Careers at First Western

This is not only a great place to bank – it’s a wonderful place to work! In fact, First Western is actually owned by our employees.

We’re an established, independent financial institution that’s been serving Arkansas since 1910. Today, we’re a “one-stop shop” for financial services:

  • Personal banking
  • Small business banking
  • Personal and business insurance
  • Investments and retirement planning
  • Mortgages

We’re looking for people who are a lot like First Western: friendly, skilled, positive and proud of our community. Benefits of working at First Western include:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Life, accidental death and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays off
  • Employee stock ownership trust
  • 401(K) retirement plan


Current Openings

Branch Manager – Bentonville, AR

Exciting opportunity to lead a state of the art branch for a growing bank in Northwest Arkansas. Applicants should be seasoned and sales driven for this Branch Manager position. Manager will be responsible for procuring new business by regularly conducting outside sales calls in the community. This position will oversee that branch operations are being executed within compliance guidelines as well as support branch staff in the daily workflow.
Branch manager will assist in the continuous development of team members by motivating them to meet and exceed sales initiatives. Qualified candidates should have three-four years of banking experience at a supervisor or manager level and be very familiar with the Bentonville Market and Community.

Applicants must pass a criminal background and consumer credit check as well as drug screening. EOE

Senior Customer Service Representative – Bentonville, AR

Customer Service Representatives are the face and voice of our company serving as the spirit of our branch lobbies. Individuals in this position are responsible for assisting customers with their banking needs including: completing financial transactions, performing account maintenance and opening new accounts/services for both new and existing customers. This position has continuous customer contact which includes cultivating new business and maintaining customer relationships.

Qualified candidates should have previous customer service experience in a banking environment. Minimum of 5 years teller experience is preferred.

Applicants must pass a criminal background and consumer credit check as well as drug screening. EOE.

Deposit Operations, Imaging Specialist – Rogers, AR

First Western Bank has an immediate opening in their Deposit Operations department for an Imaging Specialist. Position is responsible for imaging all deposit documents, as well as, verifying accuracy on newly opened accounts. Duties also include processing notices to be mailed to customers and verifying returned items. Individual will also verify outgoing wires and ACH files.  This position requires a high level of accuracy, completion of daily deadlines and problem solving skills. Individual must possess good communication skills and teamwork to assist both employees and customers. Ideal candidate would have previous experience in banking, however not required.  Will consider candidates without banking experience and will train on banking and compliance standards.

Applicants must pass a criminal background and consumer credit check as well as drug screening. EOE.

First Western Mortgage, Loan Originator – Fort Smith, AR

First Western Mortgage is currently seeking a seasoned and driven loan originator for their Northwest AR market. The primary goal for this position will be to self-generate mortgage loans from referral sources, company provided leads, realtors, builders, and other sources. Minimum two years’ experience as a trained loan originator preferred. Join a company that offers an excellent work environment with competitive pay and benefits.

Applicants must pass a criminal background and consumer credit check as well as drug screening. EOE.