Gallery Security Guard

Position Summary:
The Newport Art Museum, located at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI seeks dependable, professional and experienced Part-Time Gallery Security personnel for the fall exhibition season, beginning September 17 through December 20, 2020. Security shifts can include weekday, evening, and weekend hours.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe and secure environment by patrolling and monitoring designated Museum galleries
  • Assists in emergency evacuation of visitors and staff when required
  • Completes an Incident Report noting any damage to exhibits, unusual visitor behavior, minor accidents, and other cases requiring additional help or authority
  • Actively supports an environment of safety, security, and calm within the Galleries and Gallery building
  • Other safety and security-related responsibilities as assigned


  • Must be physically, mentally, and otherwise fit to perform required security duties
  • Must present a neat, clean appearance
  • Professionalism, dependability, confidence, and alertness is required
  • Must have strong work values and quick decision making ability
  • Good communication and customer service skills are a must as visitors can interact with security officers with questions and concerns
  • Able to oversee events open to the public, monitor all types of visitors, and ensure security during art shipping and receiving
  • Ability to oversee policies and procedures that reflect best practices in museum security and are consistent with museum accreditation security standards
  • Adhere to Museum’s guidelines for reacting to various potentially threatening situations, such as theft, damage, visitor’s inability to follow Museum visit guidelines, including those outlined in the Museum’s COVID-19 Control Plan and Protocols Document
  • Become familiar with the Museum’s surveillance technology
  • Understand and adhere to the Museum’s Active Shooter Policy


  • Must pass a background check
  • Previous security guard experience and/or training in this area is required – Museum security experience a plus
  • High school diploma or equivalent and at least 18 years of age
  • A valid Driver’s License

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, work history and 3 references to with the subject line “Museum Security.” The search will continue until a candidate is hired.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Newport Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Please note that Organization Name is an “At Will” employer.

Art Camp Instructor

Newport Art Museum seeks energetic and creative instructors for its yearly summer camps, held July 6th – August 21st, 2020, particularly for students ages 6-8. The Museum’s week-long summer camps serve children and youth aged 6-16 in full day and half day camps in a variety of media. We are specifically looking for instructors for the following classes: silkscreen, cartooning, sculpture, and stop-motion animation. Instructors in other media are welcome to apply.

Compensation: $25/hr + 3 hours of paid planning time for each week of camp taught


  • Independently design daily curriculum for a week-long course
  • Eagerness to work collaboratively with the Education Manager to ensure that all curriculum is appropriate for students.
  • Ability to work with students of differing abilities and needs.
  • Manage a group of up to 12 students independently
  • Set up any required equipment and materials before each class
  • Help maintain tidy and clean studios and facilitate cleanup at the end of each class
  • Contribute to an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for all
  • Lead any required field trips to surrounding Newport locations (with staff chaperone)
  • Ability to pass a background check upon request of the Museum
  • 2+ years of teaching experience in the requested age group
  • Proven excellence in communication and interpersonal skills appropriate for teaching
  • Active studio practice with proven expertise in your medium
  • Familiarity with the use and care of equipment related to your medium
  • Experience developing art and/or design curricula for children and/or teens
  • Competency and responsiveness with online communications including email and Google forms
  • Classroom management skills
  • Ability to be punctual and reliable, arriving at Newport Art Museum fully prepared no later than 8:30am for camps that begin at 9am
  • Ability to attend a pre-camp orientation in June (date TBD)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Social media savvy and willing to share information about their course offerings via their social networks
  • First aid certified
  • Local to Aquidneck Island

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience working with children to Sierra Conniff, Education Manager: sconniff@newportartmuseum. At the interview stage, candidates will be required to submit 3 professional references.