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Security Officer - Armed

Security Officer - Armed

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Grand Ole Opry
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Responsible for being the armed division of Opry Entertainment Group security.  Guards and monitors facilities to prevent theft, violence or other loss.


Work with Security Department to control access for each event:

  • Monitor guests for suspicious activity and noncompliant behavior as they enter RHP facilities and events.
  • Assist guard station as needed with traffic, sign-ins, or credentialing of staff, artists, and other VIP guests that need access to back of house.
  • Assist with guests who bring weapons or other prohibited items/substances to the facility
  • Work with security on disturbances in the facility to maintain an orderly and safe event including ejection from facility and arrest as needed.

Artist relations and safety:

  • Assist with backstage and onstage security, providing a visible presence and making artists feel secure
  • Escort artists as needed, e.g., into the audience, to and from their vehicles, into the plaza, retail stores, etc.
  • Be discreet when dealing with artists, (no photos or autographs should ever be solicited.)

Assist with the security needs for shows and events:

  • Monitor potential security issues (physical altercations, unsafe situations, violations of building policy, high levels of inebriation, etc.) and communicate with management per venue protocol
  • Seek to enforce all credential and building policies
  • Report all incidents that occur on property with timely, accurate and as complete information as possible. 
  • Work with Metro agencies and first responders on all emergency calls, coordinating the handling of the incidents.  This includes determining the severity of the incident and prosecution if necessary.
  • Assist with building physical security, including magnetic locking system / ID key cards, and compliance with standards of documentation and state and local regulatory compliances.
  • Identify potential security risks, suggest procedure/process improvements and, in general, use your training and experience as a law enforcement officer to improve the security and safety of our buildings
  • Other duties as assigned



  • High School diploma or equivalent required


  • Background in law enforcement with entertainment/hospitality venue and crowd control experience preferred
  • Must have excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to complete security classroom and on-the-job training


  • Must be actively employed in good standing with a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency
  • Must have Davidson County law enforcement jurisdiction
  • Will be required to carry a firearm when working a shift