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Curator of Performance Programs

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

Job Title: Curator of Performance Programs – Job ID # 43691

This is a Full-time/12 Month, Non-tenured Faculty position.  Anticipated hiring at the Assistant or Associate Curator level. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Location:  John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida State University, Sarasota, FL        

Serves as the curator of the museum’s art of performance programming and production venues including New Stages, interdepartmental collaborations, and selected exhibition-driven projects. This position is responsible for the development and delivery of The Ringling’s performance programming, encompassing music, theater, dance, film, and spoken word as well as the managerial functions of performance programs and production venues.

  • Curates and presents an annual roster of contemporary performance programming for The Ringling’s Art of Performance program including season concepts as well as artist research and selection.
  • Researches current issues within the fields of music, theater, dance, film, & spoken word and develops original projects across the contemporary arts.
  • Works with artists in the selection of pieces for presentation.
  • Generates accompanying texts and publications for programs.
  • Supervises the Art of Performance program’s staff.
  • Overseas the Performance department’s staff in planning, developing and managing production schedules, guest artist contracts and services, annual budgets, and resource allocations.
  • Works with museum/university colleagues and community partners to develop and present collaborative programming.
  • Collaborates with Development staff to identify/steward donors to support contemporary programming. Assists with identifying grant opportunities to support programs.
  • Works together with Marketing staff to build and attract audiences for Art of Performance programming.
  • Serves as a member of the Museum’s Senior Management Team.
  • Participates as a member of the curatorial staff. Supports the curatorial team on special projects as needed.    


  • Ability to organize, present and communicate messages effectively through design
  • Experience working directly with artists and community leaders
  • Prior management experience


  • Highest level degree in area of specialization such as theater, art history or other closely related area
  • At least 4 years of experience in performance, entertainment, fine arts or a related field
  • Experience in programming and scholarship
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills

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

Anticipated Salary Range
Anticipated Salary Range will be $60 to $70k + Florida state benefits available.


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

How To Apply
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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

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