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Custodial Engineer
(2024-2025 School Year)

The Lang School seeks a 12-month Custodial Engineer to support our twice-exceptional (2e) students — gifted students with learning differences — across a variety of grades, subjects, and clinical support areas.

Candidate Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Previous experience in a school, preferred.

  • Three years of satisfactory experience in conducting and/or managing building operations and maintenance, as a superintendent, building manager, or custodian.

  • Must have basic knowledge of electrical, carpentry, masonry, and plumbing.

  • Proficiency in the use of manual and power tools, as well as experience in painting.

  • Ability and willingness to perform work outside of normal hours or work overtime if required

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States and does not require sponsorship for an employment visa to work in the U.S. now or in the future.


Successful candidates:

  • have an authentic connection with our school's mission and our student population of twice-exceptional learners.

  • have the ability to communicate and follow written and oral directions. 

  • have a positive attitude towards people with whom one works, ability to work cooperatively and willingness to accept instructions and training.

  • are tenacious and possess a “whatever it takes” attitude to support The Lang School, that derives from adaptability, flexibility, and unwavering kindness and patience.

  • are good at communicating, who listen and ask questions with/of all members of the community, and know how to be honest and kind at the same time.

  • hold their colleagues accountable, and are receptive and humble when held accountable.

  • are comfortable with ambiguity and not always having or knowing the answers, but are an intellectually curious, growth-focused lifelong learner who picks up new ideas quickly.



  • Perform general janitorial duties, such as cleaning, dusting, washing windows, and moving and polishing furniture and equipment. Cleans handrails, lockers and desks. 

  • Sweep, mop, and polish floors. Vacuum and spot clean carpets. Empty trash receptacles.

  • Clean, sanitize and deodorize restrooms, including toilets, mirrors, floors, walls, and emptying trash receptacles, including sanitary products. 

  • Pick up paper and other debris from school grounds, walkways and areas adjacent to school facilities; sweep concrete surfaces adjacent to school building.

  • Perform maintenance repairs. Arrange for repair of office equipment and utilities.

  • Ensure that all tools and equipment are in good repair.

  • Provides assistance with carpentry, cement work, plastering and painting.

  • Moves furniture as requested, set up classrooms as directed.

  • Be prepared to refresh paint throughout the school each year

  • Support all school maintenance and cleaning needs under the directions of the Director of Operations & Finance.

  • Support all safety related needs such as fire drills, school nursing, etc.

  • Support Associate Operations Manager and Director of Finance and Operations and communicate all needs regarding our physical space with appropriate contacts at 26 Broadway

  • Attend all events and manage the setup and breakdown of event space.

  • Ensure the school is always clean and presentable.

  • Communicates with staff and students all maintenance, safety & custodial needs as they arise. 

  • Report to the Director of Finance and Operations and support with additional tasks or committees as requested.

  • Be available to support events after school & on a few weekends per year as part of contract.

  • Prepare classrooms and multi-purpose rooms for special events or meetings; set-up and assemble chairs, tables and other furniture and equipment for special events and activities; clean up furniture, equipment and debris following these events.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of this position.

  • The employee is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to find, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms

  • Must be able to bend reach, stoop, stand and/or walk for extended periods of time

  • Must be able to climb ladders

  • Must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds safely and consistently ; may need to lift and carry objects greater than 50 pounds

  • Must be able to work in environments with adverse conditions including dirt, dust, and pollen, odors, dampness, and noise

Typical Schedule (Subject to Change):

  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (1 hour lunch).

  • Monday through Friday.

  • Up to 5 evening events per year.

  • Weekends a few times per year.

  • 12-month position.

​*Please note that all potential candidates must be willing to submit to a comprehensive background check as a condition of employment.

The Lang School ( is a progressive independent school located in lower Manhattan serving grades K-12. We offer our highly promising learners a rigorous, learner-centered, empirically validated education with integrated supports that foster independence and self-advocacy.

Our high potential and gifted learners also have learning challenges, such as ADHD, anxiety, EF difficulties, dyslexia, or autism. These twice-exceptional (“2e”) learners have a unique set of social, emotional, and intellectual needs. We meet students where they are and empower them to achieve their next levels of excellence with research-based supports and a robust Talent Development Program.

Our mission is to create a safe and engaging learning environment for students with an emphasis on creative thinking and assets-based approaches. Our students are both unique and diverse, and we seek out and celebrate diversity in our community — in our identities (race, ethnicity, gender expression, socioeconomic status), as well as our backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

To Apply:




We will follow up with promising candidates who align with potential openings. At Lang, we appreciate that people's professional paths aren't necessarily linear and that they can be punctuated by purposeful gaps.

Compensation: Salaries are competitive and based on experience and training. (Salary range $50,000 - $70,000) The Lang School offers a competitive benefits package, including employer-paid health insurance, 401k matching options, and 20 vacation days.

The Lang School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Lang does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.

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