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Job Title: Summer 2024 Paddle Sports & Shop Attendant at Mad River Paddle Co.

Location: Calabogie, Ontario (1 hour west of Ottawa)

Employment Term: Mid-May to September (full-time and part-time positions available)

Eligibility: Individuals between 18-30 years of age, eligible to work in Canada, driver’s license and reliable transportation. 

Wage: $16.55 to start

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team at a small kayak, paddle board, and canoe sales and rental location in Calabogie, Ontario. As a Summer Paddle Sports Attendant, you will be responsible for providing exceptional customer service to guests and ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience on the water.


  • Manage the small shop that sells paddling equipment, sunglasses, and clothing

  • Working in the shop can also include selling drinks, snacks and serving ice cream

  • Willingness to learn about equipment to sell (kayaks, canoes, paddleboards)

  • Sign guests in, get them on and off the water, and process payments

  • Clean and maintain equipment, including kayaks, paddle boards, and canoes

  • Clean and maintain storefront and grounds

  • Teach paddle lessons to individuals and groups

  • Ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests


  • Passion for paddle sports and outdoor recreation

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to teach and explain paddling techniques and safety guidelines

  • Very physical position - must be able to lift and stack equipment. (50lbs) 

  • Bonus: Driver’s license 

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Good communication skills

  • Standard first aid (or willingness to get it)


We offer a fun and supportive work environment, and the opportunity to develop your skills and gain valuable experience in the paddle sports industry. If you are eager to join our team and have a passion for the outdoors, we encourage you to apply today!

Please send your resume and a cover letter to We look forward to hearing from you!

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