Erin Blasco

Education Specialist, New Media

M.A. in Museum Studies, The George Washington University
B.A. in Latin American Language and Literature, New College of Florida

Role in Museum: 

I’m a museum educator who engages with a very important group of visitors—our online audiences. I manage our day-to-day social media presence on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Flickr, and other platforms with an eye toward sharing high quality educational content, sparking meaningful conversations, and providing a fun, friendly access point to the Museum’s collections and expertise. Beyond managing our daily social media presence, I also work on larger campaigns, such as the 2015 year of innovation, exhibition openings (such as a "tweetup" for the opening of a new exhibition on early sound), new donations, and more.


I’m lucky to work on a variety of projects of all size. Bringing the Conestoga Wagon into the museum was particularly fun to cover in social media, along with the donation ceremony of Jim Henson puppets. Connecting the Museum's content to topics in the news is also a fun part of my job, such as tweeting photos of historic puppies during the Puppy Bowl. I enjoy experimenting with new social media platforms and program formats, working with the blog team to develop a monthly editorial calendar, and working to increase our capacity in webcasting and other live, online programming.