Operations Team

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Rachel Schwartzman is a passionate, personable, and proactive Museum and Cultural Facility Professional with 10 years of extensive hands-on research, planning, and programming experience with multiple US institutions. A specialist in visitor accessibility and inclusive programming who is accustomed to developing original, site-specific programming and training staff and volunteers in its effective delivery. Rachel wrote “Expanding Accessibility: Sensory-Sensitive Programming for Any Museum,” which is currently published with Curator: The Museum Journal. Developing tools like sensory bags for the Monterey Bay Aquarium visitors, as well as creating and implementing the Sensory Sensitive Evenings at the Eugene Science Center in Oregon are just a couple of examples of how Rachel works to make institutions more accessible. Rachel was appointed the Accessibility and Inclusion Specialist at Space Center Houston in August 2022. Rachel loves to travel, sing karaoke and visit museums. She would love to work with any institution looking to be more accessible and inclusive.