Location US-NY-New York | US-NY-Manhattan
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CLNGMA Facilities Cleaning-Manhattan


The New York Public Library is seeking a Porter to maintain an environment that is clean, safe and comfortable for our Library users and employees. The Porter will be assigned to a Library in either the Bronx, Manhattan or Queens.



Principal Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of a Building Manager, the Porter:

  • Cleans all assigned areas in, around and outside NYPL buildings
  • Sweeps, scrubs, waxes and polishes floors, vacuums and shampoos carpets
  • Dusts furniture, book shelves and equipment
  • Handles snow removal
  • Transports trash or discarded materials to disposal area and push dumpsters to and from the curb for garbage and/or recycling collection
  • Move, remove, and/or setup furniture inside specified rooms for special functions as directed
  • May be assigned to any NYPL building
  • Performs related duties as required

Required Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED and prior custodial experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of hazards and applicable safety rules by understanding Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and chemical mixing instructions to prevent injuries
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to interact with others in a courteous and professional manner
  • Heavy lifting may be required
  • Must pass physical examination

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of methods, materials, chemicals, disinfectants, and equipment used in janitorial work; and safety practices in janitorial work

All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
  • Be Resourceful in solving problems
  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work

Work Environment

  • Public Service Library
  • Outside Environment

Physical Duties

  • Ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods
  • Requires bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work on ladders or manlift when required

Starting Salary

USD $32,260.00/Yr.


40 hours per week
Evenings and weekends as required
Schedule subject to change

Union / Non Union

Local 374


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