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 a

 Marketing Manager

Overview

Southwest School of Art is seeking a Marketing Manager who will effectively contribute to the creation, execution and evaluation of brand initiatives designed to achieve business goals. Key areas of emphasis include: digital and social media management, paid and earned media generation, and creative graphic design. In addition to 3+ years of professional experience in marketing or communications, the successful candidate will possess strong analytical and project management skills, a confident, dynamic personality and a positive, can-do attitude. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong abilities in multi-tasking, social media strategy/execution, problem solving, and experience in successfully managing and meeting multiple deadlines.

Marketing Manager

Reports to: Director of Communications

Description: The Marketing Manager (MM) plays an integral role in positioning Southwest School of Art (SSA) as a premier college of art. The Marketing Manager is an active contributor to the creation, execution and evaluation of marketing and media outreach on behalf of Southwest School of Art.

As the need arises, the Marketing Manager will be required to work during evening and weekend hours in support of SSA programming and/or events.

Duties:

BRANDING

  • Ensures that internal and external communications meet approved brand standards, including: graphic identity, voice, look and feel.

MARKETING

  • Actively contributes to the development and ongoing evolution of marketing strategy to meet brand objectives
  • Coordinates development of marketing campaigns
  • Creates marketing analysis reports gauging effectiveness of marketing efforts
  • Designs and creates a wide range of marketing materials, both printed and digital
  • Maintains photographic and video images that satisfy promotional and documentation needs of the brand and are in compliance with established photography standards. Includes:
    • Direct capturing and editing of still and video images
    • Scheduling and management of professional photographers
    • Coordinating execution and logistics of photo shoots
  • Manages marketing assets (still, video and graphic images) including uploading, cataloging and archiving.
  • Provides graphic design services as needed and assists the Director of Communications in managing the work of outside graphic designers and printers as needed, including assignment of projects, timeline development and project management.

PAID MEDIA

  • Serves as the key contact for media vendors in the placement, implementation and reconciliation of brand advertising, to include: broadcast, print, social and digital.
  • Brainstorms fresh advertising strategies and makes recommendations to Director of Communications
  • Creates and/or coordinates the production of creative assets for contracted advertising and handles submission to media outlets.

ORGANIC SOCIAL/DIGITAL MEDIA

  • Actively contributes to the development, implementation and ongoing refinement of social media strategies that drive audience acquisition, engagement and active participation by internal constituents
  • Creates and maintains an annual content calendar that complements the overall marketing strategy
  • Regularly develops and publishes content for each targeted social media platform
  • Prepares a monthly analysis of organic social media performance against established benchmarks and provides periodic recommendations for performance improvement
  • In accordance with the approved digital marketing strategy, executes the following on an ongoing basis:
    • Updating of website content and images
    • Promotional e-mail creation and deployment
    • Monthly evaluation of metrics and recommendations for improvement
    • Incremental digital outreach based on updates to the digital media strategy.

EARNED MEDIA

  • Assists Director of Communications to develop story ideas and craft pitches to writers/editors
  • Assists in writing press releases and conducting media follow-up to secure placement
  • Monitors, analyzes and reports on earned media coverage on a monthly basis

ADMINISTRATION/DOCUMENTATION

  • Prepares and submits invoices for contracted monthly services and subscriptions
  • Develops and submits Southwest School of Art content for monthly Club Giraud newsletter
  • Submits monthly calendar listings to City of San Antonio, CENTRO, Community Calendars, etc.
  • Compiles and submits exhibition documentation to the Development Department as requested (gallery images and copies of media coverage)

MISC

  • Assists Director of Communications and senior staff with special projects and events, including creation of signage, invitations, etc.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

Experience implementing successful marketing campaigns. Strong analytical and project management skills – detail oriented. Graphic design and production experience. Video production/editing experience needed. Demonstrated abilities in social media strategy and execution. Strong communication and organizational skills and experience managing multiple deadlines successfully. Functional skills in: Adobe (InDesign Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro) and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Familiarity with HTML coding is beneficial. Familiarity with the arts and/or non-profits a plus.

Preferred Attributes:

Ability to spontaneously create engaging and relevant organic content; has abundant and varied community connections; is directly involved in the local/regional arts scene.  Background in higher education marketing preferred.

To apply, submit a cover letter, and resume/CV to HR@swschool.org by August 13, 2021.

It is SSA policy 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 all employees’ talents and support an environment that is inclusive and respectful.

 Adjunct Faculty – Fall 2021

Southwest School of Art is currently looking for faculty to teach the following courses during the fall 2021 semester:
ENGL 1301 College Writing
ENGL 2331 Understanding Literature

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.

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.

 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.

 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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