Purveyor of Art and Culture
Research | Vancouver, Canada Area, CA
Michael Schwartz is a curator and writer creating opportunities for artists and commenting on the arts and culture of Vancouver.
Specialties: Leadership, team management, event planning, working with youth, writing, research in various media (archives, film, newspapers, monographs), public speaking, collaborative creativity, oral history interviewing, Social Media, Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro, Adobe CS5, French.
2010 - Present
Curator and Events Coordinator / Kafka's Coffee and Tea
I work with local artists to develop and promote new exhibits on a six-week cycle. I design and distribute physical and digital promotional materials, negotiate with sponsors, and arrange an opening event for each show.
Researcher / Social Media / Parallax Film Productions Inc.
- Researching and developing content for upcoming TV programs.
- Maintaining a social media presence for the company's past and future programs.
Series Programmer: CityLab / Museum of Vancouver
I researched and developed the CityLab program.
Curator / Jewish Museum and Archives of BC
Developed exhibit Home Away From Home: Building Identity and Community at Jewish Summer Camps, and accompanying public programming.
Carried out Oral History interviews, gathered and managed photos and artifacts. Researched and wrote exhibit text and supporting materials. Supervised a volunteer research assistant.
Programming and Research Assistant / Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
Coordinated video interviews of Holocaust survivors.
Coordinated regional High School Symposia.
Coordinated touring exhibits.
Researched and wrote exhibit text and supporting materials.
Guided tours for visitors of all ages.
Executive Director (Rosh) / Camp Miriam
Oversaw the daily running of the camp attended by 450 campers per summer.
Hired and trained a staff of 40 in advance of the summer.
Acted as liaison to parents, neighbours, and community members.
Executive Director, Programs Director / Camp Counsellor, Camp Miriam
materials, and guided tours for visitors of all ages.; I hired, trained and managed a staff of 40 and oversaw the day to day running of the camp. As
Programs Director, I developed a social justice curriculum for campers aged 8-15.
Programing Director (Merekez Chinuch) / Camp Miriam
Prepared curriculum for children 8-15 on themes of identity and social justice.
Oversaw daily operations.
Advised counsellors on age-appropriate educational activities.
University of Toronto
Activities: Co-Chair, Social Events committee, Graduate History Society
History (Honours) and Political Science
Activities: VP Finance, Students of History at Concordia
VP Advertising, McGill Improv Team