Security, Security Officer, Part Time

Posted June 14, 2023
Type Part-Time
Department Security
Category Non-exempt
Hiring Pay Scale $19.00 per hour


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.


Requires excellent judgment, good communication skills; ability to communicate professionally and tactfully with 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. 

Requires wearing a uniform and adherence to the Museum uniform and grooming standards. 


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

Physical Requirement

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 30 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 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.