Reports To: Security Supervisor
Department: Administration
Purpose: Performs responsible and professional security work relative to the safekeeping of the Museum, its property, exhibitions, and collections.
Hourly rate: $15


  • Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to maintain security of premises.
  • Provides excellent customer service and assists visitors and patrons of the Museum by providing direction to various parts of the building, or answering general questions, etc.
  • Informs or warns persons of Museum rule infractions or violations; such as touching artwork, bringing unauthorized items into Museum, etc.
  • 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 potential loss, intrusion, criminal activity and ensure security of doors and windows.
  • Watches for and writes reports of irregularities, such as touching or damage of art, equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences, such as fire hazards.
  • Ability to work any day; primarily weekends, including Thursday through Sunday.
  • Assists with and/or opens and closes the Museum.
  • Assist Museum management with additional Museum wide efforts including administrative tasks and visitor desk duties as needed


Education and Experience:

  • High-school degree or equivalent.


Other Requirements:

  • Criminal background clearances must be successfully completed, passed, and submitted to the Museum prior to the first day of employment.
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the job, including standing or walking for long periods of time, lifting objects up to 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to visually observe and monitor Museum building, grounds, and security cameras
  • Dress according to Museum guard dress code.


To Apply:

Please forward a completed Employment Application or resume and submit it to

The Allentown Art Museum is an equal-opportunity, equal-access employer, fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.


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.