Employment Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the following open positions:

Senior Director of Development for Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum

Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC) is seeking highly-motivated candidates for the position of Senior Director of Development for Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum (CAA – CAM). Cranbrook Academy of Art is an independent, graduate degree-granting institution offering an intense studio-based experience where artists-in-residence mentor students in architecture, art, and design to creatively influence contemporary culture. CAA is ranked in the top 10 nationally among graduate fine arts programs. Cranbrook Art Museum invites viewers to discover relevant and transformative moments in modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design. Through its exhibitions, collections, programming, and publications, CAM brings together people from the region and around the world to provoke new ideas about art, creativity, and the built environment. CAA and CAM are located within CEC, a National Historic Landmark campus, where the pursuit of knowledge and innovation is paramount.

The Senior Director of Development is responsible for successfully developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program for CAA – CAM, including annual giving; membership; corporate, foundation, and government support; major and planned giving; and special events. The Senior Director also manages a team responsible for all restricted and unrestricted individual and institutional support for CAA – CAM. The Senior Director reports to the Chief Advancement Officer of CEC and works in close partnership with the Director of CAA-CAM. This position has a critical role in the successful operation of CAA – CAM and in their ability to meet their financial and program goals and objectives and those of CEC.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications: the minimum of a bachelor’s degree; advanced degree and/or development certification preferred (CFRE); at least 10 years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably with a museum, cultural or educational institution; excellent interpersonal skills and high level organizational skills; demonstrated capability of working with principal and major donors, high level volunteers and senior administrators; computer proficiency; and proven ability to work with diverse constituencies and high level volunteers and donors, including corporate and foundation officers at all levels.

Cranbrook is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and nondiscrimination in all aspects of employment. As an EEO employer, Cranbrook’s policy is that employment-related decisions shall be made without regard to an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law.

To apply, download the Cranbrook Employment Application Form.
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Completed materials should be sent to humanresources@cranbrook.edu.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Statement of Non-Discrimination:

Cranbrook is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse work environment. Cranbrook Academy of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law in its programs and activities.

Academic Programs Coordinator

The Academic Programs Coordinator is responsible for planning and coordinating academic programs, and coordinating other events and meetings related to the academic calendar. This position assists and works closely under the guidance the Dean.

Responsibilities include: In collaboration with the Dean, coordinate and support new program development including new academic programs, new facilities design and development, fundraising, and building capacity with the larger community. Coordinate all messaging coming from the Dean’s office, including Board of Governors report, National Advisory Council, Alumni Circle, Hotline, Intranet and What’s next. Implement design sensibility with working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office – specifically PowerPoint and MAC operating systems and programs. Ability to translate information into visuals for presentations, communication materials, and internal and external documents. Plan and Coordinate the Academy’s Public Lecture Series, including selection and planning of several shared visitors with departments, as well as maintenance of calendars, website information, and visitors throughout the academic year. And more.

Requirements: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least one year of educational program management or administrative experience (Master’s degree preferred). Must have design experience, 3-5 years. Must be proficient in use of personal computer, calendars, presentation software. Must be personable and a good communicator in front of large groups (i.e., for recruitment and providing lecture introductions). Must be comfortable handling confidential information. Must be able to interact effectively with faculty, staff and students. Must be organized with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines. Must have a valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.

To apply, download the Cranbrook Employment Application Form.
Download Application

Completed materials should be sent to humanresources@cranbrook.edu.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Statement of Non-Discrimination:

Cranbrook is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse work environment. Cranbrook Academy of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law in its programs and activities.