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Job No. 140923

  • Job Title:
  • Museum Security Supervisor
  • Employer:
  • Bowdoin College
  • Location:
  • Brunswick , ME
  • Posting Date:
  • 22-Apr-2019
  • Description:
  • Job Summary
    The primary responsibility of this position is to supervise and manage the activities of security officers who are assigned to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, and provide department support as directed by management. The supervisor will work closely with the Museum’s Assistant Director for Operations and the Assistant Director for Cultural Property Security, keeping them informed of day-to-day and long-term operational matters involving personnel, general public safety, property protection, and reporting of maintenance for repair. The supervisor will take an active role in the daily security coverage of the galleries at the BCMA, responsible for the scheduling of Museum Security Officers and Museum Officer training requirements. Close coordination with the Assistant Director for Cultural Property Security and the Campus Security Supervisors is necessary for daily operational and personnel oversight. Secondary responsibilities include proficiency and support to campus security operations, which may include supervision of staff (Patrol Officers, Communications Center Officers and Shuttle Drivers) for designated shifts; and to ensure a safe and secure campus through College policy enforcement, incident investigations and jurisdictional coordination of campus emergencies.

    Education/Skills Requirements
    A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

    Applicants must possess: strong leadership/supervisory skills including excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, professional oral and written communication abilities, a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Access), the ability to solve problems and make recommendations and decisions in stressful situations, and the ability to be certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED.

    Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
    The Supervisor must have proven experience and ability to effectively communicate/exercise good judgment in managerial and customer relations roles. A minimum of one year lead or supervisory experience is preferred.

    Standard Work Days and Hours
    Normally scheduled hours of the museum will fall between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and until 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Some situations may require the supervisor to work outside the regularly scheduled shift, particularly when needed to support campus operations. This position will require weekend shift assignments and possible overtime.

    About Bowdoin
    Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine. Bowdoin’s student body is vibrant and intellectually engaged. Admission to Bowdoin is highly selective.

    Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students—including first-generation college students—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors. The Class of 2022 at Bowdoin College is, by several measures, the most culturally diverse and socioeconomically representative class in the College’s history. The College enrolls approximately 1,800 students representing 50 states and two US territories, and 42 foreign countries. Fifty percent of the Class of 2022 receives financial aid at Bowdoin; 35 percent are students of color; and 14 percent are members of the first generation of their family to attend college. Nine percent of the class has international citizenship or a non-US home/school address and ten percent are from Maine.

    The College’s commitment to providing an inclusive and equitable experience for all members of the campus community is evident in the significant investments it has made in programs and personnel. Bowdoin recently launched THRIVE, a college-wide initiative designed to foster achievement, belonging, mentorship, and transition in support of low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color following a generous gift from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings ’83. In addition, in 2017 the College completed the search for its first Senior Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity.

    Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.



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