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New York (NY), Bronx
Employer:  Wave Hill
Country:  United States
City:  Bronx
State:  New York (NY)
Zip Code:  10471

The Organization

Founded in 1965, Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts. For more information about Wave Hill, please visit

As a member of the Visitor Services Department, the Security Officer plays an integral role in helping to provide a positive visitor experience. The Security Officer position reports directly to the Security Supervisor.

Job Responsibilities

  • Enforce Wave Hills rules and regulations
  • Frequent patrols of the grounds, ensuring all is safe and secure
  • Preserving the safety of staff, visitors and Wave Hill public garden & Cultural Center
  • Alert proper authorities to all unusual incidents
  • Respond to all alarms (fire, security, flood, etc.) and other emergency situations; and to provide accurate information to protect lives and property
  • Escort visitors to and from restricted areas
  • Ability to clearly and concisely write incident reports
  • Set-up conference facilities and equipment for public and private events
  • Responsible for in-house mail delivery
  • Assist with snow removal or custodial duties resulting from inclement weather


  • Must be New York certified with at least 1-year experience in the security field.
  • Background in fire prevention or NYC Fire Guard a plus
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Experience in a public garden or cultural institution preferable
  • Must be able to communicate clearly with guests, actively engage in customer service to Wave Hill’s standards
  • Must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to work/interact with co-workers and the public
  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment including folding tables, chairs, and boxes
  • Must be able to work varied hours including weekends.
  • Ability to consistently follow correct safety procedures
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs
  • Flexibility to respond while on-duty to emergencies, and other situations that may require immediate attention, and while off-duty, to return-to-work as requested when emergencies arise (for example, snow removal, water leaks, etc.)
  • Must work with a sense of urgency and work cooperatively with co-workers and the public
  • Ability to write detailed, accurate reports in a clear comprehensive manner: and
  • Ability to remain calm under stress and the ability to interact w/ diverse groups of people
Job Category:  Non-Profit
Position type:  Full-Time
Company Name:  Wave HIll
Special Instructions:  Please email your cover letter and resume to
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