Building Manager

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


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 has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. Founded in 1895, NYPL is the nation’s largest public library system, featuring a unique combination of 88 neighborhood branches and four scholarly research centers, bringing together an extraordinary richness of resources and opportunities available to all.


NYPL seeks a Building Manager to oversee the maintenance efforts for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Countee Cullen Library, including the physical aspects of the building, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and cleaning. 

Principal Responsibilities

Under the direction and leadership of the Associate Director of Facilities :

  • Maintains the Schomburg Center and Countee Cullen Library by managing and coordinating all day to day cleaning, maintenance, building operations and repairs, and oversight of vendor service providers
  • Monitors work in progress and oversees work of outside contractors providing contract maintenance or repair services
  • Makes daily rounds of the building, and supervises library cleaning, maintenance personnel on premises
  • Supervises and trains maintenance staff and initiates disciplinary action when necessary
  • Prepares and implements a complete preventive maintenance schedule utilizing existing and/or future CMMS
  • Liaises with the Associate Director of Facilities and Schomburg leadership on areas that require the Building Managers attention. 
  • Works in close consultation with the Associate Director of Facilities , Procurement Office and Capital Planning & Construction to assess contractual bids and assignments.
  • Manages department budget to ensure spending remains within budget guidelines
  • Adjusts work hours as needed to support Special Events activities and project work
  • Responds to after hour maintenance emergencies and manages snow removal



NYPL Core Values

  • Helpful
  • Resourceful
  • Curious

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and management experience in building operations; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Thorough knowledge of established practices and procedures for operating building equipment including the ability to resolve mechanical equipment problems
  • Substantial experience in maintaining building inventory, implementing and administration of preventive maintenance programs and preparation of work schedules for maintenance staff
  • Must be able to respond quickly and tactfully to emergency situations. Substantial experience in the monitoring and coordination of building renovations
  • Strong computer skills, must be able to read blueprints and have a working knowledge of a building monitoring system
  • Good interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills including demonstrating the ability to work well with Library staff at all levels
  • Valid Driver’s license with good driving record
  • Must pass physical examination

Preferred Qualifications

  • BOMA, RPA, FMA, SMA or SMT certification preferred

Work Environment

  • Public Service Library
  • Outside Environment
  • Office 

Physical Duties

  • Limited physical effort is required.


40 Hour Work Week
Evenings, Weekends and Extended Hours as Required
Expected to be on call 24/7

Union / Non Union

Non Union


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