About Us

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 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 Environmental Educator (2018 Spring-Summer)

Norman Bird Sanctuary is looking for a Per Diem Educator to assist with spring programs, including field trips, outreach, vacation camp, and after school programs for 18-24 hours per week.  This position starts the week of March 1st and runs through the week of June 11th for a total of 15 weeks.  Applicants have the option to continue on for an additional 9 weeks training for and teaching as a summer camp counselor until August 17th.

For more information and to apply, please click the link below.

2018_Per Diem Educator job description

Contact Lesley Muir at lmuir@normanbirdsanctuary.org to inquire about volunteer opportunities.

Norman Bird Sanctuary