Academy of Art Director Search

The Director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art serves as the driver of the Academy’s vision and strategic direction, as well as long-term planning and goal setting. They are charged with overall strategic leadership of the Academy, including team management, operational strength, academic excellence, and financial sustainability. They also play the primary role in collaborating with leaders throughout the Cranbrook Educational Community, representing the Academy externally to a wide variety of constituents, and are most often the public face and spokesperson of the organization. The Director serves as the Academy’s principal fundraiser and forges strong external partnerships and collaborations.

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Position Description
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Search Committee
Jim Berline, Co-Chair
Nancy Tellem, Co-Chair

Antoine Dubeauclard
Frank Edwards
Jennifer Gilbert
Linda Gillum
Scott Klinker
Abigail Murray
Aimeclaire Roche
Marc Schwartz
Musa Tariq


Search Consultants
Russell Reynolds Associates has been exclusively retained for this search. Given the need for confidentiality throughout this process, prospective candidates are invited to reach out directly to our search consultants at cranbrookacademy@russellreynolds.com with a CV and brief explanation of interest.

Consultants for Cranbrook Academy of Art:
Katherine Armstrong
Norm Yustin
Anne Coyle