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Please review the individual job descriptions below if you are interested in working with us and feel free to contact us to find out more! 


Seasonal Retail Sales Staff

Pay: $11-$13/hour

February - Labor Day


We don’t sell boats. We sell time on the water. That’s just the truth. Rutabaga Paddlesports is seeking seasonal sales staff - full time and part time positions available. Come work with friends who share the same passion you have for the outdoors! 


This sales position involves time indoors and outdoors, as we help customers get into the canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard that best suits their needs. You don't need prior paddlesports experience - just enthusiasm for outdoor equipment. Your day is always different than the last. Goal-oriented sales incentives, employee discounts, staff pro-deals, and tons of staff demo equipment are available to help you get out on the water. 


To apply please download and complete the application and email it to Dan Bowers at danb@rutabaga.com. You can also drop off the application at our store in Monona, WI.
We will accept applications year-round for seasonal sales positions.


Olbrich Park Boat Rental Staff

Mid May - September

We will begin accepting applications for the 2019 season in January.

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 d/assets/images/JuniorLeaderApplication2018.pdfetailed 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 to Amelia Musser, Director of Rutabaga Outdoor Programs, by February 18.


Outdoor Programs Youth Instructor

June - August

We will begin accepting applications for the 2019 season in January.

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 Internship

June - August

We will begin accepting applications for the 2019 season in March.

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. Applications will be accepted until mid April. Please return applications to Amelia Musser or in person at Rutabaga.


Seasonal Boatie

Pay: $10/hour

Weekends May - Labor Day

If working outside, providing great customer service, and being around boats sounds like your idea of an awesome job then please apply!  The main focus of the boatie position is to assist customers with rentals and boat demos by helping them in and out of kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards (SUP). Gear care, boat storage, boat loading, and warehouse runs to get boats are all part of the job too!  Candidates must be able to lift 50 lbs, be outside for extended hours, and have great people skills. No experience or paddling knowledge required as we will train, but it's always a bonus!  To apply please download and complete the application and email it to Dan Bowers at danb@rutabaga.com. You can also drop off the application at our store in Monona, WI.