Work at Rutabaga

Listed below are our current and seasonal job opportunities. Read over the job descriptions and apply today!

Seasonal Retail Sales Staff
Pay: $12-$13/hour
Now through Labor Day
NOW HIRING FOR THE 2021 SEASON!
We don’t sell boats. We sell time on the water. That’s just the truth. If that sounds like something you're interested in we'd love for you to join our team. Rutabaga Paddlesports is seeking both full time and part time seasonal sales staff. This sales position involves time indoors and outdoors, as you'll be helping 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. Candidates must be able to lift 50lbs, be outside for extended hours, and have great customer service skills. Each day is always different than the last. Perks include staff demo equipment, employee discounts, and staff pro-deals to help you get out on the water. Come work with friends who share the same passion you have for the outdoors!

To apply please download and complete the Sales Staff 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 accept applications year-round for seasonal sales positions.


Olbrich Park Boat Rental Staff
Mid May - September
We will soon be hiring for the 2021 season! Check back for details after Feb 1.
Rutabaga Paddlesports is seeking individuals for seasonal employment at our rental location at Olbrich Park! We are looking to fill part-time Boat Crew and Manager positions for the summer. Click on the links for detailed position descriptions. 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 Olbrich Manager Application and/or the Olbrich Boat Crew Application and email it to Amelia Goetz, Director of Rutabaga Outdoor Programs, at ameliag@rutabaga.com. You can also drop off the application at our store in Monona, WI. Applications are due by March 21st.


Outdoor Programs Youth Instructor
June - August
Current job opportunities are pending due to COVID-19 restrictions on youth classes. Please check back after March 1, 2021.
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 is required, but a desire to work with kids is a must. Please download and complete the Youth Instructor Application and email it, along with a resume, to Amelia Goetz, Director of Rutabaga Outdoor Programs, at ameliag@rutabaga.com. You can also drop off the application at our store in Monona, WI. Applications will be accepted until March 21st.


Outdoor Programs Junior Leader Development Internship
June - August
Current job opportunities are pending due to COVID-19 restrictions on youth classes. Please check back after March 1, 2021.
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 skills while spending the summer on the water, making a difference in the lives of youth! If this sounds like you, please download and complete the Junior Leader Application and send it to Amelia Goetz, Director of Rutabaga Outdoor Programs, at ameliag@rutabaga.com. You can also drop off the application at our store in Monona, WI. Applications will be accepted until April 18th.


Seasonal Boatie
Pay: $10/hour
Weekends, May through Labor Day
NOW HIRING FOR THE 2021 SEASON!
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 50lbs, be outside for extended hours, and have great people skills. No experience or paddling knowledge is required as we will train, but it's always a bonus! To apply please download and complete the Boatie Application and email it to Dan Bowers at danb@rutabaga.com. You can also drop off the application at our store in Monona, WI.