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Renegade Museum Tour Guide (NYC)

Want to get paid to NERD out in a museum? 

Welcome to Museum Hack. 

Museum Hack is a group of renegade individuals that believe museums are f***ing awesome. We're on a mission to reimagine the standard and *cough* sometimes boring museum tour into one that is WILDLY ENTERTAINING! 

EXAMPLES OF OUR TOURS: Un-highlights sharing the dirty, juicy, sexy untold secrets of the museum; Badass Bitches feminist tour; pop culture themed tour, and VIP Met Night Tours with wine.  

In addition to shaking up the way we deliver stories, we aim to share the too often untold stories within the museums. We especially believe women and people of color have been underrepresented museum spaces for too long and we want to do something to change that. 

If you believe what we believe. Join our team. 


  • You love nerding out and sharing those cool facts with others 
  • You want to be in control of your work and keep flexibility in your schedule 
  • You'd love to BLOW THE MINDS of tourists and corporate guests on our tours. 


  • Must have flexible daytime availability. We book private and corporate tours during the week, and public 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 have valid US work authorization.
  • A good f***ing attitude and willingness to do the work. 


  • $32-$34/hour for leading tours (= $88-$94 + $$ tips for leading a 2 hour tour) 
  • $22/hour for research related to your tours stops 
  • Paid training + shifts in the ~2 months it takes to get you up to running 2 hour tours solo. 



Send us a link to a short YouTube video of yourself (1 minute or less) telling us about something you're OBSESSED with right now! Video applications will get priority!



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.


This is not a full-time gig.


IMPORTANT: If you have a steady full-time 9-5 type job, please do not apply.



We pride ourselves in crafting 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 expansive collection of world-class museums 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.



  • You’re going to get more responsibility and control working with us than you would at a bigger institution or museum.
  • Our tours are really fucking fun.


NO PHONE CALLS, EMAILS, OR SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGES: 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, emails, or social media messages. We only accept applications via our job website.

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