Security, Gallery Attendant, Part Time

Posted December 9, 2022
Type Security, Part Time
Department Security
Hiring Pay Scale $17.11 per hour

The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a thirty-year period industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an exquisite collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Approximately 1,000 works from the permanent collection of 12,000 objects are on view in the Norton Simon Museum’s galleries and sculpture garden throughout the year.

The Museum is located in beautiful Pasadena, California, just steps from the bustling Old Pasadena district known for its shops and restaurants, and adjacent to the vibrant neighborhoods of northeast Los Angeles, Glendale and South Pasadena. Easily accessible by public transportation, the Museum also offers its employees free parking, as well as free admission to the Museum anytime, and discounts in the store and café.



Performs a variety of security related functions, including protecting art and other property.  Also provides assistance to visitors and staff during emergencies.  



Position requires good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to communicate professionally and tactfully with Museum patrons and staff from all organizational levels. Must be at least 18 years of age. Uniforms provided by the Museum must be worn when on duty. 


Major Job Responsibilities 

  • Assigned to galleries or exterior grounds to protect collection and other property from theft, vandalism, fire, illegal activity and any other hazard
  • Remains vigilant; remains on post until property relieved and reports any concerns, problems or hazards to security management
  • Maintains a calm, pleasant and professional demeanor at all times
  • Interacts with patrons and may be assigned to handle admissions or other patron interactions
  • Assists with special projects as needed


Physical Requirements

This position requires long hours of alert standing and moderate physical mobility and exertion in walking, climbing stairs.  Position may require strenuous physical activity related to responding to emergencies or alarms.  Gallery Attendants may be required to work outdoors and in occasional inclement weather. Must be able to bend, reach and lift up to 20 pounds.



Work days include Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m; Saturday from 11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Must be available to work up to 5 days per week on days selected by security management. 



Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Norton Simon Entities* provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Norton Simon Entities do not unlawfully discriminate or tolerate harassment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals over forty years of age, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. The Norton Simon Entities make reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and employees. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs.

The Norton Simon Entities are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion in its workforce.

*The Norton Simon Entities are composed of the following: Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena and the Norton Simon Art Foundation. Employment may be with either, or both, of these entities.

How to apply

In person between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Email cover letter and completed employment application, found in the link provided, to [email protected]


Employment is contingent upon proof of legal status to work in the United States.