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.

 Summer Art Studio Counselor

POSITION: SAS Counselor (2 full-time temporary/ 1 part-time 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.
  • Assist in the organization and up keep 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.)


  • 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 May 20th – August 9th

COMPENSATION: Pay commensurate with experience



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

 Adjunct Faculty

Opportunities to teach in Southwest School of Art’s degree program are available in many areas. We are actively accepting applications for the courses listed below, but we take applications at any time for all courses. The college is dedicated to maintaining a qualified pool of adjunct faculty to teach courses in studio art, art history, liberal arts and general education. Qualifications for teaching vary according to the subject taught. For a complete listing of courses, see the SSA Course Catalog.

If you are interested in teaching, and you’re committed to excellence in the classroom, consider applying and joining our faculty in providing student-centered instruction on a course by course basis. Compensation for adjunct faculty is competitive and determined according to current contract/credit hour rates. To apply submit a cover letter, a current resume/CV and a copy of your transcripts to HR@swschool.org. Please mention the discipline area you’d like to teach in your cover letter.

 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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