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 Suncor Energy 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 Suncor Energy 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

The Annual General Meeting of the QVRRDF is Nov. 15 at Noon

The Annual General Meeting of The Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation is set for Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Noon in the main conference room at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium.

Members of the general public are welcome to attend this public meeting of the QVRRDF.

Annual election of officers and board members will also take place at the AGM.

For more information please email

The Fluvarium is hiring experienced bartender/banquet server

Do you enjoy the night life? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Do you excel at superb customer service? The Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation is presently seeking an experienced bartender/banquet server.

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. Our catering operations help support this mandate.

Reporting directly to the Catering Manager, you would be operating The Fluvarium’s bar as needed during catering functions. Our functions range from weddings and business events to Christmas parties and fundraising events.

This posting is for a casual part-time position. Hours will vary and include, day, evening, nights, weekends.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Serving drinks to a variety of customers.
  • Mixing drinks as required.
  • Operating a cash register.
  • Balancing the opening/closing cash reports.
  • Cleaning and maintaining the bar.
  • Serving food during functions.
  • Washing dishes as required.
  • Other related duties.

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Standing for extended periods

Personal Suitability

  • Excellent oral communication
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Reliability
  • Team player
  • Organized
  • Client focus
  • Initiative

Specific Skills

  • Organize and set up bar
  • Clean bar area and wash glassware
  • Inform customers regarding contents of cocktails or other drinks
  • Collect cash, credit/debit cards or other payment for beverages
  • Record and balance beverage sales
  • Store beverage and food products
  • Enforce provincial/territorial liquor legislation and regulations
  • Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons
  • Prepare mixed drinks, wine, draft or bottled beer and non-alcoholic beverages


  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
  • Experience1 year to less than 2 years
  • Serve Smart certification considered an asset
  • First Aid certification considered an asset

How to apply:

  • By email to Antoine Harding at
  • Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • No phone calls please.