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Museum Guard

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Work type: Part-time Temporary
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Nerman Museum

Position, Department: Museum Guard, Advancement & Government Affairs

Type of Position: Part-time Temporary, Non-Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: varies, 12 hours per week

Pay Range:  $15.00 - $18.20 and determined based on relevant years of work experience.

Benefits Category: Partial benefits

Position Summary: 

  • Welcome guests to the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (NMOCA) and provide information on current exhibitions or special events.
  • Observe visitors within NMOCA to ensure protection of artworks on view.
  • Maintain order in assigned areas by informing guests of Museum Rules/Policies in a confident, calm, and friendly manner.
  • Direct visitors to galleries, restrooms, and other points of interest.
  • Successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Registrar.
  • Must have weekday and occasional evening availability.

Required Qualifications:

  • Some post secondary education or equivalent preferred.
  • Must be physically able to respond quickly to visitor issues.
  • Must have the ability to stand for extended periods of time while remaining alert.
  • Must have excellent customer service, written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ideal candidates will have prior museum guard and/or customer service experience, a desire to be part of a team during exciting exhibitions and programs.
  • Current or previous JCCC student preferred.
  • Current students majoring in studio art, art history, or art education preferred.

To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and cover letter.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Observe and monitor visitors throughout the museum and galleries to maintain order and secure conditions for visitors and staff. 
  • Perform security patrols to ensure protection for the museum and its contents from potential losses, vandalism, or theft. 
  • Complete all opening and closing procedures without error. 
  • Provide information and direct visitors to galleries, restrooms, information desks, and other points of interest. 
  • Welcome visitors to the museum and provide information on current exhibitions and permanent collections. 
  • Proactively convey to visitors the museum safety requirements and rules. 
  • Address unsafe behavior in a confident, calm, and friendly manner. 
  • Communicate effectively and maintain a professional demeanor with coworkers and departmental leaders. 
  • Respond to emergencies per defined departmental protocols. 
  • Prepare incident reports as necessary. 
  • Observe and report any irregularities, such as fire or water hazards. 
  • Coordinate with Campus Services, Campus Police, fire, or other emergency response personnel in incidents affecting the museum.  

*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: JCCC provides equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals and is an affirmative action employer.  JCCC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, religion, marital status, parental status, military status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities, which includes employment and admissions, in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, the Kansas Acts Against Discrimination and all other applicable civil rights and nondiscrimination laws. 

Inquiries concerning JCCC's compliance with its nondiscrimination policies (including Title IX, Title VI and Section 504 inquiries) may be referred to a Title IX Coordinator (, or Director of Human Resources, or the Dean of Students and Learner Engagement at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210, 913-469-8500; or to Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City Office, U.S. Department of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106, Telephone: 816-268-0550,Facsimile: 816-268-0559, Email to:

Disclosure:  If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

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