MOCA Jacksonville – Security Guard

Posted Dec 15, 2022 Jacksonville, Florida


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Expires Dec 31, 2023


As a member of the Security Department, the Security Guard is responsible for ensuring the safety of employees, visitors and the protection of MOCA Jacksonville property and art work.

Essential duties and responsibilities

- Secure various posts on a rotational basis including galleries, access ramps, elevators, and other areas as assigned. - Inspect bags of visitors entering the museum and staff leaving the museum when necessary. - Inform visitors and staff of museum policies and enforce them appropriately. - Monitor and maintain the flow of visitors in all galleries. - Report to a Chief of Security and assist with documenting any incident related to visitors, staff, or art work. - Identify safety hazards, suspicious behavior and potential problems and report to the Chief of Security and Deputy Director. - Assist with emergency evacuations. - Provide security at special events. - Perform fireguard duties as qualified. - Read departmental memos and remain aware of all policy revisions. - Other duties, as assigned. - Is responsible for ensuring the safety of the works of art by patrolling galleries to ensure that visitors are not touching works of art. - Performs opening and closing procedures including; locking all doors, checking all floors to ensure that no one is in the building, and alarming/disarming the alarm. - Monitors the behavior of visitors at events and during museum hours in an effort to provide a safe environment for staff and the public. - Reports all incidents/accidents to supervisor immediately and keeps a record of all incidents. - Handles some front desk duties prior to the opening of the museum including monitoring front door, assisting guests, answering telephone, and monitoring the delivery of works of art into the museum.


- High school diploma or equivalent - 1 – 2 years of security related experience - Ability to stand for multiple hours - Good communication skills; ability to interact professionally and respectably with all levels of staff and visitors and enforce museum policies - Punctuality is essential - Ability to remain alert at all times - Professional, attentive and reliable - Must be available to work Weekends - Security experience in a customer service-oriented environment with direct customer relations preferred - Security license not required but experience in a museum or gallery setting preferred.

Education and Experience

Applicants must complete an online application at in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online will not be considered for this position. Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Sheri Verile at (904) 620-5498 or s.verile(at)

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