Facilities Maintainer

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date:



47-01 111th Street
United States


Facilities Maintenance - Maintainer

The New York Hall of Science is offering a challenging and unique opportunity to work at one of the world’s leader in the science museum field. 

Background: Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible. NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

Key Competencies

·     Job specific knowledge and skills

·     Accountability and Professionalism

·     Collaboration and Teamwork

·     Customer Service

·     Attention to details

Principal Responsibilities

·     Performs responsible work to maintain and repair Museum mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems

·     Trouble shoot and make minor electrical, plumbing, and carpentry repairs

·     Aptitude to learn and become proficient in BMC system

·     Performs maintenance throughout Museum buildings and its grounds

·     Assist with event set up and break down

·     Ability to respond quickly and tactfully to building emergencies

·     Ability to obtain NYFD Certificates of Fitness for Sprinkler, Standpipe and Fire Alarm Control

·     Sustain an open, supportive and collaborative relationship with all members of the museum community.

·     Performs related work and duties as assigned

Education and Experience

·     High School Diploma

·     Valid Driver’s license

·     Minimum of three years’ recent experience in the facilities maintenance field

·     Working knowledge of BMS systems and HVAC controls preferred

·     Jack of all trades with ability to prioritize, multitask and make quick decisions when needed

·     Ability to work quickly, effectively and responsibly without constant direction

Must be able to perform work duties/responsibilities for extended periods of time; may   include standing, walking and lifting

Application deadline: Position to fill immediately

Email resume and cover letter to: jobs@nysci.org. Please include Facilities Maintainer job title in subject line.

·     The New York Hall of Science supports diversity in the workplace. NYSCI is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer (EOE) and supports a drug free workplace

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to: jobs@nysci.org. Please include Facilities Maintainer job title in subject line.