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 celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, exhibition openings, new donations, and more.

Projects: 

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. 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.