Tour Guides

The Morrin Centre is a nationally recognized heritage site and leading English-language cultural centre located in the heart of historic Old Quebec City. Built over 200 years ago as one of the city’s first jails, it now houses one of the world’s most beautiful libraries. Walk through foreboding jail cells and browse the books in the charming Victorian library. The Centre’s mission is to provide the English- and French-speaking public with rich, engaging programming in the areas of heritage interpretation, education, and the arts.

Candidates should have a keen interest in history and must have strong communication skills and be energetic, out-going and punctual. 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 with knowledge of additional languages considered an asset. Candidates should have experience with guided tours and working with the public. Applicants must have experience with Microsoft Word and Excel and be proficient at using e-mail software. The successful candidate will have completed at least one-year of post- secondary studies in one of the following fields or another related discipline:

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

The candidate selection process will be based on an evaluation of communication skills, past experience and knowledge of both official languages. This position may include evening/weekend work.

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: $18/hour

Interested Candidates are invited to send their résumé and cover letter by email in French or English to anthonyarata@morrin.org. Please indicate “Tour Guide” in the subject line. Only selected candidates will be invited to an interview.

Volunteers

Over the years, the Morrin Centre team had successfully completed many projects thanks to the assistance, dedication, and know-how of our volunteers. New and recurring activities offer volunteers the opportunity to develop their passions and to meet members of the community. Join our team of dynamic volunteers!

Your involvement as a volunteer can vary, ranging from helping with a single“one-off” event, to a recurring task that supports our regular acuities, to a specific project. Tasks can include:

Participation in events: We regularly need assistance with the logistics of cultural activities held at the Centre. Here’s a way for you to use your talents to contribute to the Centre’s programs and events.

Library services: We rely on the generosity of volunteers to greet library members and visitors and to handle the library desk services. The library is a relaxing setting that will allow you to better acquaint yourself with our impressive collection of books and share your passion for literature with 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.

Publication: Would you like to write an article and see it published in the Society Pages, the quarterly publication of the LHSQ? Please let us know!

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.