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Security Officer

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GRAMMY Museum - Los Angeles, CA
Part Time




The Security Department plays a vital role by serving as the Museum’s frontline stewards, interacting with every phase and facet of our business to ensure the safety, security, and enjoyment of the Museum, its staff, visitors, and artifacts.






  • Be responsible for the overall safety and security of the Museum’s premises, artifacts, employees, and visitors.
  • Ensure the museum is secured, continue to stay informed and up to date on the latest security protocols, and adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures as administered by the Director, Security & Operations.
  • Remain aware of and assist with the operational needs of private events, programs, and exhibit installations, as well as special needs visitors and DEIA training.
  • Provide best in class customer service, ensuring our visitors, staff and special guests are informed and engaged.


  • Welcome visitors, walk the Museum floors (offering assistance and reporting technical issues), monitor crowd flow and general wellbeing of Museum staff, guests, property and artifacts.
  • Work Museum events, programs, and workshops to ensure the enjoyment and safety of our visitors and staff.
  • Follow all opening and closing procedures as outlined in our Standard Operating Procedures, including assisting our Guest Services staff as needed.
  • Ensure that CCTV equipment and access control systems are functioning properly and being used and monitored to ensure the consistent and ongoing safety and security of Museum property and artifacts.
  • Participate in all security training, including but not limited to drills, sessions, courses, updates, and certifications. Training areas may include general security and safety, fire, earthquake, evacuation, first aid, and other emergencies.
  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency situations, including tampering of artifacts, injuries and first aid incidents, security breaches, damaged property, and other real and potential threats.
  • Provide security escorts for vendors, contractors, employees, visitors, special guests (e.g., VIPs, press), and artifact installation and removal through public and/or restricted areas as directed by security management.
  • Work additional shifts as needed to cover call offs and late arrivals.
  • Maintain working knowledge of security, safety, and emergency preparedness best practices.





  • Security experience preferred. Guest Services experience helpful.
  • Knowledge of established security best practices and operational needs of a museum or similar visitor-focused organization a plus.
  • Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to unexpected situations and emergencies.
  • Knowledge of first aid, CPR, and AED.
  • General office skills, including computer systems (MS Outlook, Word, and Excel).
  • Proficient writing skills with the ability to assist with memos, announcements, and basic business correspondence (i.e., training materials, policies and procedures, incident reports and documentation, performance evaluations, and disciplinary memos).
  • Strong communication skills with a demonstrated ability to maintain impartial, positive, courteous, and professional in interactions with visitors, staff, artists, donors, high-profile VIPs, vendors, etc.
  • Ability to establish trust with both company leaders and team members to achieve company and team goals.
  • Ability to physically stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work 32 to 36 hours per week and a flexible schedule, including overtime and varying shifts as required.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time, and work at a computer for long periods of time.


The employee will be required to lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.





The starting hourly rate for this position is $20.00 per hour, benchmarked against industry standards. Salaries for positions required to be in specific geographic locations reflect the corresponding labor market. 
The actual offer extended will depend on the candidate's experience, qualifications, and the role's requirements. Staff positions working 20+ hours per week also will receive our comprehensive benefits package (with medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401k match, generous paid time off, and more).
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The GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and exploring music from yesterday and today to inspire the music of tomorrow through music preservation, education, exhibitions, and public programming and aims to create a world in which shared love of music sparks curiosity, creativity, and community. Programs include GRAMMY in the Schools education programs that are offered year-round for students, teachers, and schools throughout the United States. 



The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.



A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventative, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteer professionals, our dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs.



GRAMMY Global Ventures aims to advance the global mission and monetize the brand equity and intellectual property of The Recording Academy. Through five target areas - Online Education, Live and Site-Based Experiences, Original Content, Globalized Awards, and Licensing and Sponsorship – GRAMMY Global Ventures will seek to diversify revenue streams and drive membership value.



The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community either directly or through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®.



The Recording Academy, its affiliates, and the music industry have a strong culture of inclusion and respect for everyone. The Recording Academy makes intentional, courageous, and principled decisions for stronger business outcomes and ensures that all creators and professionals live and work in a fair and safe environment. It is the Recording Academy's policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The Recording Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race (nor traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. The Recording Academy will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the Recording Academy. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, promotion, discipline, termination, access to benefits and training, recruitment, hiring, transfer, and social and recreational programs.