1st Shift Museum Attendants (Part-Time/OPS)

Posted: 05/19/2023


The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is located in Sarasota, Florida, and is a department of Florida State University. Learn more about The Ringling at https://ringling.org/employment!


Museum Attendants 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 correspondences, and submit work orders.

Duties will include:

  • Customer service oriented at all times to include enforcing policies and interacting with guests, briefly responding to visitor/staff requests and questions to the best of their ability in a courteous manner, and/or directing them to where they can find the information.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring visitor activity to ensure adherence to museum/Asolo policies and procedures.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Customer Service skills in assisting visitors and patrons of the museum by providing direction to various locations of the buildings and/or grounds and answering general questions, as needed.
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply campus rules and regulations related to work performed.
  • Valid driver's license to operate golf carts as needed. 
    • Please note that learner's permits are not acceptable.



While helpful, these skills are not required to be considered for this role.

  • Previous customer service experience.
  • Experience in a museum, cultural institution, or non-profit organization.
  • Prior experience in approaching work and interaction with colleagues and/or students in an equity-minded manner.
  • Ability to promote an inclusive and welcoming work/education environment.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. 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


Rate of Pay: $15 per hour

Working Hours: Approximately 28 hours a week. Bi-weekly rotating schedule is as follows:

  • Week 1: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Week 2: Friday, Monday, and Thursday from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (8 PM clock out time on Thursdays with scheduled events)

Please note this schedule is not flexible and applicants must be available for the schedule as listed.

  • This position is based in Sarasota, FL.
  • This is an OPS position. 
  • This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

For more information, technical assistance, or should you require accommodations for the application or interview processes, please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-358-2773 or employment@ringling.org

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Position Type: Part-time

Salary Range: Up to $20,000/year

Employer Type: Government Entity

Employer Willing to Train: Yes

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