Security Representative

Position Type: Full-time, Hourly, Temporary, Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $13.00-$15.00/hour
Benefits: Not  Eligible

Summary of Position

This position reports to the Director of Building Operations. This position is a non-exempt, full-time position with up to 40 hours per week. This person is responsible for monitoring all aspects of the security office during special exhibitions requiring additional security coverage. It is anticipated that the hours of work will be at least 8 hours per scheduled day and up to 14 hours dependent on specific coverage needs. This position will work primarily overnight shifts, between the hours of 8pm and 8am. This is a temporary position, the expected duration of this position is 9/1/19 – 2/1/20


  • Maintains and updates security log, noting any unusual activity
  • Monitors security cameras from central control room monitoring station
  • Monitors building alarms and access control software
  • Notifies appropriate parties of any needed information in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to communicate effectively; both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must understand organizational structure and decision making process
  • Must demonstrate good problem solving skills
  • Possess the ability to work as a team player in a collaborative manner; with staff from all departments
  • Availability to work evening, overtime and weekend hours as assigned
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Familiarity with computer systems, including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • The qualified candidate must be committed to the museum’s brand personality: innovative, passionate, civic-minded, gracious, and approachable.

Travel, Working Conditions, and Physical Environment

The essential physical requirements of this position include:

  • Frequent lifting of deliveries up to 50lbs
  • Requires extended periods of stationary time monitoring cameras

To Apply

  • Please email a completed job application, cover letter and resume to: Please send cover letter and resume as a single attachment.
  • Include “Security Rep: First Name Last Name” in subject line.
  • No phone inquiries, please.

Tacoma Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Tacoma Art Museum strongly encourages applicants from members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.

About Tacoma Art Museum

Tacoma Art Museum is a public-spirited institution with nationally recognized exhibitions and innovative educational programs. Named by  USA Today  as one of the “Top 10 Great Places to See Art in Smaller Cities,” the museum has developed a reputation for presenting art in a thought-provoking yet accessible manner with a strong commitment to Northwest art through its acquisition and exhibition programs. Founded in 1935, the museum has strong roots in the community and anchors Tacoma’s lively downtown university and museum district.

Completed in November 2014, an additional $15.5-million building project has added approximately 16,000 square feet, and houses the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art. This collection establishes TAM as the only major museum of Western American art of this caliber in the Northwest. It also enables the museum to fully explore the art history of the West while integrating its Western and Northwest collections.

Another significant gift announced on January 14, 2016 is the gift of the  Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Collection. The Benaroyas carefully assembled over their 70 years of marriage a collection that  includes Northwestern and international studio art glass along with important paintings and sculptures by renowned regional artists. The gift, announced on Mrs. Benaroya’s 93rd  birthday, includes a contribution for the construction of a new 7,390 square-foot gallery addition in which to present the collection.  The new wing  has been designed by award-winning architect Tom Kundig of Seattle-based Olson Kundig and is projected to open in January 2019.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Tacoma Art Museum family!

About Tacoma

Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Tacoma is known as the City of Destiny, a city that has always marched to the beat of its own drum. Close enough to Seattle to take advantage of everything a major metropolis offers, Tacoma is its own distinctly unique and actively engaged community with a clear love of the arts.

Diverse individuals and families continue to invest in Tacoma for its charming historic neighborhoods, schools, parks, waterfront, and amenities. You’ll find the beaches and forests of Puget Sound ideal to bike, run, hike, and paddle – including the nearby Mount Rainier. In addition to sports, theater and other cultural offerings, Tacoma is home to a growing restaurant and pub scene that’s made national press. The thriving Tacoma Museum District lines the downtown core and showcases some of the nation’s best collections. Tacoma is a great place to call home.