Join our team!

Want to have one of the best summer jobs in town? Rutabaga Outdoor Programs is seeking fun, savvy, and passionate individuals who are looking for the opportunity to spend a summer on the waters around Madison introducing young people to the joys of paddling. Rutabaga Paddlesports is the Madison area's only paddlesport shop. We are a homegrown specialty retailer that's locally owned and proudly operated by some awesome folks who walk the walk - we love paddling and the outdoors.

Rutabaga Outdoor Programs is dedicated to sharing our passion for paddling, and our Youth Program has been honored as a top program in the country. We want to get young people as excited about the water as we are. We're rooted in the community and proud to be focused on increasing both the number of folks who are excited to paddle, and the diversity of people on the water. We are committed to excellence in our programming, and to helping our students, and staff, become their very best.

Youth Instructors
Season: June - August
We will begin accepting applications for the 2020 season in December.
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 17. Please click the following links for a job description and Youth Instructor Application. Return completed applications to Tucker Moore, Rutabaga Outdoor Programs Coordinator, by February 17.

Junior Leader Development Program
Season: June - August
We will begin accepting applications for the 2020 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 completed applications to Tucker Moore, Rutabaga Outdoor Programs Coordinator.