Model - Media Art & Design Dept., School of Humanities and Social Sciences, 39068

Hiring Department

The Department of Media, Art and Design in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is continuously accepting applications for the position of artist model.


Job Description

Models are used in our Studio Art classes in the study of drawing the human art figure. Artist models must be able to strike and hold undraped poses in a professional art education setting. Models must have the physical ability to hold sitting, standing, reclining, and gestural poses for up to 30 minutes. The department’s need for artist models allows flexibility in scheduling and the average model will work between three and ten class sessions a semester for our department, usually for three hours each session.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent
Applicants must be dependable, professional, and mature.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in the performing arts, such as dance or theatre, is preferred.


$17.00 – $20.00 per hour commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity. Non-benefit eligible.

Application Instructions

Please combine and submit the following application materials:

• A letter of interest - include your probable availability, any special experience you have (such as dance or other art modeling), and your reasons for applying for this position at UMKC

• CV

into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachment through UMKC's job portal at . Limit document name to 50 characters. Do not include special characters (e.g. / & % etc.). Maximum size is 11MB.


The Department of Media, art and design offers undergraduate and graduate courses in film studies, media, art and design, art history, and studio art. Please visit our website for more information about our department: Media, Art and Design | Humanities and Social Sciences | University of Missouri - Kansas City ( .

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion .

Roos Advocate for Community Change

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Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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