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.

 Adjunct Faculty - Fall 2020

Southwest School of Art is currently looking for faculty to teach the following courses during the fall 2020 semester:
ARTS 3289 - Material Culture
ENGL 1301 - College Writing
ENGL 2331 - Understanding Literature
PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology

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

 Chief - Campus Public Safety Department

Southwest School of Art, a small college of art located in downtown San Antonio, invites applications for the position of Chief of Campus Public Safety. This is a full-time exempt administrative position reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Administration. The Chief of the Campus Public Safety Department (CPSD) at Southwest School of Art (SSA) provides leadership, development, coordination, and direction for all aspects of campus safety, promoting a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus. The Chief is responsible for ensuring the overall effective operation of campus safety and aligning the day-to-day security, public safety functions, and safety initiatives with the college’s strategic plan. This position maintains a high public profile and serves as part of the senior leadership team, regularly partnering with other senior leadership and all levels of the college to develop and implement responsive and innovative policies and programs for college safety functions. The chief coordinates safety strategy with other senior staff; recommends and promotes policies ensuring the physical safety of students, employees and guests of the college; and develops, oversees, implements, and evaluates new campus safety projects alongside existing successful programs.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: These statements describe some of the principal duties of the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities. SSA reserves the right to add or change the job responsibilities at any time. 

  • Plan, direct, and lead all administrative, operational, and financial aspects of the CPSD
  • Direct departmental initiatives that include safety services, crime prevention, investigation, dispatch/communications, training and education, electronic security technologies, parking management, fire and life safety, and emergency management/crisis response.
  • Support, sustain, and advance the mission, vision, and strategic plan through use of best practices in campus security, fire and life safety, and emergency preparedness.
  • Assure the protection of personnel, visitors, and facilities in accordance with state and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the communities served.
  • Work closely with various departments including student affairs, facilities, and Title IX coordination.
  • Lead security and safety efforts during emergency situations.
  • Select, manage, and develop departmental staff and maintain a healthy working environment consistent with institutional values.
  • Serve as institutional liaison to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as needed.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED 

  • Possess Texas Peace Officer license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Ten years of varied experience and progressive responsibility as a commissioned police officer with a recognized law enforcement agency, including at least five years in an administrative, management, or supervisory position.
  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • A clear understanding of the Clery Act and Title IX regulations and requirements relating to colleges.
  • Ability to model professional standards and behaviors including strong leadership, planning, and critical thinking skills.
  • A commitment to mentoring, encouraging, and developing staff.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in disaster preparedness and emergency planning and management including demonstrated ability to coordinate multi-disciplinary responses to emergency or large scale events on or near campus.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office.
  • Be able to maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License not subject to suspension.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with a diverse constituency.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience leading a public safety agency in a College or University setting.
  • Familiarity with Omnigo public safety software

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to hr@swschool.org by July 31, 2020.

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. 

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, natural origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

 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..

 

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