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Wisconsin Canoe Staff

Want a fun, outdoor, active job for the summer? Wisconsin Canoe is looking for a few good people to help run our rental operation in Spring Green. These are great positions for someone who is outgoing, loves people, and is punctual. 
Available positions:
Weekday Manager - $14/hr (~40 hours/wk)
Full time position, Monday-Friday ~9:30am to 6:30pm (occasional 8am starts and holidays)
Requirements include:
  • Temporary - mid May to mid September (flexible for school hours if necessary)
  • Kayaking or canoeing experience preferred
  • Must pay attention to details - there are so many moving parts to this operation, it is crucial to stay on top of them
  • Valid drivers license and clean driving record required
  • Experience driving a truck with trailer a plus (CDL is bigger plus!)
  • A love of the outdoors and passion for sharing it with others
  • Experience in staff management a plus
  • Requires someone able to operate independently
  • Must be comfortable with backing trailers
  • Must be able to lift at least 50lbs regularly
Responsibilities include:
  • Oversee the weekday operation of canoe and kayak rentals and transportation.
  • Manage rental staff and shuttle schedules
  • Set up shuttle operation and prepare equipment daily
  • Perform maintenance, cleaning and operation of the equipment
  • Foster the highest level of customer service for our customers (but we also know the customer is not 'always right')
  • Serve as a liaison between staff/ clients and owners
  • Participate in social media promotions
  • Transport equipment, including backing up a trailer in a confined space
  • Collect equipment at the end of the day
  • Answer phones/emails, take payment and record reservation information
  • Take initiative to improve the operations

Shuttle Driver - $12/hr (~10-20 hours/wk)

6 Part time positions, Saturday-Sunday, 1 morning shift available Friday. Shifts are 7:30am-1:30pm and/or 1:30pm-6:30pm.  Weekend and holiday availability is required.

  • Temporary - Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Responsible for transporting passengers and rental equipment up river and/or picking up equipment at the end of the day
  • Must be comfortable with backing/driving trailers
  • Should be able to lift at least 50lbs
  • Class B CDL with Passenger endorsement is huge plus
  • Must be 21+ (perfect driving record) or 25+ (clean driving record - 1 moving violation, no accidents previous 3 years)
  • Must be able to have a friendly conversation with passengers for an hour at a time


Support Staff - $9/hr (~10-20 hours/wk)

2-3 Part time helper positions, Saturday-Sunday.  Shifts are 7:30am-1:30pm and/or 1:30pm-6:30pm

  • Temporary - Memorial Day to Labor Day

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting drivers on big shuttles
  • Staffing the desk - answering phone calls, taking reservations
  • Stocking trailers for upcoming shuttle runs
  • Clean up and organize equipment througout the day
  • Help out where necessary

All wages include a $1.50/hr bonus that is paid in September for all hours worked over the season when you complete a full summer (read: this is a bribe to avoid losing people when we need them most).

If you're interested in any of these positions, email your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , along with:

1. Three sentences summing up why you are the best person for the job
2. Your most memorable outdoor experience
3. Which shifts you are interested in
No phone calls please.  We'll be in touch to schedule an interview if we think you might be a good fit.