Scholastic Programs Coordinator: Ringling Museum of Art, FSU

Job Title:  Scholastic Programs Coordinator

Job ID:  41130

Location:  Sarasota, FL


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


Responsible for design, implementation, and administration of K-12 programming at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Developing and implementing materials, activities, and tours for students that address Florida State Standards that connect to the collections and exhibitions of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art including the Art Museum, Circus Museum, Ca’d’Zan (the Ringling’s winter home), the grounds and special exhibitions.

Coordinating and administering school tour logistics including meeting and checking in school groups in cooperation with Security, Admissions, and Visitor Services: overseeing school tour reservations, coordinating school tour docents and creating school visitation reports. Traverses campus in golf cart to deliver materials and supplies.

Designing and providing professional development training opportunities for educators both on-site and off-site that link to the collections of the Ringling Museum through appropriate curriculum based materials and informal learning techniques.

Providing training for school tour museum docents on appropriate school tour content, group management techniques, engagement skills and other proficiencies required to lead school tours.  In collaboration with the Museum Education and Training Specialist, conduct regular assessments of school tour docents.

Networking with local, regional and national scholastic groups and organizations to raise the profile of The Ringling’s Scholastic programs and to create opportunities for ongoing collaboration.

Providing interpretation for Ringling collections and special exhibitions in the form of visitor guides, gallery interactives and other interpretive materials as required

Other duties as assigned.


Master’s Degree in art education, museum education or related field along with 2 years* experience required in museum education and a minimum of one year’s experience in classroom teaching and curriculum development

A valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain a Florida driver’s license.

Knowledge of art/art education field.

Ability to effectively train and direct the work of others.

Knowledge of and ability to apply the processes, procedures and methods used in museum operations in compliance with applicable governing entities such as the American Association of Museums.

Ability to understand and interpret educational needs and to develop effective instructional media solutions.

Ability to utilize problem solving skills.

Ability to prepare, coordinate, and conduct workshops.

Knowledge of applicable computer applications and basic computer functions.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


Knowledge of adult learning theory.

Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related American Association of Museums policies and procedures.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of event planning and ability to coordinate, organize and evaluate meetings and/or events.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of project planning, development, and evaluation.

Contact Info

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

Anticipated Salary Range

$40,000 to $45,000 range


Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a 1 hour lunch break. Work hours may vary occasionally based on the needs of The Ringling.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:


This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not reapply.

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