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Temporary Painter

Apply now Posting Number: 493632
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Service, Temporary

Position Title:

Temporary Painter


Physical Plant

Salary/Pay Rate

$25.00/hour - $25.00/hour

Job Summary:

Marist College invites applications for the position of Temporary Painter. The Temporary Painter is responsible for performing all painting functions for dormitories, classrooms, offices, and other areas pertaining to the college using latex, oil base, polyurethane, rubber base paints, stains, and/or varnishes. Multiple opportunities are available.

Minimum Qualifications:

Five years’ experience in the field of painting or verifiable previous experience to indicate the ability to perform the work is required. Must have knowledge of paints, their properties, covering ability, application, and surface preparation. Must possess the ability to mix paints.  Must be able to repair various types of walls, and possess the knowledge and ability to patch and tape sheet rock and plaster walls to prepare them for painting. A NYS driver’s license with no serious convictions is required.


Work inside and outside.  Maybe exposed to hazards from use of electrical, electronic, mechanical, and power equipment, toxic chemicals and gases, etc.


Have the ability to perform repeated bending, squatting, stooping, pushing and pulling, and lifting heavy weights of at least 50 lbs. Perform prolonged standing and walking.  Have the ability to climb ladders and scaffolding.

Essential Functions:

To perform the following daily functions for all dormitories, classrooms, offices, and other areas pertaining to the college using latex, oil base, polyurethane, rubber base paints, stains, and/or varnishes:

  • Paints the exterior and interiors of all college related buildings and equipment;
  • Varnishes doors and woodwork as assigned;
  • Stains doors, trim, furniture, etc. as assigned;
  • Tapes and spackles new wallboard and prepares surfaces for paint;
  • Maintains an inventory of paints, stains, varnishes., brushes, rollers, and drop cloths needed to complete the assigned jobs;
  • Protect and provide upkeep of tools and components needed to complete assigned task.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment daily.
  • Maintains all Marist owned equipment assigned to employees.
  • Conforms to all federal, state, and local regulatory agencies with regard to codes and guidelines i.e.: EPA, OSHA, ASTM, ADA, NEMA, UL, NEC, ISA, NFA, AMSI, AMSE and Marist mandated policies.
  • Follow all departmental policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.  Assist with other maintenance work as assigned.

Required Application Documents:

Resume and Three Professional References

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

Type of Position:


Work Schedule:

7:00 AM-3:45 PM, Monday through Friday

Hours per Week:



Main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

Number of Positions Openings:


Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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