Rachel Kiskaddon smiling and standing in front of a tree and green background. She is wearing a floral shirt with dark blue, teal, and white streaks.

MA '20 (Museum Studies)

Museum Studies (MA)

“I believe museums are a central part of our community. A place of respite, learning, and inspiration- no matter what is happening in the world. Museums must continue to welcome everyone online and in-person.” 

Rachel is currently the Education & Public Relations Manager at the American Swedish Historical Museum. In this role she oversees K-12, family, and community programs as well as external communications through email, social media, and website content. She began at ASHM in 2019 as an Education Intern while earning her MA in Museum Education at the University of the Arts. Her graduate thesis, Building Bridges Between Art Museums & Their Communities: Strategies for Effective Community Engagement, Rachel researched and discussed initiatives for museums to create welcoming spaces for community members and increase engagement.

Rachel previously worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Visitor Services & Education and volunteered as a gallery guide at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Prior to her work in museum education, Rachel taught preschool and managed afterschool programs at Eurokids Learning Center. Rachel received her BA in Art History and Anthropology from Stony Brook University in 2016. She is currently a member of the Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia and serves on the Emerging Museum Professionals Committee.