Box Office Manager - Historic Asolo Theater

  • The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Sarasota, FL, USA
  • Jan 11, 2019
Full time Service Other

Job Description


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


The Box Office Manager is responsible for managing the administrative and operational activities of The Ringling Museum’s Box Office. Responsibilities will include:

Managing Historic Asolo Theater box office policies and procedures for single ticket sales, group sales, and all ticketed series/subscription sales and renewals (i.e. Summer Circus and Gallery Walk and Talks). Setting box office policy on ticketing with guidance from the Assistant Director of Visitor Services and senior staff. Interpreting museum operation policies and procedures. May recommend new procedures or ticketing strategies based upon report analysis, customer comment cards, and perceived customer needs. Responsible for box office receipts and daily reconciliation.

Assisting Curator of Performance Programming with development and distribution of marketing and communication tools.

Assisting with audience and Guest Artist relations.

Managing and supervising box office and house management staff; making assignments, delegating responsibilities, and providing daily guidance as needed. Ensuring staff compliance with PCI and cash handling policies, processes returns, and investigates cash discrepancies. Training staff on job responsibilities, customer service skills, program offerings, and promotions. Hiring and conducting performance evaluations in consultation with the Assistant Director of Visitor Services.

Establishing, enforcing, and overseeing on-the-spot interpretation of policies related to the operations of the box office and house. Resolving a wide variety of problems during performances as well as on a daily basis and maintains a customer service focus with patrons and other staff. Working with Front of House personnel during performances and events associated with seating issues, ADA concerns, customer service, etc. to resolve issues in a timely and effective manner.

Overseeing all front of house procedures to provide optimal customer service including: the development and management of volunteer ushers, monitoring of all public areas, and distributing collateral materials to audiences. Acts as back-up in these duties when necessary due to absence or times of high volume.

Serving as a Manager on Duty for other Visitors Pavilion locations, as needed, to resolve guest and/or employee issues, supervise cash count outs in accordance with PCI Policy, and work within Tessitura to troubleshoot employee Tessitura challenges.


Bachelor's degree and two years’ experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years.

Ability to learn ticketing management software (Tessitura), conversant in a wide variety of performing arts genres, knowledge of cash handling and accounting.

Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of theatre layout, production, and stage management.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, to include use of telephone.

Ability to demonstrate effective customer service skills.

Ability to utilize conflict resolution skills.

Ability to meet physical requirements as determined by position to include lifting and moving objects up to 50 pounds, standing for extended periods, and ascending/descending stairs.

Knowledge of applicable computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite, and basic computer functions.

Ability to train and supervise employees.


Previous experience with Tessitura.

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.  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

Up to $45,000 per year + Florida state benefits available (

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.


Primary hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; however weekends, evenings, and 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 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:


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