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Reports To: Director of Security & Facilities

Assistant Museum Maintainer

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The Assistant Museum Maintainer is a member of facilities maintenance and ensures proper upkeep and functionality of premises and equipment. The Assistant Museum Maintainer will work closely with the Museum Maintainers, Supervising Museum Maintainer, and Director of Security and Facilities to conduct routine inspections, perform preventative maintenance, and handle basic repairs. This role requires a strong attention to detail, a proactive approach to maintenance, and the ability to collaborate effectively with the Facilities team.

  • Assist in conducting routine inspections of premises and equipment.
  • Support the execution of preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Assist with basic repairs and maintenance activities as directed.
  • Collaborate with contractors when professional repairs are required under the guidance of the Maintainers, Supervising Museum Maintainer, and Director of Security and Facilities.
  • Help diagnose mechanical issues and assist in correcting them.
  • Participate in the repair of machines, equipment, or structures as needed.
  • Work alongside the Museum Maintainers, Supervising Museum Maintainer, and Director of Security and Facilities to ensure maintenance tasks are completed efficiently and effectively.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

  • One year of construction or maintenance work.

  • Basic experience in performing routine maintenance tasks.
  • Valid NYS drivers' license

• Proven interest in maintenance work.
• Ability to work effectively with hand and power tools under the guidance of experienced personnel. • Proficiency in using common tools such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches.
• Strong organizational and follow-up skills.
• Effective time management skills.
• Attention to detail, ensuring quality workmanship.
• Ability to maintain focus while working both independently and within a team.
• Professional presentation and a positive attitude.


• Willingness to learn and adapt to maintenance techniques.
• Eagerness to assist in disassembling machines, equipment, or devices for maintenance purposes. • Ability to follow instructions from blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs.
• An interest in learning precision measuring techniques and electronic testing devices.


Commensurate with education, skills and experience; The salary is $19.89/hour for 40 hours/week.


NYSCI strives to be an inclusive and equitable place to work. We work to foster diverse voices and perspectives, empower staff as problem solvers, and support professional growth for all.

The New York Hall of Science also offers generous benefits and perks for all regular full-time employees. These currently include:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance options
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare, dependent care and commuter benefits
  • Pension plan and 401k plan
  • Free life insurance coverage
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 13 paid holidays off
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free onsite parking
Organizational Background

NYSCI is New York City's science center, a place where everyone is invited to explore how science and engineering shape our world, and how we can use scientific tools and ideas to answer questions and solve problems. Visitors pose questions, design solutions, explore phenomena, and work together to make amazing things happen.

Located in Queens, one of the most diverse counties in the U.S., NYSCI welcomes 400,000 visitors annually, including families, students on field trips, and camp and after school groups. NYSCI also works with thousands of teachers each year to make classroom science more relevant, exciting and meaningful to students, and conducts innovative research about how science learning happens through everyday experience.

Our exhibitions, programs, and products are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate STEM learners.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Please include job title in subject line. No phone calls.

The New York Hall of Science is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and innovative environment with the best employees. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service, marital status or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. We support a drug-free workplace.

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