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Department of Fine Arts positions

Life models

Fine Arts at UW has current openings for experienced individuals interested in life modelling. Life models are required for Fine Arts studio classes and will include (but are not limited to) figure drawing, painting and sculpture classes as well as a weekly non-instructional open drawing program. A large majority of the classes require the model to be undressed. 

Life models must be able to provide a full range of traditional life drawing poses, from gestures to sustained poses as required by the instructor. Candidates should be able to pose for varying lengths of time, moving into quick gesture drawings then easing into longer poses for sustained varied media exercises.

Time commitment is up to 3 hours for each class and 2 hours for the open drawing sessions. Most classes are scheduled during morning and afternoon intervals, with occasional evening requirements. This is a casual position and does not have a guaranteed number of hours per week. 

Fine Arts is looking for a diversity of models in age, race, gender identification and body type, and we encourage anyone with interest to apply. Contact Sharon Dahmer sdahmer@uwaterloo.ca; 519-888-4567 x46923

Sessional course instructors

The Department of Fine Arts in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites expressions of interest for sessional course instructors (currently, salary is $8,822 per course per term) in Studio (drawing, painting, photography, digital and expanded media/performance, printmaking and sculpture) and Visual Culture.

Applicants should hold an MFA or PhD in Fine Arts or a related field and must have experience teaching at the University level. Applications should include a CV, a letter of interest, and a teaching statement that focuses on expertise and experience in teaching undergraduate Studio and/or Visual Culture courses. Course specific examples are useful when reviewing applications.  A link to a webpage that provides examples of works which can include images and/or videos.  A summary of student evaluations and letters of recommendation are helpful, but not required. If possible, please advise of your availability for teaching in the following terms: Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2023 and Summer 2023.

Applications should be submitted as a single pdf document, by email to Sharon Dahmer.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Sharon Dahmer. If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Monica Leoni.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. For ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­three reasons to apply see:  https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.


Student positions

Job#:      Studio Monitor/Student Workshop Assistant

The Ontario Work-Study Plan promotes part-time on campus employment to full time students whose financial needs have not been met by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Potential candidates for the following positions must receive OSAP.

Qualifications:

Must have completed Fine Arts WHMIS Training and Fine Arts Student Workshop Safety Instruction/Demonstration. Workshop (woodworking tools and machinery), computer and studio related skills would be an asset.

Job Description:

  • Assist Studio technician with small repairs and studio related carpentry projects.
  • Perform regular studio related duties, weekly clean-up, first-aid safety checks, end of term clean-up etc.
  • Monitoring of studio environment, safe use of tools/equipment etc.

Approximately 8 hours per week required for this job.

Contact Adam Glover

Job#:     Studio Monitor/Ceramic Studio Assistant

The Ontario Work-Study Plan promotes part-time on campus employment to full time students whose financial needs have not been met by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Potential candidates for the following positions must receive OSAP.

Qualifications:

Must have completed Fine Arts WHMIS Training and Fine Arts Student Workshop Safety Instruction/Demonstration. Workshop (woodworking tools and machinery), computer and Ceramics Studio related skills (knowledge of kilns, clay, glazes, etc.) would be an asset.

Job Description:

  • Assist Clay Studies Instructor with studio related duties.
  • Perform regular studio related duties, weekly clean-up, first-aid safety checks, end of term clean-up etc.
  • Monitoring of studio environment, safe use of tools/equipment etc.

Approximately 8 hours per week required for this job.

Contact Adam Glover

Job#:     Studio Monitor/Printmaking Studio Assistant

The Ontario Work-Study Plan promotes part-time on campus employment to full time students whose financial needs have not been met by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Potential candidates for the following positions must receive OSAP.

Qualifications:

Must have completed Fine Arts WHMIS Training and Fine Arts Student Workshop Safety Instruction/Demonstration. Workshop (woodworking tools and machinery), computer and Printmaking related skills (knowledge of printmaking presses, various printmaking techniques) would be an asset.

Job Description:

  • Assist Printmaking Instructor with various studio related tasks.
  • Perform regular studio related duties, weekly clean-up, first-aid safety checks, end of term clean-up, etc.
  • Monitoring of studio environment, safe use of tools/equipment etc.

Approximately 8 hours per week required for this job.

Contact Adam Glover