Cranbrook House & Gardens, part of Cranbrook Educational Community, is cared for by Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary, a volunteer-run organization. Employment opportunities supporting the work of our volunteers are listed below. Thank you for your interest in working at Cranbrook House & Gardens.

June 2020 - August 2020
20 hours per week/flexible hours

If you love Cranbrook Gardens and have a passion for gardening, our assistant gardener position may be for you. The assistant gardener will help our volunteers with the care of the gardens during the 2020 season. 

Weeding, edging, planting, pruning and trimming, and general clean-up of garden areas. The position will work under the direction of the Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary gardens management chair. 

Previous gardening experience is preferred. The assistant gardener must have the ability to interact with the public, staff, and volunteers with ease and enthusiasm. 

Photograph of Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary volunteers and a staff gardener planting Cranbrook's Sunken Garden, May 2019.

Applications/Contact Information
To apply for a position or if you have a question about employment at Cranbrook, please contact the Human Resources Department at humanresources@cranbrook.edu. Please include a cover letter and resume with your application. Materials may also be faxed to 248.645.3014 or submitted by mail to the address below.

Cranbrook - Human Resources
P.O. Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801

Additional Information
Employment offers are contingent on satisfactory completion of background checks and references, and verification of the appropriate identity and employment eligibility documentation as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  Background checks include:

  • Criminal History Check
  • MI Sex Offender Query
  • Education Verification
  • Livescan Fingerprint Check
  • Unprofessional Conduct Check (current or most recent employer)
  • Additional Checks may be required depending on the nature of the position

Cranbrook is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and nondiscrimination in all aspects of employment.  As an EEO employer, Cranbrook’s policy is that employment-related decisions shall be made without regard to an applicant’s or employee’s 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.