Security Guard (2nd Shift), Part-Time
North Adams, MA Security
Job Type

2nd shift - 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Part-Time opening

Job duties include but are not limited to:

- Secures/opens museum and other campus buildings as scheduled

- Performs routine rounds of all buildings/areas as scheduled

- Checks doors/windows of buildings to ensure tightly closed/locked; notes in log any unlocked


- Responds to all security requests on campus, relays messages to Supervisor

- Determines when incident requires written report, which report form to use and submits to

supervisor; may prepare other written reports as directed by supervisor.

- Completes all incident reports by taking the time to investigate; promptly reports incidents or

risks that require Supervisor’s attention

- Monitors security camera monitors/observes campus activity

- Maintains a courteous, respectful and professional manner at all times

- Observes the highest standards of conduct of the department and organization.

- Helps to maintain the highest standards of integrity, credibility, and trustworthiness

- All other security duties as needed and required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Enhanced knowledge of basic security and Emergency Action Procedures.

- Skill in both verbal and written communication.

- Skill in observing situations and decision making.

- Skill in dealing courteously with the public.

- Must be flexible and capable to work alone as well as in teams.



  • A MASS MoCA Security Guard requires a high school diploma (or GED) or job-related work experience
  • Our Guards must be -- or willing to be -- trained and certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED, as well as other emergency procedures (i.e., fire and disaster evacuations, active shooter)
  • Acts as a team player who works well with others, and shows courtesy and respect to colleagues
  • Is able to work alone and as part of a team
  • Has strong people skills, including diplomacy and empathy
  • Has strong verbal, communication, and analytical skills
  • Is adept in conflict resolution; ability to de-escalate a wide range of situations
  • Has strong attention to detail, and ability for multi-tasking and critical thinking
  • Able to exercise discretion and independent judgment
  • Is proficient in, or willing to learn, use of a 2-way radio
  • Has proficient and legible writing skills (handwritten and typed)

Work Conditions

  • This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, with availability on weekends and holidays, and for events, programs, and festivals, including those after museum hours
  • This position requires outdoor patrolling year-round, which may include inclement weather
  • This position may require work in dimly lit areas, and/or may be subject to strobe lights or other photosensitive situations

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to climb, stoop, kneel, crawl, twist, bend, sit, walk, stand, and use repetitive movements of the hands
  • Must have excellent hearing, vision, and sense of smell in order to be acutely aware of the surrounding environment
  • Able to lift, carry, and operate a 25 lb fire extinguisher
  • Must be able to wear PPE when necessary

MASS MoCA strongly encourages employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Part-Time, Non-represented position.

Minimum starting wage is $19.50/hour plus shift differential for 2nd Shift.

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