Porter (LAG)

Location US-NY-Manhattan
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Full-Time Regular
Stephen A Schwarzman Building


The New York Public Library is hosting a recruiting event for people in facilities & maintenance.  


Facilities & Maintenance Job Fair

Monday, March 5, 2018

2:00 PM - 7:00 PM



Science Industry and Business Library

188 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10016



To RSVP for the event, please submit an application online prior to the event and come prepared with copies of your resume.  Apply at:





We look forward to seeing you there!



Position Overview:

The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is part of The New York Public Library, which consists of four major research libraries and 88 branch libraries located in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Often referred to as the "main branch," the Beaux-Arts landmark building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street houses outstanding research collections in the humanities and social sciences as well as a circulating children’s collection.


NYPL is seeking a Porter to maintain an environment that is clean, safe and comfortable for our Library users and employees.

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

NYPL Core Values

  • Helpful
  • Resourceful
  • Curious

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED and prior custodial experience
  • 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

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 $29,306.00/Yr.

Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service)

USD $33,702.00/Yr.


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

Union / Non Union

Local 374


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