Job Description

Security Supervisor
Position Status Full time
Pay Range $23.00/hour
Close Date 10/25/21
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Why Denver Musuem of Nature & Science?

With exhibits featuring everything from dinosaur bones to Egyptian mummies, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science inspires learning in the young and young-at-heart. Pre-COVID we welcomed over 2.3 million visitors. We currently have 400 employees and over 1800 volunteers who are dedicated to serving our community, 7 days per week and 364 days per year.

While the days may be busy and our plates get full, the benefits of working in the Museum are multi-fold. How many places can you go upstairs and talk to a T-Rex about your stressful day? Or pick up Astronaut freeze-dried ice cream from the gift shop? Have a conversation with one of our amazing employees who do: scientific research, keep the museum clean, sell tickets, create culinary experiences for special events, to name just a few. The variety of people you build relationships with, make this a truly incredible place to work.


Our Culture:

We want people who demonstrate our core values: a curiosity and passion for science, a belief and desire to protect the natural world, thinking critically and acting with empathy, and cultivating relationships with everyone you come in contact with, including our greater community.

We pride ourselves on our customer service.  We want people who are committed to our success in delivering quality of service to our guests, teammates, and community. 

We strive to be a diverse and collaborative team – a team of people from different backgrounds, identities and experiences who are open to being inspired, challenged and changed by one another.  Visit to learn more.


We love working here, and cannot wait for you to see why. If you share our passion for our mission and values, we hope you will apply so that you can brag about working at the Museum, too! 


What this means to you:

The Security Supervisor position is responsible for ensuring a safe and secure environment for guests, team members, volunteers, Museum property and assets, including our 4.3 million scientific artifacts, while still providing exceptional customer service.  The Shift Supervisor provides day-to-day supervision, including motivation, coaching and training, and coordinates the day-to-day activities of the security team.

We are a 24/7 and 365 day per week operation. 

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science's Security Department has one Security Supervisor position available:

  • Graveyard: 12:00 AM to 8:00 AM (additional pay of $1.25/hour)


What the job entails:

  • Provides day-to-day supervision to the Security Officers and contract employees.
  • Coordinate Emergency Response and related evacuation planning and drills. Provide directions and assistance to employees, guests and community members. Develop strong liaison and coordinate with emergency first responders (police/fire) as needed.
  • Acts as liaison between security staff and other Museum departments in coordination of security operations and resolves issues.
  • Provides excellent customer service to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for customers.
  • Explains and enforces Museum policies to guests, uses de-escalation techniques to address issues and resolve conflicts.
  • Conduct incident response and investigations. Maintains accurate security records within legal compliance, ensures incident reports meet security standards.
  • Demonstrates excellent decision making skills generally and while under stressful conditions.
  • May require working overtime, weekends, and rotating shifts on short notice.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 3 years’ experience in security, military, or equivalent related service required.
  • 1 years’ supervisory experience or functioning as a lead required.
  • Security certification or related training approved by management, within one year of hire required.
  • Basic proficiency with web-enabled applicatons (email, Microsoft Office suite) required.
  • The Museum loves science.  As a science institution, the Museum believes in the science behind vaccines.  Effective September 1, 2021, all new hires must present proof of being vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of hire.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Excellent interpersonal, administrative, and communication skills, as well as strong leadership traits in order to deal effectively with colleagues, visitors, and customers
  • Ability to multitask effectively during busy times, exercise patience, and professionalism during stressful situations
  • Experience using de-escalation techniques to address issues and resolve conflicts
  • Ability to maintain guest, employee, and organization confidentiality
  • Ability to work under pressure or stressful situations
  • Abillity to obtain First Aid & CPR certification


Working Conditions:

  • Lifting requirements: Medium physical effort required by handling up to 20 pounds occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently.
  • Ability to walk 6-8 miles/day to patrol the Museum and property.
  • Ability to work outside as needed in all types of weather.
  • Ability to move someone in a wheel chair, or relocate an injured party to a safer area.
  • Ability to climb ladders and investigate issues in an emergency. 


Perks and Benefits of working at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science include:

A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage.  100% paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Paid time-off for vacation, sickness and holidays. 403(b) Retirement Plan with immediate eligibility to contribute and, after one year of employment, an employer contribution and match. An RTD Eco pass and a free Family+ membership to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

The full range of perks and benefits can be found HERE.


Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume by October 25, 2021.  Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

Applications will only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website

Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.


The Museum is committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff to serve the needs of our visitors. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

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