Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which 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 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

New York Hall of Science is looking for a candidate to fill an entry level maintenance position in Facilities department.

The successful candidate should have basic knowledge of HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. Knowledge of BMC system is a +.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Performs responsible work to maintain and repair Museum mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems
  • Ability to learn BMC system
  • Responds to building emergencies
  • Performs related work as required
  • Performs work on the Museum grounds
  • Ability to obtain NYFD Certificates of Fitness for Sprinkler, Standpipe and Fire Alarm Control.
  • Performs duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • HS diploma
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Minimum one year experience in the facilities maintenance fields

 

Send your resume with cover letter to jobs@nysci.org

 

The New York Hall of Science supports diversity in the workplace. NYSCI is an equal opportunity employer and supports a drug free workplace.