Museum Educator II – School Liaison

/ Part Time

Description:

This position is responsible for coordination and delivery of school programs on-site and across Southeast Michigan.

Responsibilities Include:

Responsible for writing up protocols, demonstrations, and/or program plans. Oversee school programs and be responsible for development, planning, and execution. Explain class material and perform demonstrations as needed for groups of visitors or school groups. Assist visitors or school groups of all ages with learning techniques, including, hands-on interactive projects, or other activities. The schedule will vary and may require weekend or evening assignments.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in studio art, art history, art education, K-12 education or learning sciences. Minimum of two years of experience teaching a variety of ages, either formal or informal required. Positive experience working with children and adults in a public setting. Enthusiasm for the subject and an eagerness to share that enthusiasm with learners of all ages. Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google office products. Customer service experience and the ability to positively and effectively work with varied constituents including the public, school personnel, students, and volunteers. Requires a valid Michigan driver’s license with satisfactory driving record, and access to a vehicle for travel related to educational outreach programs.

 

This is a part-time position, working 28 hours per week, focusing on liaising across the Cranbrook campus for collaborative programming.  This position is gift-funded through June 2020, with the possibility of extending employment based on funding.

APPLICATION

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.

Social Media Coordinator/Website Editor

Permanent / Full Time

1 POSITION

Description:

Responsibilities Include:

Responsibilities include:

  • In conjunction with the Director of Communications, monitor, update and edit the websites for Cranbrook Academy of Art and Cranbrook Art Museum to ensure information is kept current; design, edit, and/or post updates as needed; suggest improvements as appropriate.
  • Possess a working knowledge of Google analytics to track website performance and usage. Provide periodic written reports to CAA and CAM administration, Artists-in-Residence, and staff.
  • Work closely with Artists-in-Residence to make sure departmental pages are kept current.
  • Work with external vendors as needed in the production, maintenance, and development of the websites.
  • Develop a comprehensive social media strategy for Cranbrook Academy of Art and Cranbrook Art Museum, focused on the creation, publication, monitoring, and management of all social media channels for both institutions.
  • For Cranbrook Art Museum, develop engaging social media campaigns that highlight exhibitions and collections to expand public awareness of the museum and drive visitor traffic. Promote the museum’s educational programs and camps, with the goal of increasing participation and enrollment. Promote the public programs of the museum to garner awareness and attendance.
  • For Cranbrook Academy of Art, develop engaging social media campaigns focused on showcasing “in-the-studio” work of our 11 departments with the goal of increasing Academy awareness and enrollment.
  • Maintain the calendar listings for Cranbrook Art Museum and Cranbrook Academy of Art, ensuring that all events are posted on our social media channels, websites, and listed in community calendars.
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments and best practices of social media and web engagement.”
  • Working with the Director of Communications, develop digital marketing strategies for each organization as needed.
  • Advise on, conduct research, and help develop audio and video content for the Academy. Work closely with curators and educators to develop content for the Art Museum.
  • Assist the Director of Communications in the management of all email communications to Academy and Museum audiences, including template creation and functionality.
  • Attend regular staff meetings of the Art Museum and Art Academy; meet with constituents as needed to gather information and present designs.
  • Working with the Director of Communications and staff, manage the communications calendar for both Academy and Museum opportunities, specifically tracking the communications schedule during recruitment season. Work closely with the Manager of Curatorial Affairs at the Art Museum on the coordination of communications schedules.
  • Maintain attendance, punctuality, and performance standards set forth in Cranbrook’s employee handbook.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Coordinates the services of other designers, photographers and other vendors in the production of website content and printed materials.  Works closely with a variety of Academy and Museum staff to edit and proofread their website contributions and social media content before posting.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Requirements:

Knowledge and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required, with 1–3 years of experience in social media, preferably in the arts and culture field.
  • Experience in developing social media campaigns and strategy, preferably in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading abilities
  • Strong research skills
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, the platform used for both the Academy and Art Museum websites is also required.
  • Experience and fluency in social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter required.
  • Working knowledge of image and video editing required; experience with motion graphics software a plus. Apple Macintosh proficiency required. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite programs including InDesign, Illustrator, and PhotoShop desired.
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Facebook Insights and Twitter Analytics required.
  • Knowledge of HTML and other programming languages a plus.
  • Prior knowledge, interest, and/or experience in contemporary art, craft, design, and architecture is preferred.
  • A valid Michigan driver’s license with satisfactory driving record is required.

 

Communication Skills: Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills are required. Writing, editing and copy-editing skills are mandatory. Must be adept at presenting complex ideas and concepts eloquently in writing. The person also must have a strong demonstrated ability to understand, speak, and write English.

 

Independent Judgement/Problem Solving: The problems that this position will handle can be complex in nature.  The individual will be required to develop recommendations for coordinating the development of content and communications with both the Academy and Museum websites and all social media channels. The individual must be able to perform daily tasks associated with the publication of content for multiple social media channels for two independent organizations. The individual will be tasked with developing a cohesive social media strategy for both institutions and must be adept at seeking out content by visiting studio spaces and independently interacting with Art Museum and Academy staff, faculty and students. An outgoing, curious nature is encouraged. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively is needed.

 

Work Complexity: This position requires complex problem-solving skills, ability to monitor and manage budgets, facility to engage external vendors and internal constituents, and to prioritize projects to meet tight deadlines. The individual will be required to lead/direct projects in an effort to meet the goals and objectives of Academy and Museum communications.  In addition, the position will involve individuals at all levels and across divisions at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum.  The position requires a combination of organizational skills for coordinating and prioritizing content submitted by multiple departments.  Ability to work under tight deadlines with quick turnaround time.

 

Creativity/Innovation: Creativity will be required on an on-going basis as this position will be expected to design, develop, and edit content for communications covering a large range of topics and formats.  This position requires a high level of creativity in designing and developing content with expert knowledge of social media platforms and web-based communications protocols.

 

Physical Demands: The ability to see, hear, speak and understand English and to use a computer. This position will require moving across all parts of the Cranbrook Academy of Art campus with regularity.

 

Work Environment: The work is performed in an office with appropriate computer equipment to handle the creative aspects of the job. Some evening and weekend hours are required to document special events, such as exhibition openings, student activities, and fundraisers.

APPLICATION

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.

Visitor Services Representative

/ Part Time

Description:

Part-time positions, working less than 20 hours per week.

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. 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.

APPLICATION

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.