• Current

    Featured exhibitions and special projects currently on view

  • Past

    Previously installed exhibitions and special projects

Engineer II (Full-Time)

Under the direction of the Director of Building Services and the leadership of the Lead Technician, the Engineer II provides technical services for the Museum in accordance with operating objectives and facility maintenance requirements.  Engineer II has established an advanced proficiency in either the electrical, mechanical, or carpentry trade.

Opening Date: 8/1/202
Closing Date: 9/1/2022

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Minimum high school diploma plus specialized training certification from an approved training program
  • Technical proficiency in general maintenance systems; preventive maintenance; HVAC systems, steam boiler operation, air handlers, chillers, electrical distribution, plumbing distribution; carpentry and energy management systems
  • Advanced skills or license in at least one of the following trades: electrical, plumbing or master level carpentry
  • Advanced expertise and 10 years’ experience in an established construction or maintenance trade including Mechanical, Electrical, or Carpentry
  • Ability to work independently to identify problems and resources needed to resolve them
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing with staff, consultants and outside contractors
  • Strong leadership, team building and training abilities
  • Computer proficiency
  • NJ Black Seal Boiler License
  • CFC Certification
  • NJ Driver’s License

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

All Museum staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e., have received both doses of a 2-dose vaccine OR a single dose of a one-dose vaccine) and must provide proof of vaccination. Exemptions may be made under religious and medical grounds (conditions apply).

Salary: $27.93 per hour

Due to the high volume of submissions, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


About The Newark Museum of Art:

We welcome everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community.

We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware, upon which The Newark Museum of Art resides.

Founded in 1909 and located in New Jersey, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the state’s largest museum and ranks twelfth nationally in terms of collection size. Global and diasporic, the collection includes more than 100,000 artworks, as well as significant holdings of science and natural history. From the classical world to the art of today, the NMOA boasts exceptional examples and depth in the Arts of Global Africa, Arts of Global Asia, Arts of the Americas, including Native American art, Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean, and Decorative Arts. The American collection features works by major artists such as John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Sam Gilliam, Georgia O’Keeffe, Carmen Herrera, Jeffrey Gibson, and Mickalene Thomas.

The NMOA’s visitor- and community-centric approach responds to the evolving needs and interests of the diverse audiences it serves by offering exhibitions, programming, a research library, paid internships, and local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus comprises the 1885 Ballantine House, a National Historic Landmark; the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director/CEO Linda C. Harrison, the NMOA has launched an era of transformation to create an engaged citizenry by reimagining the role of the art museum for the 21st century.

The Newark Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition, we aspire to make the Museum and our environment – staff, audiences, artists, programs, and exhibitions – reflective of the diversity of the city of Newark and to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from our BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA+ communities as they must be centered in the work we do.