Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning

Assistant Coach - Mariners Spirit


VIU Mariners Spirit is a performance and competitive dance, stunt, cheer and leadership team. The team is broken into two groups, VIU Mariners Spirit Blue (Competitive) and VIU Mariners Spirit Silver (Recreational). The team fosters community and supports student success through meaningful connection and personal growth. Team members develop graduate attributes and support other community members in developing theirs. 

Position Overview

A VIU Mariners Spirit Assistant Coach worked closely with VIU Mariners Spirit Coach(es)/Manager(s) and Leaders on team operations including administration, organization and planning for the team. An assistant coach organized team practices, performances and community engagement while maintaining open communication with coaches and team members.

Position Requirements

This student will lead the VIU Mariners Dance Team in various capacities.

Duties of this role include:

  • Develop Choreography
  • Oversee and coordinate tryouts
  • Manage booking
  • Ensure member adhesion to code of conduct
  • Organize practices

This role is filled by senior members of the dance team who have demonstrated strong commitment and leadership within their years on the team.

Graduate Attributes

Students in this position will gain skills in Oral Communication, Creative Thinking, Safe and Ethical Practices, collaboration, Capacity to engage in respectful relationships. Foundations of life long learning  

Sign Up Directions 

In order to be eligible for this position, the individual must be an active member of VIU Mariners Spirit. Tryouts for membership are held every September and occasionally in January at the VIU Gymnasium. For more information, please email