Current Openings

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions. If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please fax or e-mail us your resume as soon as possible. Interviews are now being scheduled. If e-mailing please include it as an attachment (MS Word or PDF files only) with a cover letter to: resumes@mycareerfirst.com

Legal Assistant / Paralegal. This firm has earned a very solid reputation of integrity and customer service mainly due to their expert attorneys and a fine tuned support staff. Are you ready to join a team of professionals? You will support an attorney whose areas of practice are Public Regulation Commission law (utilities, telecommunications, motor carriers and insurance industries) and litigation.  Our client requires a candidate with five to seven years of litigation experience. This is a very busy desk and requires a lot of attention to detail, an accomplished knowledge of New Mexico court rules / filings, exceptional research and writing skills and a positive and professional attitude. You will need MS Word and WordPerfect proficiency and must be e-mail savvy. If you are looking for a secure position with a great group contact us immediately! $42,000 to $46,000 depending on experience plus benefits!

Weekend Receptionist. This is a great opportunity for a college student or someone seeking additional part-time work! It is a busy front desk at one of Santa Fe’s premier real estate offices. You will answer phones, greet visitors, schedule showings and provide administrative support along with other duties as needed. Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 4:30 pm; $14 to $15 per hour.

Management Assistant.  Join this real estate development, leasing and management company as the Management Assistant. You will provide administrative support and office management, property management, bookkeeping, marketing and other support. This position requires a high level of follow-through and a proactive approach to all facets of the job. You will be the company’s first point of contact on the phone and in person with tenants, business partners and the public so a professional demeanor and appearance are very important.  You will work closely with the property manager overseeing tenant work orders and maintenance, maintain lease files and generate monthly rental invoices. You will also assist the Controller with basic bookkeeping such as processing A/P and A/R, payroll and bank deposits. Participating in the creative process with the marketing team and updating the company website will be your responsibility. As the Office Manager you will greet all visitors, answer and direct phone calls, oversee office supplies, filing, daily pick-up and sorting mail, off-site errands and ensure that all licenses and insurance policies are kept current. This position requires a solution oriented person with a strong sense of initiative and ownership. MS Word, Excel, Outlook and QuickBooks proficiency is required. $35,000 to $38,000 plus excellent benefits!

Part-time Full-Charge Bookkeeper. Join this home-improvement specialty business with two entities as their full-charge bookkeeper! Candidates must have five or more years of full-charge experience working with multiple accounts, QuickBooks Pro and MS Office proficiency and any job costing experience is a plus. The position is three days per week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., ideally Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday but there is some flexibility. $25 to $30 per hour depending on your experience.

Sales Assistant / Designer for cabinetry and counter-top business. Ideal candidates will have 2020 Design software proficiency along with Google Sketch up and MS Office. You will assist customers in choosing countertop materials such as granite, quartz, marble, soap stone, etc. so you must have the ability to learn the nuances of each one and attend product knowledge seminars, sometimes out of state. You will also learn the various details of cabinet design and products. You must know how to read plans and scale reads. This position is all about the tiniest details! The position will start part-time, three days per week but has the potential to go full-time. $11 to $15 per hour depending on your experience

Gallery Attendant. This is a full-time position with lots of variety! Spend your day using your brain and strong back. You will be responsible for the assistance in planning and installing exhibits; prepping the walls, hanging art, lighting adjustments, de-installing, storage; inventory maintenance, including semi-annual inventory; building maintenance which includes cleaning, lighting inspections, opening and closing of the gallery each day; yard maintenance which includes watering during the spring and summer months, fertilizing the yard, mowing and edging as needed, planting summer annuals or perennials; vehicle maintenance which includes ensuring that both gallery vans are clean and have adequate supplies (hardware and tools) in them at all times, taking them in for regular maintenance, ensuring that they always have adequate gasoline and windshield wiper fluid in them and ensuring that current insurance, registration and license plate tags are on them; art shipments which includes prepping each piece for transport, individually wrapping each work in plastic or cardboard, creating art boxes as needed for shipping three dimensional pieces and creating labels; sales assistance which includes assisting anyone on the floor by pulling inventory per client request for viewing, assisting with off-site delivery and installation in client’s homes and when needed transporting art in the company van to other states and then assisting in the installation while there. You must be able to lift heavy pieces of art. This is a fabulous opportunity for a ‘Jack or Jill of all trades’! Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with flexibility; paid overtime. $18 to $20 per hour depending on your experience and references plus benefits; background checks will be done.

Part-Time Gallery Assistant. This is a general support position in one of Santa Fe’s premier galleries. It requires both ‘brains and brawn’ as you will be responsible for gallery rotations, shipping, packaging and general maintenance of the interior of the building (touching up paint, light carpentry, set up / tear down for shows and events, etc.). The schedule preferred is Monday, Thursday and Friday but we can be flexible.  You will also need basic computer skills and any photography experience is a plus! $16 to $18 per hour depending on your experience.

Gallery Manager. The Gallery Manager is responsible for the commercial success of the gallery. Ideal candidates will have experience in growing sales revenues, managing a successful sales team, recruiting top artists, overseeing the aesthetics of the gallery, coordinating all shows and events, creating systems and procedures for a successful organization and managing budgets. You must have five or more years of management experience in a gallery or national retail environment. This is not a 9 to 5 job and will require a commitment to do whatever it takes! Sales will be a big part of the job along with effective team motivation, coaching, leading and inspiring. The position requires analytical thinking, visioning and enthusiasm. $55,000 base plus exceptional commission structure.

Part-Time Accounting Manager / Controller. Join this local real estate development / property management company as their accounting manager. You must be extremely detail oriented and have solid experience in reconciliation and general ledger work. You will be responsible for overseeing and reviewing the bookkeeper’s work to ensure accuracy. You will be responsible for accounts payable, cash management, and preparing month end statements, quarterly and year-end Financial Statements. Our best candidate will have a BS in Accounting or CPA firm experience along with five to ten years of accounting experience; proficiency with advanced accounting software (Timberline is a plus) and MS Office (Excel, Word and Outlook). The position requires thirty (30) hours per week with some occasional flexibility; $25 to $30 per hour depending on your experience.

Part-time Receptionist / Administrative Assistant for a small architectural – engineering firm.  The position supports key management personnel in the firm.  You must have a strong work ethic and be professional, well organized, service oriented, quality minded, self-motivated, detailed and dedicated.  Responsibilities will include phone coverage, client greeting, word processing, document assembly, maintaining electronic and hard copy filing systems, quality assurance, scheduling meetings and travel arrangements, coordinating maintenance of office equipment and reviewing invoices for management approval.  Any experience working in an architectural – engineering design firm environment is a plus.  You must be experienced with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Visio) and have exceptional Word and Excel experience.  This is a temp-to-hire position; Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; we are only interested in candidates seeking a long-term opportunity. $15 per hour.

FILLED! Broker’s Assistant.  This top producing real estate team of three brokers seeks a detailed, dynamic and service oriented assistant.  This position requires a candidate with exceptional administrative, computer and organizational skills.  You will be on tight deadlines often so the ability to juggle many tasks at once is required.  A quick mind, supportive attitude, intuition, diplomacy and consistency are some of the traits our client has requested.  You will be instrumental in facilitating closings, scheduling appointments and showings, assisting with preparation for open houses and communicating with clients, mortgage and title companies. A current New Mexico Real Estate license is preferred but we will consider candidates willing to get their license.  Exceptional computer skills are required along with knowledge of or the ability to learn the MLS program. Occasional travel to training and team building seminars will be required. $24,000 Base salary plus generous bonuses based on closings.

FILLED! Operations Associate. Financial firm seeks an operations professional to work on client accounts including reconciliations, posting deposits / withdrawals and other operational tasks. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in Business, accounting or finance experience, knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook and a high degree of comfort with various financial systems / software. This is a fast paced opportunity and requires multi-tasking skills. This is a long-term temporary job with the possibility of becoming a permanent position. $17 to $19 per hour depending on your experience.

FILLED! Director of Customer and Office Relations.  This is a great opportunity to join a real team of professionals as the front desk coordinator.  You will be required to have a professional and courteous image on the phone and in person.  You will have the opportunity to get to know your clients and assist in creating strong relationships with them.  This organization is known for their stellar customer service.  You must be very computer literate as you will be required to learn their proprietary software and proficient in all Microsoft Office programs.  We are only interested in candidates of the highest caliber.  This is a temporary-to-hire, full-time position.  The salary range is $30,000 to $36,000 depending on your experience.  After 90 days you are eligible for health, dental and vision insurance, 401K and paid holidays and vacation.

FILLED! Sales Associate.  This beautiful showroom needs an accomplished, polished, hard-working, customer friendly sales associate to sell upscale plumbing and hardware design pieces.  If you like a challenge, this is your job, as there are numerous products to learn about and the owners have created a healthy competitive and supportive work environment.  Work with customers from all walks of life: architects, interior designs, contractors, homeowners, etc.  Confidence, at the computer, is required as you will use both the Internet and QuickBooks to make and track your sales.  Attention to detail and a commitment to follow-up with your customers are required.  $30,000 base (a higher base is negotiable depending on your experience) plus generous commission and benefits.

Escrow Assistant. Work with this professional team in a local Title / Escrow company.  You are the right hand to the Escrow Officer and assist in preparing files for closing. You will receive contracts, enter new orders in the database RamQuest, prepare files for closing and assist in addressing title problems on title binders.  This company is known for their stellar customer service. Candidates must have good working knowledge of the title industry in general, MS Windows proficiency and database system experience. If you have title industry experience please contact us! $35,000 to $38,000 plus benefits.

FILLED! Warehouse Assistant.  This is NOT your typical grunt work.  No, this warehouse job is a combination of brains, brawn and customer service.  This specialty lighting design company seeks a computer savvy individual to round out this department and perform the critical task of shipping and receiving.  Prior experience with FedEx, UPS or other S&R duties a plus.  The ability to lift 50+ lbs is required.  Inventory, tracking, reconciliation, data entry and the matching of shipments with order numbers are all part of the job.  As orders come in, you will interface directly with customers.  This is a rare opportunity, so apply today.  $15 per hour; this is a temp to hire opportunity. Once you become their employee they have great benefits!

Title Examiner. Candidates must have a minimum of three to five years’ experience as an examiner. You are responsible for completing title insurance searches to determine ownership, interest in real estate property and the extent of insurance carrier’s liability and provide title analysis based on the facts and documentation. You must have the ability to efficiently use RamQuest, Santa Fe County web applications, District Court Case retrieval and Bankruptcy Court systems along with MS Word and Excel. Extensive knowledge of various recorded documents, i.e. Grant Deeds, Deed of Trusts, Judgments, etc. along with knowledge of public record indices, title plants and legal descriptions is required. A New Mexico Title Insurance Agent license is required. $40,000 to $50,000 depending on your experience plus excellent benefits.

FILLED! Assistant Manager for Active Homeowner Community.   This is a rare combination of indoor office assistance, outdoor maintenance and grounds inspections.  If you like lots of variety and are a natural born caretaker of both people and the environment, this is your job.  Job duties range from writing a newsletter for residents, updating contact information and maintaining files to running errands, inspecting the grounds and treating the swimming pool.  You will also provide assistance to the homeowners as needed.  Attention to detail and a genuine need to help people are required so your customer service and flexibility are of the highest importance.  Prior experience scheduling and working with maintenance or construction contractors is preferred. This is a full-time, Monday through Friday opportunity and you are on call one evening per week and every other weekend.  Bi-lingual is a big plus along with a pool operator certification; if you are not a certified pool technician you will attend the certification program.  $32,500 plus health insurance, mileage reimbursement and paid vacation and holidays.

FILLED! Home Manager. This growing home management company seeks a new team member to provide home management for high-end 2nd homes in Santa Fe. You will be trained to conduct weekly inspections, generate detailed monthly inspection reports, schedule repairs / regular maintenance with subcontractors and provide constant oversight, follow up and communication with property owners. The position requires exceptional attention to detail, common sense, organization and crisis management skills. You must be self-directed with strong written and verbal communication skills. Candidates must have reliable transportation (4-wheel drive preferred), a cell phone and some flexibility. This position has diverse responsibilities and challenges, so it is not a standard, predictable desk job and every day is different! Some physical work is also involved. You will also need MS Office proficiency. Thorough background checks will be done and applicant must be bondable. During the first 3 months you will work 30 hours per week at $17 per hour; at the end of this training period it will be a full-time position and will pay $35,000 with performance reviews and increases within the first six months; mileage reimbursement; cell phone allowance, and many other benefits are available with this unique long term career opportunity.  No former property management experience is required, but please note this is NOT a repair, handyman or maintenance contractor position.

Master Automotive Technician. This privately owned shop seeks a technician with five or more years of experience. They work on all makes and models and some classic cars. You must be ASE Certified and have a good selection of tools. They pay on the flag / flat rate system. This is a nice, clean shop in a very convenient location. $25 to $30 per hour plus paid vacation and holidays.

Office Assistant.  Join this local electrical supply business with offices all over the US! You will work closely with the Manager and staff answering phones, processing invoices and providing some assistance with inventory.  You will also be responsible for accounts payable and accounts receivable entry and reporting; 10-key proficiency is required.  They use Windows based proprietary software for all inventory and corporate reporting so you must have MS Word and Excel proficiency. This is a casual environment with a nice team! This is a temp-to-hire opportunity; Monday through Friday, 8 to 5. $13 per hour; once you become their employee you will be eligible for some excellent benefits!

Retail Sales Associate.  Do you have a serious passion for women’s high end fashion?  We are interviewing for a polished, professional, experienced sales associate.  Candidates must have at least two or more years of retail sales experience but more importantly have an eye for both classic and cutting edge fashion.  This boutique sells the newest top selling styles from recognizable names to emerging designers; you will often see their merchandise in Vogue, In Style, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and many more stylish magazines.  Candidates with a professional demeanor but with a great sense of humor, the ability to up sell and get to know your customers and their tastes will excel in this lively and inviting atmosphere.  You will work with many repeat customers and also one time only tourists so your customer service skills must be top notch.  $14 to $15 per hour to start plus generous discounts and perks!

Experienced Legal Secretaries / Assistants needed! Temporary and permanent positions available. Requires MS Word, WordPerfect and legal software to include ProLaw and/or Timeslips. Great opportunities in different legal specialties. $40–45K depending on experience. Permanent positions include full benefits.

Temporary Positions

We are always seeking candidates eager to do temporary assignments. Our temporary positions can last from one day to several weeks, and even months. Always in demand are administrative assistants, receptionists, legal secretaries, data entry, word processing, bookkeeping and lots more!! We are interested in meeting with you if you have experience in any of these areas. Salaries range from $12 – 18/ hour. Careers First pays weekly.