Job Information

University of Utah UMFA Security Staff in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/10/2022

Requisition Number PRN12230N

Job Title Service Officer

Working Title UMFA Security Staff

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 12-19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00073 - Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.00

Close Date

Job Summary

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the campus of the University of Utah, and offers visitors the opportunity to explore over 5,000 years of human creativity with a collection of over 20,000 objects and art works from classic Greek and Roman antiquities to cutting-edge, contemporary art. Founded in 1914, the UMFA is the State of Utah’s official museum, creating exhibitions and programs which serve a wide array of audiences. The Museum is located in the award-winning Marcia and John Price Museum Building.

The Security Staff is responsible for protecting the art and delivering excellent customer service while making sure all policies and procedures are followed by visitors, staff, volunteers, and colleagues.


Secures buildings to avoid theft and property damage throughout the UMFA . Applies preventive measures to insure possible hazards are minimized.

Unlocks UMFA building(s) at the beginning of each work day and secures UMFA property by locking buildings and turning off lights and other electrical devices unintentionally left on after office hours.

Patrols the UMFA , inspecting building, examining doors and windows, and checking for intrusions.

Assists the Fire Department by answering fire alarms with fire fighters and unlocking buildings and barriers to permit entry.

Investigates disturbances and contacts police if a violation of the law has occurred.

Maintains appropriate logs to advise department heads of potential security problems.

Provides special services to the UMFA community such as locking and unlocking offices, escorting individuals and assisting patrons and visitors with directions. Assists in theft prevention by monitoring the security of controlled spaces and works of art via; building patrols and closed-circuit television.

Needs to be able to lift 50 lbs, ensure that parcels are received, inspected and delivered to appropriate staff with in the UMFA .

Assists UMFA staff during medical emergencies by calling University Police for Paramedic response, applies basic first-aid until paramedics arrive, and managing crowd control.

May occasionally be required to assist with moving works of art under the direction of the Collections Department.

Minimum Qualifications


One year security experience or equivalency; successfully pass a background check; demonstrated communications skills; and a commitment to providing excellent customer service required. A valid Utah Driver’s License preferred. CPR and AED certification preferred.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.