Reports To: Security Supervisor
Department: Administration
Purpose: To protect all museum property and artworks, and provide safety to visitors and personnel.


  • Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to maintain security of premises.
  • Warn persons of rule infractions or violations.
  • Monitor security systems, equipment, and other machinery (i.e, HVAC, phone, electrical panels, Lutron lighting, A/V).
  • Patrol Museum premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion, criminal activity and ensure security of doors and windows.
  • Documentation of irregularities with art, equipment or property damage, theft, or presence of unauthorized persons.
  • Contact with the public, and display outstanding interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to work all shifts, including days, weekends and evenings.
  • Potential for training to assist in operation of Museum visitor desk.


  • Must have a high school degree or equivalent.
  • Able to pass a criminal background checks.
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the job including standing for long periods of time, lifting objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Dress according to Museum policies.

To Apply:

Please submit a completed application form or resume, letter of interest, and three job references to or mail to Security Supervisor, Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. Fifth Street, Allentown, PA 18101.

The Allentown Art Museum is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and disability.

About the Allentown Art Museum:

The Allentown Art Museum, is an AAM-accredited museum with a permanent collection comprised of approximately 20,000 works of art. For over 85 years, the Allentown Art Museum has been a vital arts and educational institution in the greater Lehigh Valley. The mission of the Museum is to enrich the lives of the widest possible audience of visitors by engaging, informing, and inspiring them through the activities of collecting, preserving, studying, exhibiting, and interpreting important works of visual art.