The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Guard (Security) - Gallery Assistant, Guard

Hiring department Blanton Museum of Art
Monthly salary $2,000
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-09-07-01-6343
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Must be able to walk and stand for several hours at a time. Occasional overtime to be worked with little to no advance notice.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Monitor and assist with security of the Blanton Museum of Art collection and displays, and provide a positive visitor experience. Provide friendly, quality information and orientation to visitors during hours of operation and special events.

Essential Functions

Provide excellent customer service and maintain a courteous, friendly and informative attitude. Follow security routines in opening and closing the building to include turning the lights on and off, as well as assist in exhibition activation and deactivation. Complete a daily written activity log. Actively participate in training programs to improve knowledge of the museum, security and customer service skills. Assist in conducting crowd control procedures by monitoring and protecting museum visitors, galleries, buildings, equipment, facilities, and grounds. Maintain order in assigned areas by addressing inappropriate behavior in a confident, calm, and friendly manner. Serve as initial responder in the event of a visitor or other related emergency, contacting a supervisor when appropriate. Report to supervisor any missing or damaged objects or unusual conditions. Report any irregularities as they pertain to building operations, safety or fire hazards during patrol of premises.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Some guard or security experience in a cultural institution. Excellent verbal communication skills. Ability to organize and command authority to achieve necessary response in emergency situations. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Two years of college level education relating to visual arts. One to three years experience in an art museum or general museum/gallery or major library. Familiarity with the Blanton's art collection. One year experience using a personal computer. 6-8 plus months prior experience as a Gallery Assistant in a cultural institution. Blanton experience is a plus.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Must be able to stand and walk for several hours at a time.

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