General Trades Technician - Sarasota, FL

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.


This position works as part of the facilities department and is responsible for providing maintenance and repairs.

Responsibilities include:

- Performing a variety of work to maintain all buildings on campus such as commercial plumbing, dry wall repair, pressure washing, commercial painting, and inspecting buildings/equipment to ensure good and safe operating conditions.

- Performing routine servicing of mechanical and plumbing systems as part of the preventative maintenance program. Troubleshooting, repairing, and replacing mechanical and plumbing systems/devices.

- Generating and responding to emails and work orders via online work order system. Updating work order system once per day regarding progress and/or upon completion of assignment.

- Providing basic support to Ringling ITS with installation and telecommunication devices repair. Assisting staff on installing and maintaining electrical and mechanical equipment/devices.


High School Diploma or Equivalency and two years’ experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to two years. Technical or vocational degree in commercial plumbing or other appropriate trade may be substituted for experience.

- Experience in commercial plumbing, dry wall repair and remodeling. Experience in commercial maintenance.

- A valid Driver’s license or the ability to obtain prior to hire.

- Ability to meet physical requirements as determined by position including the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, climb ladders, walk significant distances and work in small spaces.

- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, establish and maintain effective working relationships, and work independently and as part of a team.

- Ability to obtain a lift certification (training provided by The Ringling after hire) and be physically able and willing to operate an aerial lift.

- Ability to learn applicable computer applications (such as FacilityDude) and knowledge of basic computer functions (including Microsoft Outlook).

Please note, if selected for an interview a work sample will be administered


Professional/Commercial painting experience.

Mechanical skills including knowledge of electrical motors and pumps, HVAC, and/or electrical.

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. 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

Contact Info

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

Anticipated Salary Range

$29,000 annually + Florida state benefits available.

To learn more about all the benefits and perks offered for this role (including vacation, sick, holiday, retirement, etc.) please visit

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.


While the primary working hours for this position are Monday through Friday between 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, the incumbent may be required to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, special events, and 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.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.

IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

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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