Renegade Museum Tour Guide!

Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Details: PAY RATE $32/hr for leading tours (= $88 + tips for leading a 2 hour tour)

Published

08/28/2018

Start Date

09/10/2018

Application Deadline

09/08/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

You'll be leading small groups of people on a fast-paced, spirited journey through the BEST encyclopedic museums on Earth -- We want guides who can share the juicy stories and fascinating histories of their selected art pieces in an engaging and succinct way. We want charismatic, outgoing, passionate, museum-loving people... with a touch of renegade flair.


We're actively seeking diverse candidates! 


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Background in one or more of the following: Theater, Improv, Debate, Museum Studies, Teaching (if you were Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society), Making passionate speeches about nerdy subjects to your friends, Being Awesome, or Museum Education or Art History.
  • Warm, friendly, eager, a "people person" with excellent communication skills but also attention to detail.
  • Ability to think on your feet, be a self-starter, and develop your own content and tour route.
  • Desire to help wide-eyed tourists and grizzled NYC residents experience art and museums in a very fun way.


REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have flexible daytime availability (including weekends). We book private and corporate tours during the week, and VIP tours during the weekend.
  • Must be able to stand for 3 hours, carry a heavy bag, and race through museum spaces at top speeds.
  • Must be a New York City resident and be a U.S. citizen or have valid work authorization.


LOCATIONS:

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (Primary)
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Rubin Museum
  • Gulliver's Gate Miniature Museum


WHO SHOULD APPLY

If you're passionate about art, antiquities, and history, and if you’re great at storytelling and working a small crowd, then you definitely belong in our family of Museum Hackers.


This is not a full-time gig.


IMPORTANT: If you have a steady full-time 9-5 type job, or if you're absolutely never ever available on Friday or Saturday nights, please do not apply.

Benefits

WHY WORK WITH MUSEUM HACK

  • We're doing exciting things. See our company news page here.
  • You’re going to get more responsibility and control working with us than you would at a bigger institution or museum.
  • We’re a meritocracy and promote success, not tenure.
  • Our tours are really f***ing fun.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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