About Us

The Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown, Rhode Island welcomes 20,000 visitors each year to our 325-acre campus.  Visitors of all ages and backgrounds explore seven miles of trails and participate in hundreds of educational programs throughout the year, from school-based environmental education and field trips for thousands of children in every school district in RI; to 40+ programs for adults, children and families; to 10 camp programs for 600+ children; to a Harvest Fair that attracts 10,000+.

With a fun and extraordinarily team-oriented staff of 13, a highly engaged board of directors, and an operating budget just over $1 million, we work to fulfill the mission of our founder, Mabel Norman, who created the Norman Bird Sanctuary through her will in 1949.  Our mission is to protect and steward the diverse habitats in our care, while providing opportunities for people from all walks of life to learn from and enjoy the largest contiguous open space on Aquidneck Island.

Employment at Norman Bird Sanctuary

Per Diem Educator – now hiring!

Norman Bird Sanctuary is looking for a per diem educator to assist with spring programs, including but not limited to field trips, outreach, vacation camps, and after school programs. In addition to teaching, the educator will prepare and clean up materials after programs, handle education animals, and work as part of a team. The per diem educator reports directly to the Director of Education for 18-24 hours per week. This position starts the week of March 6th and runs through the week of June 5th for a total of 14 weeks. Applicants have the option to continue on for an additional 9 weeks as a summer camp counselor until August 11th.

Please review the full job posting here:  2017_Per Diem Educator job description

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Rachel Holbert at rholbert@normanbirdsanctuary.org 


Norman Bird Sanctuary