Working

How Does a Museum Security Guard Do His Job?

Meet Chet Gold, a security supervisor at MoMA.

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This week, Chet Gold tells Jordan about all the unexpected excitement of working security at a museum. Chet is not only a MoMA security supervisor but an artist in his own right. That’s why he’s treated his hours standing guard over some of the world’s most priceless art like a sort of residency. That is, when he’s not stopping people from destroying paintings with selfie sticks or spotting out potential vandals.

You can email us at working@slate.com. Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.