Development and Communications Director

Would you like the opportunity to join a dynamic team in the cultural and heritage sector, for an organization that employs experienced, dynamic, adaptable and creative people? Then join Quebec City’s English-language cultural centre and contribute to its local and national outreach. The Morrin Centre has an exceptional opportunity available for the right person to coordinate its events and activities, as well as manage its communications strategy.

Development and Communications Director (35 hours per week)

  • Develop the Centre’s schedule of programming and activities (in collaboration with the Executive Director)
  • Direct communication and promotion strategy for the Centre and ensure the Centre’s programs and activities are effectively promoted
  • Act as the Centre’s first line of contact with the media
  • Oversee the Centre’s web presence and the updating of social media sites
  • Plan and coordinate the Imagination Writers’ Festival (authors and artists, sponsors and partners, advertising and promotion, suppliers, volunteers, ticket sales, etc.)
  • Support Executive Director with fundraising including drafting funding applications and final reports
  • Plan and coordinate fundraising events, including the Literary Feast fundraising dinner (speakers, silent auction, sponsorships, ticket sales, suppliers, etc.)
  • Monitor/analyze media reports and bring forth recommendations
  • Manage and oversee committee meetings for major events
  • Supervise team members involved in carrying out these projects and allocate necessary human resources to specific projects
  • Represent the Morrin Centre at public events as determined by the Executive Director

 

Education – 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, ability to lead, enthusiasm, self-starter, proactivity, 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 writing 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. Significant experience using social media in a professional setting is mandatory.

Work Experience – 3 years of experience in events planning, public relations, communications or related domain.   Knowledge of local English-speaking community will be considered an asset.

Please note: This position will require working on a flexible schedule, including occasional night and weekend engagements.

 

Applicants should submit their resume and a cover letter in French and in English to: jobs@morrin.org before September 10, 2019.

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 customer service 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: 35 per week
Salary: $14 / hour
Start Date : September 3, 2019

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 1 at 11:59 am to the attention of Stefanie Johnston. Please indicate Tour Guide in the subject line. Selected candidates will be invited to an interview.

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.