Security Manager

  • Full-time

Company Description

Our Mission: The Nashville Symphony inspires, entertains, and educates through excellence in musical performance.

One of Tennessee’s largest arts organizations, the Nashville Symphony has been an integral part of the Music City sound since 1946. Led by music director Giancarlo Guerrero, the orchestra performs more than 150 concerts annually, with a diverse repertoire that includes classical, pops, jazz, movies, and more. It is one of the most active recording orchestras in the U.S., with a total of 14 GRAMMY® Awards and 27 nominations.

Job Description

I.  Summary

Reports to:  Director of Security

Area of Responsibility: Venue/Event Security

Salaried/Hourly:  Hourly

Job Summary:  Monitors and maintains a secure environment during specified shift with special emphasis on events

II.  Primary Duties and Responsibilities

1.      Works as a roving guard during specified shift

2.      Ensure all building, organizational and client assets are protected from security                 risks, personnel threats, asset losses and safety hazards during shift

3.      Enforce security practices, policies, and procedures

4.      Responds to all various alarms

5.      First responder to staff and guest accidents

6.      Fill out appropriate paperwork and forms post accident

7.      Monitor and resolve Symphony Place traffic issues

8.      Maintain State of Tennessee guard license

9.      Dress appropriately at all times

10.   Assist with any special events as needed

11.   After hours point of contact for perspective clients

12.   Contact person for all event security staff

13.   Manage security staff during all events

III.  Management Responsibilities

Directly manages contract employees and part time off-duty police officers as necessary.


The duties listed above are not all inclusive. The person in this position is expected to perform other work-related duties as assigned though they may not be considered primary duties.


IV.     Work Requirements and Qualifications

1.      Education: High School diploma or equivalent (GED)

2.      Experience: A minimum of three years experience in security management in a                 public facility or law enforcement agency

3.      Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: State of Tennessee unarmed guard/officer             license

4.      Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Working knowledge of security management systems             (fire alarm, CCTV, keys and locks, access control, etc…)

         Investigative skills for determining accuracy in the reporting of incidents

         Helpful attitude in developing creative response and solutions to needs and issues

         Excellent written and verbal skills

         Ability to work independently and use independent judgment while keeping                         supervisor informed of work activity and issues

         Ability to coordinate multiple projects and balance a sense of urgency with lower                 priorities while maintaining calm

         A good sense of humor and global perspective is a plus

        Computer skills: working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

        Work flexible hours depending on operational needs of staff or systems

        Should have own vehicle and valid driver license

5.      Equipment to be Used: Personal computer, digital camera, two-way radio, telephone

6.      Physical Demands: The employee is regularly required to stand, talk, and listen.                 The employee is required to walk, use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools           or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or               crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific                   vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and depth                         perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The Nashville Symphony/Schermerhorn Symphony Center reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment.

Additional Information

The Nashville Symphony prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

The Nashville Symphony is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which maintains that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. If you have questions concerning the Nashville Symphony’s compliance with Title VI, please contact the Director of Human Resources & Inclusion and our Local Title VI Coordinator, Sonia Mussaw.

This company is a smoke-free workplace in compliance with the Non-Smoker Protection Act, Tennessee Code Annotated §§ 39-17-1801-1810. In accordance with that law and company policy, smoking is prohibited in enclosed areas of company property.