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Security Officer (Part-Time)

Updated April 13, 2018


The Virginia Museum of History & Culture seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Security Officer. This individual serves as a part of the Operations Division, reports directly to the Security Supervisor and is responsible for providing security to the VMHC throughout the building and grounds.

The  Security Officer's role is vitally important and highly visible. It is essential that duties are carried out with dignity and restraint and they include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring security risk to the campus and patrons and reporting potential problems to the Security Supervisor;

  • Having a working knowledge of the alarm computer and fire system;

  • Escorting and monitoring contractors, vendors and visitors while in non-public areas;

  • Receiving and notifying departments of deliveries;

  • Process and delivering mail; and

  • Following policies and procedures of the security and maintenance departments.

The selected candidate will also work well under pressure, have strong customer service skills and possess the ability to maintain professional composure, write orginal correspondence to include logs and reports and work with little supervision. The Security Officer works a flexible/rotating schedule that may require early morning, evening, and weekend hours. Professional appearance is required.


High school education; computer and security experience preferred; ability to pass and maintain the State of Virginia Private Security Course; possess an authentic interest in the mission and work of the VMHC.


Salary commensurate with experience


Send letter of interest, resume and list of references electronically to Jobs@VirginiaHistory.org


Founded in 1831, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture is the oldest cultural organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. Located in the Museum District of Richmond, Virginia, the VMHC houses its collection of nearly 9 million items and serves as the state history museum with permanent and special exhibitions as well as a vibrant portfolio of public programs.

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.