Meet Jen: Tour Guide At Museum Hack

Carly Syms - Team Lead for Marketing & VIP Customer Service


Today, we’re talking to Jen, one of our rockstar tour guides in New York City!

Museum Hack: Why did you apply to work with us?

Jen: My friend Shahna went on a VIP tour and texted me half way through saying, THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING.  A few months later I went on a public tour and texted Shahna half way through saying, THIS IS WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING.  Roughly a year after that giving crazy museum tours is WHAT I AM DOING!

Museum Hack: Tell us about one of your favorite Museum Hack experiences.

Jen: Favorite Museum Hack experiences almost always include my guests having an awesome time, if I get a hug at the end I know it went well.  Tips are nice but hugs are better.

Museum Hack: What’s a fun fact that most people don’t know about you?

Jen: I love pickles, a lot.  

Museum Hack: If you had to be trapped in the Museum overnight, what would you do?

Jen: I would sit in all of the chairs in the various period rooms and take a snooze in the beds.  I would try on a number of dresses in the costume collection.  I would touch Pixel Deer 24 on the nose and pet the fish in Astor Court.  It takes a lot of willpower not to do these things on a regular basis.

Museum Hack: If you could work at any other museum, which one would you choose?

Jen: Oh geez, the Brooklyn Museum has some of my favorite paintings.  I also have fond memories of the National Gallery in DC.   I recently visited a maritime museum in La Have, Nova Scotia.  It was tiny, literally one room but FULL of amazing historical treasures both beautiful and quirky, it would be a nice summer retreat museum.

Museum Hack: If you were to be reincarnated as an animal, which would it be and why?

Jen: A sea bird.  I like the idea of being able to fly but also relaxing on the ocean whenever the mood strikes me.

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