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Job Title: Museum Protection Officer I
Department: Museum Protection
Classification: Non-Exempt, part-time
Reports to: Museum Protection Manager
Supervises: N/A

Position Summary
A Level I Museum Protection Officer is responsible for providing physical security of KMCA and its remote satellite locations in order to safeguard its works of art, both interior and exterior, its buildings, grounds, and parking areas to assure the safety and well-being of staff, visitors, and persons in and around the Museum and its remote facilities. This individual will possess strong customer service skills to assist in creating a quality visitor experience. Ability to work with moderate to close supervision and to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities in an effective manner. This is a part time position averaging between 20 to 25 hours per week. Work hours include weekend schedules.

Job Specifications
• Must pass KCPD Police Commission examination and receive a Class A Police Commission (requires U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status and a police record free of a felony conviction)
• High School diploma or equivalent is required
• Specialized training or study in Museum high security practices preferred
• Previous security, law enforcement, military, or museum gallery experience is preferred
• Ability to work overtime as required

Application Process
Resumes can be emailed to: employment@kemperart.org

Mail hard copies to:
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Attn: Jean Hanover
4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111

Application forms are also available for completion at the visitor services desk and can be completed in person during the Museum’s operating hours.

• Applications will be reviewed as they are received. No telephone calls please.

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Job Title: Kemper East Site Supervisor
Department: Museum Protection / Administration (dual reporting)
Classification: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Museum Protection Manager
Supervises: NA
Date: July 2014

Position Summary
A Kemper East Site Supervisor will demonstrate excellence in all aspects of a Level I Museum Protection Officer. This individual will take on responsibilities pertaining to the physical security of Kemper East in order to safeguard its works of art, both interior and exterior, its buildings, grounds, and parking areas to assure the safety and well-being of staff, visitors, and persons in and around the Museum and its remote facilities. This individual will possess strong customer service skills to assist in creating a quality visitor experience, work with minimal supervision, carry out assigned duties and responsibilities in an effective manner, and show initiative in problem solving.

Major Responsibilities
Protection of artwork, facilities, and public
• Monitor KE security system cameras
• Maintain a working knowledge of KE and Museum alarm systems
• Maintain a working knowledge of KE and Museum emergency procedures
• Maintain familiarity with KE facilities
• Allow access to secure KE locations for IT contractors, service vendors, or staff
• Conduct opening and closing procedures of Kemper East
• Committed to fulfilling responsibilities associated with after hour events in addition to regular work schedule
• Create written reports and notify the MP Manager and Registration in the event of any damage (or potential damage) to Museum collection
• Create written reports and notify MP Manager in the event of incidents or accidents related to public safety
• Perform routine art counts and inspections at the beginning and end of day, reporting any damage or change in condition to the MP Manager, Facilities and Operations Manager, Registrar, and/or Curator, as appropriate
• Be on alert for and report all safety hazards, or conditions that could result in unauthorized entry, injury, or loss, to the MP Manager
• Communicate KE needs with custodians
• Report to the MP Manager any unusual or suspicious activity at Kemper East. Contact KCPD as directed, or in the absence of the MP Manager

Site Management
• Walk exterior of KE to ensure protection of property and to remove trash
• Regularly check museum provided email for information and museum updates
• In the event of malfunctions with KE facilities, notify the Facilities and Operations Manager and help oversee service vendors
• In the event of KE alarm or camera system malfunctions, notify the MP Manager and help oversee service vendors
• Be a contact for employees regarding the management of the AVID phone system. Schedule repairs when necessary
• Maintain the use and ordering of cell phones and cell phone repairs.
• Be a contact for employees regarding malfunctions with the copier, scanning, or printer systems. Schedule repairs when necessary
• Notify Preparator of lights out on the collection and notify Facilities Manager to replace interior lights which are not focused on artwork
• Staff contact for postal/interoffice operations
• Contact vendor for postage machine maintenance
• Post mail on a daily basis
• Order general office supplies for the Museum
• Coordinate the postal/interoffice mail runs with the Assistant Museum Protection Manager
• Coordinate task of taking mail to the post office
• Support KE meetings and special event rentals
• Set-up and clean-up meetings, including chairs, AV equipment, etc.

Creating a quality visitor experience
• Record daily attendance
• Monitor guest log for interns, volunteers and vendors
• Stay informed about Museum programs and exhibitions
• Answer Museum phones and direct calls, in line with museum expectations
• Direct people as they enter KE
• Know other Museum staff and their roles
• Maintain casual knowledge of staff whereabouts, including anticipated time off

Maintain General Events Calendar
• Update online calendar, logbook and files on RAID server as necessary, in regards to events and exhibitions
• Distribute Facility Forms
Staff Liaison for printing and telephones
• Be initial contact person for these two functions
• Facilitate issues between staff and these functions
Administrative assistance to Director of Finance and Accounting
• Assist with mailings and calendar scheduling
• Provide general administrative assistance as requested

Must be able to obtain and maintain a current Notary status

Perform any and all other duties as may be assigned by Supervisors

Key Competencies
Job Knowledge/ Professionalism: Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to perform effectively; understands the expectations of the job; keeps professional knowledge up to date. Maintaining integrity of Museum standards in ones presentation of self to the public.

Trustworthiness: Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality as it pertains to the Museum’s policy and procedures, personnel and other privileged information.

Interpersonal Skills: Maintains harmonious working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the public.

Judgment/Alertness: Ability to make sound judgments pertaining to safety of art and public. Ability to maintain constant awareness of people and surroundings.

Leadership: Exhibits confidence in self and others, inspires respect and trust, motivates others to perform well, and reacts well under pressure.

Job Specifications
Must pass KCPD Police Commission examination and receive a Class A Police Commission (requires U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status and a police record free of a felony conviction)

High School diploma or equivalent is required

Specialized training or study in Museum high security practices preferred

Previous customer service or museum gallery experience is preferred

Ability to work overtime as required. Ability to receive phone calls regarding museum functions and emergencies during non scheduled hours

Physical Requirements
• Stand/Walk: The ability to remain on one's feet in an upright position at a work station without moving about. The ability to move about on foot.
• Sit: The ability to remain in a normal seated position
• Talk: The ability to express or exchange ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly by means of the spoken word, imparting information or detailed instructions to clients, to the public, or to other workers.
• Handle/Feel: The ability to seize, hold, grasp, turn, or otherwise work with hand or hands. The ability to perceive attributes of objects and materials such as size, shape, temperature, or texture, by touching with skin, particularly fingertips.
• Stoop: The ability to bend the body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist; requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
• Reach with hands and arms: The ability to extend the hands and arms in any direction.
• Lifts Weight and Exerts Force: Lifts weight up to 40 lbs. or exerts force by lifting, lowering, pulling, carrying, pushing, slapping, striking, kicking, pulling, or jerking.
• Vision: The ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more. The ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes remain fixed on a given point. Three-dimensional vision, the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships to see objects where and as they actually are. The ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus. This is required when doing close work at varying distances from the eye.

Application Process
Review of application materials will start immediately. All application materials should be typed and include the following:
• Cover letter
• Resume including education and relevant employment history
• Three professional references

Responses can be emailed to: employment@kemperart.org

You may mail a hard copy to:
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Attn: Jean Hanover, HR Manager
4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.