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Breaking Ground Painter in New York, New York


The Prince George Residence, 14 East 28th Street, New York, New York, United States of America

Req #854

Monday, May 17, 2021

ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home! Breaking Ground operates nearly 4,000 units of housing across New York City, along with housing in upstate New York and Connecticut. Supportive housing - affordable housing paired with services designed to help people maintain their homes for the long-term - is widely recognized as a proven and cost-effective solution to chronic homelessness.

But we didn't stop at providing housing. Breaking Ground's programs and services help people experiencing street homelessness - especially those who have been on the streets the longest - to come indoors. Through our Street to Home outreach program and transitional housing resources, we help people get, and stay, on the path to a permanent home.

The Painter is a part of the maintenance department that maintains the common areas and apartments of our residential buildings. Examples of common areas include offices, multi-purpose rooms, roof deck, garden, trash collection area, lobby, fitness room and sidewalks. Basic plumbing, wood-working and electrical work is required to maintain these spaces. Our residential buildings help to end homelessness by providing a home to formerly homeless individuals. The position will also be responsible for painting.


  • Prepare, paint and clean-up of assigned areas

  • Perform all preparation duties not limited to; scraping, spackling, sanding, and taping

  • Maintain inventory on all paint and supplies

  • Assist in housekeeping and maintenance of the building when assigned

  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • 3 years of comparable work experience.

  • Working with elderly, disabled and/or formerly homeless population is a plus.

  • Able to lift and move furniture and appliances in preparation for painting.

  • No fear of using ladder, and ability to stand for many hours at a stretch.

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of computer is a plus, not required.

  • Ability to multi-task and shift seamlessly between various responsibilities


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  • The Prince George Residence, 14 East 28th Street, New York, New York, United States of America