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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Security Officer

Security Officer

Job Number: 096-15, 097-15 

Department: Security

Classification: Regular, Hourly, Part Time, 20 hours per week – Job #096-15 (6 Day Shift positions available)

Classification: Regular, Hourly, Part Time, 20 hours per week – Job #097-15 (2 Swing Shift 5pm-10pm positions available)


Working under direct supervision, is assigned to work in galleries or gardens to protect visitors, collection and property.  Duties may include performing security patrols by foot, answering visitor inquiries, respond to emergencies according to defined procedures; and monitor movement of staff, visitors, assets, equipment and materials.


Essential Functions:


  • Patrols assigned areas to protect visitors, collections and property.
  • These areas may be regular or special posts; assignments may change daily and within a single shift.
  • Observe, detect and report on damage to property as well as safety and or security hazards;
  • Maintain a high level of customer service to staff and visitors.
  • This position requires standing for long periods of time (up to 6 hours per shift) and wearing of a radio earpiece at normal volume setting.
  • Greets visitors; provides information, direction and other assistance to ensure visitors have a positive experience.
  • May be assigned outdoors and construction posts which may include inclement weather, dust, dirt and noise.
  • Enforces Huntington and Security policies and regulations within guidelines provided, using good judgment and excellent public relations skills; refers unresolved concerns or problems to supervisor.
  • Responds to alarms according to established guidelines.
  • Assists staff, visitors and others in the safe evacuation of buildings and other areas; Responds to incidents and emergencies according to Huntington policy – same for On-Call Security Officers.


Other Functions:


  • May be asked to administer first aid to staff or visitors.
  • May be asked to perform security responsibilities for special events, construction activities, filming, and other special functions, at any hours of the day and during any days of the week.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Able to understand and explain policies and procedures thoroughly and clearly.
  • Able to speak and articulate clearly for radio and personal communication. Must be able to hear communications accurately over the radio and in person. Must be able to read written documentation, pamphlets, and computer screen.
  • Able to see with clarity up to 75 feet.
  • Sufficient mobility and strength to patrol assigned areas for up to 6 hours standing, and to assist others to evacuate buildings and other areas, including such activities as holding a heavy door open for several minutes at a time and climbing stairs.
  • Able to exercise good judgment at all times.
  • Have a high level of integrity; be tactful and courteous in dealing with visitors, staff, vendors, readers and others.
  • Valid California driver’s license.
  • Able to work a varied schedule which is subject to change.




  • Experience interacting with others in a professional setting - where courtesy, a positive demeanor, and tact are required.
  • Experience in a security related field preferred but not required.
  • CPR and First Aid qualifications preferred.
  • Experience in building evacuations and emergency response preferred.


Working Conditions: May work in galleries or garden locations as assigned and may work in inclement weather conditions including severe heat and cold.


How to Apply For Employment


Complete an Application


In order to be considered for employment at The Huntington, you need to submit an employment application by email, mail, or in person. Refer to the posted job listings for any additional materials that may be required for consideration of your application. In your correspondence, please include the job number that corresponds to the position for which you are applying. Only one set of application materials is necessary, unless you are applying for more than one position. 

Employment applications are available online or in The Huntington's Visitor Reception area from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Huntington Employment Application   

By Email
Email completed applications to: Include the job number in the subject line. 

By Mail
Send your resume or completed application to: 

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 
1151 Oxford Road 
San Marino, CA 91108
Attention: Human Resources, Job # 096-15, 097-15  

By Fax
626-449-2306. Include the job number on your cover sheet.

In Person
You are welcome to complete an employment application and submit your resume and other materials to the receptionist in the Visitor Reception area adjacent to the Entrance Pavilion during regular business hours. Unfortunately, we are unable to conduct on-the-spot interviews. 

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Security Officer

Date Posted:  03/30/2015
Experience Level:  Entry
Career Group:  Other
Cause Type:  Arts & culture

1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

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