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positions for summer 2018 are open! Student and Non-Student positions available.

Apply now to join our team and spend your summer working on the lakefront.


Outdoor UW Operations Staff

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.


Outdoor UW Yoga Instructors

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 2018! Instructors will lead morning SUP Yoga and Terrace Yoga classes on Lake Mendota and on Memorial Union's beautiful lakefront.


Outdoor UW Paddling Instructors

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!


Outdoor UW Brand Manager Intern

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 2018 summer.


Outdoor UW Program Intern

Recent graduates! 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.


Hoofer Sailing Club Instructor

Spend your summers 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!

Email headofinstruction@hoofersailing.org for application instructions.

Wisconsin Basecamp Trip Leaders

Trip Leader Get paid to lead backpacking and canoeing trips with new Badgers this summer! We are looking for active Badgers who are interested in leading 5-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 3 to 4 trips during July and August. Applications are due February 12.