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Museum - Visitor Experience Associate (Part-Time)

Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota, FL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Museum - Visitor Experience Associate (Part-Time)



Job Type:

Part Time

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Organizational Unit:

Sarasota Art Museum - Visitor Experience

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Visitor Experience Associates support the Sarasota Art Museum and serve as representatives for Ringling College through daily interaction and direct, personal engagement. As a member of a larger team, Visitor Experience Associates are responsible for creating a positive, enthusiastic people-centric environment to welcome, anticipate and exceed the needs of all who visit the Museum Campus with the hope of creating lasting impressions and inspired connection. Successful VEAs are approachable, comfortable initiating, able to adapt with guest flow (high volume vs quieter and more focused), capable of pivoting and flexible in adapting to changes based on Museum needs. The Visitor Experience Associate role is a unique and highly visible position, serving as both a professional steward and caretaker of the Museum’s exhibitions, embodying the Sarasota Art Museum Mission and furthering its vision, while assisting with Museum visitation, membership outreach, educational programming and special events. The successful Associate will be required to work within the Museum galleries and may also be positioned in outdoor or other spaces to assist and guide visitors in exploring art beyond the Museum galleries, while maintaining up-to-date knowledge of all Museum information (distributed or posted). The Associate will extend exceptional attention and service to all visitors, ensure the safety of the exhibition artwork and communicate necessary Museum policies.

Associates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; must be professional and welcoming with an inclusive demeanor and appearance and must be dependable and punctual. Successful candidates have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The incumbent must interact with customers in a calm, diplomatic manner when enforcing Museum policy/procedures, while maintaining an exceptional visitor experience. These are part time positions; 20 to 24 hours per week. Museum scheduling requires ability to work a flexible schedule with a varied, changing schedule that includes weekends, holidays and programming/events. Regular Museum hours are Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm.

Minimum Qualifications:

• High School diploma or equivalent

• Previous Customer Service experience

• Familiarity with internet and email

• Ability to walk and stand in galleries for extended periods of time while maintaining awareness

Required: • Background and Credit Report

Preferred Qualifications:

• Multi Lingual

• Spanish language fluency

• Cultural competency

Work Hours:

A variety of shifts

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Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a pool posting and an on-going recruitment. Screening and selection process will continue until a successful pool of candidates is chosen. To apply on-line go to

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Founded in 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design is a private professional college fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and CIDA, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. Ringling College of Art and Design’s primary mission is to prepare students to be discerning visual thinkers and ethical practitioners in their chosen area of art and design and to provide an intensive professional education in the visual arts. Ringling College has taken a leadership role in the integration of high technology within art and design curricula in response to the marketplace and trends in the professions. The institution’s strategic plan positions the College for continued growth and development.  It is authorized to award the BFA in thirteen visual arts disciplines and the BA in the Business of Art and Design, a new program that bridges the business world with art and design education. Ringling College employs 148 faculty who instruct 1,400 students from 46 states and 53 countries.  The large residential campus is near downtown Sarasota.  A cultural center of Florida, Sarasota is 65 miles south of Tampa and 75 miles north of Fort Myers.  Additional information about the College is available at


Ringling College of Art and Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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