Work at Mingei International Museum as a Security Guard (Part-Time) | Mingei International Museum

Events Security Attendant

Who We Are

Founded in 1978, Mingei International Museum collects, preserves and exhibits “art of the world, art of the people,” including folk art, craft, and design from all eras and cultures. Located in San Diego’s iconic Balboa Park, our highly respected Museum offers stunning exhibitions and diverse educational programs to more than 200,000 visitors each year. The Museum is a nonprofit organization.

Mingei has a deep commitment to creating a space where people are inspired to see their own world through new eyes and, in turn, rediscover, embrace and nurture their own creativity. The recently transformed Museum is a place where all are welcome, where the community can gather, and where individuals can rest and find creative inspiration.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Security Guard Lead, the Events Security Attendants at Mingei International Museum ensure Museum guests, staff and volunteers experience a safe and welcoming environment while they attend events at the Museum and the surrounding outdoor areas.

The Events Security Attendant’s role involves custodial maintenance of building, set-up, breakdown & sanitation of furniture before, during and after internal and rental events. This position will work closely with the Facility and Securities manager and acts a security guard during events. This position is also expected to observe and react intuitively and quickly in a public setting, while modeling a respectable presence.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform a wide variety of general duties in the Museum and for supporting events and programs
    • Setting and striking furniture and equipment
    • Clean or sanitize furniture and equipment as needed
    • Work with janitorial to empty trash receptacles, and clean, maintain and sanitize restrooms before, during and after events
    • Assure that all furniture and equipment are safely and properly stored when returned
  • Maintain the general security of the facility before, during and after events and assure the safety of its staff and visitors
  • Monitor building and visitor activity during public, staff, and event hours for security of exhibitions and safety of staff and guests both on the Museum floor and via CCTV system
  • Make complete rounds at the end of each event to ensure good order and security of the building.
  • Write incident reports as needed
  • Monitor the Museum’s alarm system and related equipment
  • Respond to emergencies such as fire alarms and medical emergencies
  • Monitor and promptly report any HVAC issues or water leaks
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Current State of California Guard card, or ability to obtain one
  • Knowledge of proper building custodial procedures; ability to complete routine tasks in a dependable and reliable manner with minimum supervision required
  • Must have flexibility in work hours, nights and weekends are required
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current CPR, First Aid and AED certificate
  • Bilingual
  • Prior experience in a museum/cultural institution or the hospitality industry
  • Law enforcement or military experience

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Ability to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to lift and move boxes, furniture and supplies up to 50 pounds

Hours Expected

  • Weekly average – 6 - 15 hours
  • Monthly average – 30 – 45 hours
  • Schedule will be primarily Monday evenings, Saturday evenings and other days as needed
  • Hours are based on the number of private events on Mingei International Museum’s calendar.


This position is a part-time nonexempt position, paid at $18.00 per hour. Benefits include paid time off, paid sick time and a 401k plan with a company donation plus match

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