MSC Art Model

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Classification:Temporary Service Casual
Grade:Grade 71
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Matanuska Susitna College
Location: Palmer
Categories: Arts/Museum, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The Mat-Su College Fine Arts Department is seeking models to pose for art classes during the 2017-2018 academic year.


Life model from which art students will draw, paint, or sculpt the human form. Art models must have the ability to pose in inspiring, aesthetically pleasing and physically challenging ways for students enrolled in art studio classes. Must be able to hold these positions for extended periods of time without moving. Art models are expected to be prompt for class set up time; to exercise caution, and be aware of safety issues with props and staging.

Job Summary

"Opportunities start here" is more than a slogan at Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College); it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student aspirations into realities. Matanuska-Susitna College seeks applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals. 

Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located on 951 acres in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. We serve as a major higher education hub for the communities of Wasilla and Palmer. Our student-friendly campus offers small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, including paramedic classrooms with a fully equipped ambulance bay, updated science labs, and a new 520-seat performing arts theater, the first in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The campus has an annual operating budget of nearly $11,000,000 and employs nearly one hundred full-time faculty and staff and more than one hundred adjunct instructors to serve approximately 2,000 students each semester. 

Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality! 

The Mat-Su College Fine Art Department is seeking applicants for art model positions for various art events and classes that will be held over the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Art model(s) can be any body type and are expected to show up clean and tidy. The model(s) selected may provide props or use those at the college (such as a staff, umbrella, hats, etc.) 

We ask that the chosen art model(s) show professionalism and keep conversation to a minimum except when talking to the instructor or getting feed back about positioning. 

The model should show or display flexibility in posing and ability to pose without distraction. It is a requirement for the model to be innovative with posing, showing creativity with the human form and facial expressions. 

The model should be mindful of the lighting aspects and the 
viewing aspects for all participants to have an interesting 
viewpoint, especially when modeling "in the round". The model 
should be able to resume the pose after a break (with guidance from the students drawing or painting the subject). 

It is imperative that each model is able to take directions well and to speak up about certain needs or concerns relative to holding position and time constraints.

Each model chosen is asked to show modesty and integrity whether on or off the stage during class.

Required knowledge, skills, & abilities:

Ability to pose in graceful, inspiring, or physically challenging positions and be able to hold these positions for extended periods of time without moving.

Preferred knowledge, skills, or abilities:

Previous background in visual art, dance, theatre, music, martial arts, sports or other activities that require stamina, self motivation and/or discipline is preferred. Photo portfolio, including both portrait and entire human form, during the interview is not required but is requested.

Special instructions to applicants:

Please submit a detailed cover letter, resume and three references as separate documents. 

Please address your cover letter to the attention of: 

Dr. Felicia Desimini 
Assistant Professor of Art 
Matanuska-Susitna College 
PO Box 2889 
Palmer, AK 99645 

$14.37 hourly

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