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Nasher Seeks Student Ambassadors

Join the tradition of famous artists who began their careers as museum guards! The Nasher Museum seeks art-minded students to help keep art safe and enhance the visitor experience. We are looking for alert, responsive and ...


Security Ambassador, Security Department

This is a part time/weekend position (both Saturday and Sunday).

Occupational Summary
Perform a variety of duties associated with patrolling and providing customer service in assigned areas at the Nasher Museum of Art. This position reports to the Nasher’s Facility Manager with dotted line reporting to the Manager of Protection Services.

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    Work Performed
    • Assist Manager of Protection Services by providing on-site supervision to part-time and student employees to support security and customer service related functions.
    • Remain alert at all times and frequently circulate through scheduled posts to deter acts for vandalism, theft, or negligence and ensure the safety of visitors.
    • Report all suspicious conditions or persons; provide description of violators of Museum and University polices, report accidents, injuries, and/or hazardous conditions immediately.
    • Assist Nasher security in handling fire/life safety protocols, including medical incidents or emergency situations.
    • Assist with opening and closing procedures.
    • Provide information and assistance to students, staff and the general public.
    • Work special and after-hours events as needed.
    • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Energetic, outgoing and friendly with enthusiasm and interest in the Nasher Museum of Art.
    • Strong desire to interact with the public and assist guests from diverse backgrounds, being courteous, professional, patient, and respectful at all times.
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly speak and understand the English language (bi-lingual a plus).
    • Observant with the ability to exercise initiative and judgement in performing duties.

    • Work requires communication and comprehension skills normally acquired through a high school education.

    • Minimum of 2 years related experience and/or training in a customer service oriented field.
    • Previous security experience in a public environment preferred

    All applicants should apply to the Duke website. Please note: Requisition #401507107.

Academic Initiatives Graduate Assistantships

The Nasher Museum is hiring a Graduate Teaching Assistant to provide support for the Academic Initiatives department. The Teaching Assistant’s primary responsibility is organizing and leading tours for university classes visiting temporary exhibitions, the permanent collection, and study storage at the Nasher Museum. Applicants should be graduate students with experience teaching undergraduates. Museum experience or experience working with art objects is preferable. To apply, please email a CV and cover letter with your interest in the position, experience teaching, and/or working in museums to Julia McHugh, Ph.D., Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives,

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