General Trades Technician

  • The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Sarasota, FL, USA
  • Feb 13, 2019
Full time Construction Other

Job Description


The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is located in Sarasota, Florida. For more about the Ringling, please see the "Other Information" section.


This position works as part of the facilities department and is responsible for providing maintenance and repairs to electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems and devices, as well as general maintenance and repairs. Responsibilities include:

Performing a variety of work to maintain all buildings on campus such as pressure washing, painting, and inspecting buildings/equipment to ensure good and safe operating conditions.

Performing routine servicing of mechanical and plumbing systems as part of the preventative maintenance program. Troubleshooting, repairing, and replacing mechanical and plumbing systems/devices.

Assisting staff on installing and maintaining electrical and mechanical equipment/devices.

Providing basic support to Ringling ITS with installation and telecommunication devices repair.

Generating and responding to emails and work orders via online work order system. Updating work order system once per day regarding progress and/or upon completion of assignment.


High school diploma or equivalency and two years' experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to two years. Technical or vocational degree in plumbing, electrical work, HVAC, or other trade may substitute for experience.

Ability to meet physical requirements as determined by position. This includes the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, climb ladders, walk significant distances, and work in small spaces.

Knowledge of the practices and the ability to perform skilled trades work such as carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc.

Valid Florida driver's license or ability to obtain.


Knowledge of and ability to safely operate machinery, tools, equipment, and materials used in area of work.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Other Information

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

Contact Info

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

Anticipated Salary Range

$29,000 annually + Florida state benefits available. (

Pay Plan

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


While the primary working hours for this position are Monday through Friday between 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, the incumbent may be required to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, special events, and holidays.

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 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.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Veterans' Preference

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IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

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Up to $29,000 per year and Florida state benefits available

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