Security, Security Officer, Part Time

Posted September 1, 2021
Type Part-Time
Department Security
Pay $17.00 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.



Reporting to the Director of Security, this part-time position conducts patrols, monitors the property at designated posts, and assists in the operation of the Security Department.

This is a great opportunity for retirees, including those recently retired from the military.


Assists the Security Management group with a variety of security tasks including:

  • Ensures the museum environment is safe for all patrons, employees, and other visitors by preventing trespassing, theft, vandalism,  and hazardous activity
  • Enforces museum safety and security policies and regulations as directed
  • Monitors employees entering and exiting the building, checking packages, directing vendors and visitors
  • Conducts patrols as assigned and remains vigilant at all times, communicating observations to security control and security management
  • Remains flexible and collaborative, assisting with a variety of projects and tasks as directed
  • Arrives on time and has consistent attendance


Requires excellent judgment; good communication skills; ability to communicate professionally and tactfully with law enforcement, fire department personnel, contracted security vendors, Museum patrons, and staff from all organizational levels.  Position requires the ability to work under pressure and to react appropriately to any situation.  Must be skilled at multi-tasking and performing simultaneous mental, manual and visual activities.  Performance of essential functions requires remaining alert at all times, regular moderate physical mobility and exertion in walking, climbing stairs, and standing for several hours.

Security Officers are required to work outdoors and in occasional inclement weather.  Work may require strenuous physical activity related to responding to emergencies.  Must be able to bend, twist, reach, and lift up to 20 pounds.  Work schedule involves evening and weekend hours, and some holiday shifts including all major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s). Requires wearing a uniform and adherence to the Museum uniform and grooming standards. A valid California driver’s license and personal automobile insurance is required.


This position pays $17.00 per hour. 


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 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.