Position Overview

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

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • 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.

Qualifications and 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.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

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

  • 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.

  • There will be extremes in weather while working outside.

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 Patuxet'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 apply@plimoth.org, or by submitting them by US mail to the following address:

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