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Part-Time Public Safety Representative

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Adler Planetarium
Physical Address
1300 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
Job Description

Public Safety Representative

Part Time

About the Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium connects people to the universe and each other. Whether it is introducing a guest to the Ring Nebula, a neighborhood school to a community partner, a research team to a network of citizen scientists, or one staff member to another, the Adler’s focus on meaningful connections dates back nearly a century.

Today, the museum hosts more than half a million visitors each year and reaches millions more through youth STEM programs, neighborhood skywatching events, online citizen science, and other outreach projects. With the Adler’s support, people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities gain the confidence to explore their universe together and return to their communities ready to think critically and creatively about any challenge that comes their way.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Thank you again for your interest in applying to the Adler Planetarium! Effective November 8, 2021, we have implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy that will require all employees, interns, temporary employees, and volunteers to receive one of the CDC-authorized vaccines, unless a medical or religious reasonable accommodation is approved. Please note: at this time we are not asking you to provide any information about your current vaccination status, whether you would seek a religious or medical accommodation to the policy, nor for any other medical information – we are only notifying you of the policy if you are interested in moving forward with the application process.

The Position

The Adler Planetarium is seeking part time public safety officers to join our dynamic team located on Chicago’s Museum Campus. Assist in keeping our building and guest safe and secure. Monitor guest entering and exiting the building and securing areas that are closed to the public. This individual will also be responsible for:

Availability to work all shifts including weekends and holidays.

Willingness to work late evening shifts as scheduled.

Assisting visitors and staff with first aid, fire safety and building evacuation protocols.

Reporting and assisting lost children/individuals by helping locate and connect them with their guardian, chaperone or group.

Reporting any suspicious individuals or activities, unattended packages, or other events requiring additional authority to management.

Monitoring exhibits and galleries to prevent loss or damage due to theft, vandalism, fire, or other incidents.

Ability to complete written incident reports and daily security logs.

Typical work hours: On average, 15-25 hours per week. Some weekend and evening work may be required and scheduled around Adler special events.

PT The Compensation & Benefits


Base Pay Range: $15.00-$16.00

Work-Life balance

3 Sick Days as of date of hire (can accrue up to 6.5 days per year)

Retirement Savings Plan

403B plan with Adler match

Adler match is 100% vested immediately

Eligible to enroll as of date of hire

Network of Support through our expanded EAP program

Monthly webinars, workshops and self-care content

Life and Career Coaching

Specialized Coaching Programs

Therapy with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Discounted Onsite Parking Passes

Commuter flexible spending account

Free Entrance to Chicago area museums and cultural institutions

The Person

Exceptional ability to work with the public in a highly professional and courteous manner.

Must be comfortable talking with and approaching both adults and children.

Ability to stand on your feet for extended periods of time . Ability to perform tasks requiring physical strength for moving tables and chairs and be able to carry up to 50 pounds.

Required Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent

One year experience working in a safety or security position

Preferred Qualifications:

Current certification in First Aid/CPR/AED

5-10 hours in Safety Training

Experience working in a museum or large public venue

Experience communicating with two-way radios, and public address systems

The Adler Planetarium is dedicated to complying with its obligations as an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact Jenean Featherson by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case by case basis.

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