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Matthew Schwartz

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Position Type:

Tempe

Arizona

United States of America

Years in the field:

11 – 15 Years

Areas of Expertise

Events, Exhibits development, Senior Leadership, Operations, Project Management, Research & Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Theaters

Arizona Science Center

 

Vice President of Innovation – 2/2019 – 3/2020

Led a diverse team responsible for many aspects of guest interaction with Arizona Science Center. This included maintenance of the facility, repair and installation of exhibits and coordinating traveling exhibitions as well as programming and operation of the giant screen theater and planetarium.

 

Provided leadership in discovering and implementing new ideas and promoting innovative ideas generated by others. Supported all departments in the creation of a disruptive, cutting-edge institution that led the way in museum differentiation, technology integration and education that inspires future generations.

 

Director of Exhibits – 12/2016 – 2/2019

In this position I oversaw all exhibit maintenance, enhancement, design and fabrication for galleries of Arizona Science Center with a goal to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science.

 

I also acted as Project Manager for all special projects and touring exhibitions, offering guests a continuous flow of fresh and innovative experiences.

 

Lexington – 4/2003 – 10/2014

As manager of the Metal Fabrication and SAE departments at Lexington l led a large team of technicians and fabricators. We completed a wide range of projects which demanded ingenuity and creativity. This included the development of exhibits for many science and children’s museums in addition to the research, creation and

installation of props and sets for theme park attractions.