MSC Art Model - Nude

MSC Art Model - Nude


Job No:


Classification:Temporary Service Casual

Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 76

Work type:On Campus, Temporary

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage

School/Business unit:UAA Matanuska Susitna College

Location:Palmer, Wasilla

Categories: Arts/Museum, Education/Instructional


Position Summary:

The Mat-Su College Fine Arts Department is seeking applicants willing to pose nude as a model for art classes that will be held during the spring 2023 semester.



Model for art classes, providing the human form for art students to draw, paint, or sculpt.Essential

“Opportunities start here” is more than a slogan at 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 520-seat performing arts theater. The campus has an annual operating budget of over $10,000,000 and serves approximately 1,300 students each semester.


Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!


Typically, this assignment is set up for one semester at a time during our academic year to support the department during fall and spring instruction.


Position Expectations:


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 the chosen art model(s) show professionalism and keep conversation to a minimum except when talking to the instructor or getting feedback 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).


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


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.


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.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Art models must have the ability to pose nude in graceful, inspiring, or physically challenging positions and be able to hold these positions for extended periods of time without moving.


Typical Experience:

Previous background in visual art, dance, theatre, music, martial arts, sports or other activities that require stamina, self motivation and/or discipline is preferred.


Required Education or Training:

Must be 18 years of age or older to qualify for this position.


Salary Information:


This is a part-time, temporary position with no benefits. Hours scheduled under 10 hours/week. Hourly rate starting at $18.18.


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.


Please address your cover letter to the attention of:


Dr. Felicia Desimini


Associate Professor of Art


Matanuska-Susitna College


8295 E College Drive


Palmer, AK 99645


Photo portfolio, including both portrait and entire human form, during the interview is not required but is recommended.


This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open until filled.


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Shira Crowell (HR Coordinator) at or (907)745-9726.


Applications Close: 19 Mar 2023


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Palmer, AK

8 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2023-02-22