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Find a job at the Musée maritime du Québec!

Working at the Musée maritime du Québec means…

  • joining an enthusiastic professional team actively involved in promoting the maritime history and legacy of Quebec;
  • working for a thriving cultural, innovative organization, abreast of the latest trends;
  • meeting over 13,000 visitors every year and contributing personally to the growth of a recognized museum institution;
  • benefitting from a unique workplace along the shores of the St. Lawrence River.

Join the team at the Musée maritime du Québec!

For the most part, positions are open at the Musée maritime du Québec during the tourist season from May to October. However, you may submit your application at any time. To do so, please email your resume and a cover letter to the attention of Museum Director Marie-Claude Gamache at: RH@mmq.qc.ca 
Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Positions Available

Here are the current job openings at the Musée maritime du Québec. 

Important note: Projects may be subject to change or cancellation due to the exceptional circumstances of the current coronavirus pandemic.

Assistant Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Cultural and Educational Activity Program Coordinator, the assistant coordinator serves as a resource person within the Museum’s team. He or she supports the Cultural and Educational Activity Program Coordinator in the execution of various projects and assignments entrusted to her.

Main Duties

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of activities
  • Supervise the team of guides and volunteers
  • Participate in the further training of guides
  • Follow up on group reservations
  • Plan daily facilitated activities
  • Welcome visitors, give guided tours and facilitate activities

Candidate Profile

  • High school diploma
  • Organizational and leadership skills
  • Interpersonal skills and ease working with the public
  • Good command of the French and English languages
  • Artistic skills (creation of materials, decors and accessories for facilitated activities) an asset
  • Creativity, sense of initiative and flexibility

Period of Employment

  • Early May to late November (30 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $14.00

Individuals interested must contact their local employment centre to find out if they are eligible for the provincial Première expérience wage subsidy program.

The job offer will be posted until 3 p.m., April 16, 2021.

The MMQ adheres to the principle of employment equity and applies a policy respecting equal access to employment. The Museum invites members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities to submit their applications.

However, candidates with the right profile will be interviewed throughout the job posting period, and the position may be filled before the period ends. You are invited to submit your application as soon as possible by sending your resume and a letter of motivation to the attention of: Sophie Royer, Cultural and Educational Activity Program Coordinator at : RH@mmq.qc.ca

We thank every candidate who showed interest in the MMQ. Only those candidates selected will be contacted.

Interpreter Guides

Do you have a passion for heritage, history or the seafaring world? We are seeking interpreter guides and visitor experience attendants for summer 2021. This is a great opportunity to spend the summer along the St. Lawrence River and develop knowledge about maritime heritage and culture.

You are invited to submit your application today by email at RH@mmq.qc.ca

Main Duties

  • Present cultural and educational programs (guided tours and workshops) to groups (schools, summer camp groups, etc.) and individual visitors (families, adults, etc.)
  • Represent the Museum and perform various visitor experience tasks
  • Contribute to smooth site operations

Candidate Profile 

  • Keen interest in maritime history and heritage, culture and tourism
  • Good communication skills
  • Motivation to acquire new knowledge
  • Excellent command of spoken French 
  • Very good command of spoken English
  • Positive, solution-oriented attitude and keen sense of adaptability
  • Team work skills
  • Well-groomed appearance

Period of Employment de travail 

  • Mid-May: First weekend of training
  • End of May to June 23 (15 hours or more/week)
  • June 24 to end of August (about 35 hours/week)
  • End of August to October 12 (possibility): Weekends

Visitor Experience and Sales Assistants

Main Duties

  • Welcome and inform visitors to invite them to tour the Museum and take part in its activities
  • Advise visitors regarding ticket sales and shop products and coffee
  • Offer complementary tourist information
  • Occasionally, give guided tours and facilitate workshops

 

Candidate Profile

  • Customer service skills
  • Interest in sales
  • Interest in culture, heritage and tourism 
  • Communication skills and keen ability to listen
  • Knowledge or ability to learn about the region
  • Positive, solution-oriented attitude and keen sense of responsibility 
  • Well-groomed appearance
  • Excellent command of spoken French
  • Very good command of spoken English

Period of Employment

  • Mid-May: First weekend of training
  • End of May to Labour Day: Full time
  • Labour Day to end of November: Weekends

Priority will be given to individuals aged 16 to 30 who meet Young Canada Works or Canada Summer Jobs requirements. Please note that being a student is no longer an eligibility requirement for Canada Summer Jobs.

The MMQ adheres to the principle of employment equity and applies a policy respecting equal access to employment. The Museum invites members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities to submit their applications.

Please email today your resume and a letter of motivation to RH@mmq.qc.ca at the attention of Sophie Royer, Cultural and Educational Activity Program Coordinator.

The MMQ thanks every candidate who showed interest in working at the Museum. Only those candidates selected will be contacted. The Musée maritime du Québec is located at 55 chemin des Pionniers Est, L’Islet, Quebec, Canada, G0R 2B0.

Internship Opportunities

Would you like to become more familiar with the many aspects of working at a museum? We regularly welcome interns from every professional domain to further their studies. Canadian or foreign students are invited to contact us.