We’re hiring: Events and Communications Coordinator

Job Posting: Events and Communications Coordinator (35 hours per week) The Morrin Centre is seeking the right person to help coordinate its events and activities and assist with the Centre’s communications. Tasks – Coordinate logistics for monthly events such as talks, the Parcours de peur, music events, etc. Coordinate with suppliers for events and activities Draft contracts with presenters and performers Draft and distribute press releases to media, members and partners Manage social media and the Centre’s newsletter Manage volunteers – ensure adequate volunteer presence for events and activities Maintain a file of all of the Centre’s media clippings, advertisements and promotional material Set up equipment for events and activities (projectors, microphones, sound system, etc.) Welcome visitors to the Centre at the reception desk All other related tasks The candidate selection process will be based on an evaluation of communication skills, past experience and knowledge of both official languages. Education – At least one year of a bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or marketing or a diploma in Event Planning or a related domain. An acceptable combination of education and work experience may also be considered. Qualities – Creativity, enthusiasm, self-starter, proactive, strong sense of initiative, flexibility, and genuine interest for people and the cultural sector. Strong presentation skills and attention to quality and detail are essential to this position. Skills – The successful applicant must be fluently bilingual and have excellent written skills in English and French. An excellent sense of organization and priority management skills are essential. The successful applicant will be capable of working rapidly and under pressure. High degree of autonomy with computer applications such as Microsoft Office and Publisher as well as social media applications is required. Work Experience – 1 year of experience in events planning, public relations, promotions or related domain. Knowledge of local English-speaking community will be considered an asset. Please note: This position may require working on a flexible schedule, including occasional night and weekend engagements. Start date: As soon as possible End date: December 31, 2017 Salary: To be discussed To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter in both English and French, and a resume to: admin@morrin.org by September 20, 2017 at 11:59pm. We thank you for your interest in this position and our organization. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Christiane Germain and Louise Penny Come Together to Support the Morrin Centre’s Annual Literary Feast

Louise Penny, renowned international author, will be keynote speaker for the evening. Penny received many literary honours including a New Blood Dagger for Best First Novel; two Arthur Ellis awards; three Anthony awards; and an unprecedented four consecutive Agatha awards for best novel, in addition to a nomination for a fifth. Her books have made the New York Times Bestseller Lists repeatedly, and her Gamache novels have been published in 23 languages. One of her Inspector Gamache novels, Bury Your Dead, uses the Morrin Centre’s Victorian library as backdrop for a terrible murder. She will be talking about her new book, Glass Houses, on this occasion.   The evening’s Honorary President, Christiane Germain, is co-president of Groupe Germain Hotels, as well as the soul behind the experiential concept at Germain establishments. She is also in charge of operations for all hotels under the Le Germain Hotels banner and the Alt Hotel banner. Dynamic, tenacious and inventive, Christiane has made her mark in the restaurant and hotel industries. She is also a “dragon” on the show Dans l’oeil du dragon on Radio-Canada, the Quebec adaptation of Dragons Den. A silent auction will also take place during the evening, with proceeds enabling the Morrin Centre to continue offering a variety of stimulating and innovative English-language cultural programs at a reasonable cost.   A limited number of tickets for this black-tie (optional) event are available for $250 per person. A private VIP Bury Your Dead tour of the Morrin Centre with Louise Penny can also be purchased with your ticket for $100. We strongly advise purchasing your tickets in advance since a limited number are available for the evening and tour. Tickets may be reserved by calling our Administrative Assistant, Rosemarie Fischer, at 418-694-9147, extension 221, or by e-mailing info@morrin.org.  

iA Financial Group Pledges to Support the Morrin Centre for 5 years

Quebec City – The Morrin Centre’s eighth annual Literary Feast fundraiser, featuring author Roch Carrier as the keynote speaker, was held on Thursday, November 10, 2016. This event was attended by some of Quebec’s most prominent public figures, including Quebec City’s mayor, Regis Labeaume, and Geoffrey Kelly, Minister responsible for Native Affairs. The evening’s Honorary President, Yvon Charest, President and Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Alliance, made a special announcement during his welcome speech: he revealed that Industrial Alliance pledged to donate $100 000 over five years to the Morrin Centre. This substantial donation was made in anticipation of iA Financial Group’s 125th anniversary. iA Financial Group has participated in more than twelve decades of Quebec City’s history. The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec’s President, Barry Holleman said: “The LHSQ and the Morrin Centre are grateful for the support that Industrial Alliance has pledged. The recognition of the importance of the Morrin Centre’s diverse cultural programming, that brings the English and French speaking communities together, is extremely encouraging. This contribution will allow us to continue to develop attractive programs and reach even more members of our community”.