is as follows: 

Fri. – Sun. (7a-5p)


Friday, Saturday (8a-4p) and Sunday, Monday (10a-5p)

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 We're Looking for:

The ideal candidate in this role should minimally have a High School Diploma or HSE (High School Equivelancy). 

What You'll Need For Success
  • 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.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis