Summer Reading Program Coordinator

The Morrin Centre, a National Historic Site and English-language cultural centre in the heart of Old Quebec, is hiring a Summer Reading Program Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible, alongside the Library Manager, in the planning and development of the Centre’s summer reading program for children as well as its Storytime activities.

Candidates should have a keen interest in literature; must have strong communication skills; be energetic, out-going, and punctual; and have an interest in working with youth. He/she will be able to work autonomously within a team environment. Candidates must have advanced knowledge of both oral and written French and English. Applicants must have experience with Microsoft Office Suite programs.

The successful candidate will have completed at least one-year of post-secondary studies in one of the following fields:
Education
Literature
Library Studies

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

The candidate selection process will be based on an evaluation of communication skills, past experience, and knowledge of both official languages. Candidates must be under 30 years old and have finished at least one year of post-secondary education with the intention of returning to their studies full-time in the fall. This is a full-time position and includes weekend work.

Start date: May 14, 2018
End date: August 31, 2018
Salary: $13.25/hour

Deadline to apply: Until the position is filled.

Interested candidates are invited to send their résumé and cover letter by email in French and English to jobs@morrin.org. Please indicate YCW – Summer Reading Program Coordinator in the subject line. Only selected candidates will be invited to an interview.

Events and Communications Assistant

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 conferences, talks, music events, etc.

– Manage English Discussion Group

– Coordinate with suppliers for events and activities

– Draft contracts with presenters and performers

– Distribute press releases to media, members and partners

– Manage volunteers – ensure adequate volunteer presence for events and activities

– Update social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)

– Assist Development and Communications Director with the preparation of media presentations

– Coordinate the Arts Alive Festival

– 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.)

– All other related tasks

Education – At least one year completed 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.

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: Candidates must be under 30 years old and have finished at least one year of post-secondary education with the intention of returning to their studies full-time in the fall. This is a full-time position and it may require working on a flexible schedule, including occasional night and weekend engagements.

Start date: May 14, 2018

End date: August 10, 2018

Salary: $13.25/hour

Deadline to apply: Until the position is filled.

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter in both English and French, a resume as well as a portfolio of press releases or marketing materials to: jobs@morrin.org. Please indicate YCW – Events and Communications Assistant in the subject line.

A written exam may also be administered. We thank you for your interest for this position and our organisation. 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, summer 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 May to October.
• 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 been a full-time student in Winter 2017 / 18, must have completed at least a one-year post-secondary studies, in one of the following fields with the intention of returning to their studies in the Fall:

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

This position includes evening and weekend work. The staffing position of this position is dependent on approval of funding by our partner organization.

Number of hours: 35 per week
Salary: $13.25 / hour
Training Start Date : May 7, 2018
Start Date: Friday, May 18, 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 April 26 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.

Events Coordinator (35 hours per week)

Are you looking to work 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 continued development. The Morrin Centre is currently seeking the right person to coordinate its events and activities.

  • Oversee the set-up of rooms for the Morrin Centre’s cultural events
  • Act as the first line of contact with rental clients regarding logistics for their events (setup, catering, music, etc.)
  • Be the first line of contact for event suppliers, including caterers
  • Supervise events as required
  • Manage logistics with artists and performers
  • Ensure the adequate staffing of the Centre’s cultural activities and rentals
  • Assist with communications and promotion related to cultural events and rentals
  • Assist with the planning of fundraising events

Education – A D.E.C. in event planning, tourism or a related domain. An acceptable combination of education and work experience may also be considered.

Qualities – Creativity, enthusiasm, self-starter, proactivity, strong sense of initiative, flexibility, and genuine interest for people and the cultural sector. Strong attention to quality and detail and problem solving ability are essential to this position.

Skills – The successful applicant must be fluently bilingual 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.

Work Experience – At least 1 year of experience working with the public in events planning, public relations, 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.

This position will be an 8-month contract with possibility of renewal.  The person who is hired is expected to start as soon as possible.

Applicants should submit their resume and a cover letter in French and in English to: jobs@morrin.org before April 26, 2018.

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 winter (February to May, 2018). 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.