Erin Blasco

Erin Blasco

Education Specialist, Social Media and Blog Manager

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, 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), World War I Social Media Day in April 2017, our "Keep Them Ruby" Kickstarter campaign, new object donations, and more.

Interested in a museum career in social media? I sometimes have time for informational interviews. Say hello to me on Twitter.

You can find me in the Office of Audience Engagment's Programs and Audience Development team. 


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 recently worked on an international Twitter conversation called #DisabilityStories, just one way in which the Museum celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

I'm a member of the Object Project team and am so excited that the learning space opened on July 1, 2015.

I enjoy experimenting with new social media platforms and program formats, collaborating with the Blog Team to develop a monthly editorial calendar, and working to increase our capacity in webcasting and other live, online programming.

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