Fall Student Assistant (Fitness) - Athletics and Recreation

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VIU Athletics and Recreation endeavours to provide students with meaningful work opportunities while studying at VIU. During this difficult time, we do not have any positions available for students. Check back frequently to see updates to the status of facility services and programming. Should opportunities arise you will see links active and positions posted onthe Student Employment Portal.


As part of VIU Athletics and Recreation, these students assist in the delivery and implementation of all programs and services.

Position Requirements

The student will assist with the supervision of weight room activities, as well develop tools and resources to help patrons navigate their way through a fitness program and through the weight room. They will also help revise and update health and wellness information for the VIU community. There are likely to be projects associated with health and wellness.

As part of the Athletics and Recreation team, the student will assist with:

  • Development of program information
  • Implementation and delivery of Recreation activities
  • Maintenance of the facility
  • Front end customer service
  • Similar activities

The student should possess knowledge of fitness equipment such as free weights, machines, cardio machines, and other supplemental equipment (eg. exercise balls).

Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary. A keen interest in working in an energetic and developmental environment is desired. The ability to work independently and as part of a team are essential. Fitness qualifications are an asset, but are not required. Some background knowledge related to fitness, human movement, anatomy, physiology would be beneficial. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Sign-up Directions

For information on the application process, please email Danielle Hyde, Director, Athletics and Recreation.