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Museum Security Coordinator Duties

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This position provides administrative and management oversight in planning and coordinating of the security operations for the museum. This position schedules, directs, trains, supervises appropriate staff to secure the Museum, provides for the safety and comfort of visitors during public hours and at special events, and provides for the security of the facility and the State's art collections. This administrative position provides guidance and monitors the work assignments and certification and training records of all security staff. As head of the security department, this position must take a lead role in serving the museum's visitors and making them feel safe and welcome in the museum environment.

This position is responsible for preparing staffing plans and establishing priorities in order to meet institutional goals with the most effective and economical utilization of personnel and equipment. This position is responsible for developing the work unit's annual operating expense budget and standard operating procedures. This position is responsible for developing and implementing programs of staff training and development. This position is the coordinator of the emergency operations committee, and as such, works to develop/update and implement an emergency operations manual, conduct routine drills, ensure appropriate staff are up to date with emergency certifications, such as CPR and AED use. This person is the liaison with campus and local police, fire safety personnel, and security surveillance equipment contractors, and as such must be on-call for emergencies 24 hours a day. This position reports to the deputy director.


Plans, coordinates, and supervises the security operations for1he museum and implements programs to ensure the safety of its visitors and employees. Works with security staff and/or UGA Police to coordinate law enforcement support for the museum. Reports to the deputy director.

Prepares plans for known operations, establishing priorities and setting deadlines while determining the economical utilization of personnel and equipment to accomplish results.

Provides guidance and oversight of work assignments of all security staff, making adjustments necessary to accomplish desired goals.

Projects the anticipated budget requirements and provides that information to the deputy director.

Keeps abreast of current cultural property management practices, develops a continuous training program for security staff and reviews performance of security personnel.

Prepares regulation standard operating procedures and written guidelines for personnel to use as functional standards and continually reviews and upgrades them as necessary.

Reviews emergency operations manual with committee to implement any needed updates.

Performs research and stays abreast of current standards in cultural property protection, including such issues as dry pipe vs. wet pipe protection.

Reviews and responds to issues of homeland security and anti-terrorism measures.

Attends department heads meeting weekly and staff meetings monthly.

Conducts drills and tests.

Conducts training for both staff and security employees.

Reviews to see if surveillance equipment needs are met.

Other duties as required/assigned.

Writes and submits incident reports.

Contacts surveillance equipment contractor for repairs as needed.

Notifies facilities coordinator of any building repair needs.

Confers with business office regarding budgetary items.


A college degree preferred; museum security experience required; experience in cultural property protection required.



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