Kelly Koski, Adjunct Faculty
Kelly Koski is a marketing and communications strategist who brings strong leadership, creativity, and humility to her work. With 17 years of experience working in museums, Ms. Koski has participated in nearly every aspect of connecting museums with audiences, including content strategy and creative production; public relations and social media management; community engagement and visitor services; brand strategy and retail development; digital marketing and website development; and exhibition, public programming, and social impact planning. She has worked as a full-time staff member at three museums with varied size budgets in major media markets on both coasts, including the Gibbes Museum of Art (Charleston, SC), the Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD) and the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA, Oakland, CA). In her most recent role as the Director of Communications and Audience Development for the Oakland Museum of California, where she oversaw marketing, communications, social media, and online programs, Ms. Koski co-led a multi-year Audience Development Initiative that resulted in the complete revisioning of OMCA’s programmatic offerings and how the Museum identified and connected current and potential audiences to those offerings.
Ms. Koski holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Non-Profit/Arts Administration from the College of Charleston and is an alumni of the Johns Hopkins University’s Museum Studies Program. She lives just south of San Francisco in Half Moon Bay, California, with her husband and two small children and is currently consulting with museums and cultural organizations in the Bay Area.