Museum Educator/ DTE Fellow – Cranbrook Institute of Science

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Museum Educator/ DTE Fellow – Cranbrook Institute of Science

Founded by philanthropists George and Ellen Booth in 1904, Cranbrook Educational Community is one of the world’s leading centers of education, science, and art. Comprised of a graduate Academy of Art, contemporary Art Museum, Center for Collections and Research, House and Gardens, Institute of Science, and more than 1,600 students attending our Pre-K through 12 independent college preparatory Schools, Cranbrook welcomes thousands of visitors and students to its campus each year. Critics have called Cranbrook “the most enchanted and enchanting setting in America” and in 1989 it was designated a National Historic Landmark. The campus is located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, about 20 miles north of downtown Detroit. For more information, please visit Cranbrook’s website.

The Museum Educator is responsible for the development and delivery of new and existing programming at the Institute of Science focused largely on experiences for outreach to under-resourced classrooms. Museum Educators play an integral role in creating engaging and inclusive experiences and are expected to demonstrate excellent presentation, interpersonal, classroom management, and problem-solving skills.  Familiarity with science topics and at least two years of experience with informal learning are required. The Museum Educator/DTE Climate Change Fellow will focus on the development and delivery of engaging programs that increase understanding of the intersection between environmental, social, and economic issues as well as a desire to design sustainable community-driven efforts and transformations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, coordinate, schedule, and deliver science standard-aligned educational programs about Climate Change for a wide range of grades and districts.
  • Communication program offerings to selected audiences for participant recruitment.
  • Effectively work with diverse audiences in a thoughtful and enthusiastic manner with demonstrated understanding of academic challenges.
  • Willingness to adapt programs in response to age, ability, and feedback of participants.
  • Ability to acquire, maintain, and successfully use face-to-face and remote equipment and materials and be prepared for malfunction and alternate needs for successful program delivery.
  • Train program delivery staff.
  • Accept responsibility for, and assist in the maintenance of, program equipment and materials.
  • Document to-do lists, procedures, and lesson plans; leave a clear trail that the program delivery team can access and follow.
  • Maintain pertinent data as required per grant reporting.
  • Drive and travel in an Institute vehicle to Southeast Michigan classrooms on a daily or weekly basis.
  • Participate in museum events which include occasional evening, holiday, and weekend hours.
  • Be aware of emergency and security procedures; implement as needed (training provided).
  • Maintain attendance, punctuality, and performance standards set forth in Cranbrook’s employee handbook.

What the incumbent in this position can expect:

  • This is a 1-year grant-funded position that concludes June 30, 2025.
  • Interaction with science, education, exhibit, and development teams invested in fellow’s success.
  • Development of relationships with Southeast Michigan district administrators and educators.
  • Ongoing feedback sessions for professional, program, and Institutional growth.
  • Be a part of a safe and loyal community that is dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all, including our staff, visitors, partners, and volunteers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or higher in an area of science/education required.
  • Two years’ experience teaching youth (especially elementary/middle school) in formal and/or informal setting required. Certification in elementary or middle school education is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with and understanding of a variety of content delivery methods.
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, active listening, and public speaking skills.
  • Use organizational skills to keep track of materials, schedules, and associated communications from program delivery team.
  • Enthusiasm for subject matter and eagerness to share that enthusiasm with learners of all ages.
  • Mature and professional attitude; reliable.
  • Possess a valid Michigan driver’s license with satisfactory driving record.

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.

For consideration, please submit your resume and a cover letter to:  Museum Educator/DTE Fellow – Cranbrook Institute of Science | Cranbrook Employment Opportunities (


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