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!

The Tour Guide’s role at the Morrin Centre will be to provide exemplary customer service in presenting the site to our visitors in both official languages. The successful applicants will work closely with the Tours Coordinator to:

  • Interpret the site from May until September 2022. (Including school & adult groups). Note that this employment can be extended until the end of the year if candidates are interested.
  • Greet and respond to visitor enquiries;
  • Admission, gift shop sales & inventory, statistical data, visitor questions through phone & email, other related tasks.
  • Contribute to the promotion of the Centre’s tours to passerbys.
  • Ensure a clean work environment.

Education: One-year post secondary studies in the following: Archaeology, Communications, Education, History, Tourism would be an asset. 

Qualities: Creativity, enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility, strong communication skills in both official languages, punctuality. A genuine interest in people, history and the cultural milieu. Ability to work both independently and within a team environment is required. 

Skills: The successful applicant must  have excellent communication abilities in both official languages and interpersonal skills. Other key skills include: Experience with customer service and guided tours will be considered an asset.

Hours per week: 35 hours. Please note: This position will require working on weekends.
Start Date : ASAP
Salary: $17 / hour

Interested candidates are invited to send their curriculum vitae and cover letter in French to Stefanie Johnston, jobs@morrin.org. Please indicate Tour Guide in the subject line. Selected candidates will be invited to an interview.

Management Assistant

Would you like the opportunity to join a dynamic team in the cultural and heritage sector, and work 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 exciting opportunity available for the right person to plan and manage the Centre’s administrative organization.

Tasks

  • Support the Centre’s communications (respond to phone and email inquiries; manage mail and correspondence; draft letters, meeting notes and reports; etc.);
  • Manage the Centre’s physical and electronic documents;
  • Provide support for the Centre’s activities (rentals, tours);
  • Coordinate building maintenance;
  • Compile statistics of the Centre’s activities and programs;
  • Participate in the planning and development of the Centre’s cultural programming;
  • Assist with other related tasks.

Education – Certificate or diploma in office management or an equivalent field. An acceptable combination of education and work experience may also be considered.

Qualities – Strong sense of organization, 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. Strong organizational skills, the ability to manage priorities, and attention to detail and quality are essential for this position.

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

Work Experience – Minimum of 2 years of experience in an administrative position.

Please note: This position is for 25 hours per week. It occasionally may require 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. Thank you for your interest in the position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Rentals & Special Events Coordinator

Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Rentals/Events Coordinator shall be responsible for:

  • Promoting the Centre’s rentals through direct contact and connecting with potential clients
  • Coordinating the Centre’s participation at industry trade shows such as le Salon de la Mariée.
  • Managing communications and networking in support of rentals
  • Researching potential markets and clients and developing client contact lists
  • Tracking customer satisfaction of rentals
  • Leading the development of promotional material and strategies for rentals under the supervision of the Program and Communications Director (print, web and social media)
  • Coordinating logistics and setup of rentals and events
  • Overseeing technical support for rentals and events
  • Coordinating on-site personnel for rentals and events
  • All other related tasks

Education – 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, enthusiasm, self-starter, proactive, strong sense of initiative, flexibility, and genuine interest for people and the cultural sector. Strong interpersonal and presentation skills and attention to quality and detail are essential to this position.

Skills – The successful applicant must be fluently bilingual and have excellent written skills in English and French. A keen sense of organization and priority management skills are essential. The successful applicant will be capable of working rapidly and under pressure.

Work Experience – 1 to 2 years of experience in events planning, public relations, promotions 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. Please indicate Rentals/Special Events Coordinator in the subject line. Thank you for your interest in the position. 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.