Administrative Assistant                                                                               

This position provides support to the Student Services office in the form of general clerical, administrative and reception duties.  This includes telephone coverage, greeting visitors, coordinating activities, project support, correspondence, data entry, filing, and interacting effectively with other staff, faculty and students. Responsibilities include: Provide front-line communications for the Art Academy office, including: field telephone calls, process and respond to incoming emails as appropriate, produce fliers and office signage, greet and assist students, staff, faculty and visitors. Provide support to Registrar and Assistant Registrar including, but not limited to, data entry, filing, copying, create/update lists, student forms, and correspondence. Coordinate CAA guest rooms and payments Coordinate airport runs for student candidate visitors. Dispense keys and maintain key deposits. Coordinate mail service for CAA. Train and schedule work study staff, and coordinate daily administrative work study staff duties. And more. Requirements: Minimum of two years administrative experience required. High School diploma or GED required; completion of a two-year degree program in business or secretarial science preferred. Strong Microsoft Office suite skills (including Word, Excel, Internet Browsers, email).  Experience working with and maintaining a database preferred. Proven proficiency at effective prioritization and multitasking. Proven, effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. This is a part-time position working 30 hours per week.

After School Staff 

Aftercare Counselor

The Aftercare Counselor will be responsible for ensuring the safety, security, and well-being of students, ages 3 to 11, while they learn to make decisions about completing homework, participate in craft projects, collaborate in groups, and unwind before they return to their families. Aftercare Counselors work Monday through Friday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM following the Cranbrook Schools academic calendar. Days, times, and locations may vary, but must be coordinated and approved by the Supervisor. Cranbrook Schools' Aftercare program is an extension of the Cranbrook Schools learning environment. Responsibilities include prompt and consistent attendance, management of students, monitoring use of supplies, working and engaging with students indoors and outdoors, attending to minor first aid needs, communicating with parents, and communicating with School administration. Requires a year of professional training or practical experience in primary school education or childcare. Maintenance of current CPR/First Aid training required.

To apply: Applicants must complete, sign, and submit the Cranbrook Application Form to


The Upper School is seeking Coaches for the upcoming athletic seasons as follows:

Spring Coaching Opportunities

  • Varsity Softball Assistant Coach (March – June 1, 2017)
  • Varsity Boys Tennis Head Coach (August 9 - Oct 21, 2017)
  • Varsity Assistant Track and Field Coach – Season March 13 - June 3, 2017
  • JV Girls Tennis Assistant Coach (March 13 – May 31, 2017)

Counselor for the Peer Support Programs

Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School is currently seeking an enthusiastic and passionate individual with a background in counseling to help develop and lead the school's Peer Support Program and serve as a part-time Counselor. ThePeer Support program is comprised of twenty-four 11th and 12th grade student leaders who meet weekly as a group and facilitate open meetings for the entire student body. These meetings provide students with the opportunity todiscuss any issues, whether trivial or serious, that the group members have on their minds. This part-time (10 hoursper week), 10-month position reports to the Head of the Upper School. The ideal candidate should have experienceworking with teenagers in a mental health or educational setting, be a licensed professional counselor, beknowledgeable of ways to run and supervise support groups, have experience with working with students withlearning differences, have strong communication skills, and have a passion for working with adolescents. Please submita personal vitae that includes a completed Employee Application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduatetranscripts, copies of certifications, statement of interest, and two or three letters of recommendation with contactinformation to: Cranbrook HR, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303, or fax (248) 645-3014, or

Critical Studies Fellowship

Cranbrook Academy of Art, a preeminent graduate school of art, design and architecture seeks applications for residential teaching fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Possibilities exist for one-semester or two-semester appointments. The Academy’s Critical Studies Fellowship program brings scholars from a wide range of fields to work closely with Cranbrook graduate students to explore active intersections of contemporary theory and culture studies with visual art and design practice. 

Art and Design in the Anthropocene

For the 2017-2018 fellowships, the Academy is seeking scholar-educators working in the fields of post-humanism, environmental activism, geo aesthetics, ecocritical theory, and the systems and structures of fusing technology, nature, culture, and bio-politics.  We invite proposals on the impact of human activity on the earth and its effects on creative practice – from materials, thinking, future imaginaries, sustainability- and the geological underpinnings of contemporary culture.

Candidates must hold an advanced degree in their field (MA or higher, PhD preferred), have graduate-level teaching experience and an interest in the links between their work and a visual art/craft/design studio practice. The Fellow will have both formal and informal time with students, including public lectures, discussion groups, studio visits and critiques. Opportunities also exist for creative curatorial, research or other projects while in residence.  This position is well-suited to an emerging professional, although all levels are invited to apply. Fellows must reside on campus and be free from other professional duties during the semester.  International applicants are welcome to apply. Please note:  we are not seeking candidates who are primarily studio artists or designers or a proposal of a studio-based series.

Fellowship includes:

Travel allowance toward R/T travel to campus and/or professional activities
Housing (private furnished apartment on campus)

Application must be received by December 31, 2016.

 To apply, please compile a single PDF that includes:

  • Completed Application Form:
  • Letter of interest (please include an indication of preference for a one or two-semester fellowship)
  • Proposal of a series theme for the teaching-fellowship (please outline 2 lectures and 3 related discussion topics)
  • Academic CV (including bibliography of published work)
  • Links to lectures or presentations available online
  • Names and contact information for three references (must include telephone number)
  • Please title your application PDF with your first and last name (example : marie.curie.pdf)

 Email application to:

Trisha Holt, Academic Programs Coordinator:

 Founded in 1932, Cranbrook Academy of Art is located on a National Historic Landmark campus in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  The country’s only independent graduate-only program in visual art, architecture and design, Cranbrook offers an intense and intimate learning experience for 150 graduate students in a community of studio-based programs where Artists-in-Residence mentor students to creatively influence contemporary culture.

For more information, contact Trisha Holt at / 248-645-3363

Grounds Worker

Needed to provide basic grounds maintenance services using hand tools, walk behind and riding motorized equipment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Mow, edge and trim lawns; plant, weed and water flowerbeds; assist with pruning duties; snow and ice removal by hand and with motorized equipment; litter and leaf removal; routine maintenance of groundskeeping equipment; other duties as assigned. Requires a High School diploma or GED,; a valid Michigan driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record. Minimum of one year experience in grounds maintenance and the operation of mechanized equipment is preferred. Good mechanical aptitude/abilities required. There are several part-time positions available.

Lifeguard - Williams Natatorium

The Natatorium lifeguard is responsible for ensuring members and guests a safe and positive recreational experience, while upholding the two primary responsibilities - preventing accidents and responding to emergencies. Other duties include: Keep the pool, pool area, locker rooms, and office clean and neat at all times; be knowledgeable of the pool rules and enforce them tactfully; attend all in-service training programs; be knowledgeable about the emergency action plan, pool facilities, equipment, hours of operation, and pool events; other duties as assigned. Current lifeguard training certification, current community CPR certification, and current standard first aid certification are required.

Natatorium Supervisor - Williams Natatorium

The Natatorium Supervisor is responsible for: Monitoring the lifeguards and ensuring that guests follow the natatorium guidelines; being knowledgeable about the emergency action plan, pool facilities, equipment, programs, hours of operation, and pool events; properly completing required maintenance and paperwork of the facility; the proper shut down and opening of the facility when necessary, including monitoring that patrons exit the pool, locker rooms, observation areas and hallways; other duties as assigned. Previous experience instructing, managing, and/or developing programs is required. Previous lifeguard experience and current lifeguard certification are desirable.

Substitute Teachers - Lower School

Substitute teaching positions are available at Cranbrook's Lower School (Brookside). Brookside is a Pre-K through 5th grade school, which offers substiutes a variety of quality teaching experiences. Substitute teachers must have a Bachelor's degree and teaching experience, with Teacher Certification strongly preferred. Substitute Assistant Teachers must have a background in Education or related field and/or experience with young children. Please note that Cranbrook Schools use PESG for their substitute teachers. To learn more about how you can become a PESG substitute teacher at Cranbrook please follow the link to get started on an application.

Substitute Teachers - Middle Schools

Substitute teaching positions are available at Cranbrook's Boys and Girls’ Middle Schools. The Middle School's mission is to provide a program that has high academic standards in an environment where young people feel encouraged and supported as they learn and grow. A minimum of a Bachelor's degree and teaching experience is required, with experience teaching adolescent girls and/or boys preferred. Please note that Cranbrook Schools use PESG for their substitute teachers. To learn more about how you can become a PESG substitute teacher at Cranbrook please follow the link to get started on an application.

Substitute Teachers - Upper School

Substitute teaching positions are available at Cranbrook's Upper School for all disciplines. Cranbrook provides students with challenging and comprehensive college preparatory education, and offers substitutes a variety of quality teaching experiences. A minimum of a Bachelor's degree and teaching experience is required. Please note that Cranbrook Schools use PESG for their substitute teachers. To learn more about how you can become a PESG substitute teacher at Cranbrook please follow the link to get started on an application.

Visitor Services Representative – Institute of Science                                                           

Needed to provide versatile and enthusiastic visitor services to museum visitors, promoting a positive visitor experience. Responsibilities include: Deliver and maintain friendly, cheerful and professional customer service to all museum visitors; collect admission and program fees and provide general information; upsell tickets; process membership applications; answer telephones and provide accurate information; keep lobby and storage areas clean and orderly. Requirements:  Prior customer service experience a plus; ability to work with the public, school personnel, students, and volunteers with ease and enthusiasm; must be able to count and handle cash accurately; willingness to work flexible, but scheduled, part-time hours including weekends and evenings; computer experience required (specialized software training is provided). This is a part-time temporary position that will run through June 30, 2017.