Security Officer

Position Summary

To secure all property at the designated time and to provide a visual presence at all times.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Make regular and complete rounds of assigned Plimoth Patuxet properties and vessels.

  • Make regular overnight security checks of Plymouth Memorial State Park and surrounding environment.

  • Notify the appropriate staff member and authorities of any situation which may require attention.

  • Constantly monitor video surveillance equipment to protect assigned areas

  • Provide visitors with information after business hours.

  • Present a neat appearance and professional demeanor as a public representative of the organization

  • Make periodic checks of museum buildings, check security alarms, boilers and thermostats, as assigned

  • Lock and unlock all buildings and gates according to provided schedule.

  • Respond to in-coming calls after business hours.

  • Respond to staff requests for assistance.

  • Assume control in emergencies, and file nightly reports.

  • Occasionally work with outside law enforcement and governmental agencies.

This description focuses on the primary duties of the position. It is not designed nor intended to include all duties in satisfactory performance of the position.

Required Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be dependable, reliable and work well independently.

  • Must have good judgment, common sense, and the ability to act quickly in an emergency situation.

  • Reliability, dependability and punctuality.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Personal accountability.

  • Ability to work safely.

  • Fluency in English, strong verbal skills, and ability to communicate clearly and engagingly with guests and colleagues.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing is essential.

  • Ability to work independently, without direct supervision.

  • Must have valid driver’s license.

Education and Experience

High School or Equivalent

Additional Requirements

The Museum is open 7 days a week April through the end of November. During the Museum's open season, certain staff are required to work on some of the Holidays (Thanksgiving is an “all-hands on” day). Whenever working on a holiday is necessary, a manager will inform employees at least one week in advance if they’re expected to work on a holiday.

The Museum may also schedule "all-hands on" days such as Indigenous People's Day/Columbus Day and Thanksgiving. Advance notice will be given for "all-hands on" days.

The Museum respects the religious, and cultural beliefs and practices of all employees. On request, The Museum will strive to make an accommodation for such observances when a reasonable accommodation is available, and does not create an undue hardship on the Museum.

Physical Requirement and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Duties may include:

  • Working, sitting, standing, bent over or kneeling;

  • May involve some lifting and moving of objects, climbing stairs and standing for extended periods. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

  • Must be able to climb steep ladders and gangways in rain and snow conditions

  • Must be able to climb into and out of small vessels.

  • Must be able to work in dimly-lit areas during overnight shifts

  • There will be extremes in weather while working outside.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The workplace is not always climate controlled. This position requires outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions.

Core Commitments

Whether part-time or full-time, year-round or seasonal, all staff and volunteers at Plimoth Patuxet advance the Museum’s educational mission and strategic goals. They uphold the Museum’s core values and principles in their work and in all of their interactions with the public and with coworkers. This commitment helps to ensure that Plimoth’s reputation for excellence is maintained and that, as stewards of the Museum, we are helping to create a relevant and sustainable future for Plimoth Patuxet. The core principles that guide us in our work are:

  • Safety and Comfort

  • Compassionate Customer Engagement

  • Professional Excellence

  • Personal Accountability

  • Advance a Culture of Philanthropy

  • Teamwork

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a PDF file of your resume, and cover letter to, or by submitting them by US mail to the following address:

Plimoth Patuxet Museums
Attn: Human Resources
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth, MA 02360