• Current

    Featured exhibitions and special projects currently on view

  • Past

    Previously installed exhibitions and special projects

Facilities Maintenance (Full-Time)

Performs a variety of cleaning tasks and other related maintenance tasks in accordance with the cleaning standards of the Museum.

Reporting Relationship: Director of Building Services

Rate: $17.65 hourly rate; includes a comprehensive organization-sponsored benefits package including medical plan, dental plan, vision, life insurance, Pension, 401K retirement, and generous paid time off.


Sunday – Thursday, onsite.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Responsible for daily cleaning including dusting, mopping, stripping/waxing, vacuuming (of rugs), high dusting (removal of fingermarks), and general cleaning tasks (drinking fountains and coolers) including glass doors, mirrors, bathrooms, removal of trash and replacing light bulbs. (and/or fixtures)
  • Provides setups for special programs, meetings, special events, building rentals and other functions on Museum property
  • Moves office furniture or other museum fixtures
  • Maintains inventory of cleaning supplies and equipment and provides supplies to Museum and office areas with miscellaneous supplies as necessary
  • Informs supervisor of maintenance problems observed in course of work
  • May be required to drive Museum vehicles
  • Use of a ladder or operation of a personal hydraulic lift to reach elevated locations
  • May be required to perform security functions
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum 3 years institutional cleaning/maintenance experience. Must have the ability to follow directions and be able to work from work orders. May be required to work Saturdays, Sundays, and evenings as part of regular shift (and evenings).  Must be able to lift items with a minimum weight of 50lbs.  Valid NJ driver’s license preferred.  High school diploma or GED with prior maintenance experience preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be available to work in excess of 40 hours per week when required by the Museum.
  • Must be able to lift items with a minimum weight of 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend, reach above shoulder level, climb stairs, and stand for long periods of time.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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.