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Grounds Supervisor

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

Job ID 48279

Apply on or before 1/12/2021 at:

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:

The Grounds Supervisor is responsible for managing and supervising the Groundskeepers at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art Complex. Serves as a working supervisor. Coordinates with Asst. Dir. of Facilities to ensure continuity of operations, proper scheduling, and inventory.

Daily Tasks would include:

  • Working with the Asst. Dir. of Facilities to coordinate and distribute workload for the grounds team. Ensures proper completion of work assignments to include special grounds projects.  Generates and responds to emails and work orders via online work order system. Updates work orders at least once per day regarding progress or completion of work order assignments.
  • Inspecting projects to evaluate work in progress and to ensure project quality. Identifies deficiencies and implements corrective action as needed. Drives golf carts to traverse the 66 acre campus to deliver supplies and carry equipment.
  • As a working supervisor, the incumbent assists as needed with grounds projects and grounds maintenance. May cover areas of responsibility for other grounds staff. Responds to and assists with emergency grounds needs.
  • Monitoring and approving leave usage and time worked.  Assists with hiring, coaching, and terminating employees and making recommendations regarding employment status. Conducts training for new employees.  Prepares performance evaluations. Other duties as assigned.


  • HS or equivalent and 2 years relevant experience.
  • Previous Supervisory Experience required, including the ability to train and supervise employees.
  • Ability to perform groundskeeping work to include the transplanting, cultivation, pruning, and trimming of plants, shrubs, and trees.
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements as determined by position to include lifting/moving objects up to 50lbs. working with chemicals, working in extreme weather conditions, and standing and walking for extended periods.
  • Within 6 months of hire the following licenses must be obtained (Training provided by The Ringling):
  • Best Management Practices - Pest
  • Limited Lawn Spray License


  • Bachelor’s degree in Botany/Landscape Design/Horticulture or other similar field is preferred but not required.

Anticipated Salary Range
Up to $35,000.00 annually and FSU offers a robust Total Rewards package. Visit our website to learn more about our Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Recognition, and Employee Development programs:

While the primary working hours for this position are between 6:30 AM and 3:00 PM (with a 30 minute meal period) Monday through Friday, the incumbent may be required to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, emergencies, and special events.

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, go to, 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.

How To Apply
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 qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at

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

About The Ringling
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is located in Sarasota, Florida. Want to learn more about The Ringling?

Criminal Background CheckThis 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.

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