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Program Associate, Curatorial and Performance


The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is located in Sarasota, Florida. Want to learn more about The Ringling?

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Equal Employment Opportunity

The Ringling is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. As such, we are always seeking individuals dedicated to innovation and excellence. A successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting. We especially encourage applications by individuals from underrepresented groups, with a demonstrated commitment to a culturally and intellectually diverse workplace.

Should you require accommodations for the application or interview processes, please email or call 941-359-5700 (ext. 1-2605).

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The Program Associate of Curatorial and Performance provides administrative and logistical support for the Performance and Curatorial departments at The Ringling.

  • Provides administrative support for Performance and Curatorial Departments in budget management, contracting, expenditure requests, purchasing, travel, correspondence, data compilation and entry, report preparation, database creation, administrative office operations, and related tasks. Creates work orders as needed to support operational components of programs and exhibitions. May make department budget recommendations based on exhibition and programming needs. Responds to or directs external inquiries related to exhibitions, performances, and collections.

  • Works with Performance Program Coordinator to assist with logistical implementation and monitoring projects and production plans for exhibitions, performance programming, curatorial publications, and special projects.

  • Arranges guest artist/company travel, accommodations, payment, per diem, and assists with artist services and tasks related to fulfillment of contractual obligations such as details of a rider, shipping/freight for production/exhibition equipment, and equipment rentals when necessary. Assists the Performance Program Coordinator with VISA processing and required procedures for appropriate payment of foreign performers/artists.

  • Supports administrative and operational needs of the Historic Asolo Theater as requested by the Curator of Performance Programs and/or the Technical Director.

  • Serves as the primary contact for the preparation and distribution of interdepartmental communications with Finance & Accounting, Marketing & Communications, Development, Visitor Services, Facilities, Events, and Security. Assists in Compiling content and images for Marketing and Communications related to performance programs. Provides necessary information related to performance, art installations, and exhibitions as needed to assist Development with grants and fundraising opportunities. Schedules staff meetings, creates agendas, takes notes of meetings, and distributes, to appropriate staff. Attends weekly calendar meeting.

  • Other duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or equivalent and 4 years of experience (Note: Post-high school education may substitute for required experience at the comparable rate.)

  • Knowledge of basic computer functions and applicable computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of budgeting and cost control procedures.
  • Knowledge of office practices, procedures, and etiquette.
  • Ability to gather, interpret, report, and/or edit information.
  • Ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to utilize problem solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.


  • Previous work experience in an Arts/Museum setting.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and retrieve files from active or archive sources.
  • Basic filing practices to include numeric and alphabetic systems.

Contact Info

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

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Anticipated Salary Range

The anticipated rate of pay will not exceed $35,000 annually and will be based on the education, skills, and experience of the selected candidate. Find out more about our benefits under the "FSU Total Rewards" section.

Pay Plan

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

FSU Total Rewards

FSU offers a robust Total Rewards package. Visit our website to learn more about our Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Recognition, and Employee Development programs.

Use our interactive tool to calculate Total Compensation options based on potential salary, benefits and retirement contributions, earned leave, and other employment-related perks.

Soft Money Funded Position

This position is time-limited based on soft money funding, with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University. For questions related to time limited positions please feel free to contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-359-5700 ext. 2605 or


Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a one hour lunch period.  

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.eduApplicants 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.


If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Veterans' Preference

Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority, and certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements, in employment by the state and its political subdivisions and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. Veterans' Preference applies to University Support Personnel System (USPS) positions only.

IMPORTANT: To claim Veterans' Preference, select “yes” to the question on the application questionnaire and upload a DD-214 (or equivalent), the Veterans' Preference Certification form, and other documentation if applicable with your online application before midnight of the position closing date.

Click the links for eligibility information and required documentation, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.

Position Type: Full-time

Salary Range: $21,000 - $40,000/year

Employer Type: Government Entity

Employer Willing to Train: Yes

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