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Posted by Willy Franzen on November 7, 2013. Positions below updated every five minutes.
Sometimes I love museums, and sometimes they bore me to death. I’m pretty sure it mostly has to do with how recently I last ate (apparently it’s a faux pas to waltz around most museums while snacking). I know they have those audio headset things that are supposed to give you a guided tour, but I don’t want to be one of those people. I really like the idea of going to the museum, but it usually disappoints. I wish there was a way to liven up the experience and get more out of it. That’s what Museum Hack is working on. They’re a New York, NY based upstart that has developed a “tour to turn one of New York’s most spectacular cultural institutions into a totally unique experience.”
Right now Museum Hack is only offering tours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Their “un-highlights tour puts an alternative spin on the museum, featuring other sides to the highlights we love, as well as some of the strangest, wildest, sexiest stories hidden throughout the museum.” The company seems to be having a lot of success, so I hope they’ll eventually expand to more museums and more cities. Their current tour is 39 bucks (plus the $25 recommended donation to get into the Met) and gets you a two hour fast paced group tour. You can find all the details on Museum Hack’s FAQ, but you really should just sign up for a tour if you’re in the NYC area. Museum Hack is still a very small company, so they don’t have any full-time opportunities yet, but their Jobs page shows a smattering of internships, guiding positions (they’ve delayed these because so many people applied), and freelance opportunities. Check to see if any of these positions might interest you.
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