The Museum of the City of New York is recruiting Ph.D. candidates, post-doctoral researchers, and early-career academics interested in gaining experience in public history to provide tours to visiting groups including foreign tourists, seniors, professional organizations, and alumni associations. The Museum is pleased to offer a roster of interactive, guided tours as a key component in a new initiative in adult education. Tour offerings will include highlights of the Museum’s current exhibitions, an overview of the history of New York City, and a study of the architecture of the Museum’s Colonial Revival building. Most tours will be offered during regular museum hours: 10 – 6, seven days a week.
Ideal candidates will have excellent public speaking skills, an interest in understanding and relating history though artifacts and images, and an ability to synthesize and communicate new information from the Museum’s rotating schedule of exhibitions. Though an understanding of New York City history is essential, candidates from a range of academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Conversational ability in Spanish or Mandarin is a plus. Guides will be paid an hourly rate for training and a flat rate of $75 per tour. Training will be held at the Museum in early September.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of introduction to Lilly Tuttle, Assistant Curator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum of the City of New York is a private, not-for-profit, educational institution founded in 1923 for the purpose of presenting the history of New York City. The Museum celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum fulfills its mission through exhibitions, education programs, collections, and publications. The Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions, in coordination with educational programming and publications, reflect the complexity of the history of New York City, the scope and depth of the Museum’s collections, and the diversity of its audience. With a vast holding of approximately 750,000 objects, the Museum of the City of New York is home to significant collections of prints, photographs, costumes, decorative arts, and theatrical memorabilia.