Education Coordinator

The Morrin Centre, a National Historic Site and English-language cultural centre in the heart of Old Quebec, is hiring an Education Coordinator to lead the development and expansion of its youth programming. This position will focus on building and maintaining key partnerships within the region’s English and French school boards and educational institutions. The Education Coordinator will also promote all of the Centre’s events, activities, and services in schools and educational institutions.

The successful candidate will be responsible of the following programs:

Programming in Schools (Primary school, high school and CÉGEP) (55%)

  • Be the liaison between educational institutions and the Centre for the ImagiNation in Schools program and other activities
  • Develop new partnerships for programming
  • Contact prospective program authors and performers
  • Coordinate author and performer travel, lodging and logistics
  • Accompany authors and performers to in-school activities

Children’s Reading Program (CRP) (Age 3 to 8) (25%)

  • Work with the region’s schools to promote the CPR
  • In collaboration with the Library Manager and educational institutions, develop the program’s activities
  • Plan and run the annual calendar of CRP activities
  • Manage staffing (paid and volunteer) of CRP activities

Book Quest (Ages 3 to 12) (10%)

  • Oversee the development of the Centre’s Book Quest, a summer reading program for children
  • Maintain existing and develop new partnerships with the public and private sector
  • Manage the Book Quest Coordinator and the staffing of events
  • Develop and carry out the promotion of Book Quest

Guided Tours (10%)

  • In collaboration with the Guided Tours Coordinator, promote the Centre’s guided tours in regional primary and secondary schools
  • Make presentations to students and educators to promote the Centre’s tours

Additionally, the Education Coordinator will:

  • Participate in the preparation of funding applications
  • Solicit sponsorships and in-kind contributions

Educational requirementsBachelor’s degree in education, literature, arts, or a related field or a diploma in event planning, recreational studies or a related field.

Skills – The successful applicant must be fluently bilingual and have excellent written skills in English and French. A strong sense of organization and priority management skills are essential. The successful applicant will be energetic and self-motivated. Relevant experience using social media is essential for this position.

Work Experience –At least 2 years of experience in the educational/cultural/heritage sectors, including experience working with children. Knowledge of local English-speaking community will be considered an asset.

An acceptable combination of education and work experience may also be considered.

Other – A valid driver’s license is necessary for this position.

Start date: Sept. 10
35 hours per week

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter in both English and French, and a
resume to:  jobs@morrin.org.

We thank you for your interest in this position and our organization. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Tour Guide

Join the dynamic team of guides who make Quebec City’s best kept secret a fun and fascinating place to visit – and work! Amaze visitors with your stellar tours. Use your unique talents to enliven each program.

This fun, fall job involves a lot of time within the spaces of this beautiful historical site – as well as our dark and sinister jail cells!

We are currently seeking positive, enthusiastic individuals dedicated to providing exemplary customer service in presenting the site to our visitors.

Reporting to the Guided Tours Coordinator, responsibilities include:

  • Greeting and responding to visitor enquiries;
  • Delivering site tours and educational programs, including Teatime (Groups and individuals).
  • Interpreting site as costumed guides from September until the end of December 2018, with the possibility of extension.
  • Performing front desk duties, conducting visitor admission, taking care of gift shop sales, collecting statistic data, and other related tasks.
  • Promoting the Centre’s tours to passerbys.
  • Assist with special events and activities as required.

Must have strong communication skills in both official languages and be punctual. We are looking for self motivated people who are able to work within a team. Experience with giving guided tours and theatre is an asset. Must have experience with the public and cash systems. Must have completed at least a one-year post-secondary studies, in one of the following fields:

  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Heritage Studies
  • History
  • Liberal Arts
  • Museology
  • Tourism
  • Theatre

This position includes evening and weekend work.

Number of hours: Minimum of 15 hours per week.
Salary: $13.25 / hour
Training start date: August 25th, 2018
Start Date: September 3rd, 2018.

Interested candidates are invited to send their curriculum vitae in French and a cover letter in English and French by email to jobs@morrin.org by August 13, 2018 at 11:59 pm to the attention of Stefanie Johnston. Please indicate Tour Guide in the subject line. Selected candidates will be invited to an interview.

Volunteer needed to lead Morrin Centre English Discussion Group

The Morrin Centre is looking for a volunteer to lead one of our English Discussion Groups this fall. This dynamic, long-standing group has been meeting in the library on a weekly basis on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3 pm.

The group is looking for a friendly, dedicated volunteer who has had some experience teaching or leading a group. There is no curriculum to follow, but the discussion leader can help people with vocabulary and pronunciation and appropriate expressions.

If you are available on Wednesdays and are bilingual or a native speaker of English, please contact Rosemarie Fischer at 418 694-9147 – extension 221, or write to info@morrin.org.

Volunteers

Last year, the Morrin Centre team successfully completed several projects thanks to the assistance, dedication and know-how of our volunteers. Several new and recurring activities offer volunteers the opportunity to develop their passions and meet members of the community. Come join our team of dynamic volunteers!

Your involvement as a volunteer can vary considerably, ranging from participation in a single, “once-off” event to a recurring task on a specific project. Tasks can include:

Organization of/participation in events: We regularly need assistance for the organization and logistics of cultural activities held at the Centre. Here’s a way for you to put your talents at the service of the Centre’s programs and events.

Library service: We rely on the generosity of volunteers to greet members and visitors at the library and operate the loan service. The library is a relaxing setting that will allow you to acquaint yourself more fully with our impressive collection and share a passion for literature with all our visitors.

Committees: Have you ever thought about taking part in one of the Morrin Centre’s committees? Once you decide to get involved, you’ll discover a world of possibilities. You’ll also significantly expand your networking opportunities and be able to add your personal touch to the Society. It’s a very special way of supporting the Society. Our committees include: the LHSQ Council, the Fundraising Committees and the Book Committee. The contribution of volunteers constitutes the very backbone of the Morrin Centre.

Articles for our quarterly magazine: Would you like to write an article and see it published in the Society Pages? Give us a call!

Educational programs: Those who enjoy working with children and school groups can contribute to preparing and leading activities. It’s a truly gratifying form of involvement.

If you’re interested in getting involved as a volunteer, please print out and fill out our volunteer application form (PDF format) or send us your résumé, including information about your areas of interest and availability. Send us all these documents by regular mail or email, at info@morrin.org, and we will get in touch with you as quickly as possible.