13044: Museum Security Administrator

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Museum Security Administrator - Archive
University of Oregon Police Department

Posting: 13044
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-04-10

Closes:  Review of applications begins March 7, 2013 – Open until filled.

The University of Oregon, a major public research university, invites applications for the position of Museum Security Administrator reporting jointly to the University of Oregon Police Department (UOPD) Security Manager and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Associate Director of Administration and Exhibitions. 


The Museum Security Administrator (MSA) is a supervisory position within the University of Oregon’s Police Department (UOPD) that is assigned to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA).  The MSAworks in partnership with JSMA administration to provide safety and security services.  The MSA is responsible for administering the safety and security operations for the JSMA including  recruiting, training and supervising Museum Security Officers (MSO’s) and student/volunteer museum support workers; develops and oversees an internal program for monitoring the fire and life safety systems, CCTV surveillance technology, security alarms, VESDA and other security-related systems within the museum.  Position oversees policies and procedures that reflect best practices in museum security which are consistent with museum accreditation security standards and ensures a comprehensive facility security program that places particular emphasis on the protection of art, assets and the safety of museum staff, visitors and volunteers.  Administers a comprehensive safety and security training program for all JSMA staff and volunteers; works closely with campus partners on the updating, maintaining, training and exercising staff on the facility emergency operations and business continuity plan; maintains university safety, security policies and standards; and fosters a positive and transparent collaborative relationship between UOPD and JSMA.


Administrative Management and Training

The MSA provides professional guidance and training; supervises the activities and schedules work shifts for all MSO’s and student/volunteer museum support workers and is responsible for ensuring all shifts are adequately staffed.  In addition, the MSA reviews reports for completeness and need for additional follow-up.  The position will oversee the training of JSMA staff and volunteers regarding museum safety, security policies and procedures.

Safety and Security Administration:

The MSA oversees standards and procedures to prevent loss, damage and theft to the museum’s collections and assets and supports the museums standard of high-quality visitor service.  The position supports university health and safety standards and reports emergent situations, suspicious activities and safety hazards to the UOPD Communications and Emergency Response Center.  Also, supplements security officer positions as required to maintain an appropriate level of security for the facility and routinely tours facility to identify safety and security risks.  Provides routine presence in facility to deter unwanted behavior and support JSMA customer relations initiatives.

Budget and Human Resource Administration

The MSA participates in the development of the JSMA security program budget and works closely with the UOPD Office of Administrative Services in monitoring the budget and associated expenditures along with maintaining all payroll and personnel processes for assigned staff.

Facility Use Management

Work closely with and in coordination with the JSMA Building Manager, the visitor Services Special Events and Guest Services Manager, and the Collections Manager to insure proper security measures and staff are in place.

Oversee events open to the public, monitor visitors and art shipping and receiving, ensure gallery safety and special exhibition security needs.  Act as liaison with UO Environmental Health and Safety, Fire and Life Safety and Risk Management Departments.  Provide guidance and oversight during the absence of the JSMA Building Manager.

Diversity:  Demonstrates commitment to the university’s affirmative action and equal opportunity goals and plans and provides leadership at the department level and within the university as a whole on all aspects of the university’s diversity plan.

Ethics:  Leads by example and maintains the highest ethical standards within the department and within the university.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited college/university.
  • A minimum of one year full-time experience within a security program.
  • A minimum of one year experience, training and scheduling staff, students and/or volunteers.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills with programs such as Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, Google Applications and other related management applications.
  • Proven ability to effectively, continuously and discretely work with confidential and potentially sensitive information.
  • Proven ability to consistently demonstrate a high degree of personal integrity and emotional maturity.
  • Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively within an increasingly diverse higher education environment.
  • Successful completion of a comprehensive background assessment, psychological evaluation and medical examination.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.  Preference will be given to candidates possessing an art related, criminal justice or public administration Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree.
  • Supervisory experience with a (i.e., field trainer, team leader, unit lead, etc.) with a security program in an art museum, historic site, historic collection or artifact care program or similar security leadership experience.
  • Practical experience and training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with art media, object care and/or other related background and/or training.

Final candidates must meet special requirements:  No unpardoned adult felony convictions; no convictions for domestic violence and a valid driver’s license and proof of insurability.  The finalist must have the ability to successfully pass a comprehensive background assessment which includes: criminal history check; driving record review; physical examination; psychological evaluation including drug screening; and an inclusive appraisal of work history.

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON:  Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of over 22,000.  Eugene, home to about 150,000 people, is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. Within only a few hours’ drive are the ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the Cascade and Coast mountain ranges.  The University of Oregon is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-10 conference.  The university is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY:  University of Oregon Police Department employs more than 70 uniformed, civilian and student staff working in a variety of divisions and teams.

JORDEN SCHNITZER MUSEUM OF ART:  One of six museums in the state of Oregon accredited by the American Association of Museums, the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) a premier Pacific Northwest visual arts center, features engaging exhibitions, significant collections of historic and contemporary art, and exciting educational programs that support the university’s academic mission and the diverse interests of its off-campus communities.  The JSMA’s collections galleries present selections from its extensive holdings of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and American art. 

SALARY:  Salary range is $35,000 to $45,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent fringe benefits including State of Oregon PEBB health, dental, and basic life insurance; options for long- and short-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, and life insurance; tax-deferred investment program; fully paid retirement contributions; vacation and sick leave; and tuition benefits for the employee or an eligible dependent at any Oregon University System institution.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Submit a cover letter clearly describing how you have developed and demonstrated the requirements for this position; a resume; a Human Resources Job Application Form (https://hr.uoregon.edu/webapp/index.php) and a list of three professional references.  For full consideration, applications must be received by March 7, 2013; position will remain open until filled.

Mail: Human Resources, 5210 University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403-5210.
Hand deliver during business hours: Human Resources, 677 East 12th Ave., Suite 400, Eugene.

Fax: (541) 346-2548

This announcement is available in alternate formats upon request.  If you are a qualified applicant with a disability and need accommodation with the application or interview process, please call (541) 346-3159.  For a full job description, please contact Deb Pack at dpack@uoregon.edu.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.