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

Garden Coordinator – now hiring!

The Good Garden at Norman Bird Sanctuary is our organically maintained vegetable, herb and flower garden, hoop house for year round planting and a composting area.  We use the garden to help people from all walks of life experience nature, learn about gardening and see firsthand where their food comes from.  As an extension of the NBS Education Department, the Good Garden Coordinator will oversee the garden area, engage the public and help educate the visitors to Norman Bird Sanctuary as well as work with volunteers to create a thriving and healthy garden of varied plants.

The Garden Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Education for 15-20 hours per week. This position starts the beginning of April and runs through September.

Please review the full job posting here:  2017 Garden Coordinator Job Description

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Natasha Harrison, Executive Director at nharrison@normanbirdsanctuary.org


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