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Expert Profile


Elizabeth S Etienne






Position Type:

San Rafael

United States of America

Years in the field:

16 – 20 Years

Areas of Expertise

Curatorial/Collections, Exhibits development, Guest/Visitor Services, Senior Leadership, Operations, Partnerships, Project Management, Strategic Planning


I am inherently project-oriented so welcome contract work. That said, I am open to part/full-time positions if the fit is right.



Inspired by big visions and deep connection, Elizabeth is an Arts & Culture Producer and Project Director. Elizabeth spent 7 years designing and producing exhibitions at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, supporting the expansion of the design and production departments during the reopening of “the New DeYoung” and spear-heading the ambitious exhibition cycles that followed.


Gravitating then toward beauty of another kind, Elizabeth dove into the scrappy and highly collaborative staff at Chabot Space and Science Center. As Visitor Experience Project Manager, she orchestrated café and planetarium remodels, home-grown exhibitions and the major expansion of Chabot’s Observation Deck with the Exploratorium and East Bay Regional Parks.


Before pandemic hit, Elizabeth then dovetailed into the fast-paced world of John Murray Productions, collaborating with a talented crew of professional artisans and creative staff for clients such as YBCA, California Academy of Sciences and Yosemite Conservancy.


Nearly 20 years later, with a comprehensive understanding of organizational dynamics and creative production, Elizabeth is devoted to developing spaces, projects, and collaborations that foster heart-centered connections to nature, personal inspiration and each other.

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