Sales Associate

Job description

Job ID: 42849

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Apply On Or Before: 07/02/2018


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


Provide excellent, enthusiastic customer service to visitors, to include: greeting and thanking guests as they enter and leave the stores, learning store product, proactively assisting visitors with product selection, making suggestions to meet guests' needs while increasing sales opportunities, making thoughtful suggestions for additional products for purchase, answering general visitor inquiries, and processing sales at register.
Additional responsibilities include: processing shipping orders, returns, and helping to maintain store appearance such as dusting, straightening, restocking, and any other duties as assigned.


Candidates must have a High School Diploma/equivalent, the ability to handle cash accurately, and have experience with basic computer use with the ability to learn point of sales software system.
Candidates must be able to proactively provide excellent customer service, engage customers in a friendly and timely manner, and effectively communicate product information.
The position requires significant standing, climbing a small step ladder, traversing a short distance between stores, stocking products on high and low shelves, and the ability to lift up to 25 lbs.


Ideal candidate will have customer service, merchandising, or retail experience.

Other Information

Sales Associates receive:
- Regular training on upcoming exhibitions
- Private gallery talks with curators
- Free admission
- Discounts on memberships
- Discounts in the museum stores
- Discounts on select performances and events and much more!

Contact Info

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

Anticipated Salary Range

$9.50 per hour

Pay Plan

This is an OPS/temporary Job.

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.


Part-time, approximately 24 hours per week. Holidays, weekends, and some evenings are required based on the needs of the Ringling.

Criminal Background Check

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

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.

Affordable Care Act

OPS employees are covered under the Affordable Care Act. OPS employees that meet certain criteria will be offered affordable health care coverage. For more information, please visit the following website regarding the Affordable Care Act,

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.
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Posted: 5/10/2018
Application Due: 7/3/2018
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