Employment Opportunities

It is our policy at Southwest School of Art to provide an equal employment opportunity to all individuals, without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. We value the talents or our employees and support an environment that is inclusive and respectful.

 SAS Counselor (1 FT Temporary)

POSITION: SAS Counselor (1 FT Temporary)
REPORTS TO: Director, Young Artist Programs (YAP) & SAS Coordinator
POSITION DESCRIPTION:  include, but are not limited to:

  • Take primary responsibility for the health, well-being, and happiness of students by maintaining and nurturing a creative, collaborative and safe environment.
  • Help to enforce and oversee all COVID-19 processes, policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the organization and upkeep of student records (check-in, attendance, check-out,etc.)
  • Check in with instructors to assess their needs (supplies, discipline, attendance, assistance.)
  • Help ensure that instructors leave classrooms clean and organized at the end of the week.
  • Complete weekly SAS preparations including room set-up diagrams attendance lists, nametags, and volunteer schedules.
  • Sign students out at the end of the day.
  • Oversee Extend Care students during lunch and after-class activities.
  • Reporting any issues to SAS Coordinator/ YAP Director
  • Work with YAP Assistant Director to coordinate the coordination, use, and organized return of supplies.
  • Coordinate the weekly display of student artwork during Friday Finale (set-up and break-down.)

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completed one year of college, at least 18 years of age
  • Pass a TX State run background check
  • Demonstrated experience working with children
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills, self-starter/motivated
  • Ability to oversee and lead recreational activities
  • Excellent character, integrity, adaptability, sense of humor and patience
  • Ability to communicate and work with a variety of ages and skill level
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Need to be available for training (2 weekends prior to start date time TBD)
  • Available from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday from June 6th– July 31st

COMPENSATION: $16/hr
DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 30
START DATE:  TBD: Early June

Send Letter of Interest, resume, and names and contact information of three references to pmorales@swschool.org

The Southwest School of Art does not and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on his/her race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sex, age, religion, disability (if otherwise qualified for the position), military/veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws.

 SAS Counselor (1 FT Temporary/ 2 PT Temporary)

POSITION: SAS Counselor (1 FT Temporary/ 2 PT Temporary)
REPORTS TO: Director, Young Artist Programs (YAP) & Nature of Art Coordinator
POSITION DESCRIPTION:  include, but are not limited to:

  • Take primary responsibility for the health, well-being, and happiness of students by maintaining and nurturing a creative, collaborative, and safe environment. Program will take place at Confluence Park.
  • Help to enforce and oversee all COVID-19 processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist in the organization and upkeep of student records (check-in, attendance, check-out, etc.)
  • Manage students throughout their daily class both inside and outside of the studio.
  • Help ensure that students leave classrooms clean and organized, following strict COVID cleaning processes.
  • Complete weekly Nature of Art preparations including room set-up, attendance lists, and nametags.
  • Sign students out at the end of the day.
  • Oversee Extend Care students during lunch and after-class activities.
  • Reporting any issues to Nature of Art Coordinator/ YAP Director
  • Work with SSA and SARF staff to coordinate the use, and organization of return of supplies.
  • Coordinate the weekly display of student artwork during Friday Finale (set-up and break-down.)
  • Other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completed one year of college, at least 18 years of age
  • Pass a TX State run background check
  • Demonstrated experience working with children
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills, self-starter/motivated
  • Ability to oversee and lead recreational activities
  • Excellent character, integrity, adaptability, sense of humor and patience
  • Ability to communicate and work with a variety of ages and skill level
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Need to be available for training (2 weekends prior to start date time TBD)
  • Available from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday from June 28– July 31st

COMPENSATION: Pay $16/hr
DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 30
START DATE: TBD: Late June

Send Letter of Interest, resume, and names and contact information of three references to pmorales@swschool.org

The Southwest School of Art does not and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on his/her race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sex, age, religion, disability (if otherwise qualified for the position), military/veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws.

 Full-Time Building Maintenance Technician

Reports To: Facilities Superintendent
FLSA Classification: Nonexempt
Compensation:  Commensurate with experience, plus benefits
Primary Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm with some weekends as needed.

The Building Maintenance Technician will ensure that building facilities remain in good operating order. This will be achieved by performing preventative maintenance tasks on HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and the physical building. Also, by completing reported and unreported repairs. The technician will also perform general cleaning and groundskeeping as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in the following areas:

  • Electrical- Change light bulbs, light ballasts, light switches, minor electrical repairs. Change electric motors.
  • HVAC- Knowledge of condensate drains, coil cleaning, filter changes, belt changes.
  • Plumbing- Knowledge of copper, PVC, brass. Changing fixtures, valves, hoses, fittings. Understanding of supply lines, wastewater lines, etc.  Experience using a drain cleaning machine a must.
  • Custodial- Clean facilities- Sweep, mop, dust, vacuum, disinfect various surfaces. Also, floor care including polishing and buffing.
  • Carpentry- Knowledge of advanced carpentry, historical wood working, flooring, drywall, ceiling tile. Measure, cut, install various types of materials.
  • Knowledge of aesthetic painting various surfaces- drywall, stucco, wood, gutters.
  • Knowledge of patching various types of building materials- concrete, wood, stucco, drywall.
  • Knowledge of installation and maintenance of door hardware a plus.

Other ideal skills and qualities:

  • Proficient with a wide variety of basic hand tools such as screwdrivers, nut drivers, pliers, clamps, cutting tools, levels, hammers, brooms, shovels, rakes.
  • Proficient with power tools such as drills, saws, sanders, chain saw, circular saw, jig saw, reciprocating saw, Dremel tools.
  • Proficient with floor buffing machines, pressure washer, pallet jack, furniture dolly, scaffolds, ladders.
  • Boom lift operator a plus.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Able to work independently when needed or with group.
  • Willingness to learn and desire to improve skills.
  • Positive attitude.

Qualifications 

  • High school diploma or GED is preferred.
  • Ability to read/write/speak English.
  • Must have a valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Ability to operate standard custodial equipment.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment 

  • Must be able to stand, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, or crouch for extended periods.
  • Works in indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds individually and 75 pounds assisted.
  • Exposure to noise.
  • Exposure to housekeeping chemicals fumes and liquids.

This description is intended to be general in nature. It is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. Southwest School of Art is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please complete this application and email it to hr@swschool.org.

DISCLOSURE THAT REPORT MAY BE OBTAINED: This is to inform you that a consumer report may be obtained from a consumer reporting agency for the purpose of evaluating you for employment, promotion, reassignment, and/or retention as an employee. The report may include, among other items, criminal background information, confirmation of your educational and employment history, an investigative consumer report (for which you may request a disclosure of nature and scope) as to your work performance, and confirmation of any references provided. You will be asked to sign the employment candidate consent to background check form should an offer of employment be extended.

 Teaching Proposal - Community Programs

Artists interested in teaching a class or workshop in the community school at  Southwest School of Art are encouraged to send a proposal and their credentials to our attention.  All proposals will be thoughtfully considered.

In selecting teachers and courses, some of the things we look for include:

  • How well the proposed course fulfills the mission of Southwest School of Art
  • The teacher’s reputation as an artist
  • Previous teaching experience
  • The logistics of the proposed course with regard to facilities and materials
  • Schedule availability
  • The potential of the proposed course to attract students

Download specific proposal details and an application now.

  Proposal Information & Application

DISCLOSURE THAT REPORT MAY BE OBTAINED: This is to inform you that a consumer report may be obtained from a consumer reporting agency for the purpose of evaluating you for employment, promotion, reassignment, and/or retention as an employee. The report may include, among other items, criminal background information, confirmation of your educational and employment history, an investigative consumer report (for which you may request a disclosure of nature and scope) as to your work performance, and confirmation of any references provided. You will be asked to sign the employment candidate consent to background check form should an offer of employment be extended.

 Full-Time Security Officer

Southwest School of Art seeks a full-time commissioned security officer to join their Campus Public Safety Department.

Candidates must be 21 years of age or older and be certified and currently licensed as a Level III Security Officer as licensed by Texas Department of Public Safety Private Security. Work schedule will include weekend 12 hour shifts and some weekday evenings. The working schedule is subject to change and other additional shifts may be available as well to include special events.

General duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provides assistance, directions, escorts, and information to visitors, students, and employees. 
  • Patrols campus grounds and facilities. Ensures facilities are locked and secured. Monitors security camera system and verifies proper operation of facility electronic entry systems.
  • Investigates and reports if necessary, security violations, suspicious activities, and emergencies to appropriate authority.
  • Ensures security lighting and monitoring systems are functioning. Monitors outside areas for transients and other unauthorized personnel. Warns violators of criminal trespass violations.
  • Monitors buildings for equipment failure or criminal mischief and make proper notification for repair.
  • Notes building repair and maintenance needs and reports these deficiencies for correction.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Specific duties and training provided for each specific assignment.

Work environment and other information:

Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions. Requires constant walking, standing and exposure to outside elements. This description is intended to be general in nature. It is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. Southwest School of Art is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply please email a completed application to hr@swschool.org.

DISCLOSURE THAT REPORT MAY BE OBTAINED: This is to inform you that a consumer report may be obtained from a consumer reporting agency for the purpose of evaluating you for employment, promotion, reassignment, and/or retention as an employee. The report may include, among other items, criminal background information, confirmation of your educational and employment history, an investigative consumer report (for which you may request a disclosure of nature and scope) as to your work performance, and confirmation of any references provided. You will be asked to sign the employment candidate consent to background check form should an offer of employment be extended.

 Part-Time Security Officer

Southwest School of Art seeks a part-time commissioned security officer to join their Campus Public Safety Department. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older and be able to become licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety Private Security Program with a level III license. A current license is preferred but not required. Normal schedule will be Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm but may change due to scheduling needs. Other additional shifts may be available as well.

General duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provides assistance, directions, and information to visitors, students and employees.  Provides escorts to and from buildings upon request.
  • Makes rounds of each floor of the assigned building and/or makes rounds of assigned buildings. Ensure doors and windows are locked and secured. Monitors security camera systems and verifies proper operation of building electronic door lock systems. Turns off lights not needed for security.
  • Reports security violations, questionable activities and emergencies to appropriate authority.
  • Ensure security lighting and security monitoring systems are functioning. Monitors outside areas for vagrants and other unauthorized personnel. Warns violators of rule infractions.
  • Monitors buildings for equipment failure or vandalism notifies proper contacts for repair.
  • Notes building repair and maintenance needs and reports these deficiencies for correction.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Specific duties and training provided for each specific assignment.

Work environment and other information:

Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions. Requires constant walking, standing and exposure to outside elements. This description is intended to be general in nature. It is not necessarily an all exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities. Southwest School of Art is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply please email a completed application to hr@swschool.org.

DISCLOSURE THAT REPORT MAY BE OBTAINED: This is to inform you that a consumer report may be obtained from a consumer reporting agency for the purpose of evaluating you for employment, promotion, reassignment, and/or retention as an employee. The report may include, among other items, criminal background information, confirmation of your educational and employment history, an investigative consumer report (for which you may request a disclosure of nature and scope) as to your work performance, and confirmation of any references provided. You will be asked to sign the employment candidate consent to background check form should an offer of employment be extended.

 

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