Tour Guide

Join the dynamic team of guides who make the Morrin Centre a fun and fascinating place to visit – and work!

Amaze visitors with your stellar tours of Quebec City’s best kept secret. 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;
  • Interpreting the site and delivering tours & educational programs in both official languages and in costume from May until the beginning of September 2020, with the possibility of extension;
  • Performing front desk duties including; visitor admission, gift shop sales & inventory, collecting statistical data, phone & email enquiries, other related tasks.
  • Promoting the Centre’s tours to passerby’s.
  • Assisting with special events and activities as required.
  • Disinfecting and ensuring a safe & clean work environment.

We are looking for self-motivated, punctual and reliable people who are able to work within a team, have strong communication skills in both official languages and are punctual. Must have experience with customer service and cash systems. Experience with giving guided tours and theatre is an asset. Must have been a full-time student in Winter 2020 / 21, aged 30 years or younger and have completed at least a one-year post-secondary studies and has in the intention of returning to their studies in the Fall, in one of the following fields (or other relevant studies):

  • Archaeology
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Heritage Studies
  • History
  • 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.

Please take note that the Morrin Centre follows the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada to keep people safe as we continue to operate during Covid-19.

Number of hours: 35 per week
Salary: $15 / hour
Training: Starting week of May 3, 2021
Start Date : week of May 17th, 2021

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 28th at 5:00 pm to the attention of Stefanie Johnston. Please indicate Tour Guide in the subject line. Selected candidates will be invited to an interview.

Museum and Exhibits Coordinator

Would you like the opportunity to join a dynamic team in the cultural and heritage sector, and to work for an organization that employs experienced, energetic and creative people? Then join the team at the Morrin Centre, an accredited museum, National Historic Site and leading English-language cultural centre located in the heart of old Quebec City. The Morrin Centre has an exceptional opportunity available for the right person to work with its heritage assets and contribute to the Centre’s local and national outreach.

The successful applicant will:

  • In collaboration with specialists, participate in the development and implementation of the Morrin Centre’s permanent and temporary exhibits
  •  Contribute to the curation of the Centre’s online historical and heritage content
  • Assist the Head of Library and Collections with maintaining the inventory of the Centre’s artefacts
  • Coordinate acquisitions and loans
  • Contribute to ensuring that the Centre maintains proper museum standards in the preservation and interpretation of our National Historic Site and our collection of artefacts
  • 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 and reports)
  • Manage project budgets
  • Other related tasks

Education – A bachelor’s degree with a specialization in museum studies, history, heritage studies or a related field. An acceptable combination of education (minimum bachelor’s degree) and work experience may also be considered.

Qualities – Creativity, ability to lead, enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility and a genuine interest in 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 Museum and Exhibits Coordinator must be able to work efficiently, find solutions and meet deadlines. Strong presentation skills and attention to quality and detail are also essential to this position.

A robust knowledge of Quebec history is required in this role. Knowledge of the local English-speaking community will be considered an asset.

Professional Experience – Minimum of 1–2 years of experience in museology, heritage interpretation, cultural development or a related field.

Please note: Occasionally, 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 April 9, 2021. Thank you for your interest in the position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours per week: 35
Start date: May 2021

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 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 for 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 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.

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.