The Fluvarium is hiring a Communications/Fundraising Manager

Communications/Fundraising Manager

Do you have a creative mind? Like to network? Have a love for the Environment? The Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation is presently seeking a Communications/Fundraising Manager.

The 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 Suncor Energy Fluvarium as a public centre for environmental excellence.

Reporting directly to the General Manager, you would take the lead in marketing the many aspects of The Fluvarium’s products and services. Help run and maximize the exposure on all of our internal and joint events. You would be responsible to attend networking events, apply for funds, communications and assisting the general manager as needed.

This posting is for a salaried full-time position.

Responsibilities will include:

  • General marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media management
  • Proposal and grant writing
  • Attend Networking Events
  • Assisting with the running of internal events
  • Managing a small marketing budget
  • Promote and represent the foundation and its causes

Skills, interests and qualities of the ideal candidate include:

  • Have superior drive and enthusiasm
  • Ability to generate and work within budgets
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • An ability to work with minimal supervision
  • A well-organized team player
  • Ability to motivate and manage others
  • Willingness to work both weekday, weekend and day and evening shifts
  • A degree in Communications, Public Relations or Marketing, or equivalent experience
  • Have a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in the fields of communications and/or fundraising

Resumes and cover letter should be forwarded via email to gm@fluvarium.ca Please, no telephone calls. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Get your Duck Race Tickets Today!

The 28th Annual RBC Rennie’s River Duck Race is just around the corner. Do you have your ducks in a row?

Help the ducklings get across the finish line! Visit an RBC branch orWinning Ducks The Suncor Energy Fluvarium today to purchaser your tickets for a chance to win one of three prizes!

Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 and be sure to come out  on race day, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 and cheer on your duck as it travels from the Stephen Herder Memorial Bridge to the finish line.

Don’t forget about The Free Family Fun Day, with a bouncy castle, barbecue, face painting, sticky toffee pudding and music!

Visit our Duck Race page for more info.

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2016 Annual Fish Fry tickets on sale now at The Fluvarium

AntoineJoin us on the eve of the Royal St. John’s Regatta at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 6 p.m. with seating at 5:30 p.m. for a feed of Mussels, Artic Char and salad. And don’t forget The Fluvarium’s signature dessert Sticky Toffee Pudding!

The food will be prepared by our Red Seal Chef Antoine Harding. And joining us for the first time bringing their Bluegrass and Old-Time County Music/ Folk music are Sherry Ryan and Andrea Munro.Sherry Ryan and Andrea Munro

Tickets are on sale now and space is limited. $40 for adults and $20 for children (12 and younger). Call 754-3474, email info@fluvarium.ca or drop in and visit us at 5 Nagle’s Place in the heart of Pippy Park.

More about the musicians:

Sherry Ryan and Andrea Monro have been playing music together for several years.  A love of sharing great stories and songs keeps these two multi instrumentalist singer/songwriters passionate about the music they  play and perform.  They also perform together in Flower Hill, a Bluegrass and Old-Time County Music/ Folk group with musicians Darren Browne and Dave Rowe.

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Hungry for moose?

Stomach growling? The Suncor Energy Fluvarium is offering mouth-watering, fully prepared Moose Products. These “Heat & Eat” dinner solutions are not only delicious but affordable, too! Aside from the Moose Tourtière the succulent moose is served as pot roast, and pulled- great for tacos and wraps!  You won’t regret this delectable experience prepared by our very own Red Seal Chef, Antoine Harding. Call 754-3474 for more info.(While supplies last.)


Book now and save at The Fluvarium

The Fluvarium is offering a limited time discount on room rentals. Book and pay for your room rental between June 13 and July 29 and save 10%.Catering Promo Save an extra 2% if booked and paid for before July 2 when HST is scheduled to go up.

Give us a call at 754-3474 to book your event today!

Whether you need a space for a wedding, a business meeting or a celebration, we can work with you to help make your event special.

The Fluvarium catering department is run by our very own red seal chef Antoine Harding. Come and enjoy great food, free parking and beautiful views within Pippy Park.

Offer valid on new bookings and inquiries between June 13, 2016 and March 31, 2017.


Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Fluvarium

Join us to celebrate Mother’s Day with a Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m. or 12 noon or 2 p.m.!

Cost is $25.50 for adults and $14.50 for children 10 & under.

Limited seats available, get your tickets now by visiting The Fluvarium or calling 754-3474.

After your meal, families are invited to join our educators for Stories, Crafts and Feeding Time!


Earth Day Fair at The Fluvarium April 17

Earth Day Fair is on April 17 and runs from 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION: In lieu of admission we are asking the public to bring a few pieces of gently used clothing items to donate to our Stitch & Switch* and/or a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Community Food Sharing Association.

The Suncor Energy Fluvarium is hosting our annual Earth Day Fair and we would love to see you there!

There will be idea booths and family story time throughout the day as well as kids crafts, fish feeding time and critter talks.

Discover green ideas from local environmental organizations.  Great ideas and activities for adults, youth and families alike who want to take the next step or be inspired.

*Find out more about Stitch and Switch on our Facebook page.

If you have any questions about this event or would like to find out how to get involved:
Contact: Denise at 754-3474
or Jonathan at fluvarium@yahoo.ca


“Froglets“ The Fluvarium’s Parents and Tot Program

The program is NOW FULL for this season, we are taking wait listing for periodic drop in openings and future programs.

This spring 2016 program will take place every Monday from 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. starting April 11 and run until June 13th, 2016.

Children ages 1-6 and their parents are invited to join us at The Fluvarium for our Froglets Program. We will walk and explore near Long Pond and Nagle’s Brook Hill, share stories, songs and watch for critters who call this their home.

Pre-registration is required. Limit of 10 families per session

The program will cost $11 per session and includes 1 adult and 1 child; each additional person will be an extra $3 fee.  Also offered is a season rate of $55; this rate will still include 1 adult and 1 child and the $3 fee for each additional person per day.

This is an excellent opportunity for parents and tots to have fun while learning about rivers, ponds and forests. We emphasize respect for nature and all its “critters” while encouraging gentle hands on discovery.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information contact:
754-3474 – kids@fluvarium.ca


The Fluvarium is offering a 15% Booking Promotion

Book and pay for your new room rental between March 31 and April 30, 2016, and receive 15% off your room rental.

We are celebrating 26 years and launching our new menu created by The Fluvarium’s own Red Seal Chef Antoine Harding. So whether you need space for a business function, conference, birthday celebration, wedding, reception or a Christmas party, we have the place for you. Follow the link http://fluvarium.ca/catering_services/catering/ to view our menu.Catering Promo

Call Wandalee today and book your event at 754-3474 or email catering@fluvarium.ca.

Our in house catering team is ready to create an atmosphere for whatever occasion you may have. By booking with us, you not only save the taxes on the food you also help to support Environmental education at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium. In addition we have complimentary wireless, free parking and great food.

The booking event applies to new bookings taken and paid for between March 31 and April 30, 2016 for event dates between March 24, 2016 and December 23, 2016. Education offerings, existing catering inquires, bookings and existing booked events are not eligible. Discount applies to catering room rentals only. Deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable. Offer subject to terms and conditions in The Fluvarium’s catering package.


Dinner with Santa at The Fluvarium

Dec 19 Dinner with Santa
event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/974690365909976/

Dinner with Santa
At The Fluvarium
5 Nagle’s Place, St. John’s

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 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, Pumpkin Pie!

(Gratuity included)

Celebrate the Holidays together and Support Environmental Education at The Fluvarium

Limited seats available, Get your Tickets Today:
754-3474 or info@fluvarium.ca