Join the Team

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:

Wisconsin Canoe Company has an opening for a our weekday summer manager position. Teachers, college students, others with a free summer: if you like the outdoors and having 30 minute conversations with new people everyday, we’d love to hear from you!

Weekday Manager – $16/hr (~40 hours/wk)

Full time position, Monday-Friday ~9:30am to 6:30pm (occasional 8am starts and holidays). Ability to work remotely from an internet connection (i.e. home) during the day while boats are out.

Requirements include:

  • Temporary – mid May to mid September (flexible for school hours if necessary)
  • Should be local to Spring Green, WI area (living within 15 miles)
  • Kayaking or canoeing experience preferred
  • Must pay attention to details – there are a lot of moving parts to this operation, it is crucial to stay on top of them
  • Valid drivers license and clean driving record required
  • Experience driving vehicles with trailer a plus (CDL is bigger plus!)
  • A love of the outdoors and passion for sharing it with others
  • Requires someone able to operate independently without supervision
  • Should be comfortable with backing trailers
  • Must be able to lift at least 75lbs regularly
  • Must be familiar and comfortable with web based software (e.g. Google Docs, etc)

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the weekday operation of canoe and kayak rentals and transportation.
  • Manage occasional weekday 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/passengers upriver in the morning
  • Answer phones/emails, take payment and record reservation information in the afternoon
  • Collect equipment at the end of the day
  • Take initiative to improve the operations

If you’re interested in this position, email your resume to ryan@thebestcanoecompanyever.com, along with:

1. Three sentences summing up why you are the best person for the job
2. Your most memorable outdoor experience
3. When can you start?

No phone calls please. We’ll be in touch via email to schedule an interview if we think you might be a good fit. Looking to fill this position as soon as possible.


Shuttle Driver – $12-$15/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 – $12/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

If you’re interested in any of these positions, email your resume to ryan@wiscanoe.com, 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.