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Interested In Joining us at Rutabaga Paddlesports?

We are currently fully staffed, but please review our positions below if you are interested in working with us during the 2018 season! 

Seasonal Retail Sales Staff

Pay: $11/hour

February - September 3, 2017

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.

The first step is to download and complete the application document and return it to Kate Westphal via fax at (608) 223-9303 or drop off the application in person at our store in Monona, WI. Please email Kate at with any questions.  

Olbrich Park Rental Staff

May 15 - September 4, 2017

Rutabaga Paddlesports is seeking individuals for seasonal employment at our brand new 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 26.

Outdoor Programs Youth Instructors

June 5 - August 18, 2017

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 19. Please click the following links for a job description and Youth Instructor Application.

Outdoor Programs Junior Leader Volunteers

June 12 - August 18, 2017

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.