• Director Executive Protection

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Requisition ID
    Corporate - Executive
    Functional Area
  • Overview

    The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; and The Chicago Theatre.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams –  the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise.  In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.  Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

    Role Summary

    The Director of Executive Protection is primarily responsible for the safety and security of the corporation’s highest-level executives daily, as well as assisting in the strategic planning of Protective Services. The Director is also responsible for performing security advances of all business and event locations to be visited by the principal to ensure the personal protection and safety of the executive.

    Specific Functions/Activities Summary

    • Provides logistical support, and protection of Senior MSG Management.
    • Enforces standard executive protection operating procedures and site-specific logistics.
    • Coordinates movement and logistics to support the Managements itinerary
    • Execute proactive measures to ensure the safety of the client; i.e. advance work, research, collection of applicable information.
    • Ability to conduct counter surveillance activities in the vicinity the client site and lead efforts around covert protective measures.
    • Directs Executive Protection team in developing, coordinating and implementing all close protection security initiatives, strategy and processes.
    • Directs coordination for all intelligence gathering requirements with both internal and external resources to conduct threat and risk analysis relating to designated company activities.


    • Protective Services/Executive Protections leadership at the CEO level or US Cabinet Secretary is required.
    • Must be a strategic thinker and operator capable of monitoring and commenting on international matters. Must have the ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization as well as externally to providers and partners.
    • Must be able to establish credibility as a Business Partner respected by client-base with proven ability to gain “buy-in” from teams.
    • The ideal candidate will have extensive prior law enforcement and/or corporate security experience, along with experience in executive protection.
    • Strict confidentiality, professionalism, dependability and situational sensitivity is essential.
    • The ideal candidate must be highly flexible, stress tolerant and motivated, with an ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
    • Experience managing a highly changeable calendar with extreme tact and diplomacy is essential. 
    • Candidates must show demonstrated experience interfacing with high level executives (C-Suite Executive relations is essential).
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, well-organized and detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task with a track record as a strategic thinker capable of foreseeing impact of simultaneous projects. 
    • Able to schedule and manage intricate travel arrangements and anticipate all contingencies.
    • HR 218 certified


    Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

    Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

    EEO Statement

    At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.


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