Estate Gardener (Full-Time) at CareerBuilder

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Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Job Description:

Job Title: Estate Gardener (Full-Time)
Location: Sarasota, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 48535

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

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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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Daily tasks would include:

  • Maintaining tree, plant, shrubs, flowers, and grass as directed through pruning, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, leaf blowing, raking and mulching. Driving motorized vehicles to traverse campus.

  • Monitoring for disease, insect damage and weeds. Reporting problems to supervisor and then treats as directed. Fertilizing plants, shrubs, trees, and grass on a seasonal basis.

  • Planting and transplanting plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers.

  • Monitoring irrigation needs, watering as directed, and reporting problems to supervisor.

  • Operating equipment such as string trimmer, hedge trimmer, mowers, edgers, sod cutters, and chainsaws. Reporting maintenance needs to supervisor.

  • Providing information about the plants to visitors and responds to questions.


Completion of 9th grade education or higher.

  • Possession of a valid Florida driver's license or the ability to obtain prior to hire.

  • Ability to perform groundskeeping work to include the transplanting, cultivation, pruning, and trimming of plants, shrubs, and trees.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, walk long distances, and work in extreme weather conditions.

  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments accurately in a detail oriented environment.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Within the first twelve months in the position, the incumbent must have completed all required training (provided by The Ringling) including: Limited Lawn & Ornamental Pesticide License and Best Management Practices - Fertilizer.


  • At least two years of relevant general work experience.

  • Knowledge of and ability to identify safety hazards and necessary safety precautions to establish a safe work environment.

  • Knowledge of and ability to safely operate machinery, tools, equipment and materials used in groundskeeping and landscaping.

  • Skill in safely operating various types of motorized vehicles including but not limited to tractors, forklifts, pallet trucks, front-end loaders, and golf-carts.

Contact Info

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

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there's the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow's news!

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Anticipated Salary Range

$24,000 annually.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.

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Working hours will be Sunday through Thursday from 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM with a half hour lunch period. The incumbent may be required to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, emergencies, and special events 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.

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, click here 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.