Administrative Assistant/Bookings Manager Temporary Maternity Leave Position

Administrative Assistant/Bookings Manager Temporary Maternity Leave Position

Do you love the environment and working as part of a team? The Fluvarium is looking for an enthusiastic, detail oriented people person who is able to multi-task to fill a temporary maternity leave position as Administrative Assistant/Bookings Manager.

The Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation (QVRRDF) through education, advocacy and stewardship inspires the protection, conservation and enhancement of freshwater ecosystems of the Northeast Avalon region of Newfoundland and Labrador.  The QVRRDF operates The Fluvarium as a public centre for environmental excellence located in Canada’s largest urban park.

The position is responsible for the following duties:

  • Answering phone calls, screening and directing to appropriate people
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable including but not limited to
  • Donor management including tax receipts
  • Taking and managing all catering bookings
  • Coordinating with Executive Chef/Catering Manager on all catering bookings
  • Greeting visitors and running front desk cash including admissions, gift shop
  • Maintain office supply inventory
  • Order janitorial and kitchen supplies as needed and requested
  • Communicating with cleaners and maintenance staff
  • Attending Occupational Health And Safety meetings
  • Assist with all aspects of all fundraising activities
  • Monitor social media and respond appropriately to messages.
  • Assist with social media posts for all aspects of the building
  • Assist the General Manager in day-to-day operations
  • Filing
  • Other related duties

Qualifications would include having a post-secondary degree in business administration, or one to two years of relevant experience. WHSCC certification and first aid certification would be an asset. Candidates should also possess strong people skills, the ability to work independently, have exceptional organization skills and be a team player.

Interested applications may forward their resume to Dan Helmbold, General Manager at or via fax at 709-754-5947. We thank everyone who applies for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position has been filled.

Be our guest! Be our guest! The Beauty and the Beast Gala is sure to be the BEST!

Be our guest! Be our guest!

The Beauty and the Beast Gala is sure to be the BEST!

Add some glitz to your night out on the town and be our guest at the Beauty and Beast Opening 18110-qvfluv-bb-social-post_promotedNight Gala! It all starts at 5:30 PM on November 8th with some pre-show appetizers and drinks at The Fluvarium. Then you’ll be whisked away by horse and carriage (and by “horse and carriage” we mean motorized vehicle!) to the great castle of Bonaventure Avenue (Holy Heart Auditorium) and some special VIP seating.

And the night doesn’t end there! After an amazing show, it’s back to The Fluvarium for a special meet and greet with the cast over delicious desserts and beverages.

The Beauty and the Beast Gala only costs $100 and all proceeds go to support the Lords of Flora and Fauna (The Fluvarium)!

Tickets are limited! To purchase yours, call 754-3474 or email

Summer Environmental Interpreter Positions Available

Seeking Environmental Interpreters

The Fluvarium, an interpretation and environmental education center, located in St. John’s, is seeking enthusiastic, outgoing individuals who enjoy public interaction, for Environmental Interpreter positions for the up-coming summer season.

The ideal interpreter(s) will process a background in biology/education, have great customer service skills and previous cash experience.

Duties will include significant interaction with the public; interpreting and delivering public education programs, providing information on the exhibits/ displays and Receptionist/Cash duties.  Hours of work will include both weekdays and weekends.

Please Note: As these are externally funded positions, applicants are required to be students and intend to return to school for the next academic year.

This position is being advertised under the Student Summer Employment Programs (SSEP). There are two separate programs; one is aimed at employing post-secondary students called “SSEP – Post-Secondary” and to be eligible, students hired as part of the SSEP- Post-Secondary program must be entering or returning to Post-Secondary training within the next year and must be legally entitled to work in Canada. The second program is aimed at employing high school students and is called “SSEP – High School” and students hired as part of the SSEP-High School program must be enrolled in Level I, II, or III during the relevant school year and must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Applications accepted on or prior to July 13, 2018  via email to or mailed to The Fluvarium, 5 Nagle’s Place, St. John’s, NL, A1B 2Z2.

All applicants are thanked for their interest, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Easter Family Fun Day 2018

Join us Saturday, March 31st between 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for Easter fun at The Fluvarium.

Join us for a Hot Dog, Drink and Chips at $5 a plate!

There will be ‘baskets’ of fun family activities such as:
• Adopt a Salmon
• Easter Crafts
• Egg Games
• Face Painting
• Easter Egg Hunt
• Story Time (on the half hour)
• And Of Course the Easter Bunny!
Bring a camera to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny who will be appearing on the hour.

Cost of the event is $6 per person (children 2 and under are free).

Find our event page on Facebook:

Chef Antoine’s Weekly Winter Specials!

The Fluvarium’s own Chef Antoine has announced his Weekly Winter Specials.

Order by Wednesday for pickup on Friday between 2 and 4:30 p.m.

Download our PDF with all weekly specials here.

Friday February 9thRoast lamb shank with an onion and herb jus.
Lamb Shanks
Rubbed with ‘ras el hanout’ spice blend, slow cooked with figs, port, rosemary,
Each: $15


Watch for our Valentine’s Day Special.
Order by Monday Feb. 12 for pickup on Wednesday, February 14.

Friday February 16thFreshly made scotch eggs on a wooden board
Scotch Eggs!
Country pub favourite, a hard-boiled egg wrapped in seasoned sausage meat
Each: $4.00


Friday February 23rdJamaican patty - pastry with meat and spieces filling
Jamaican Patties!
Classic roadside flips filled with curried beef in a flaky seasoned pastry
Each: $4.00

Stay tuned for March and April!

29th Annual RBC Rennie’s River Duck Race winners

What a wonderful weekend for a duck race!

This year’s winners of the 29th Annual RBC Rennie’s River Duck Race are:

First Prize – Ticket # 0264 – The Youngs
Second Prize – Ticket #0598 – Ursula Hann
Third Prize – Ticket #2163 – Olive Sheppard

Thank you to everyone who supported the race and came out to enjoy the family fun day and duck race!

Also a big thank you to our sponsors!

Try our new Balti Curry House take-out menu

baltihouse-fluvHave a curry emergency? The Fluvarium Balti Curry House is officially OPEN for Business! Call THE CURRY HOTLINE 690-8171 to place an order for pick up!

The kitchen in open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance, take out only between 4 – 5pm… AND if you are staying in The Pippy Park Campground And RV Park WE WILL DELIVER right to your campsite!

Get the PDF menu here.

Mardi Gras Night at The Fluvarium 2017 winners

Thank you to all who came an enjoyed our Mardi Gras Night at The Fluvarium!

Proceeds from the evening help support children’s environmental education here at The Fluvarium.

It was a lovely time, and here at the winners of the major prizes were:

The WestJet Trip for 2 – Ticket #62

50/50 Draw – Ticket #699

Golden Tulip Necklace – Red Deck –  King of Spades

Thanks again to all our sponsors including, Coast 101.1, Labatt and The Telegram.


2nd Annual Mardi Gras Night at The Fluvarium

An Event Not To Be Missed!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Join us for an evening of food, music, auctions, fun and games on March 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Mardi Gras Night at The Fluvarium with Billy and The Bruisers starts off with a glass of champagne, masquerade masks and beads.Billy and the Bruisers

Then take the opportunity to browse silent auction items, check out our games and bidding begins on our first live auction for the night.

And food, don’t forget about the food. The Fluvarium’s own Red Seal Chef Antoine Harding has prepared a menu perfect for the occasion of Oysters Rockefeller, Blackened Chicken, Jambalaya, Shrimp Gumbo with Andouille Sausage, Muffuletta, Bananas Foster, Beignets … and more!

Finish the evening off with dancing to the tunes of Billy and The Bruisers.

Tickets are $75/person

Call 754-3474 or email for tickets. Corporate packages available.2016 Mardi Gras Sponsors

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Proceeds from this event support environmental education programs offered by the
Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation at The Fluvarium.

2nd Annual Dinner with Santa

santa-imageDinner with Santa
At The Fluvarium
5 Nagle’s Place, St. John’s
Sunday December 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner served at 5:30 p.m.

Santa invites you and your family to The Fluvarium for photos and a feast before he heads back to the North Pole.
Have your photo taken with Santa and have a family portrait done before sitting for a holiday feast (photos will be emailed to you).

$35 Adult
Stuffed Chicken Breast served with homemade Savory Dressing and Gravy, Roasted Winter Vegetables and Caesar Salad.

$15 Children
Chicken Fingers, Roasted Winter Vegetables and Fruit Cup.

Tea, Coffee, Juice and Soda
And, of course, Apple Pie!

(Gratuity included)

Celebrate the Holidays together and Support Environmental Education at The Fluvarium.

Limited seats available, Get your Tickets Today:
754-3474 or