Job offer : boutique and reception attendant

Workplace: Tadoussac (Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre)

Seasonal job, full time or part time depending on availability

Summary of the job

Do you want to be part of a stimulating work environment and contribute to its success? Do you enjoy dealing with the public and have customer service skills? Join our dynamic team! You will also have the chance to learn more about whales and even observe them regularly from your workstation!

About the organization

Founded in 1985 and based in Tadoussac, the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals is a non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research on the whales of the St. Lawrence and education for the sake of marine conservation.

GREMM operates from its base in Tadoussac, at the Marine Mammals Interpretation Center (CIMM). The GREMM is a small team marked by the passion and versatility of its members, whether they are researchers, biologists, naturalists or attendants. Our mission: greater understanding for better protection. Our method: study whales and tell their story. We invite you to come and discover us!

To learn more about the organization: gremm.org and facebook.com/GREMM1985

To learn more about our work: baleinesendirect.org/en/

What you will do

When visitors enter the CIMM, their first contact is with the reception and boutique staff, who welcome them, advise them and orient them, and handle the cashier’s transactions. 

Here are the main tasks of the position:

Boutique side :

  • Open the store and cash register and close them at the end of the day;
  • Carry out cash register transactions;
  • Greet visitors who enter the store;
  • Target the customer’s needs and advise them on the different products in the store;
  • Explain that all profits are reinvested in research.

Reception side :

  • Greet visitors to the CIMM, inform them about the visit, activities and mission of the organization;
  • Carry out cash transactions (admission fees);
  • Inform visitors about the presence of whales in the area;
  • Answer visitors’ questions about the region and its tourism offer;
  • Manage the flow of visitors.

Our ideal person

A welcoming person who takes the initiative to approach visitors and takes pride in sharing the organization’s mission. They know how to effectively manage busy times, but also knows how to use their time well in quieter times. Specifically, we are looking for someone who:

  • Is personable and comfortable with the public
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Is attentive to what is going on around them
  • Fluent in spoken French and able to express themselves in English

Working conditions

Location: Tadoussac
Required: available on weekends
Accommodation: possibility of low cost accommodation on site
Start date: End of May/beginning of June

To send your application

Email your resume and letter of motivation to: [email protected] 

Groupe de recherche et d’éducation sur les mammifères marins
108 de la Cale Sèche
Tadoussac (Québec) G0T 2A0 
418 235-4701

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.