Security Guard - Point of Contact (Sunday-Thursday)

Florida State University
Sarasota, FL
Closing date
Aug 12, 2021

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Job Title: Security Guard - Point of Contact (Sunday-Thursday)
Location: Sarasota, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 49273

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is located in Sarasota, Florida. 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 [email protected] or call 941-359-5700 (ext. 1-2605).

Learn more about our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:


Point of Contact Security Guards play an important role at The Ringling providing quality customer service and ensuring the safety and security of all employees, volunteers, and visitors.

Responsibilities include:

  • Follows the Ringling Security Operating Guidelines. Patrols the campus and guards against theft, vandalism and other occurrences, potential or actual, which could result in loss or damage to the collection. Performs routine inspections of assigned posts/venues. Utilizes a golf cart, multiline telephone and two-way radio. Monitors parking areas and surrounding exterior areas of venues.

  • Serves as a Point of contact for all venues within the Ringling campus to include the Center For Performing Arts (CFPA). Primary post will be Ringling Gate House. Works all other posts including: the Johnson-Blalock Education Center & Library (EL), Museum Basement (MB), Museum Patrol (MP).

  • Performs as public safety officer in the absence of the Safety & Security Coordinator and Security Supervisors. Responds to incidents and emergencies, which may require the ability to walk significant distances and or climb/descend stairs quickly. Assists individuals involved in accidents or when injured on campus. Assists in execution of emergency plans concerning evacuation of venues in the event of fire, disasters, or other emergency situations. Prepares written reports as necessary.

  • Provides oversight and operation of the Ringling Museum Security Operations Center (SOC) on the security day shift. The SOC is the electronic nerve center for all Ringling campus security operations. It is a combined dispatch, surveillance, access control center staffed 24/7, 365 days a year by one to two SOC console operators. SOC operators are responsible for multiple protocols. Utilizing electronic security systems, access control points, closed circuit video systems, fire and weather monitoring systems, and computers, the SOC operators monitor conditions on campus and communicate important information with the appropriate personnel.

  • The incumbent may be assigned to venues/posts as Security Guard at the Center for the Performing Arts (CFPA). The CFPA houses the FSU/Asolo Conservatory and the Sarasota Ballet. The facility comprises two theaters and up to five rehearsal studios. Both entities train student actors/dancers and put on theatrical stage productions.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.

  • Valid Florida Driver's License or ability to obtain prior to hire.

    • Note: Learner's Permits are not acceptable

  • Ability to meet physical requirements as determined by position including but not limited to the ability to walk significant distances and extended period of time, climb/descend stairs quickly in order to respond to emergencies, and the ability to safely lift and operate a 50 pound fire extinguisher.

  • Within the first twelve months in the position, the incumbent must have completed all required training including but not limited to: First Aid Certification, Blood-borne Pathogens Training, Weather Spotter Certification, FEMA Online Incident Command System courses IS 235 and 240, Basic Campus Fire Suppression System Training, Cross Match Fingerprint Scanning Software Application Training.

    • Please note all training will be provided by The Ringling.


While these skills and experiences are helpful, they are not required to be considered for this role:

  • Previous experience or skills in related roles such as Security, Police, or Military.
  • 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.
Contact Info

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

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Pay Plan

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

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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.

For questions regarding Soft Money Funded roles, please contact Ringling HR at [email protected] or by calling 941-359-5700 x 2605.


Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a half hour lunch period.

The incumbent may be required to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, special events, holidays, and overtime. Shift may rotate according to department needs.

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 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.

If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, click here or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.

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.


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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