New York Hall of Science

Maintainer Intern


NYSCI brings the excitement and understanding of science to children, families and teachers by galvanizing their curiosity and providing creative, participatory ways to learn. Located in Queens, the most diverse county in the U.S., NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors annually. Since our founding at the 1964-65 World’s Fair, NYSCI has earned an international reputation as a provider of teacher professional development, classroom resources and curricula, out-of-school time programming and other educational initiatives. Our exhibitions, programs, and products are informed by strategies of engagement called Design-Make-Play (DMP). The defining characteristics of DMP — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate STEM learners.

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

35 hours per week position

Under supervision, assists in maintenance and repair of New York Hall of Science building(s), equipment and facilities; performs related work.

Principal Responsibilities:

Performs responsible work to maintain and repair Museum mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems
Performs preventive maintenance work on HVAC equipment
Responds to building emergencies
Performs related work as required
Performs work on the Museum grounds including garbage and snow removal
Performs basic painting jobs
Performs additional duties as assigned by supervisor or manager
Job Requirements:

HS diploma or equivalent
Valid NYS driver’s license
Ability to obtain NYFD Certificates of Fitness for Sprinkler S-12, Standpipe S-13, Supervision of Fire Alarm System S-95 and Indoor Place of Assembly Safety Personnel F-3
Ability to learn and work with BMC system
Ability to work overtime, extended hours, varying shifts, weekends and holidays as required and at times on short

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should send resume and cover to [email protected] Please include job title Museum Maintainer Intern(hourly) in subject line. No calls please.

Targeted Start Date: ASAP

The New York Hall of Science supports diversity in the workplace. NYSCI is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer (EOE) and supports a drug free workplace.

About New York Hall of Science

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 that is 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.