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The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York offers fall, spring, and summer internships in our Development and Programs departments. We are not currently accepting applications for internships, but please check out our annual Intern Fair for opportunities at our member companies. 


Job Openings

Maintenance Technician

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the South Oxford Space physical plant, a historic, five-story brownstone containing offices and rehearsal studies and located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. In addition, the position may be asked to assist with repairs and/or maintenance projects at A.R.T./New York’s two other locations located in midtown Manhattan—[email protected] containing offices and rehearsal studios, and the A.R.T./New York Theatres which has two performance venues. The position will report to the Director of Operations and will work closely with the General Manager of South Oxford Space and Facilities Department.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Clean (sweep, mop, vacuum) all common areas, rehearsal studios, and managers office, pull trash and recycling, and maintain restroom cleanliness.
  • Conduct maintenance of building equipment, including but not limited to HVAC (chiller, fan coil units and boiler), electrical, and plumbing. Coordinate with vendors for repairs as necessary.
  • Perform minor repairs as needed, including but not limited to electrical, plumbing, painting, and carpentry.
  • Maintain building exterior including sweeping/shoveling sidewalk and light landscaping.
  • Track inventory and restocking of building supplies, cleaning supplies and paper products.
  • Collaborate with the General Manager of SOS and Director of Operations on building projects and maintenance upgrades.
  • Field general questions about the facility, rental bookings and A.R.T./New York membership and services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a team player with the ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Possess the ability to perform repetitive work according to set procedures.
  • Take pride in their work and creating a safe and clean physical environment for tenants and visitors to A.R.T./New York’s facilities.
  • Possess basic plumbing, electrical and carpentry skills.
  • Have previous experience with HVAC equipment (chiller, fan coil units and boiler).
  • Share A.R.T./New York’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion centered in anti-racism and anti-oppression practices.

This is a very hands-on position involving physical upkeep of the facilities. The primary work site is a five-story building with basement, and an elevator that terminates on the 4 floor. The position requires the ability to lift at least 50 pounds. Regular use of chemicals, cleaning products, and tools is a key component of this position. A.R.T./New York is open to considering candidates who don’t meet all of the physical requirements of the position.

The ability to communicate effectively in English is expected; additional language skills are a plus. Previous experience as a building handyman in a performing arts setting is a plus. Certification in a particular trade or area of expertise is desired but not required. A working knowledge of office systems including computers, phone, email, and internet is required.

This is a full-time hourly position working primarily at South Oxford Space in Brooklyn. Occasional local travel is expected with this position. Standard work hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm. Candidate should be willing to work an occasional flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and/or holidays, subject to the needs of the facility. Compensation is $19 per hour, 40 hours a week. Full benefits package included upon start date, including health, dental, vision,  and life insurance, optional AFLAC plans, pre-tax commuter benefit option, generous paid time off, reimbursed theatre tickets, and optional 401k plan.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references as an attachment (PDF format preferred) to [email protected]newyork.org. Include “MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN” and your full name in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

The position is available immediately.

We strongly encourage individuals from historically underrepresented communities including people of color, trans/NB/GNC, women, and disabled people to apply. A.R.T./New York strives to create a friendly environment staffed by people who love the theatre and have a great sense of humor. A.R.T./New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Header: The A.R.T./New York 2017 Holiday Party. Photo by Chellise Michael.