Youth & Family Program Coordinator – Florida State University


The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is located in Sarasota, Florida. For more about the Ringling, please see the “Other Information” section.

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The Youth & Family Program Coordinator is responsible for the design, implementation, and administration of Youth and Family programming at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Designs, implements, evaluates, and administers youth and family programming for The Ringling’s permanent collections including the Art Museum (Old Master, Modern and Contemporary, Asian), Circus Museum, Ca’d’Zan, Grounds and Gardens and temporary exhibitions. Conducts research and collaborates with other Education and Museum staff to develop programs that are aligned with the strategic goals of The Ringling, FSU, and the Education Department.

Designs collateral materials to support youth and family programs. Researches and designs interactive activities to interpret The Ringling’s venues and permanent collections, and selected temporary exhibitions. Maintains art supplies and Education department activity materials.

Collaborates and maintains positive relationships with local, regional, and national youth and family groups and organizations to raise the profile of The Ringling’s Youth and Family Programs and to create opportunities for ongoing collaboration. Develops partnerships with groups and organizations; participates in external events and programs through outreach efforts; provides training and education to constituents of partner organizations.

Recruits, trains, and coordinates Youth & Family Volunteers. Mentors interns for the FSU MEX and Cultural Studies programs through teaching best practices, providing opportunities for hands-on training, and developing early childhood education skills. Collaborates with education team members to provide training and support for related docent and volunteer programs such as School Tour Docents. Conducts tours for the public as needed.


Bachelor’s Degree in Museum studies, Museum Education, Art History, Studio Art or Art Education and 2 years of related experience.

Knowledge of and ability to apply child development theories and methodology.

Ability to effectively train and direct the work of others.

Ability to understand and interpret educational needs and to develop effective instructional media solutions.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of project planning, development, and evaluation.

Knowledge of art/art education field.

Skill in assessment and treatment of persons from diverse populations.

Knowledge of applicable computer applications (such as Microsoft Office Suite) and basic computer functions.


Master’s Degree in Museum studies, Museum Education, Art History, Studio Art, or Art Education.

Previous experience leading gallery-based programs for family audiences.

Other Information

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

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 between high $30,000s and low $40,000s + Florida state benefits available.

To learn more about all the benefits and perks offered for this role (including vacation, sick, holiday, retirement, etc.) please visit

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

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.


While the primary working hours for this position are between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday – Saturday, the incumbent may be required to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, special events, or holidays 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 If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

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.

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