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Employment Opportunity- Advertised February 14 2023

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 and Hiking Trail.

Key Responsibilities:

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.

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. Having a degree or equivalent experience in Business Administration, Community Economic Development, education or related field would be an asset. 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, with evenings and weekend work sometimes required during peak tourist season. Similarly, time flexibility will be offered to the employee.

Salary – up to $22 per hour        

Start date is flexible, but will need to be onsite from approximately 1st June 2023 to 30th September 2023

Applications should be submitted by 5.00 p.m. Friday March 3rd to
Champney’s West Heritage Group, Box 12, Site 9, Port Rexton, NL  A0C 2H0
or by Email to Catherine Street, CWHG secretary :

Under Water Watching


Thursday August 28 2013

Great Interview with  Marilyn Sonnenberg on CBC’s Central Morning podcast talking about the plans for the upcoming Champney’s West aquarium!

“The tiny community of Champney’s West has big plans for an aquarium project designed to attract tourists. We hear from a person pushing it along, as well as a person who founded a similar facility on the Avalon.”

Click Here To Listen Online

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