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Head of Educational Programs

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art/FSU, Sarasota

Job Title: Head of Educational Programs
JOB ID #: 50050
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About The Ringling
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is located in Sarasota, Florida. Want to learn more about The Ringling?

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Equity Statement
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).

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The Head of Educational Programs is responsible for the management, administrative direction and coordination of The Ringling’s Education Department including Adult Learning Programs, Scholastic, Youth and Family, Guide training, Museum Tours, and Outreach.

  • Responsible for providing oversight and direction to the Museum Education department. Ensures education programs meet AAM best practices. Develops and implements education, public, academic, and outreach initiatives. Supervises and provides direction for full-time staff members including hiring, training and performance evaluation. May provide supervision for part-time staff. Develops budget recommendations and monitors fiscal resources. Assists in preparation of funding proposals and grants.
  • Researches, develops, designs and implements public programs such as lectures and gallery talks. Works collaboratively with other departments such as Curatorial, Registrar, and Events in the planning and development of adult/public programs. Identifies opportunities for revenue generation where possible. Manages Arts in Health programs and partnerships.
  • Works cross-departmentally to assist in coordinating appropriate educational programming and collateral associated with Museum activities and exhibits.
  • Assists in developing tour guide training and provides direction in Guide Program policy changes. Works with Academic Affairs and Human Resources departments to develop quality staff and student training and internships using existing resources where possible.
  • Serves as a member of the Museum’s Senior Management Team.
  • With the Head of Human Resources, co-leads the Museum’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access) Team and works to ensure implementation of IDEA initiatives. Coordinates with Ringling's Head of HR and FSU Chief Diversity Officer on university-wide initiatives as appropriate.


  • Bachelor's degree and six years' experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to ten years.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply the processes, procedures and methods used in museum operations in compliance with applicable governing entities such as the American Alliance of Museums.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer applications and basic computer functions. Specifically, Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to prepare, coordinate, and conduct workshops.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory.
  • Knowledge of training and teaching methodology.
  • Ability to maintain and improve personal and team effectiveness, and foster change and creativity.


  • Advanced degree in Art History or Museum Education.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Previous experience with a focus on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access.

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

Anticipated Salary Range
The anticipated rate of pay will not exceed $65,000 annually and will be based on the education, skills, and experience of the selected candidate.

FSU offers a robust Total Rewards package. Visit our website to learn more about our Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Recognition, and Employee Development programs. Use our interactive tool to calculate Total Compensation options based on potential salary, benefits and retirement contributions, earned leave, and other employment-related perks.

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Typical working hours Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a one hour meal period.  Please note that evenings, weekends, special events, or holidays may be 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. 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 (search under keyword “Ringling”).

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

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