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Life Model (Pool)

The Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts wishes to appoint professional life models to provide for life drawing classes for students studying Art & Design, Animation, Fine Art and Illustration.

Students on creative arts courses are required to develop an understanding of anatomy and human form to communicate character and narrative and to practice observation and life drawing through assorted drawing techniques.

Life models will be required to pose without clothing and requirements will vary depending on the courses studied. For example, models may be required to pose from between five to ten minutes or for up to thirty or forty-five minutes with regular breaks over a four hour period.

We will provide a professional working environment, in which tutors, staff, students and models are expected to treat each other with mutual respect and sensitivity.

We require a pool of different life models and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Closing date: Thursday 19 Jan 2017

Reference number: IHCA1611 - 3161

Job details

Job details

Band 5 (hourly paid). £11.00 per hour, plus holiday pay
Occassional, by arrangement, including weekends
By arrangement
Temporary until 30 May 2017
Responsible to
Head of Division
Responsible for
Interview date
To be confirmed

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Main duties

Main duties

1. To act as a life model for students studying at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

2. To support the class tutor by engaging with the lesson plan, taking direction on poses required and making suggestions if asked.

3. To be available for life drawing classes at specified times.

4. To ensure regular contact with the relevant Module Leader and to keep them informed of any changes or if unable to attend a session.


*Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job; participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training.

*Take steps to ensure and enhance personal health, safety and well being and that of other staff and students.

*Carry out these duties in a manner that promotes equality of opportunity and supports diversity and inclusion, and takes into account the University's commitment to environmentally sustainable ways of working.

Person specification

Person specification

Please provide evidence of how you meet each of the essential criteria.

Essential Criteria

1. An understanding of the context of life drawing and traditions of art and design.

2. Experience of life modeling within an art educational setting.

3. Ability to maintain standing or sitting positions: this may involve bending, stooping or holding arms and legs in stationary positions for extended periods of time.

4. Ability to take direction and adapt, when provided with constructive feedback

5. Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse range of staff and students from a variety of backgrounds.

6. A professional and flexible approach to working practice and availability.

7. A willingness to pose without clothing.

Desirable Criteria


Applications from Non EEA Workers:

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Unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs

The University is strongly committed to the fair treatment of its staff and potential staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background.

In line with the University's policy on the Recruitment of People with a Criminal Record, shortlisted candidates are required to provide information of any unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs. Applicants are advised to seek independent advice if there is any doubt about the status of a previous conviction, caution or bind-over. Disclosures will only be considered at the point when an offer of employment is made. The existence of a criminal record will not in itself prevent you from gaining employment.

This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. This job description is intended to enable a flexible approach to be offered working across the University as required. It is subject to review and amendment in the light of changing needs of the University and to provide appropriate development opportunities. Members of staff are expected to participate fully in discussions about changing requirements and it is the University's aim to reach agreement to reasonable change. If agreement is not possible, it reserves the right to require changes to the job description after consultation with the individual concerned.

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