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Full-time Creative Associate & Tour Guide

Museum Hack is looking to hire a Creative Associate & Tour Guide to help us deliver the world’s best museum tours!

This position is full-time exempt (~40-45 hours per week). Travel will be required estimated at 10-25%.

 

About Museum Hack

We do museum tours for people who don't like museums. We are based in New York City and have grown to DC, SF, LA, and Chicago. Our corporate clients include Google, Facebook, and eBay. Museums around the world hire us for special workshops and VIP events and we’re looking for a Creative Associate & Tour Guide to help keep our innovation going!

We craft amazing museum experiences for museum skeptics. Our best tour guides are not the center of attention -- they make the Museum the star attraction. We lead with passion and charisma. The joke is, "We do museum tours for people who don't like museums."

Museum Hack uses the world class collection at incredible museums around the world as our playground to create "un-highlights tours" that focus on hidden works, oddities, and saucy stories. Museum Hack guides combine these stories with antics and quirky activities that get you to think about the museum experience in new ways. We also consult for Fortune 500s and top museums worldwide.

You should apply to this job only if:

  • You are a New York City, Washington D.C, or San Francisco area resident
  • U.S. citizen or have valid work authorization
  • Be able to race quickly around the museum for hours while carrying a heavy bag
  • 21+ years of age
  • Prior experience coaching or directing creatives

 

As a Creative Associate

You will be responsible for driving the creative integrity of our public-facing products such as tours and workshops

Creative Associate Duties and Responsibilities

  • Role model for leading renegade tour as well as innovator of new tour ideas!
  • Audience Development and Experience Consulting Workshop/Project Facilitation
  • Creative Product Development, development and assistance in the creation of Museum Hack products, special projects, custom tours, etc
  • Creative Consult to creative projects
  • Other projects as needed

 

As a Tour Guide

You will lead small groups of people on a fast-paced, spirited journey through museums. We want guides who can share the juicy stories and fascinating histories of their selected objects in an engaging, sassy and succinct way.

You'll have creative freedom, independence, and support from the Museum Hack team. You'll get to work with some of the coolest people around. And we are a meritocracy -- we promote success, not tenure. Plus, the tours are fucking fun.

Tour Guide Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and lead tours as a Tour Guide (3-6 hours per week, based on business needs)

Creative Associate & Tour Guide Essential Skills/Requirements

  • Must have flexible daytime availability (including weekends). We book private and corporate tours during the week, and run regular weekend tours.
  • Availability to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Must be able to stand for for up to 8 hours, carry a heavy bag and race through museum spaces at top speeds during tours and workshop facilitations
  • Have reliable internet and computer access
  • Must have valid passport to travel internationally
  • Must be able to work in the U.S

 

Work Environment

We are an NYC-based distributed team. Our employees work from museums, apartments, and co-working spaces in NYC and across the US. The majority of the time is spent independently producing with regular electronic communication via chat, telephone, email, etc.

 

Pay Rate

$38k - $45k DOE

Benefits including health insurance, vacation days, holidays, flexible work schedule

 

Why Work With Museum Hack

  • We're doing exciting things
  • Our tours are really fucking fun
  • We are a meritocracy and promote success, not tenure

Learn more about us by watching our CEO Nick’s Tedx Talk


NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS: We love that you are enthusiastic and want to learn more about the job or the progress of your application. But please, no phone calls or emails.

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