Assistant Director, City of Mesa Arts and Culture Department
Mesa Arts & Culture Department
City of Mesa Arts and Culture Department
PO Box 1466
Mesa, Arizona 85211
Robert Schultz is currently Assistant Director of the Department of Arts and Culture for Mesa, Arizona – the state’s third-largest city with a culturally diverse population of 465,000. He oversees two City museums: Arizona Museum of Natural History, and the i.d.e.a. Museum, as well as a variety of programs for the Mesa Arts Center: contemporary art exhibitions, engagement, creative aging, community events and festivals, volunteers, retail, administration, and special projects. In addition, he manages a comprehensive arts education program that offers nearly 1,000 adult and youth classes and intensive workshops in the visual and performing arts, partnerships with Mesa Public Schools, Mesa Community College, Arizona State University, Benedictine University, and neighboring Native American tribal reservations, after-school programs, and programs for at-risk youth.
Rob has been in the field of arts administration since 1986, and has held positions at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan; the State of Michigan Art in Public Places program; and the Phoenix Arts Commission in Arizona. He has been on numerous panels, commissions and boards for a variety of arts and cultural venues and organizations throughout Arizona, and holds masters degrees in Studio Art, and Arts Management. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and enjoys photography, writing and playing ice hockey.