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Interested in Joining us at Rutabaga Paddlesports?

We are now accepting applications for our seasonal retail sales staff! Please review this position below if you are interested in working with us during the 2018 season. The application deadline for the sales staff position is January 31st, 2018. If you are interested in our other 2018 seasonal positions, please see below for more information. Thanks!

Seasonal Retail Sales Staff

Pay: $11/hour [additional .50c for each hour worked if you stay until mid-August]

February 19 - September 3, 2018

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2018

Rutabaga Paddlesports seeks seasonal sales staff. Full time and part time positions available. Join the team at the Midwest’s premier paddlesports store! Share your passion for the outdoors and the gear that gets you there.

As seasonal sales staff, you will assist in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the store. This is primarily a sales position, with the focus being on helping customers make informed choices about kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards (SUP), and the attendant gear. Seasonal staff will also assist with the preparation, set-up, and execution of Canoecopia, the world’s largest consumer paddlesports show. If you feel comfortable sharing your enthusiasm for the outdoors in general, and paddlesports specifically, we encourage you to apply.

If you are interested, please download and complete the application document and send it to Dan Bowers via email at, fax at (608) 223-9303, or drop off the application in person at our store in Monona, WI. Please email Dan with any questions you may have.  

Olbrich Park Rental Staff

Mid May - September 2018

Rutabaga Paddlesports is seeking individuals for seasonal employment at our rental location at Olbrich Park! We are looking to fill General Manager, Assistant Manager, and Boat Crew positions, for both full and part time work. Click on each link for detailed descriptions of each position.  

If working outside, providing great customer service, and being around boats sounds like your idea of great job then apply today! Download and complete either the Manager Application and/or Boat Crew Application and return by February 18.

Outdoor Programs Youth Instructors

June 4 - August 22, 2018

Does spending the summer on the water introducing kids to the joys of paddling sound like a dream job? If so, apply to be a Youth Instructor with Rutabaga Outdoor Programs! No previous paddling experience required. Applications will be accepted until February 18. Please click the following links for a job description and Youth Instructor Application.

Outdoor Programs Junior Leader Development Program

June 11 - August 22, 2018

Are you are a high school student looking to gain leadership experience and work with kids? Consider volunteering this summer with our Junior Leaders program. We are seeking young people looking to gain leadership experience and have an opportunity to spend a summer on the water! Click here to learn more and apply. Please return applications to Amelia Musser at or in person at Rutabaga.