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 January 3, 2020.

Museology and Heritage Coordinator

Would you like the opportunity to join a dynamic team in the cultural and heritage sector, for an organization that employs experienced, energetic 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 plan and carry out its projects in museology, history and heritage.

 Tasks

  • In collaboration with content specialists, oversee the development and implementation of the Morrin Centre’s permanent and temporary exhibits and the curation of the Centre’s online historical and heritage content
  • Maintain the inventory of the Centre’s artefacts
  • Ensure that the Centre maintains proper museum standards in the preservation and interpretation of our National Historic Site
  • Assist with the Centre’s cultural events and activities
  • Participate in the Centre’s communications efforts
  • Assist with the Centre’s fundraising initiatives (writing and reviewing funding applications)
  • Manage project budgets

Education – A bachelor’s degree with specialization in museology or a related field, such as history. An acceptable combination of education and work experience may also be considered.

Qualities – Creativity, ability to lead, enthusiasm, proactivity, sense of initiative, flexibility, and genuine interest for people and the cultural sector.  Ability to work within a team environment is required.

Skills – The successful applicant must be fluently bilingual and have excellent writing skills in English and French. A strong sense of organization and priority management is essential.  The Museology and Heritage Coordinator will be capable of working rapidly and under pressure. A robust knowledge of Quebec history is required in this role.  Strong presentation skills and attention to quality and detail are essential to this position.

Knowledge of local English-speaking community will be considered an asset.

Work Experience – Minimum of 2 years of experience in museology, heritage interpretation, cultural development or a related field.

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

Applicants should submit their resume and a cover letter in French and in English to: jobs@morrin.org before January 4, 2020.

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:

Participation in events: We regularly need assistance with the 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 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 to share your 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, Society Pages: 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.