Assistant Library Maintainer

Location US-NY-Bronx
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BXMAIN, Bronx Borough Maintenance


The New York Public Library (NYPL) has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. NYPL’s neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—many of which date to Andrew Carnegie’s visionary philanthropy at the turn of the 20th century—are being transformed into true centers of educational innovation and service, and vital community hubs that provide far more than just free books and materials.  


NYPL is seeking an Assistant Library Maintainer to provide a full range of minor repairs and maintenance services in the Bronx.

Principal Responsibilities

Under the direction of a Library Maintainer, the Assistant Maintainer:

  • Performs minor repairs to the lighting equipment, including the relamping and ballast replacement of all electrical fixtures
  • Performs elementary preventative maintenance work on mechanical equipment, air conditioning, plumbing and painting
  • May be assigned to work in any trade as required
  • May be assigned to work in Manhattan, Staten Island, Bronx and Long Island City location.
  • Performs related duties as required

Required Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 0-2 years of work experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in maintenance and repairs of mechanical and electrical systems
  • Successfully demonstrated experience in all phases of building maintenance, including painting, plumbing and/or carpentry.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to set up work from scaffolds and ladders
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Valid driver’s license and clear driving record.
  • Must pass physical examination

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from a vocational or trade school, with a certificate in one of the building trades

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 library setting
  • Outside environment

Physical Duties

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

Starting Salary

USD $37,860.00/Yr.


40 hours per week
Mornings or evenings and weekends as required
Schedule subject to change

Union / Non Union

Local 374


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