Friday, June 29, 2007

Friday Levity

I was browsing the University of Akron’s website and found a unique job listing. This one closes tomorrow so there’s probably not time to apply, but here’s how it reads:

“DUTIES: Assumes required poses/models for life art classes according to specific instructions. Skilled in maintaining stationary poses for long periods of time. Ability to carry out verbal instructions. Select/assemble appropriate costuming when necessary. Ability to work undraped. Work within a flexible work schedule required. Qualifications: Requires a high school diploma or GED.”

OK .. so it’s a job being a model for serious artists. Doesn’t say you have to be in great shape or anything; just willing to hold a pose when told to do so and strip if necessary.

My question is, why does it require a high school diploma or GED? How smart do you really have to be to sit on a stool and hold still? I realize I couldn't keep my kids still with duct tape, super glue, and a set of metal chains, but shouldn't even dropouts or OGT failures be able to sit when told?

The job pays $9-$15 per hour in case you’re interested. Not sure if one is the GED rate and the other is for high school grads, but I'm sure you'll figure it out.

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