Assistant Library Maintainer

Location US-NY-Manhattan
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Full-Time Regular
MAINTMA Facilities Maintenance-Manhattan


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 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 Manhattan.

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

NYPL Core Values

  • Helpful
  • Resourceful
  • Curious

Minimum Qualifications

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

Work Environment

  • Public Service Library
  • Outside Environment

Physical Duties

  • Moderate physical effort is required, including bending, pushing, pulling and lifting

Starting Salary

USD $35,244.00/Yr.

Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service)

USD $40,531.00/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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