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:

  • Delivering site tours and educational programs, including Teatime, Life of a Convict and others.
  • Interpreting site as costumed guides from May to October.
  • Performing front desk duties, including greeting visitors, responding to visitor enquiries, conducting admission, store transactions, collecting data, and other related tasks.
  • Promoting the Centre’s tours to passerbys.
  • Assist with special events and activities as required.
  • Other related tasks.

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 2016 / 17, 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. 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 19 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.

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.