Employment at MSM

Job Opening:

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Residence Hall Handy Person

Title: Handy Person
Department: Office of Facilities and Campus Safety
Reports to: Engineering and Life Safety Supervisor
Internal Contacts: Residence Hall Residents and Staff
External Contacts: Vendors, Contractors, City Agencies, and others as needed
Incumbent: Vacant
Employment Status: Full-time; non-exempt


  • Perform minor carpentry, electrical, and plumbing troubleshooting and repair, helping to ensure the building is well-kept, safe, and properly functioning.
  • Assist maintenance staff with day-to day operation of central plant systems, including cooling towers, boilers, pumps, HVAC systems and controls, fire alarm and sprinkler systems, elevators, and other critical equipment.
  • Maintain all keyed and electronic door and door hardware systems.
  • Maintain an inventory of tools, supplies, and equipment, working with Facilities Office staff to order items as needed.
  • Oversee contractors and representatives from other agencies when on site.
  • Assist with garbage, snow removal, and exterior cleaning when needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years of facilities and building system experience.
  • Technical knowledge of building systems, contractual maintenance, construction, and related services desirable.
  • Willingness to secure certifications (OSHA, FDNY, boiler, sprinkler, standpipe, etc.) as requested in support of building systems.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws, ordinances, and codes relating to the operation and safety of facilities.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Positive customer service and interpersonal skills; self-motivated; organized with good time management skills; and able to work under pressure.

Contact Information

Send letter of application and résumé including three references to:

Richard Osorio
Engineering and Life Safety Supervisor

No phone calls, please.

Equal employment and equal educational opportunity have been and will continue to be fundamental principles at Manhattan School of Music, where employment and enrollment are based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination or harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the status of being transgender, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Manhattan School of Music does not permit retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice or participate in an investigation.