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Job Number:
Application Deadline:
December 31, 2019
Job Title:
Studio Art Model/Life Model
Faculty of Animation, Art and Design

Employee Group: Part-time Support - Casual
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Hourly Rate: $22.56 + 4% in lieu
Reference Number: 19/PT/104
Hours/Week: Varies, hours include daytime, evenings, and weekends
Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 31, 2019

SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Model Coordinator and FAAD Faculty, studio models are casual employees. Models are paid hourly and will generally work a range of shifts between 3 and 9 hours, arriving with adequate time before a shift begins so they can begin work promptly at the start of the class.


  • Models work varying shifts, as scheduled by the Model Coordinator.
  • Allow adequate time prior to start of scheduled shift to discuss set up with faculty or uninstructed course participants.
  • Be able to provide poses, including dynamic gestures and traditional sustained painting poses, as well as anatomical studies, as required by curriculum and the instructor.
  • Demonstrate the flexibility and full range of motion of the human form.
  • Pose without clothing or in costume as requested.
  • Occasionally work with other models in costume or life poses.
  • Work responsively and in collaboration with instructors/faculty to demonstrate accurately the content of lessons.

TIME REQUIRED: As scheduled. Hours include daytime, evenings, and weekends.

  • Previous experience in yoga, dance, sport, theater or as a life model, would be considered an asset.
  • Have knowledge of how the model demonstrates anatomy, gesture, or content in a drawing.
  • Be aware of classic and traditional poses and vocabulary.
  • Ability to self-direct poses.
  • Ability to hold a variety of poses for artists working in different visual media.
  • Ability to maintain a static pose for up to 30 minutes at time for the duration of a shift.
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, reach, lie down and occasionally lift less than 5 lbs.
  • Familiarity with structure of life drawing and painting classes would be considered an asset.
  • Must be comfortable posing in various stages of undress or costume.
  • Access to an e-mail address that is checked on a regular basis.
Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.

Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.

Please submit your resume by email to Simone Sicard at

To learn more about the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design please visit