Urgent Museum Notice

Security

Several museum visitors look at various paintings and sculptures throughout a gallery while a security guard in the background monitors. Several museum visitors look at various paintings and sculptures throughout a gallery while a security guard in the background monitors.
NMWA’s Security team protects the museum’s art collection and provides a safe environment for employees and visitors.

What We Do

  • Monitor the collection and special exhibition galleries. 
  • Ensure the safety of museum visitors, staff, assets, and equipment. 
  • Direct and inform visitors by interacting frequently with them and providing accurate information. 
  • Provide superior customer service to visitors. 
  • Ensure the enforcement of museum rules with visitors and staff. 
  • Make verbal and written reports to the Security department. 
  • Protect the museum from all types of threats such as theft, vandalism, fire, or any other type of danger. 
  • Facilitate emergency evacuation procedures, taking appropriate emergency action when necessary. 
  • Provide security for dignitaries, celebrities, and other VIPs during special events.
A dark-skinned woman with a short afro and a light-skinned woman with strawberry-blonde shoulder-length hair pose together in front of wooden bookshelves. They both smile behind face masks featuring artsy illustrations.
Photo by Sancha McBurnie
Three Security Officers and artist Judy Chicago stand next to each other smiling in front of opening text to the artist's exhibition.
Photo by Sancha McBurnie

Join Our Team

The hourly rate for the Security Officer position is $18 with the ability to earn a higher hourly rate by qualifying for the Special Events Security team. Full-time rate includes a benefit package. If interested in applying, please email DBeaver@nmwa.org to receive an electronic job application. 

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is an equal opportunity employer. To request accommodations in the application or hiring process, please notify NMWA’s Human Resources department at HR@nmwa.org. To comply with tax and legal obligations all candidates must reside in Maryland, DC, or Virginia. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. without visa sponsorship by NMWA.