Sales Associate

John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Job Description
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Sales Associate
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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
Provide excellent, enthusiastic customer service to visitors, to include: greeting and thanking guests as they enter and leave the stores, learning store product, proactively assisting visitors with product selection, making suggestions to meet guests' needs while increasing sales opportunities, making thoughtful suggestions for additional products for purchase, answering general visitor inquiries, and processing sales at register.

Additional responsibilities include: processing shipping orders, returns, and helping to maintain store appearance such as dusting, straightening, restocking, and any other duties as assigned.

Candidates must have a High School Diploma/equivalent, the ability to handle cash accurately, and have experience with basic computer use with the ability to learn point of sales software system.
Candidates must be able to proactively provide excellent customer service, engage customers in a friendly and timely manner, and effectively communicate product information.
The position requires significant standing, climbing a small step ladder, traversing a short distance between stores, stocking products on high and low shelves, and the ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
Ideal candidate will have customer service, merchandising, or retail experience.
Other Information
Sales Associates 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!
Anticipated Salary Range
If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5. Part-time, approximately 24 hours per week. Holidays, weekends, and some evenings are 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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