Maintenance Technician


The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) seeks a skilled, reliable Maintenance Technician to support our Facilities Team. Compensation starts $20/hour and is commensurate with experience and expertise. This position reports to the Facilities Manager and works collaboratively with colleagues across the Museum. 

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields and presents the work of artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill. MAD provides an opportunity for employees to enrich and develop their love of the art, craft and design while contributing their specific skills, expertise and talents.



  • Assist with and perform small renovation and/or construction projects throughout the building including but not limited to: painting, molding installation/repair, special installations such as lighting fixtures/design related installs, floor refinishing, metal cleaning polishing, furniture relocation/installation
  • Generally monitor all interior and exterior building areas for repairs ensure safe conditions, and report issues to the supervisor.
  • Proactively check for burned-out and non-functioning lighting through interior and exterior of building, and change as required.
  • Assist Facilities Manager with coordinating building equipment repair and maintenance for services related to plumbing, gas, HVAC, generator, domestic water, electricity, elevator, window washing, etc.
  • Perform routine inspections of walls and floors throughout interior and exterior of building, and perform necessary repairs in a timely manner including but not limited to retouching paint and assisting with drywall repairs.
  • Maintain inventory of cleaning supplies and submit orders as necessary
  • Coordinate and/or perform snow removal as necessary
  • Remove any snow, ice, and water from outdoor areas, including sidewalks, and loading dock, and install entryway mats as needed to limit interior moisture.
  • Assist with Waste Removal as necessary and directed
  • Respond to emergency maintenance needs including but not limited to floods, leaks, and other causes.

Provide event assistance

  • Maintain clean and tidy conditions throughout events, including but not limited to maintaining and restocking restrooms and emptying garbage receptacles.
  • Setup and breakdown of event equipment including but not limited to staging, tables, chairs, garbage receptacles, event infrastructure, extension cords, and other event specific items.
  • Respond to emergency event needs and requests as required.
  • Provide other event assistance as needed and assigned.

Building protocol and procedure

  • Ensure all doors and windows are returned to locked positions.
  • Respond to Security directions as given to maintain the safety and security of patrons, staff and artwork.
  • Respond to Fire Alarm and other incidents.


  • Cross-train with other department responsibilities as necessary
  • Assist Security Department as needed
  • Must be well versed in the current exhibitions in order to answer basic questions from our patrons


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • High school diploma or general educational development (GED)/Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).
  • Minimum of 2 years of responsible experience in building maintenance and repair; or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools.
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to write correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Maintain clean and tidy conditions throughout events, including but not limited to maintaining and restocking restrooms and emptying garbage receptacles.
  • Be able to Maintain Certificate Of Fitness S-95, S-12. S-13, and other as assigned or as required by the FDNY
  • Excellent communication skills required Professional, friendly demeanor and interest in building relationships with staff
  • Some evening and weekend responsibilities involving scheduled work and emergency situations
  • COVID guidelines: The health and safety of our Museum community is the highest priority. As such, MAD requires all newly hired staff members and freelancers to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine, including a booster if eligible. Requests for reasonable accommodations for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.  We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role. If much of this job posting describes you, then please apply for this role. 

MAD provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. 

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