Krannert Art Museum

Museum Security Guard 

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois 

We are currently looking for responsible individuals to join our team as a member of the
Krannert Art Museum security department. Security guards are integral to museum operations
and are responsible for the safety of Krannert Art Museum’s visitors, programs, facility,
personnel, and collection.

If this opportunity is of interest to you please review the position information found at: Civil
Service Vacancy–Security Guard. 

Job Details
Security Guard - Krannert Art Museum

Job Summary
Under direct supervision from the Security Supervisor, this position is responsible for the safety
of Krannert Art Museum’s collection, ongoing programs, facility, personnel, and its visitors. As
the frontline to our customer-base (both internal and external) the security guard is responsible
for exemplifying the professional and high-standards of the Museum. Customer care and safety
is critical to this position and should be personified at all times, as is commitment to the
institution’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals.
Duties & Responsibilities
While staying alert and being courteous to visitors, patrol the entire area of the assigned post.
This may entail:
· Walking throughout the galleries actively monitoring activities.
· Remaining stationary for extended periods of time monitoring gallery activities.
· Observing artwork for discrepancies, reporting issues to appropriate staff member.
· Monitoring entrances, exits, stairwells, ensuring security and safety of operations.
· Escorting guests through the museum.
In the absence of or at the direction of the Security Supervisor, this position may be upgraded to
Lead Guard; duties of which may include (but are not limited to) the following:
· Ensure gallery assignments are being upheld by staff and student guards.
· Ensure break and lunch times are adhered to.
· Ensure museum is appropriately staffed and works with Security Supervisor to address
operational needs.
· Ensure replacement staff is contacted for guard staff shortages and assists in coordinating call-
in procedures.

Additional responsibilities

· Perform internal and external building checks for vandalism, damage, suspicious activity, and
potentially hazardous conditions or materials. Following the appropriate reporting procedures in
any such instances.
· Report in detail damaged or missing objects, mechanical or facility issues, burned out lights,
leaks or other problems to the Security Supervisor as soon as they are detected.
· Monitor and record temperature & humidity readings in museum spaces to ensure readings are
within the museum standard range.
· Enforce gallery rules as outlined in the guard manual.
· Guard property against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry.
· Adhere to and respectfully enforce preservation standards for displays by protecting artwork.
Prevent artwork from being photographed where required. Direct visitors to coat and locker
rooms to store materials that do not fit within the museum “allowable items” category (see guard
· Check credentials and have all F&S, maintenance, and contracted workers sign in at the
information desk. Assigns visitor badges before work commences and escorts workers to
appropriate areas.
· Act as a liaison for the museum staff by directing/escorting visitors to applicable areas for
· Maintain a familiarity with the building and its resources, know the building emergency action
plan (BEAP) and guide/direct staff and visitors in case of emergencies.
· Remind visitors of University and museum regulations when appropriate.
· Maintain a working knowledge of current applicable departmental and University policies,
procedures, and requirements i.e.: Guard Manual, Civil Service Policy & Rules, Smoke Free
Campus, and Conceal Carry.
· Prepare all applicable forms, documentation and reports as required.
· When necessary, stanchion assembly is required. Stanchion racks may be in excess of 25 lbs.
· Act as a mentor to student guards by providing appropriate guidance, direction, and feedback,
reporting performance issues to lead or supervisor.

Physical Demands
 Standing : Frequently
 Walking : Frequently
 Stairs : Occasionally
 Sitting : Occasionally
 Lifting/Carrying : Occasionally
 Balancing : Occasionally
 Repetitive Motions : Occasionally
 Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination : Occasionally
 Visual Acuity : Occasionally
 Running/Jumping : Occasionally
 Additional Physical Demands
1. Physical Demands: Position includes extensive walking/standing; remaining in a stationary position for long periods; stooping; reaching; bending; unlocking doors with locks that are either up to 5’8” feet from the floor or as low as floor level; and opening/closing doors weighing up to 25 lbs.

2. Working Environment/Conditions:The security staff is asked to maintain a high level of professionalism, maturity, and discretion in addition to maintaining the safety of our operation. There may be periods of either high or low traffic and the candidate must be able to weather the fluctuation. Security staff are expected to remain vigilant and respond
quickly to potentially stressful or life-threatening situations.
3. Personal Relationships: Direct contact with with Krannert Museum staff as well as other university departments, external vendors, and the public.
Working Conditions
 Extreme cold : Rarely
 Extreme heat : Rarely
 Noise : Rarely
 Temperature Changes : Rarely
 Inclement Weather : Rarely
 Work Outdoors : Rarely

Minimum Qualifications
1. High school diploma or equivalent.
2. Valid/current Illinois Drivers license.
3. No record of conviction of a felony, or of a crime involving moral turpitude.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to carry out written and oral instructions; Ability to read basic operational procedures and
prepare reports; Use sound judgment when addressing the needs of the customer and maintains a
courteous and safe environment; Reliable, predictable attendance is essential to the position.

Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 4210 - Security Guard position, appointed on a 12-month
basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close date. Salary is commensurate
with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 PM (CST) on September 30, 2022. Apply for this
position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. In order to be
considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted
through will not be considered. For further information about this specific
position, please contact Dave Holzner via email. For questions regarding the application process,
please contact 217-333-2137.


The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to
disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment
mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination
statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual
harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment

eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable
accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application
and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable
accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the
Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1012106
Job Category: Service Operations
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If you have any questions, please email Stephanie Swearingen or call her at