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Security Supervisor


Title: Security Supervisor (7 to 11) Shift
Job Description (pdf)

The Security Supervisor creates weekly work schedules for all night watchmen. The Supervisor is responsible for being familiar with all activities and policies of the Opera. The Opera depends on round the clock security. It is essential that all shifts are covered.

Note: This Supervisor is scheduled for Monday through Friday, from 7 to 11. Other night and weekend shifts are under the supervision of this individual.

The Supervisor will provide instruction regarding emergency procedures. These procedures will include notification of the appropriate authorities (police and fire), as well as the appropriate Opera personnel, and the security guard at the entrance to The Casas de San Juan.


  • Schedule employees and assure that they are informed of their shifts.
  • React quickly and appropriately in any emergency. Prepare staff for same.
  • Cover and/or schedule for requests for time off, including short notice or emergency notices.
  • Be aware of and knowledgeable about the gates and perimeters of the property. Keep guards informed of such issues.
  • Occasional use of snowplow, and training of other guards for preparation when snow occurs during the shift.
  • Recognize situation that may occur with individual who are on property and who are not Company members. Educate staff on how to relate to various types of visitors.

The Security Supervisor is also responsible for scheduling drivers who will perform pickup from regional airports or occasionally other locations.

Other duties may be required that are not specifically included in this list, as instructed by supervisors or requested by senior managers on duty.


  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office for scheduling and e-mail correspondence.
  • Fluency in English, ability to communicate with other employees, dispatch or other required contacts.


Requires possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. A review of the driving record will be performed.

Physical Standards

Must be able to walk premises, climb stairs, use 2-way radio, and respond to phone calls.

This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The fundamental job requirements are included and these are the essential job functions. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The Santa Fe Opera has an industry-wide reputation as an excellent employer, providing rewarding opportunities amid a setting of great natural beauty. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Santa Fe Opera celebrates diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, political affiliation or philosophy. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Santa Fe Opera has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy, which requires employees/interns to be fully vaccinated against COVID to perform work for the company or have been approved for an accommodation based on disability or sincerely held religious belief. Employees will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and a booster.

Application Process

Positions require proof of eligibility to work. Submit a completed employment application form, your resume, cover letter and e-mail to Human Resources or by mail to:

The Santa Fe Opera
Attention: Human Resources
Post Office Box 2408
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2408

Application Form (PDF)