Artist models

Part time

The Kansas City Art Institute, a national leader in visual arts education, continually seeks applications for the position of artist model. The drawing of the human figure is a fundamental and essential component of education in the visual arts.
Reporting to the model supervisor, the artist model is responsible for striking and holding nude poses for a variety of classes in a professional academic and artistic environment. Serious candidates must be dependable and reliable. The position requires the physical ability to hold gestural, sitting, standing and reclining poses for up to 30 minutes. Starting pay is $14.06 per hour with a three-hour minimum. Artist models pose for an average of one or two classes per week during the academic year. A high school diploma or equivalent is required, and background or experience in the performing arts such as in dancing or theater is extremely helpful.
The Kansas City Art Institute is a four-year private, independent and accredited college of art and design founded in 1885 and is located in the cultural heart of metropolitan Kansas City on a 15-acre park-like campus setting. The college awards the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and enrolls more than 750 students drawn from throughout the United States and several foreign countries. The full-time faculty is comprised of more than 40 practicing artists and scholars, and a distinguished visiting artists program complements the academic program.
Note: We are currently accepting applications for artist models available to start work as early as 7:45 a.m. Classes that need artist models take place throughout the day and evening and some weekends. These include the opportunity to work through KCAI’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. This part-time position begins immediately.
To inquire, apply or schedule an interview appointment, contact Illona Bernard at 816-802-3366 or
The Kansas City Art Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employee