Job Description

Security Officer I - FT (12:00 am to 8:00 am shift)
Position Status Full time
Pay Range $16.00/hour
Close Date 9/25/19
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Job Description:

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is looking for a Graveyard Shift (12:00 am - 8:00 am) Security Officer to join our team! This position is responsible for patrolling, observing and monitoring the Museum while reporting any irregularities or damages. The Security Officer is expected to complete reports that include recording observations, information and surveillance activities in and around the facility. The Security Officer ensures that our guests feel safe and comfortable at all times while providing exceptional customer service. In this position, you will work closely with other Security Officers, the Denver Police Department, museum staff, and guests of the museum.

The Security Officer position requires excellent customer service skills, as you will be working with a diverse community in our exciting traveling exhibits. This position will use observational skills while responding to incidents and assisting museum guests. There is additional training and future opportunities to expand your knowledge and duties within the Security Department.   


This position is eligible for shift differential pay of an additional $1.25/hour.


Essential duties:

  • Observes, patrols, monitors and controls access for Museum facility complex
  • Reports safety and Security Discrepancies
  • Immediately responds to and assists in the coordination of emergency incidents
  • Remain calm during stressful situations
  • Participates in crowd control 
  • Provides customer service


Minimum qualifications/Requirements:

  • High School or equivalent required
  • 1 years' security, military, or equivalent experience required
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required


Ideal candidate will have:

  • Museum security experience
  • Solid interpersonal skills to work with a diverse community.
  • Experience in a Cultural Institution 
  • Certified Protection Professional ( CPO ) preferred



Perks of working at DMNS Include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance benefits

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Free DMNS Family Plus membership plus free admission to all Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC) across the country

  • Free access to Museum exhibits, IMAX, and Gates Planetarium

  • Free local admission to The Denver Zoo, The Denver Art Museum, The Denver Botanic Gardens, and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

  • Free RTD ECO pass

  • Alternative transportation (ECOmmute) rewards program

  • On-site activities (run club, yoga, Spanish language)

  • American Alliance of Museums Membership (AAM)

  • And many more!



Core values:

  • We love science.
  • We are curious, creative and playful.
  • We cultivate relationships with each other, diverse communities, the environment and for our future.
  • We think critically and act with empathy.


Application Instructions:


Please submit your cover letter and resume by September 25th.   Resumes will not be accepted after this time.


Applications may only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website


Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.


The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.


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