Security, Gallery Attendant, Part Time

Posted January 11, 2024
Type Part Time
Department Security
Category Non-exempt
Hiring Pay Scale $18.00 per hour


This position 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. Employees are expected to adhere to conservative dress and appearance standards.


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
  • 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.



Must be available to work up to 5 days per week on days selected by security management, up to 29 hours per week. Work schedule involves evening and weekend hours, and some holiday shifts including all major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s).



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, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, reproductive health decisionmaking, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, age (forty years of age and over), sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. The Norton Simon Entities make reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and employees and for religious observances and practices. This policy applies to all areas of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, termination, 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.