Part-Time Security Guard and/or Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD)

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Brooklyn, NY 11217


Seth Azizollahoff

Job Details


Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), an internationally recognized presenter of contemporary performing arts and cinema, is seeking a part-time Security Guard and/or Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD). Under the supervision of the Lead Auxiliary Guard and the Security Manager, the security guard/FLSD will provide a safe and secure workplace for employees, vendors and visitors. 

The part-time Security Guard and/or Fire and Life Safety Director will also be responsible for the protection of exhibits/displays, the building and its employees/visitors, institutional and personal equipment and its grounds. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains order and provides security and safety to patrons during performances/events at BAM
  • Regular patrols of the institution
  • Responsible for access control
  • Assists in the detection of security vulnerabilities and the detection of trespassers
  • Conducts initial security investigations and creates detailed incident reports 
  • Enforces BAM policies and procedures

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current New York State Security Guard License
  • Strong sense of teamwork
  • Excellent communication (oral, written), customer service, and organizational skills are essential
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Basic computer knowledge and administrative skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office: Excel, Outlook and Word
  • New York certified as a Fire Guard by Fire Department preferred
  • Ability to work all shifts including overtime, as required
  • Ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to calmly interact with patrons/employees
  • Willingness to handle shifting task priorities

Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more years experience working as a security officer in a performing arts/museum environment or military environment 
  • Possession of an active Fire & Life Safety Director’s certificate of fitness (F-89) with ability to receive on-site certification as a Fire & Life Safety Director 
  • Possession of an active Fire Guard certificate of fitness (F-01)

Application Instructions: must complete an online application through BAM’s website – no phone calls, emails or walk ins, please.

Pay Rate: $18 per hour for Security Guard.  $22 per hour for FLSD (certification required).  This position is not eligible for benefits. 

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