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About The New York Academy of Medicine:

The New York Academy of Medicine is a leading voice for innovation in public health. Throughout our 175-year history, we have uniquely championed bold changes to the systems that perpetuate health inequities and keep all communities from achieving good health. Today, this work includes innovative research, programs, and policy initiatives that distinctively value community input for maximum impact. Combined with our trusted public programming, historic library, and with the support of our esteemed Fellows and Members, NYAM’s legacy as a public health leader continues.


Basic Responsibilities:

    • Perform light carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and other assistant handyman tasks as required
    • Responsible for the cleanliness, repair, and trash and recycling removal of all items on specified floors of the building
    • Cleaning will consist of all offices, common areas, restrooms, and event spaces
    • Maintain the general cleanliness of all buildings and grounds, including front of building and doors
    • Inspection of any light fixtures that are out and replace any bulbs, etc.
    • Coordinating set-up and clean-up for all meetings and special events, including lifting tables and placing chairs.
    • Assist with delivery of furniture and supplies to the building.
    • Accommodate staff requests for maintenance services as instructed by supervisor
    • Other duties as assigned.



The ideal candidate will:

    • Practice care in the maintenance of the facility and pride in their work
    • Recognize the contributions of others and collaborates effectively both within and outside the department
    • Communicate well with others and listen effectively to their ideas
    • Be flexible and enthusiastic and persistent in overcoming obstacles
    • Demonstrate an ability to think and act independently while exercising good judgment and taking the initiative to solve problems
    • Have a desire to expand knowledge and develop professionally




    • Working knowledge of policies and procedures relevant to the job function
    • A familiarization with local, state, and federal regulations governing buildings in NYC
    • 3-5 years of maintenance staff/mechanic experience required
    • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent required
    • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs.
    • Ability to work flexible hours
    • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions



Physical Demands/Work Environment:

This full time, non-exempt position at the Academy’s location. The physical demands and work environment described here represent those that an employee must meet or encounter to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, handle or feel for objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, speak, and hear. In addition, this position requires an employee to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Job’s specific vision abilities include distance, color, peripheral, and the ability to adjust and focus.


Salary range: $19.00 – $23.00/hourly

The New York Academy of medicine offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package.


Please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.


The New York Academy of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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