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Apply now to join our amazing team of dedicated staff! We have a variety of positions available. 


 Outdoor UW Operations Staff (open to students/Graduate Students)

If you are looking for an experience that is equally challenging and rewarding, consider being a part of our summer operations team at Outdoor UW. Our team is passionate about outdoor recreation and provides support for all programs including Wisconsin Hoofers, Wisconsin Basecamp, and rental operations to a diverse audience. Our environment is full of energy and skills attained through this position are foundational for most career disciplines.

Position Description and Application Instructions

We are hiring for 2019! Please email your resume/cover letter to ouwmanager@union.wisc.edu


Outdoor UW Yoga Instructors (Open to Students/Non-Students)

We are looking for student yoga teachers who are passionate about Terrace sunrises and deep breaths of fresh air to join our instruction team for Summer 2019! Instructors will lead morning SUP Yoga and Terrace Yoga classes on Lake Mendota and on Memorial Union's beautiful lakefront.

We are hiring for 2019! Please email your resume/cover letter to terraceyoga@union.wisc.edu


Outdoor UW Paddling Instructors (open to students/non-students)

We are looking for experienced, energetic, and flexible students (non-students may apply and be considered as well) to assist with our private and group experiences program. We provide safety and facilitation training, but you bring the necessary paddling skills to assist in taking out groups of all ages on Lake Mendota during summer mornings. This position is perfect for those with flexible mornings and are interested in a fun and rewarding experience!

Position Description and Application Instructions

We are hiring for 2019! Please email your resume/cover letter to arremus@wisc.edu


Outdoor UW Business Operations Staff (open to students/Graduate Students)

This newly created, dynamic position will complement the business goals of Outdoor UW by assisting with marketing strategy, content development, analysis, and overall program administration and organization. Did we mention you get to do all of this on a beautiful lakefront? Ditch the cubicle this summer and gain an empowering experience working with Outdoor UW for the 2019 summer.

Position Description and Application Instructions

We are hiring for 2019! Please email your resume/cover letter to jcwebb@wisc.edu


Outdoor UW Program Intern (open to Students/Graduate Students)

If you are looking for a career in outdoor recreation, this experience provides the opportunity for a recent graduate in outdoor education, recreation management, or similar background/experience with an opportunity to enhance or refine their skills in a comprehensive way. The position entails assisting with training, trip/program assessment, trip planning and emergency response, gear management and organization, and time in the field.

Currently, we are not hiring for this position. If you are interested for the future, please email your resume/cover letter to jcwebb@wisc.edu


Hoofer Sailing Club Instructor (open to students/non-students)

Spend your summer on our beautiful Lake Mendota teaching sailing! The Hoofer Sailing Club is hiring talented sailors to join our team of instructors for the year. Positions will be filled for spring, summer and fall seasons. Hours are flexible week to week and pay is competitive. This is the best job in Madison; don't miss out!

Position Description and Application Instructions

We are hiring for 2019! Email david.elsmo@wisc.edu for application instructions


Wisconsin Basecamp Trip Leaders (open to UW-Madison students)

Get paid to lead backpacking and canoeing trips with new Badgers this summer! We are looking for active Badgers who are interested in leading multiple-day wilderness orientation trips for incoming students this summer. Are you involved on campus? Do you like mentoring new students? Do you have outdoor leading experience? This may be the perfect fit for you! Leaders will lead up to 5 trips during July and August.

Position Description and Application Instructions 

We are hiring for 2019! Applications accepted on a rolling basis.  First application review begins February 18, 2019. Please email your application to jill.griffis@wisc.edu


 

Snowshoeing Leader (Open To Students)

Snowshoeing Leaders will be responsible for leading 2-3 hour snowshoeing trips for groups of 2-25 people. The trips will take place primarily on frozen Lake Mendota, but also in the Lake shore Nature Preserve (Picnic Point) and the UW Arboretum. Snowshoeing leaders will be responsible for carrying out the logistical and programming aspects of these trips, as well as facilitating bonfires and s’more making. This position reports to the Outdoor UW Outing and Ski and Snowboard Adviser. This is a part-time position with a highly variable schedule. The number of hours available to work will depend upon the number of snowshoeing excursions that are booked.

Currently, we are not hiring for this position. If you are interested in this position for the future, please email resume/cover letter to arremus@wisc.edu