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.

 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.

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.

To be considered, please submit a resume to hr@swschool.org

 Facilities Maintenance - Custodial

Location: Downtown San Antonio
Work Schedule: Thursday-Monday or Wednesday-Sunday, 8am - 5pm
Work Type: Regular Full-Time
FLSA status: Non-exempt
Pay/hour: $11.50

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred, or one-month related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience

PRIMARY PURPOSE SUMMARY:
Maintain a safe and healthy academic and professional environment for students, faculty, staff and administrators. This position is responsible for maintaining classrooms, studios, offices and outdoor areas to ensure a clean and healthy setting.  Position is also required to work events as established and work schedule may be adjusted to accommodate those events.  Follow routine cleaning practices as directed. Work in this area involves vacuuming, mopping, sweeping, dusting, wiping, waxing, stripping, window washing, carpet shampooing, emptying trash containers, restocking paper supplies (toiletries), polishing and restocking other facility supplies as needed. Work also involves the use of minor hand tools, and the use of common industrial equipment and chemicals including outdoor grounds maintenance and equipment.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Use proper techniques with the cleaning inside/outside of campus buildings, which includes floors, carpet, walls, glass windows, ceilings, water gutter and patio/walk areas.
2. Use proper techniques with grounds maintenance, which includes parking lots, fence lines, equipment, lawns, shrubs, trees and flowerbeds.
3. Use proper techniques in moving equipment, furniture and supplies weighing up to fifty pounds and ask for assistance with items weighing over fifty pounds.
4. Use safe techniques in light maintenance tasks such as painting, changing of light globes, and carpentry.
5. Use safe and proper work/cleaning techniques including the usage of all inside/outside power equipment needed to support program.
6. Maintain and properly use personal protective equipment - Reports all accidents to the Facility Manager.
7. Assist with special projects and duties, as requested/assigned by the Facility Manager.
8. Maintain confidentiality of information.
9. Report to work on time every day.
10. Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination to include drug testing
Knowledge of minor repair techniques and building and grounds maintenance
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Ability to understand instructions and communicate in basic English
Ability to lift 100 pounds with assistance, 50 pounds individually
Ability to properly handle cleaning supplies
Ability to operate standard custodial equipment
Must have a valid Texas driver’s license
Must be able to pass a background check

Interested candidates: Click here to download an employment application. Completed applications should be emailed to hr@swschool.org.

DISCLOSURE THAT REPORT WILL BE OBTAINED: This is to inform you that a consumer report will 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..

 Interim Teen Program Coordinator

Title: Interim Teen Program Coordinator (Temporary Full Time)
Reports to: Director, Young Artist Programs          

Southwest School of Art is seeking highly motivated, passionate, and creative applicants for the position of Interim Teen Program Coordinator. The ideal applicant will have experience instructing teens and young adults in an array of fine art mediums with a strong focus on foundations. The Interim Teen Program Coordinator will continue to support the strong Teen Studio Intensive program that is currently in place while also broadening the horizon for what our talented teen students experience during their time at Southwest School of Art.

The Interim Teen Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the Teen Studio Intensive at Southwest School of Art. This position will work with the YAP Director to create and implement high quality curriculum, lead instruction for teens (middle/high school) at various skill levels towards improvement in their skills, process and concepts while also guiding older students to create strong portfolios. S/He will also plan and promote a yearly public exhibition of student work. This position is responsible for recruitment and instruction of students, relationship building with parents/guardians, and community networking to increase opportunities for teens and the visibility of the program. This position works in tandem with the Recruitment and Admissions Officer for the College program and may also attend local high schools to promote the Teen Studio Intensive as well as the College program at Southwest School of Art. This position manages daily program operations, the program budget under the supervision of the Director, tracks progress of students and collects evaluative data in order to measure impact of the program. The Interim Teen Program Coordinator will also work closely with other programs in the department.

General Administration: Oversee the duties and expectations of the Teen Studio Intensive while working in partnership with the Young Artist Department and the greater SSA campus. Establish and maintain a system for evaluating the Teen Studio Intensive content to measure satisfaction, effectiveness and impact. Establish performance standards for students to assure that objectives are attained. Develop relationships with schools, artists, and other arts agencies through community networking in art education to find opportunities for teens as well as partnerships. Under the direction of the Director, monitor the program budget; provide needed information for financial reporting. Work closely with the Director to develop and implement marketing efforts for the Teen Studio Intensive.

Qualifications: BFA in Art or Art Education or related field. Masters degree preferred. Administrative and teaching experience, with emphasis on curriculum/program development. Strong management, communication and interpersonal skills. Experience teaching teens/young adults. Familiarity with new technology a plus. Bi-lingual skills a plus.

Deadline to Apply: December 13, 2019
Start Date: January 2, 2020
End Date: May 22, 2020
Compensation: Salary Commensurate with knowledge and experience

Send Letter of Application, CV, and names and contact information of three references to hr@swschool.org  Please put “Interim Teen Coordinator,” in the subject line.

DISCLOSURE THAT REPORT WILL BE OBTAINED: This is to inform you that a consumer report will 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..

 Adjunct Faculty

Southwest School of Art is currently looking for faculty to teach the following courses during the spring 2020 semester:
ARTS 3304 - Topics in Contemporary Art History
GNSC 1301 - Applied General Science
MATH 1324 - College Math

To apply, submit a cover letter, a current resume/CV and a copy of your transcripts to HR@swschool.org.. You should address your qualifications and ability to teach the course you're applying for in the cover letter. For a complete listing of courses, see the SSA Course Catalog.

 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

 

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