Responsible for the safety and security of the museum facilities, the collections, exhibitions, visitors, students and staff at the Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art. Provides leadership in visitor services and ensures that the security and gallery assistant staff are trained and managed to make the best presentation of the museum and its programs.
Support the mission of the museum as it relates to contemporary art and the diverse cultures it represents. Foster professional museum standards in all activities and provide leadership and current knowledge in museum security.
Manage CCS Bard security personnel in performance and training; track and ensure appropriate certifications as required by New York State and Bard College.
Act as liaison with Bard College Physical Plant managers, Environmental Services managers, and CCS Bard Library, Archives, and Museum Collections and Exhibitions staff to ensure that the facility conditions meet museum standard and support the programs and activities housed within.
Prepare a monthly security staff schedule that supports the programs of the organization.
Ensure daily monitoring of all mechanical and physical functions of the facility.
Keep security monitoring and camera systems functioning and up to date.
Submit and track work orders for a wide variety of facility issues.
Liaise with Bard College Fire Safety manager to schedule and monitor monthly, semi-annual and annual fire safety inspections. Maintain files related to inspections.
Conduct monthly fire drills and extinguisher checks.
Collaborate in the development of the safety/security and visitor access related policies and procedures of CCS Bard and the implementation of those policies.
Participate in the further development of the museum’s disaster preparedness plan and coordinate the response team.
Collaborate with museum staff in formulating exhibition related instructions and guidelines for security staff procedures for operating audio/visual equipment and other exhibition related functions and interactions.
Collaborate in the hiring, training, and supervision of student workers as part of the visitor services team.
Coordinate security staffing for Blithewood Mansion as needed for college events.
Provide departmental budgetary needs.
Maintain interior facility signage
Maintain relationships with Bard College campus Security Directors and staff.
Stand post as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelors Degree Required.
Minimum 3 years relevant experience required; Familiarity with state of the art security systems.
Familiarity with Standard Museum Procedures as they influence security and facility management.
Experience with personnel management, security enforcement and asset management, and facility systems.
Must be able to successfully complete the New York State 8-hour Pre-Assignment Training Certification.
Must be able to successfully complete the New York State 16-hour On-the-Job
Must maintain a New York State Safe Driver Certification and a valid New York State Drivers License.
Must currently be registered with New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Bureau for Municipal Police, Security Guard Division.
Strong management abilities to lead, direct, motivate and evaluate staff.
Ability to articulate components of security program and integrate museum visitor services activities with the security program
Ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals; must be a strategic thinker.
Must be competent in operating audio/video and computer equipment.
Position requires good character references and good health, especially in hearing and eyesight, and good personal habits, such as neatness and dependability.
Ability to deal with and use discretion with confidential matters.
Excellent written/oral communications; facility with computers, proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Excellent presentation, negotiation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills required.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays, as required.
Ability to drive, sit, stand, climb stairs, use telephone, radios and computers.
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College... and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.