Today, we’re talking to Sean, one of our fabulous New York City tour guides! Read on to find out how Sean presided over the very first Museum Hack marriage vow renewal “ceremony” at the Met!
MH: Why did you apply to work with Museum Hack?
Sean: I applied to work with Museum Hack because 1) I had auditioned for them two years prior, 2) I was at a crossroads in my professional life, and 3) I had a meet-cute with Bex in the line for the Hamilton lottery, where she encouraged me to give them another go.
MH: Tell us about one of your favorite Museum Hack experiences.
Sean: One of my favorite MH experiences has been during an icebreaker I ask guests to do wherein they publicly make a promise to themselves – something they’re going to do *today*. People went around promising to call their moms, read their emails – the standard responses – when the last two guests took the opportunity to renew their wedding vows! They’d just gotten married the week before and were just returned from their honeymoon, and so they committed themselves to making sure they would “be a better husband” and “be a better wife” to one another now that the wedding was over.
MH: What’s a fun fact that most people don’t know about you?
Sean: I was almost a Gelato Baron! I was in talks with an Italian gelato shop owner (Riva Reno, still the best gelato I’ve ever had) who was looking to expand to New York before Grom and all the other specialty ice cream shops opened up. But she got cold feet.
MH: If you had to be trapped in the Museum overnight, what would you do?
Sean: I would try to get into all the “staff only” areas to see what it’s like to see the Met from a *real* insider’s perspective!
MH: If you could work at any other museum, which one would you choose?
Sean: Okay, so in Transylvania I visited a Straw Hat and Found Rocks museum that I would LOVE to show people around. It’s small but mighty, hilarious but serious, and eminently Hackable.
MH: If you were to be reincarnated as an animal, which would it be and why?
Sean: If I were to be reincarnated as an animal, I’d choose “a human” again, because we have it really well. Like, we have it *really* well.
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