Jill Malusky is the new community outreach & marketing manager at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, effective tomorrow, August 29, 2013. Malusky previously served as director of education and community outreach for the Massillon Museum in Massillon, Ohio and was recently named the recipient of the 2013 Ohio Art Education Association Award in the museum division.
In her five-year tenure with the Massillon Museum, Malusky started the popular "Do the Mu!" family-friendly drop-in workshops and kindled numerous collaborations with the city of Massillon, schools, scouting groups, and other organizations. She also led "The Big Read," which distributed free copies of a selected book to the public and engaged the community with complementary activities around the selection; the program recently gained its seventh successive National Endowment for the Arts grant.
At the Wexner Center, Malusky will be responsible for leading the conception and execution of the center's overall strategy for outreach and engagement strategy within Ohio State as well as the broader community. She will also engage in creative alliances with civic, community, educational, and cultural institutions in Columbus; collaborate with colleagues inside and outside of the center to engage diverse audiences; plan and supervise the center's presence at campus and community festivals and events; and work with internal auxiliary groups to engage diverse audiences with Wexner Center programming.
Malusky replaces Erik Pepple, who took a position as media & public relations manager at the Wexner Center earlier this year.
In addition to her position at the Massillon Museum, Malusky has served as a member of the women's service organization Soroptimist International, Stark County Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Girls on the Run, which uses fitness to empower young girls. She also served on the boards of the Ohio Art Educators Association and the Downtown Massillon Association, winning an "Outstanding Efforts Award" for her volunteer work on behalf of the DMA in 2012.
Malusky earned a B.F.A. in film production & communication from Wright State University and M.A. in social anthropology from the University of Manchester (England). She lives in Victorian Village.