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Security Manager - Security Department


Job Title: Security Manager

Department: Security Department

Reports To: VP, Operations and Finance

Status: Part-time, 20 hours per week. 4 hours per day, 8 am - 12 pm, Monday through Friday. Will require flexibility to work some evenings and weekends during special events held at the Museum.

Start Date: Immediately

Posting Dates: May 11, 2015 through May 22, 2015


The Security Manager will direct the Museum's Security functions for the protection, safety and comfort of visitors, staff, facility and collections; and direct and conduct training for frontline staff in both security practices and visitor service protocols.



  1. Direct the work and scheduling of employed frontline staff in security and visitor engagement responsibilities.
  2. Collaborate with Visitor Services staff to ensure that all frontline staff provide appropriate levels of safety for and engagement with museum visitors.  
  3. Direct the work and scheduling of contract Security staff, including hiring training and assigning work, evaluating performance and handling employee relations issues.
  4. Conduct physical examinations of property to ensure compliance with security policies and regulations (regular testing of the alarm system, fire extinguisher checks, fire drills, maintaining security equipment, etc.)
  5. Identify, investigate and resolve security breaches and safety issues.
  6. Issue, track and recover identification badges and keys for all staff, trustees, students, interns and volunteers.  Maintain roster sheets and telephone directory of all staff, students and volunteers.
  7. Oversee provision of security badges to authorized visitors, contract staff, vendors and guests.  Ensure that they are not allowed access to facilities without an employee escort.
  8. Conduct fire extinguisher training annually.  Coordinate fire drill exercises bi-annually.
  9. Provide security at special events.
  10. Serve on the museum's Disaster Planning and Visitor Services Committee.
  11. Attend bi-monthly Museum Security Network group meetings.
  12. Attend monthly PCIC (Police and Citizen Informational Counsel) meetings.  Obtain information regarding community/neighborhood crime and how to address and minimize its impact.
  13. Perform other duties and responsibilities as directed by the VP, Operations and Finance.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Requires an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, Security Management or related field.
  2. Must have 5 - 10 years of supervisory/managerial experience in public safety and security or law enforcement.
  3. Experienced in providing training to security officers and/or visitor service staff.
  4. Familiarity with commercial or museum building security practices.
  5. Familiarity with and commitment to exemplary visitor or customer service.
  6. Must be CPR/Basic First Aid Certified.


Position will require standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying (25lbs), speaking, hearing, seeing and observing.


Please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration to Securitymanager@geh.org

George Eastman House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Assistant Conservator - Conservation Department


Job Title: Assistant Conservator

Department: Conservation Department

Reports To: Taina Meller, Conservator-in-Charge

Status: Full time

Start Date: Immediately

Posting Dates: May 11, 2015 through June 7, 2015


The main focus of this position is to support all the efforts of Kay R. Whitmore Conservation Center to care for, conserve and preserve the photography collection of George Eastman House and to make it accessible for generations to come.



  1. Participate in all departmental activities including examination, documentation, analysis and treatment of collection materials.
  2. Provide exhibition and loan support.
  3. Assess condition of proposed/new acquisitions.
  4. Assist in collection surveys.
  5. Engage in research.
  6. Provide advice, assistance and training to museum staff and occasionally to the public on various preservation topics such as handling and storage.
  7. Assist in training, management, and supervision of interns, students, fellows and volunteers.
  8. Inspect and maintain department facilities and equipment.
  9. Serve as a courier for collection materials on loan.
  10. Pursue independent studies and professional opportunities as appropriate.
  11. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Conservator-in-Charge.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree from a recognized conservation training program with specialization on photographic materials.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to the profession of photograph conservation.
  3. Wide knowledge of materials and technologies encountered in creation of photographic objects.
  4. Up-to-date knowledge of current methods of photograph conservation.
  5. A high degree of manual dexterity.
  6. Experience in analytical examination methods of photographic materials.
  7. Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  8. Strong organizational abilities and computer proficiency.
  9. Knowledge of standard Museum practices, protocols and ethics.


The responsibilities of this position may require standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying, seeing, depth perception, color vision and repetitive motion. Work takes place in the conservation laboratory and other collection care areas, museum galleries and an office. Some travel to other museums may be required.


Please submit your cover letter and resume to tmeller@geh.org

George Eastman House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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