We’re hiring – Closing Date 18th February 2022

Employment Opportunity
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. 

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. 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 : 

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. 

We are hiring – staff and students



We are hiring staff and students for the summer – if you would like to join our team please see information below

Job Openings

Champneys West Heritage Group Inc.

Champneys West Aquarium and Heritage House

Gift Shop Manager

Aquarium Interpreters

Assistant Manager and Coordinator

Maintenance Workers


JCP Program pending Approval

All applicants must be E.I Eligible

Or have received E.I within the last 3 yrs.


We are also accepting Applications for 4 summer students

Apply by regular mail, fax or email

                           Champneys West Heritage Group Inc.

Box 12, Site 9

Champneys West, NL


Fax 464-2631

Email – cwcdo@bellaliant.com


For Information on the above postings

Phone 464-2173



Show and Tell at the Aquarium

Come to the Aquarium on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 1 pm. Admission to the Aquarium will include a special Show & Tell session by Fiona Cuthbert, Laboratory Instructor Biology Department and Dr. Bob Hooper, retired Professor of Biology, Memorial University. Fiona and Bob are past Manager and Director of the Bonne Bay Marine Station, Norris Point. We hope to see you there!


Champney’s West Aquarium is Open for Business – Summer 2017

We’re excited to announce that Champney’s West Aquarium is officially opened for the Season! 

The Aquarium  will be open 7 days a week from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm!
Admission: Adults $7, Youth (6 to 18 years of age) $4, Children 5 and under Free.
If you have any questions please call the Aquarium (709) 464-2510 or the Heritage House (709) 464-2173