The Cooper Union will be open and operating under normal hours on Wednesday, January 28.

Maintenance / Short -Term Assignment

Posted On: September 29, 2014

Hours: Part Time


The Cooper Union seeks help assisting the Buildings & Grounds Department in maintaining the Cooper Union properties. Duties will include but not be limited to sweeping, mopping, removing trash from various areas and other duties as assigned.

Candidate should be able to perform most indoor and outdoor chores, be cooperative, have the ability to learn additional responsibilities, and be willing to work overtime when required.  Candidate with maintenance experience preferred.

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice

Submit application to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Or email to:

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.