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

Part-time Bookkeeper for art related non-profit. Candidates must have non-profit experience, QuickBooks Pro, Excel and the ability to learn their in-house data-base software. You will be responsible for all day-to-day bookkeeping along with grant reporting, budgeting and managerial reports. You will present financials to the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis. 20 hours per week; $25 per hour.

Home Manager. This local home management company seeks a new team member. The company provides home management for very high-end private homes in Santa Fe. Most of the homes are second homes to out-of-town owners and you will be responsible for weekly inspections, monthly inspection reports, scheduling any repairs / regular maintenance with subcontractors and constant oversight and follow up. 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 so it is not a standard, predictable desk job and every day is different! Some physical work is also involved. Thorough background checks will be done. $35,000 to start with performance reviews and increases within the first six months; mileage reimbursement; cell phone allowance and future growth opportunities.

Commercial Lines Customer Service Agent. This local insurance agency needs a top notch Customer Service Agent to provide excellent customer service to the commercial lines department. You will serve as the contact to all clients by responding to questions, fulfilling requests and processing on-going changes and endorsements. You will also develop and nurture relationships with your clients and underwriters. MS Office proficiency and the ability to learn their in-house software is required. This is a very team-oriented office. Ideal candidates will have a current New Mexico Insurance license but we are willing to look at non-licensed candidates; licensing will be required. $30,000 to $34,000 for non-licensed candidates; $45,000 to $52,000 for licensed candidates plus excellent benefits.

Receptionist / Office Manager. This local trust company seeks an exceptional receptionist / office manager. You are the first voice and face greeting their clients. We are seeking a multi-tasker with ambition and creativity. Candidates must be good with numbers and have strong attention to detail. You must also have excellent MS Office skills and the ability to learn their in-house software. The position requires discretion and confidentiality at all times. Preparing mailings, statements, ordering office supplies and always finding a better way of doing things will also be your responsibility. This is a very secure position with growth opportunity. Ideal candidates will take pride in their work, appreciate stability and long-term relationships. The last two employees in this position have been promoted. Salary will depend on your experience plus ‘over the top’ benefits!

Development Assistant. Join this non-profit team who brings contemporary art to the Santa Fe community. The ideal candidate will have extensive Raisers Edge experience as this job entails heavy data entry. Any development experience is also a plus! This is a temp-to-hire part time position; 20 hours a week at $15/hr. Ideally the candidate will work 4 hours a day so flexibility in your schedule is a must!

Sales Associate. Join this high-end design studio specializing in tile and lighting. The position requires the ability to work with clients to guide them through the design process by introducing and educating them on the products. Successful sales require extensive product knowledge, creativity, problem solving and high attention to detail and follow up. The customer base includes both trade and retail clientele. This is a very busy, fast-paced environment. Any former interior related sales experience is a plus and previous knowledge of AutoCAD or InDesign is desirable. Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with occasional Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20,000 to $25,000 Base plus commission plus benefits!

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, Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $15 per hour.

FILLED! 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!

FILLED! Caretakers. We are seeking a couple to live on a ranch just a few minutes north of Las Vegas. Our ideal candidates will have former caretaking experience.  You will have a private three bedroom, two bath home next to the main residence.  A ‘Jack and Jill of all trades’ is our request but we are open. The responsibilities for the main residence include cleaning the house, laundry, changing linens, some household supply shopping and feeding the cats. For the exterior of the main residence, the responsibilities include mowing, weeding, power washing the paved/concrete/tile areas; trimming trees, bushes and ornamental grasses; replacing dead plants and general maintenance, such as stone work, basic electrical and plumbing repairs, cleaning the vehicles, mail pick-up and snow removal in the winter.  There are also seven chickens to coop in the evening and feed. This is a great opportunity for a kind and compassionate couple with exceptional references and work ethics. Any computer experience with a MAC is a plus. Extensive background and reference checks will be performed. $75,000 to $80,000 plus health insurance.

Merchandise Support / Marketing Assistant.  This high-end retail business needs a detail oriented professional with a background in retail inventory and merchandising.  You will be personable and have the ability to be on the floor if needed but more importantly will have experience placing orders, tracking them and entering all orders into the database; you will also serve as the in-house IT specialist providing solutions to basic problems with computers and printers. Any knowledge of jewelry and photography is a huge plus.  You will also act as the liaison with the artists. You will also work closely with the marketing / advertising department on special assignments.  Sound like a ‘Jack’ or ‘Jill’ of all trades?  You bet! $32,000 to $36,000 depending on your experience.

FILLED! Real Estate Office Manager.  This high-end real estate agency needs a professional office manager.  This position requires a candidate with exceptional customer service and people skills.  You will answer the phone, facilitate scheduling showings of properties (both in-house listings and for the brokers working with buyers), help produce advertising material, assist in preparing purchase agreements, and all general correspondence.  Candidates with a creative flair and exceptional writing / proofing experience will have a plus as there are opportunities to assist in designing special invitations, property flyers and more.  You will make people feel welcome and to feel like someone is generally interested in their needs / inquiries.  This is a fun and rewarding job with some fine people! A bachelor’s degree is preferred. The schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but occasional overtime may be required.  $30,000 to $32,000 plus a very generous bonus on each sale, monthly health insurance stipend, paid vacation and holidays and lots of perks.  Real estate licensing will be required within the first year of employment.

FILLED! Experienced Paralegal.  This is one of the few law firms in the Southwest in continuous existence for more than 100 years.  This firm’s success is grounded on its progressive and growth oriented philosophy, geographical office locations, and legal expertise, as well as the most modern technology and procedures.   You can become a vital player as paralegal to the partners specializing in environmental, water, natural resources, real property, public utility and administrative law. Standards are high!  Can you step up to the challenge?  Ideal candidates will have three plus years of solid experience, be a confident MS Word and Word Perfect user with excellent writing and research skills, the ability to work independently and a proven track record. $48,000 to $55,000 plus excellent benefits.

FILLED! Administrative / Bookkeeping Assistant.  Join this local construction company as their administrative / bookkeeping assistant.  You will assist the Controller with all aspects of the organization of the accounting department and the Project Managers with administrative functions.  Some of your responsibilities will include setting up new job files, tracking sub-contractor information, all electronic and paper filing, basic bookkeeping (A/P data entry, A/R entries, basic reconciliations of bank statements and credit card statement, timecard review / entry) and other projects as assigned.  Ideal candidates will be extremely detail oriented, reliable, flexible, and consistent and have the ability to multi-task. A reliable automobile is required as you will run occasional errands (mileage is reimbursed).  $33,000 to $41,000 plus excellent benefits.

FILLED! Executive Assistant.  This is a much coveted position with one of Santa Fe’s Foundations.  The position consists of three vital roles: Receptionist and the first point of contact for existing and potential clients of the Foundation; Executive Assistant to the Senior Management Team; and Board Liaison and staff support to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  Candidates must be exceedingly organized, adaptable and personable with the ability to juggle priorities quickly and effectively in a high profile and growing organization. The position also requires strong written and verbal communication and the ability to communicate with discretion and professionalism and at times, with a high degree of confidentiality.  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is preferred; at least two to five years of experience in an executive setting and proficient knowledge of all Microsoft Office products and the ability to learn additional technology interfaces. $33,000 to $35,000 plus excellent benefits including health insurance, a 401K with matching contribution, generous paid time off and holidays.

Personal Insurance Account Manager.   The Account Manager services existing clients as well as working with new clients.  You will handle the day-to-day servicing of an existing book of business and develop relationships with clients and agents.  You will handle new accounts and renewals, policy changes, complete applications, issue Certificates of Insurance / ID Cards and cross sell new products.  You will also support the personal lines producers by entering account information, creating proposals and a lot of hands-on, superior customer service!  Our ideal candidate must have a current New Mexico insurance license, have 5 years of insurance experience. Profiency with Microsoft Office programs and have experience with AMS 360 database software preferred. This agency has offices in Santa Fe and Albuquerque and we will consider you for either location. Commission position with earning potential only limited by you. Excellent benefits with generous time off as well. Come work for the oldest independent agency in New Mexico. Locally owned family agency.

FILLED! Gallery Registrar.  This very established gallery seeks an experienced Registrar. You will develop and implement a computerized collection records system consistent with national inventory standards; maintain registration records; document information pertaining to provenance, origin, history and conditions of the works; and shoot digital images for use by the staff for the promotion of sales.  You will also arrange transportation of art objects through shippers; assess the condition of incoming and outgoing works, schedule deliveries and maintain location records. Assisting with the planning and organizing of exhibitions, preparing information for labeling of the art and acting as the liaison to outside vendors will be your responsibility. Knowledge of digital photography and Adobe Photoshop, the ability to manage the gallery’s database, Masterpiece Solutions, and understand proper handling and storage methods will be required.  A team player willing to contribute to the overall operations of the gallery and seek improvements is the type of candidate we are looking for.  You must be an organized, visual, multi-tasking registrar. We also need someone who can drive the corporate van for the purpose of movement of artworks. Some travel may be required. $35,000 to $50,000 plus benefits.

Full-Charge Bookkeeper.  This is a great opportunity with one of Santa Fe’s premier galleries. The position requires advanced bookkeeping and accounting experience. It also offers tremendous growth potential. Candidates must have three or more years of bookkeeping / accounting experience, expert level proficiency with QuickBooks and exceptional attention to detail. Accounting or related degree is preferred. $45,000 to $50,000 plus benefits.

FILLED! Litigation Legal Secretary.  This is one of the few law firms in the Southwest in continuous existence for more than 100 years.  The consistent thread which runs from 1888 to present is the quality of the firm’s legal talent and its professional approach to the practice of law.  This firm’s success is grounded on its progressive and growth oriented philosophy, geographical office locations, and legal expertise, as well as the most modern technology and procedures.   You can become a vital player as secretary to one of the partners and two associate attorneys specializing in employment / civil rights litigation and insurance defense.  Standards are high!  Can you step up to the challenge?  Ideal candidates will have 3 plus years of litigation experience, strong MS Word and Word Perfect proficiency and a proven track record.  $45,000 to $50,000 plus excellent benefits.

Legal Secretary / Office Manager  – Part-time  This solo practitioner specializing in litigation work needs an all around assistant.  You will provide legal secretarial support but also act as the office manager.  You will pay bills, oversee office supply procurement and maintenance issues and basic day-to-day office organization.  This position requires candidates with three or more years of legal secretarial experience but litigation experience is a must.  You will need strong MS Word skills and be a fast but very accurate typist. 20 hours per week; $20 per hour.

Experienced Loan Officer.  Join this independent mortgage company as a Loan Officer.  Candidates must have current NMLS license and three or more years of experience.  We are also very interested in candidates in the Albuquerque area.  Generous commission package!

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.