Curator of Education

Cranbrook Art Museum seeks a Curator of Education to join its team. The Curator of Education will help develop, implement, manage, and evaluate the museum’s educational and interpretive programming, and be a key member of the staff in strategizing new programs and initiatives to expand the museum’s engagement with the community, both on and beyond campus.

Cranbrook Art Museum serves elementary school students from Detroit Public Schools through onsite initiatives. Additionally, the museum serves students from Cranbrook Schools, a private preK-12 college preparatory system, and Cranbrook Academy of Art, which offers master’s degrees through its well-regarded programs in art, architecture, craft, and design. The museum boasts a state-of-the-art Collections Wing facility, which provides on-site storage for its collection of more than 7,500 objects of 20th and 21st -century art and design, which is accessible to classes and the public via guided tours. In 2017, the museum opened its Art Lab, a dedicated studio classroom space for both wet and dry media.

Located on the grounds of the Cranbrook Educational Community in suburban Detroit, the Art Museum sits at the heart of a 319+-acre bucolic campus surrounded by buildings designated as a National Historic Landmark. The Art Museum’s activities reach beyond the campus and include extensive public art engagements throughout the city of Detroit created in partnership with its vibrant cultural community. Cranbrook Art Museum originates most of its acclaimed exhibitions, often co-organized with national museum partners, that advance scholarship in the field.

We seek a highly motivated and entrepreneurial colleague who can build upon our recent successes and expand our engagement with learners of all kinds and ages. The successful candidate will be someone who can dutifully sustain and improve our current activities, while identifying key opportunities for strategic growth, and support our efforts for a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable society.

Cranbrook offers competitive compensation and benefits that include medical, dental, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability, and retirement programs with employer contribution. We also offer generous paid time off, 11 paid holidays and 3 floating holidays, employee discounts, and a unique environment in an educational setting that values collaboration.

Compensation: $68,000 to $72,000/ yearly  

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