Figure Model


STATUS: Part-Time
DIVISION: Model & Prop
REPORTS TO: Model Coordinator



Figure Models, under the general supervision of the Model Coordinator and CCS faculty, support the delivery of curricula, providing students with an opportunity to develop their craft in a professional, controlled environment. Through working with Figure Models, students increase their perceptual and hand skills, develop a deeper understanding of anatomy and proportion, and connect to histories of artistic production.



  • Pose for art studio classes in various departments.
  • Models work varying shifts, as scheduled by the Model Coordinator.
  • Arrive to scheduled shifts with adequate time prior to start, to discuss set up with faculty or uninstructed course participants.
  • Punctuality and flexibility in meeting scheduling demands.
  • Demonstrate the flexibility and animation of the human form.
  • Provide traditional gestures and poses, as well as anatomical studies.
  • TIME REQUIRED: As scheduled by the Model Coordinator, from 3 to 6 hours. Hours include evenings and weekends.



  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  •  Previous modeling experience strongly preferred; experience with yoga, dance, and/or sports also accepted.
  •  Familiarity with visual arts is preferred.
  •  Must be comfortable posing in various stages of dress.



  • Ability to hold a variety of poses for artists working in different visual media.
  • Be physically able to provide a full range of body gestures and poses, from quick gestures to long, sustained poses.
  • Be physically able to maintain a static pose for up to 30 minutes at time.
  • Be able to re-establish posed positions for long-term modeling sessions.



College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution; it is one of the leading art and design colleges in the world. CCS is ranked by LinkedIn as a top three design school in the US and the best in the Midwest, based on alumni success. CCS has state-of-the-art facilities to support the complete range of creative production, from traditional art forms such as painting, glassblowing, foundry, and printmaking, to the most contemporary systems, including the latest digital imaging technology and extensive rapid prototyping output tools. The College currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 13 majors:  Advertising Design, Art Education, Art Practice, Communication Design, Craft and Material Studies, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. It also offers a Master’s degrees in four majors: Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Systems Design Thinking, and Transportation Design.  

The College for Creative Studies, a leading college of art and design, represents a community composed of individuals with many perspectives, personal experiences, values, identities and worldviews and we value the diversity this brings to our organization.  CCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

The College for Creative Studies subscribes to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment, admissions and educational practices and strives to provide an environment and workplace free from unlawful harassment or discrimination. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are part of our Core Institutional Values and we encourage applications from all individuals.



Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The search will close when a suitable candidate is hired. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit letter of  interest and resume, including the names of three professional references to: [email protected]

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The College for Creative Studies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.