Working from live models is an integral part of the RISD student
learning experience. To facilitate this, Rhode Island School of
Design maintains a registry of models available for assignment to a
wide range of classes.
Figure Models provide inspiration to students in classroom settings
by holding a variety of poses or going through a variety of
gestures for the purpose of inspiring works of art.
Models pose either alone or with other models. Poses may include
any one or the combination of the following: nudity, costuming,
demonstration of gestures, the demonstration of grace or fluidity
of the human body, the demonstration of strength in the human body,
the depiction of skeletal and/or muscular structure and/or the
depiction of fullness, roundness and/or curves.
Currently, we are seeking a diverse group of models with varying
body shapes, sizes, muscle tone, and skin tone for the current
academic year 2021-2022. We welcome applicants with demonstrated
success working in an intercultural environment that reflects our
student body, staff, and faculty, and embraces our vision and
- Experience in or knowledge of modeling required.
- Must be able to recapture on-going poses between breaks.
- Ability to exercise patience and capable of waiting without
working for long periods of time.
- Understanding of and respect for the creative and teaching
processes and demonstrated the ability to support these processes
- Ability to work with others and/or independently and to take
- Required to successfully complete a background check.
- Demonstrated ability to foster and elicit an energetic and
- Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations in an
Documents Needed to Apply
Please attach a picture of yourself instead of a cover letter
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload
all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our
pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its
learning community and integral to an art and design education. We
welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute
to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability,
veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by
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