Security Supervisor

Whitney Museum of American Art

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The Whitney Museum of American Art is pleased to announce an opening for a Security Supervisor. Reporting to the Security Director, the Security Supervisor will schedule and supervise the Museum’s security team for day-to-day operations and special evening events; maintain Security Department records including weekly payroll and invoices and monitor central station. Regular schedule will reflect the Museum’s public hours, including evenings and weekends.

About the Whitney

The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.


Responsibilities include knowledge of the following systems:

  • Fire and life-safety systems

  • CCTV

  • Alarm-based systems for the protection of artwork

  • Access control

  • Developing schedule rosters, duty rotations and administrative systems for staffing

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Acting as a fire safety director for the Museum

  • Working with other staff to ensure best practice and compliance relating to Health and Safety and Fire Safety legislation and maintaining all security records and logs

  • Acting as a contact for Health and Safety, and Fire safety inquiries

  • Investigating accidents and recommending solutions

  • Working with facilities managers to ensure public safety systems are properly tested and maintained

  • Managing the contract for agency security provision to ensure that the service provided is in line with the standards and requirements set out in the service level agreement

  • Collaborating with other museum staff to ensure artwork protection.

  • Working as a Security Manager to cover management duties for special events


B.A.; 5+ years supervisory experience in the Security field; NYS Training; Security and Fire Safety Director License; excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with all staff at a premier NYC cultural institution.

How to Apply

Please complete an application located on the Museum’s website:

EEO Statement

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

Posted on June 18