Museum Custodians (Sarasota, FL)

  • The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • May 23, 2022
Full time Entry Level Facilities

Job Description

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is located in Sarasota, Florida, and is a department of Florida State University. 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).

Learn more about our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:


Museum Custodians play and integral role in guest experience at The Ringling. Primary duties include performing custodial tasks such as floor maintenance, public restrooms cleaning and stocking, mopping, dusting, and more. Responsibilities include:

  • Cleans and sanitizes public and employee restrooms throughout the Sarasota Campus Complex.  Washes down restroom walls. Restocks supplies of tissue, towels, and hand soap.

  • Vacuums, dusts, polishes, dust-mops, and mops office and public areas.  Removes trash from office and public areas.  Cleans blinds in offices.

  • Strips, mops, spray buffs, and finishes a variety of different floor surfaces through the Sarasota Campus Complex.  Performs custodial maintenance projects.

  • Cleans areas as designated after special events. Drives custodial golf carts to traverse the 66 acre campus to deliver supplies and carry equipment. Other duties as assigned.



  • Completion of 9th grade education or higher.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License or the ability to obtain prior to hire.
    • Please note, a driver's permit is not acceptable.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements as determined by position to include moving objects up to 45lbs, working with chemicals, climbing and descending stairs, standing and walking for extended periods.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective customer service skills.

*Please note that due to the working hours and need to drive a golf cart, applicants must be 18 years of age or older .

Contact Info

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

Anticipated Salary Range

The anticipated rate of pay will range from $12 per hour to $14.37 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.


There are 3 options available for working hours:

  • Thursday – Monday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM (Off Tue/Wed)
  • Saturday – Wednesday from 10 AM – 6:30 PM (Off Thur/Fri)
  • Friday – Tuesday from 10 AM – 6:30 PM (Off Wed/Thur)

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.

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.



The anticipated rate of pay will range from $12 per hour to $14.37 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.

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