Heritage Coordinator

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 wonderful opportunity 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 a positive and enthusiastic team leader, dedicated to providing exemplary customer service to our visitors. Reporting to the Tours Coordinator, the successful candidate:

  • Supports the Coordinator in daily operations such as; scheduling, responding to visitor inquiries and reservations (via emails, phone calls, social media); training, development and other related tasks.
  • Supervises & acts as a back-up to all other guides. Follow-up meetings held with the Coordinator every two weeks.
  • Interprets and delivers site & educational tours to groups and individuals as a costumed guide.
  • Performs reception duties including; welcoming visitors & admission, statistical data, gift shop sales & inventory, phone & email inquiries, other related tasks.
  • Promoting the Centre’s tours to passerbys.
  • Assist with special events and activities as required.
  • Maintain a clean work environment by performing tasks with all guides.

We are looking for a self-motivated person who is able to lead and work within a team, have strong communication skills in both official languages and be punctual. Experience with guided tours, customer service and cash systems is required. Only full-time students, 30 years or younger and have completed at least a one-year post-secondary studies, in one of the following fields (or other relevant studies) may apply:

  • Archaeology
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Heritage Studies
  • History
  • Museology
  • Tourism
  • Theatre

This position includes evening, weekend & holiday shifts. The staffing position is dependent on approval of funding by our partner organization.

Number of hours: 20 – 25 week (To be discussed)
Salary: $15.50 / hour
Start Date : ASAP

Interested candidates are invited to send their curriculum vitae in French and a cover letter in English and French to jobs@morrin.org by September 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm to the attention of Stefanie Johnston. Please indicate Heritage Coordinator in the subject line. Selected candidates will be invited to an interview.

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 wonderful opportunity 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 who are dedicated to providing exemplary customer service. Reporting to the Guided Tours Coordinator, the successful candidate will:

  • Interpret and deliver site & educational tours, in both official languages, to groups and individuals as a costumed guide.
  • Perform reception duties including; welcoming visitors & admission, statistical data, gift shop sales & inventory, phone & email inquiries, other related tasks.
  • Promote the Centre’s tours to passerbys.
  • Assist with special events and activities as required.
  • Maintain a clean work environment by performing tasks with all guides.

We are looking for self-motivated people who are able to work within a team and be punctual. Strong communication skills in both official languages is a must. Other languages are an asset. A minimum of 6 – 8 months experience with giving guided tours, customer service and cash systems is required. Only full-time students, 30 years or younger and have completed at least a one-year post-secondary studies, in one of the following fields (or other relevant studies) may apply:

  • Archaeology
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Heritage Studies
  • History
  • Museology
  • Tourism
  • Theatre

This position includes evening, weekend & holiday shifts. The staffing position is dependent on approval of funding by our partner organization.

Number of hours: 20 to 25 hours / week (To be discussed)
Start Date : ASAP

Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter in English and in French and curriculum vitae in French to jobs@morrin.org by September 20 at 12:00 pm to the attention of Stefanie Johnston. Please indicate Tour Guide in the subject line. Selected candidates will be invited to an interview.

Education Coordinator

The Morrin Centre, a National Historic Site and English-language cultural centre in the heart of Old Quebec, is hiring an Education Coordinator to lead the development and day-to-day planning of its youth programming. This position will focus on building and maintaining key partnerships within the region’s English and French school boards and educational institutions. The Education Coordinator will also promote all of the Centre’s events, activities, and services in schools and educational institutions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

Planning and Development

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop the Centre’s annual calendar of educational programs and activities
  • Participate in the preparation of funding applications
  • Solicit sponsorships and in-kind contributions

Programming in Schools  

  • Be the liaison between educational institutions and the Centre for all educational activities in schools
  • Maintain and develop partnerships with educators and institutions
  • Contact prospective program presenters, authors and performers
  • Coordinate author and performer travel, lodging and logistics
  • Accompany authors and performers to in-school activities 

Programming at the Morrin Centre (CRP) (Ages 3-7 and 8-12) 

  • Work with the region’s schools to promote education activities at the Morrin Centre,  including the Children’s Reading Program
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop the program’s activities
  • Plan and run the annual calendar of activities
  • Manage staffing (paid and volunteer) of activities

Book Quest (Ages 3 to 12) 

  • Oversee the development of Book Quest, the Centre’s summer reading program for children
  • Maintain and develop partnerships with the public and private sector 
  • Manage the Book Quest Coordinator and the staffing of events
  • Develop and carry out the promotion of Book Quest

Promotion

  • Make presentations to students and educators to promote the Centre’s tours and activities
  • In collaboration with the Guided Tours Coordinator, promote the Centre’s guided tours in regional primary and secondary schools

Educational requirementsBachelor’s degree in education, literature, arts, or a related field; or a diploma in event planning, recreational studies or a related field. 

Skills – The successful applicant must be fluently bilingual and have excellent written skills in English and French. A strong sense of organization and priority management skills are essential. The successful applicant will be energetic and self-motivated. Relevant experience using social media is essential for this position. 

Work Experience – At least 2 years of experience in the educational/cultural/heritage sectors, including experience working with children. Knowledge of the local English-speaking community will be considered an asset. 

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

Other – A valid driver’s license is necessary for this position.

Start date: as soon as possible
35 hours per week 

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter in both English and French, and a
resume to:  jobs@morrin.org by August 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

We thank you for your interest in this position and our organization. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.