The Getty

Security Officer - 20.00 Hr. / Signing Bonus / Immediate Benefits

Requisition Number
Regular Full-Time
Position Status
Getty Center and Villa
Trust - 0124-Security Operations
Targeted Hiring Range
$20.00 Hourly
ERRP Eligible

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion at Getty

Getty believes diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion are essential to our excellence and to the execution of our mission. The Getty community values differences in the pursuit of inquiry and knowledge, mutual understanding, respect, trust, transparency, and cooperation. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Individuals of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary

We are in search of candidates to provide security and safety of our art collection, property, visitors, and staff. Getty has two remarkable campuses, in Los Angeles and in Malibu, with breathtaking views, art, and architecture.


Our Security Officers observe, detect, report and respond to threats and/or hazards including, but not limited to, property damage, vandalism, fires, emergency incidents and medical emergencies. As a Security Officer, you may be expected to patrol on foot, drive Getty vehicles, stand post in galleries or exterior site posts, perform traffic control duties, or other security responsibilities as needed. You are also expected to provide excellent customer service and maintain a professional appearance and manner.


Join our team in Security Operations! We have Full Time and Part Time positions available.


We can offer you:

  • $20.00 per hour, PLUS $1,200 Signing Bonus*
  • Don’t drive to work, relax in a Getty sponsored vanpool! Getty pays 100% of the monthly vanpool fees.
  • Extensive training program to prepare you for your new role and future career in the field (CPR Training, Fire Extinguisher training are included).
  • Immediate healthcare benefits are available to all Full-Time new hires. 
  • Our generous transportation program also includes Metro/Bus reimbursements.
  • Getty-provided Security uniforms with free on-site cleaning services 
  • Access to Educational Assistance after 12 months of employment.
  • On-site Fitness Center and free membership to Wellbeats
  • Getty matches the first 4% of employee contributions to retirement plan. Additionally, Getty contributes an additional 6% of employee’s annual salary.
  • Paid time off includes vacation, sick, personal and holiday pay
  • Staff discounts at our Cafe, Coffee Carts, Museum Store

                     ... and so much more


*Individuals hired on or after November 1, 2021, and no later than September 30, 2022 are eligible for a one time signing bonus, which will be paid after successful completion of the introductory period (generally 90 days of employment).

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Applies knowledge of security and fire/life/safety procedures to assignments of varying complexity
  • Ensures the safety of Getty staff and visitors
  • Ensures the security of Getty collection and property
  • Operates, monitors and responds to security, fire/life/safety and other systems
  • May complete security logs, reports and other documentation
  • May drive Getty vehicles in the course of patrol duties, shuttle driving, emergencies or other situations as required including escorting and picking up and delivery of artworks in the regional area
  • Controls staff and visitor access to secured areas; issues and collects keys, radios and security equipment
  • May periodically provide guidance and oversee the work activities of associate and intermediate support personnel
  • Communicates effectively on radio and in person
  • Responds and assists in emergency situations
  • Stays current on all departmental policies and procedures and follows all departmental communication
  • May perform traffic control duties as needed


  • High School/GED
  • A valid California Drivers license with less than 3 DMV points
  • Class B license is a plus
  • 1-2 years experience in Security, Customer Service, Military or Law Enforcement (paid and unpaid experience may be considered)


All employees must be fully-vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. Exemptions from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation due to medical contraindication, disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Performs standard support functions
  • Applies knowledge of policies, practices, trends and information to assignments of moderate complexity
  • Fluent in other languages a plus
  • Excellent communication skills

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.