Art Model

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Art Model

Do you believe in the power of ideas, possibility, and in building community?

The Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is looking for professional and reliable art models to support its studio-based programs for the current academic year.

These are casual positions commencing as soon as possible until April of the current academic year. Hours of work may include daytime, evening, or weekends.

Due to the casual nature of these positions, there is no guarantee of hours. Art models are scheduled based on individual availability and faculty requests. Scheduled hours may vary and are subject to change.

Why AUArts?

Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is a community of thinkers, shapers, makers, and risk takers. We are students, faculty, staff, and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore what moves us, drives us, and implores us to see the world differently.

AUArts offers its 1,100 students studio-based programming that leads to a bachelor of fine arts in one of nine disciplines, a bachelor of design in one of two, and an MFA in craft media. It has deep roots in Calgary’s creative community and will soon be celebrating its centennial.

The Opportunity

Art models provide draped and un-draped modeling services for credit courses in academic program areas including drawing, painting, and sculpture, as well as continuing education courses.

Key Responsibilities

Use awareness of the body and the ability to twist, turn, and bend to accentuate the three-dimensional qualities of the human figure in various poses.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ability to hold stationary poses for lengthy periods.
  • Excellent listening skills with the ability to follow directions, guidance, and suggestions from the instructor.
  • Comfort posing nude.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate booking requests.
  • Prior art modeling experience is considered an asset.
  • We pride ourselves on providing a student-centered, learning-focused, and respectful environment. Models of all genders, ages, and body types are needed to maintain a roster of art models which can provide variety in the studios according to the needs of the academic program.

As a member of the AUPE bargaining unit (Local 071/006), this casual position pays an hourly rate of $19.29 and dues will be collected at a rate of 1.25% per pay. As this position is casual in nature, there will be no guarantee of hours or a regular schedule.

How to Apply

Applications must include the following in a single PDF document:

  • Cover Letter (please indicate your availability).
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Please upload your single document to the Resume section – do not upload any documents to the Cover Letter section. You will be required to create an account in order to submit your application. Please visit our How to Apply page to ensure your application is complete prior to submission.

Applications will be securely stored on our online database and be reviewed as opportunities become available. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Further information about AUArts is available on our website at

AUArts is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversity of the university. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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