Thornton W. Burgess Society

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen


Title: Weekend Animal Care Specialist

Pay: $15/hr

The Green Briar Nature Center in Sandwich, MA is seeking a weekend animal care specialist. This is a part-time position, 3 hours per day, with the potential for occasional weekday hours.


Responsible for the daily care and feeding of Green Briar’s resident animals, which include rabbits, turtles, snakes, amphibians, and several small finches. Duties include, but aren’t limited to: feeding/watering animals, providing exercise, cleaning cages, detailed keeping of records, and keeping of a neat workspace.


3+ years of experience working with animals required. Veterinary setting experience preferred, but not required (e.g., as a vet tech or related role).

Experience caring for rabbits, reptiles, amphibians, and birds preferred. Must be comfortable with handling resident animals, plus the foods they eat, which include live feeder insects (mealworms/waxworms/crickets), frozen mice, etc. All training will be provided.

Public education experience in a natural history/ecology setting is a plus, as the animal care specialist will interact with visitors frequently during open hours.

We are seeking a candidate who is caring, detail-oriented, observant, communicative, flexible, and has their own method of reliable transportation.

Position is open till filled. Immediate start.

Send all inquiries, including resume, cover letter of interest and 3 references, via email to

No phone calls please.