Part-Time/Temporary

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides support to the Center for Collections and Research and the Center’s Director in the form of general clerical, administrative, and reception duties.  This includes telephone coverage, greeting visitors to the Center’s Cranbrook House third-floor office, coordinating activities and tours, project support, preparation of reports, correspondence, development-related mailings, data entry, filing, website and social media updates, and interacting effectively with other Cranbrook staff, faculty, and students, as well as Trustees and Governors, patrons, and other volunteers. Requirements: Minimum of two years administrative experience required. High School diploma or GED required; completion of a two-year Associates degree or four-year degree strongly preferred. Strong Microsoft Office suite skills (including Word, Excel, Internet Browsers, email); experience working with and maintaining a database preferred. Ability to accurately type 60 words per minute. Web-site management skills, including the ability to update information. Ability to assist in the oversight of the Center’s social media sites. Proven proficiency at effective prioritization and multitasking. Proven effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills. This is a part-time, full-year position, working approximately 27.5 hours each week.  The ideal schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required to assist with Center programs and events.


After School Staff 

COACHING OPPORTUNITIES – UPPER SCHOOL

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

Fall Coaching Opportunities

  • Varsity Assistant Volleyball Coach (August 9 – October 30, 2017)

The Boys Middle School is seeking Coaches for the upcoming athletic seasons as follows:
Soccer Coach (August 28 – October 31, 2017; practice Monday to Friday 3:00 – 5:00pm)


Communications Designer/Website Editor

Helps shape communications through the design of content for the Academy of Art and Art Museum across multiple media channels and onsite experiences. Assists in the creation and dissemination of information about Museum exhibitions/programming and Academy activities through a variety of communication channels. Requirements: A bachelor’s degree is required, with a preference in fields related to graphic and media design required.  Minimum of two years’ experience working with website and electronic communications. Apple Macintosh proficiency and digital photography experience required. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite programs including InDesign, Illustrator, and PhotoShop required.  Working knowledge of Wordpress, the platform used for both the Academy and Museum websites, is also required. Knowledge of HTML and other programming languages a plus. Working knowledge of video editing and motion graphics software a plus. Experience in print specifications for quotations, gathering competitive pricing estimates from printers and other vendors, and budget tracking desired. Prior knowledge, interest, and/or experience in contemporary art, craft, design and architecture is also preferred.  Supervising printing on press is desirable.


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.


Library Assistant

This position provides clerical and paraprofessional support at the Art Academy Library. Responsibilities: Perform general circulation desk duties (check-out, check-in, renewals). Assist students and library patrons with directional and reference questions. Process new books and other library materials. Oversee periodicals collection: check in new issues, claim missing issues, prepare volumes for binding. Prepare library reports, statistics, indexes, etc. Maintain vertical file collections. Prepare monthly new acquisitions lists. Perform basic book repairs. Manage the library in the absence of the Director of Library and Academic Resources or Librarians (requires evening and weekend hours during the academic year). Other duties as assigned. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; experience with MS Windows/MS Office; experience working with the public. Preferred: art background; library experience. This is a part-time position working 25 hours per week, year round.


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.


Program Presenter - Observatory

The Observatory Program Presenter will assist in the presentation of observatory programs and activities for the general public, school group visitors, and special audiences.  The Observatory Program Presenter must be able to work some weekdays, weekends and/or evenings, as needed, according to a regular schedule. Requirements: Must have a demonstrable interest and activity as an amateur astronomer, and must possess knowledge of constellations, telescopes and general astronomy. Completed college level science, social science or education courses with one year of experience in formal/informal teaching for variety of ages. Enthusiasm for the subject and an eagerness to share that enthusiasm with learners of all ages with ability to problem solve. Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Customer service experience and the ability to positively and effectively work with the public, school personnel, students, and volunteers required. Requires a valid Michigan driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.


Program Presenter                                                                                         

The Outreach Program Presenter presents lessons, large group assemblies and multi-hour large events to school groups and the general public in the topics of Physics, Geology, Paleontology, Astronomy and Anthropology.  Program Presenters are expected to demonstrate excellent presentation and classroom management skills as well as familiarity with topics. Requirements: Completed college level science, social science or education courses with one year of experience in teaching a variety of ages, either formal or informal. Certification in elementary or middle school education is preferred. Enthusiasm for the subject and an eagerness to share that enthusiasm with learners of all ages with ability to independently problem solve. Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Customer service experience and the ability to positively and effectively work with the public, school personnel, students, and volunteers required. Requires a valid Michigan driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record. There are two Program Presenter positions: One is temporary working 4/27/17 – 9/1/17.  Hours will vary and depend on programming.  The other job is part-time working 35 hours per week from mid-September through mid-June each year.


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 substitutes 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. https://Homeroom.MyPESG.com


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. https://Homeroom.MyPESG.com


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. https://Homeroom.MyPESG.com


Visitor Services Representative 

To provide enthusiastic and educational customer service to all museum visitors and constituents, ensure protection of works on display in the galleries, and support the Visitor Service Supervisors and museum operations as necessary. Responsibilities include: Welcoming and engaging all Museum visitors and constituents, orientate them to the Museum facility, and introduce current exhibitions and programs. Performing the role of Gallery Educator by circulating through the galleries, engaging visitors in dialogue, provide information on the exhibition or artists, and be aware of security issues pertaining to the art work or Art Museum visitors. Remind visitors that photographing the art and physical contact with the art is prohibited, and that food and beverages are not permitted. Relieving the Visitor Services Supervisors at the front desk and perform all of the operations of the front desk with the exception of opening/closing security duties and end-of-day reporting/balancing. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED required (BFA or MFA preferred). Customer service experience required. Ability to work with the public, school personnel, students, and volunteers with ease and enthusiasm. Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Computer experience required; additional training on specialized software is provided. Ability to manage several projects simultaneously. This is a part-time position, working less than 20 hours per week.