Temporary Groundskeeper (1 year position)

John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Job Description
Apply at: http://bit.ly/tmpgrdkpr 

  • Maintains trees, plants, shrubs, flowers and grass as directed through pruning, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, leaf blowing, raking and mulching.
  • Plants and transplants plants, trees, shrubs and flowers.
  • Monitors irrigation needs, waters as directed and reports problems to supervisor.
  • Operates equipment such as trimmers, hedgers, push mowers, edgers. Reports maintenance needs to supervisor.Drives motorized vehicles to traverse campus.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid driver's license or ability to obtain.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements as determined by position. Must be able to lift 50 pounds, walk long distances, and work in extreme weather conditions.
  • Knowledge of and ability to safely operate machinery, tools, equipment and materials used in area of work.
  • Knowledge of and ability to identify safety hazards and necessary safety precautions to establish a safe work environment.
Skills needed include:
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to perform accurately in a detailed oriented environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to perform assigned responsibilities with minimal to moderate supervision.
  • Skill in safely operating various types of motorized vehicles including but not limited to utility vehicles and golf carts.
Previous experience in groundskeeping work to include the transplanting, cultivation, pruning, and trimming of plants, shrubs, and trees.
Contact Info
For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-359-5700 ext. 2605 or employment@ringling.org.
Anticipated Salary Range
$11 per hour
Temporary Groundskeepers will receive:
  • Regular training on upcoming exhibitions
  • Safety training
  • Private gallery talks from curators
  • Discounts on memberships
  • Discounts in the museum stores
  • Discounts on selected performances/events
  • Free museum admission and much more!
Pay Plan
This is an OPS/temporary Job.
20 hours a week, varying days/7 days a week 6:30am - 10:30am.
Criminal Background Check
This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.
How To Apply
If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.
Affordable Care Act
OPS employees are covered under the Affordable Care Act. OPS employees that meet certain criteria will be offered affordable health care coverage. For more information, please visit the following website regarding the Affordable Care Act, http://hr.fsu.edu/?page=benefits/insurance/insurance_home&ops=1.
Equal Employment Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.
FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf
About The Ringling
The Ringling is a preeminent center for the arts, history, performance, and learning that is dedicated to bringing the past and contemporary culture to life through extraordinary visitor experiences. From its inception, The Ringling has joined the diverse visual traditions and theatrical spectacle of yesterday with the genre-defying global practitioners of today. A place of exploration, discovery and respite, The Ringling’s campus in Sarasota, Florida—which includes the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, a historic home, an 18th-century theater and bayfront gardens—is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As the State Art Museum of Florida and part of Florida State University, The Ringling fulfills an important educational mission. The Ringling offers formal and informal programs of study serving as a major resource for students, scholars and lifelong learners of every age across the region, country, and around the world. For more information, please visit www.ringling.org.
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