We want charismatic, outgoing, passionate, museum-loving folks... with a touch of renegade flair.
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.
$32/hr for leading tours
$22/hr for assisting tours with another guide and select tour prep
$16/hr for select administrative work
If selected to proceed from this interview process, you’ll be hired as an Independent Contractor to develop your own tour, which will act as our final audition before hiring you as a part-time employee.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a full-time gig. If you have a steady full-time 9-5 type job, or if you're absolutely never available on weekends, please do not apply.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS RENEGADE TOUR GUIDE POSITION
You'll be leading small groups of people on a fast-paced, spirited journey through DC museums. We want guides who can share the juicy stories and fascinating histories of their selected art pieces in an engaging and succinct way.
ABOUT MUSEUM HACK
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 will lead small groups of people on a fast-paced, spirited journey through the incredible National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery. 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. You'll have monthly trainages and hangages to increase your own skills and explore DC on our dime. And we are a meritocracy -- we promote success, not tenure. Plus, the tours are fucking fun.
WHY WORK WITH MUSEUM HACK
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.
(Pro-Tip reward for reading to the bottom: write a cover letter that lets us see your personality! Form letters get thrown out)