We are now closed for the 2022 Season. We want to thank all of our guests, supporters, artists, and staff for another amazing season! Thank you for all of your support and see you again in 2023 :)
We’re hiring – Closing Date 18th February 2022
Executive Coordinator – Champney’s West Heritage Group
Reporting to the Board of Directors of Champney’s West Heritage Group (CWHG), the Coordinator will be responsible for the operation of activities of CWHG – Aquarium, Museum, Archeological Dig and Hiking Trail.
Management of Human Resources. CWHG typically employs up to 8 individuals during the summer period. These individuals work in various capacities such as interpreters at the aquarium, property maintenance, museum coordinator and computer support. The Coordinator will have either direct supervisory or co-supervisory responsibility for all employees.
Financial Operations and Fund Development. The Coordinator is responsible for ensuring effective and accurate financial management for the organization. The Coordinator works with the Board of Directors to ensure there are sufficient financial resources to support planned activities. This includes exploring funding opportunities across sectors, as well as through revenue generation, to ensure a diverse and strong financial foundation for the organization. The Coordinator is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate financial accounting.
Program Oversight. CWHG offers educational programming at the aquarium and other sites. The coordinator will ensure that qualified instructors are in place for such programs and will add direct support as required.
Communications and Public Relations. The Coordinator acts as the communications officer and public face for CWHG. The Coordinator will participate in activities to help raise the profile of CWHG and oversees the development and implementation of communications strategies (including social media).
Health and Safety. The Coordinator must work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, applicable regulations and all organizational health and safety requirements and procedures to ensure the health and safety of visitors, staff, volunteers and students.
Desired Qualifications. The successful applicant will be passionate about community development with strong communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills. They must possess an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in Business Administration, Community Economic Development, education or related field. Experience in strategic planning and fund development strategies, supervising individuals, entrepreneurship development, or non-profit management are required. Experience of marketing, partnership development, the tourism industry or retail would be considered an asset. Budget management, leadership (strategic and operational), and advanced computer skills including maintaining social media accounts and website updates are also required.
Work Details: The position requires the Coordinator to work out of the office located at Champney’s West Heritage House, Champney’s West, as well as, the Champney’s West Aquarium. The position will be 35 hours per week during the spring and summer period and approximately 1 day per week the balance of the year. Flexibility in work hours is essential, with evenings and weekend work required during peak tourist season. Similarly, time flexibility will be offered to the employee.
Salary – up to $22 per hour
Full course of COVID vaccination is required
Flexible start date
Applications should be submitted by 5.00 p.m. Friday 18th February 2022 to
Champney’s West Heritage Group, Box 12, Site 9, Port Rexton, NL A0C 2H0
or by Email to Catherine Street, CWHG secretary : firstname.lastname@example.org
Champney’s West Heritage Group Notice of Annual General Meeting
To be held from 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. Saturday, September 25th 2021 at Champney’s West Aquarium, Champney’s West
For further information please contact email@example.com
Or call 709-464-2173
Support our 50/50 draw
Although the aquarium is closed for the season you can still support the Champney’s West Heritage Group by playing our 50/50 draw. Please drop by the Port Rexton Foodex to get your tickets
Invitation to “An Ocean of Opportunity” plus Science Literacy Week at Champney’s West Aquarium
Doors are open and events are free as we continue to celebrate Science Literacy Week at Champney’s West Aquarium. Join us on Saturday, Sept 21st at 2 pm for “An Ocean of Opportunity” by Dr. Paul Snelgrove, Professor, Memorial University and Director of Canadian Healthy Oceans Network. The presentation will be followed by the official opening of the Edison B. Freeman Learning Centre and refreshments.
Champney’s West Aquarium Celebrates Science Literacy Week
Champney’s West Aquarium is pleased to host Science Literacy Week. We have events planned from September 16th to 21st, 2019. Our topic for the week is Ocean Plastics and its Relationship to the Ecosystem. This opportunity is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and conducted in partnership with the Ocean Science Centre of Memorial University. We are looking forward to the week and greatly appreciate the support extended from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Science Literacy Week 15th September
Programming appropriate for all school age groups will be offered. Students will participate by grades (approximately 45 students per group). Kindergarten, grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-8. Information collected from shore clean ups will be analyzed and placed in the context of the living animals (>25 species of fish and invertebrates) in the aquarium and static displays. In parallel, outside activities will involve collecting/observing specimens in the intertidal zone, analysis of wave action, etc.
Students will spend the day at CW Aquarium. Estimated time of arrival 9:30 and return to school prior to dismissal time. Activities will be appropriate to the grade levels attending. Recess times and lunch time to be scheduled. Bring a bag lunch. Admission is free. Bussing subsidy is available.
Funding provided by National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Dates still available:
Tuesday, Sept 17th
Thursday, Sept 19th
Friday, Sept 20th – Grade 7 & 8 group booked – Space available for up to 20 Grade 7 & 8 Students
Recycling – please consider donating to Champney’s West Heritage Group
Recyclables now taken at Bonavista and Clarenville Green Depots for the “Champneys West Heritage Group Inc.” Please drop off your recyclables at the Green Depot and tell staff they are for
Champneys West Heritage Group Inc.
Aquarium Opening 26th June 2019
We look forward to welcoming visitors young and old to the Champney’s West Aquarium for the 2019 season