Security Officersat Te Papa
Te Papa
Wellington - Wairarapa, NZ
1d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs


Te Papa stands proud as an iconic national building housing the treasures of the nation and is a vibrant destination for both national and international visitors.

Biculturalism is a founding philosophy and practice of Te Papa designed to explore the contribution of Māori language and culture to the life, culture and activities of the museum in small and large ways.

Te Papa fosters and nurtures cross-cultural capability, the ability of people of different cultural backgrounds to interact with one another in positive and uplifting ways.

Te Papa's security team is responsible for providing the highest level of security for our people, collections, exhibitions and facilities within a dynamic and busy environment.

Due to internal promotions we are looking for Security Officers with previous security experience to join our 24-hour, 7 day a week operational in-house Security team.

  • Te Papa's Security Officers are accountable for all relevant security matters during the shift, including keeping informed on daily activities or events that may have a bearing on the security of Te Papa's buildings, contents or occupants;
  • ensuring the buildings and grounds are secure, safe and run smoothly; performing maintenance checks to ensure visitor security and safety;
  • conducting routine security administration including security access card issues or temporary security access cards and preparing reports on security incidents.

    Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate :

  • previous, well regarded experience as a member of a security team, working within an formal set of security procedures, preferably within a museum or arts setting
  • positive team player' attributes
  • reliability and honesty
  • ability to take charge in an emergency situation
  • excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including security incident report writing
  • a high level of self-motivation, the ability to prioritise tasks, manage time, and multi-task
  • an openness to on-going learning and the ability to positively respond and adapt to changing conditions and requirements
  • competence in computer-based packages e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, CCTV operation, access control and other technical based applications, or the ability to learn these
  • a high standard of personal presentation
  • Applicants must have :

  • a full, clean Class 1 drivers licence
  • availability to work days, nights and weekends on a rotating roster of 12 hour shifts
  • the ability to get to and from work outside of public transport hours
  • The nature of security work necessitates some walking and standing and therefore requires that you have a good standard of physical fitness.

    A current first aid certificate is desirable but not essential.

    Please submit your application including a cover letter (highlighting your claims for the role and confirming you meet the must have' criteria set out above), your CV and any other relevant supporting documentation.

    Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a short security related report writing assessment.

    The salary range for this position is $43,800 to $57,166. Offers will be made within the range to reflect the skills and experience offered by the candidate and those required of the role, and internal relativities with other employees.

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