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Museum Security Administrator

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Arts/Theater/Museum

Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $55,000 - $64,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
November 19, 2018; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete online application must include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.

Department Summary
The University of Oregon’s art museum opened its doors to the public in 1933. Designed by Ellis F. Lawrence, UO Dean of Architecture & Allied Arts at the time, the museum was built to house the Murray Warner Collection of Oriental Art—more than 3,700 works of art given to the University of Oregon by Gertrude Bass Warner.

The only academic art museum in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) 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, Korean, Japanese and American art. Special exhibitions galleries display works from the collection and on loan, representing many cultures of the world, past and present. The JSMA continues a long tradition of bridging international cultures and offers a welcoming destination for discovery and education centered on artistic expression that deepens the appreciation and understanding of the human condition.

Position Summary
Reporting to the JSMA Associate Director, this position is responsible for the following key activities:

Administer and ensure the safety and security operations for the JSMA.
Recruit, train, and supervise Museum Security Officers and student/volunteer museum support workers.
Develop and oversee 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.
Develop policies and procedures that reflect best practices in museum security, and are consistent with museum accreditation security standards.
Ensure a comprehensive facility safety program that places particular emphasis on the protection of art, assets and the safety of museum staff, visitors and volunteers.
Develop and implement a comprehensive safety and security training program for all JSMA staff and volunteers.
Work closely with campus partners on the updating, maintaining, training and exercising staff on the facility emergency operations and business continuity plan.
Maintain university safety and security policies and standards.

Special Requirements
• Adult CPR with First Aid and Automatic External Defibrillation
(AED) certification required within 60-days of employment.
• This position will require a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain UO Driver’s Certification

Minimum Requirements
• Associate’s degree or three years security experience in an AAM accredited museum security department.
• Three years experience in working within a security program.
• One year experience training and scheduling staff, students and/or volunteers.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
• Proficient computer skills with programs such as Microsoft Word and other related software 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.

Preferred Qualifications
• Supervisory or leadership experience (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.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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