Museum Attendant - 1st Shift

John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Job Description
Job Title
Museum Attendant - 1st Shift
Job ID
Sarasota, FL
Full/Part Time
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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
Museum Attendants will work a variety of assigned posts and events in all buildings, on the museum grounds and at The Asolo Repertory Theater, as well as patrol buildings and grounds on foot and by golf cart. Museum Attendants are responsible for the safety of all staff and visitors and the protection of the collection, buildings, and grounds. This position will occasionally utilize computers to write reports, send correspondence, and submit work orders.

Duties will include:
Guarding against theft, vandalism and other damage
Assisting with urgent/emergency situations, such as accidents/injuries, medical emergencies, theft, vandalism, and other incidents calmly and in a timely manner
Conducting daily inspections of assigned areas and escorting staff and guests
Monitor visitor activity to ensure adherence to museum/Asolo policies and procedures
Customer service oriented at all times to include enforcing policies and interacting with guests, and briefly respond to visitor/staff requests and questions to the best of their ability in a courteous manner and/or direct them to where they can find the information

High school diploma/equivalent required.
Must have the ability to communicate orally and in writing, as well as via computer and two-way radio.
Must have the ability to stand for long periods of time, walk significant distances, patrol multi-story buildings, and climb stairs to respond to emergencies.
Must be able to calmly respond to emergencies.
Must be skilled in customer service as this is a front line position that interacts with and provides information to the visiting public.
Must present a professional image in accordance with the established uniform and appearance standards.
A valid driver's license is required for this position.
Other Information
Museum Attendants 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!
Anticipated Salary Range
Part-time, approximately 28 hours per week. Weekends, evenings, and holidays may be required.
Criminal Background Check
This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.
Pay Plan
This is an OPS/temporary Job.
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.

Applications for this position are accepted on an ongoing basis. Your application will be available for review to fill positions as they become available until June 30, 2017.

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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