Part-Time Exhibition Design Assistant (OPS)

John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Job Description


The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is located in Sarasota, Florida. For more about the Ringling, please see the "Other Information" section.


The Part-Time Exhibition Design Assistant works within the Preparator Department within Collections, and is responsible for duties that support the work of the exhibition designer.

Responsibilities will include:

- Assist the Exhibition Designer in the overall design process for the exhibitions with a focus on graphic layouts and digital enhancements.
- Communicate design solutions through 2D and 3D elevations, plans, and renderings.
- Produce production files to send to vendors and/or produce in-house.
- Format label content for exhibitions, permanent galleries, and gallery rotations.
- Responsible for printing, mounting, and cutting labels in-house.


High school diploma or equivalent.

Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Proficiency on a PC platform. Strong typography, composition, and color skills.

Strong organization and time management skills. Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize. Enjoy working collaboratively on a team.

Ability to understand Architectural plans and elevations.

Knowledge of ADA standards.

An interest in Environmental Graphic Design.

A portfolio sample of 5 to 7 work examples must be attached to the candidate's application packet when applying (PDF files or an internet link will be accepted).


Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or related field.

Skilled in AutoCAD, SketchUp, and/or Vectorworks.

Experience working within the context of gallery or museum setting to produce exhibitions.

Other Information

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.  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

Contact Info

For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-359-5700 ext. 2605 or

Anticipated Salary Range

$17 per hour

Part-Time Exhibition Design Assistant will also receive:
- Regular training on upcoming exhibitions
- Private gallery talks with curators
- Free admission
- Discounts on memberships
- Discounts in the museum stores
- Discounts on select performances and events and much more!

Pay Plan

This is an OPS/part-time Job.


20 hours a week between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, based on the needs of the Ringling, and may include weekends, evenings, or holidays.

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 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,

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:
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