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DEFINITION: This position is responsible for directing the operations of the Imperial Centre Divisions. 

JOB SUMMARY:  Working closely with the Citizens, City Manager's Office, Mayor & City Council, and Director of Parks and Recreation the Recreation Superintendent (Imperial Centre) will provide leadership, create vision and carry out strategic planning and programming for the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences.   The Recreation Superintendent (Imperial Centre) will be responsible for providing direct oversight and management of four divisions (Special Events, Children Museum, Art Center and Facilities).   The Recreation Superintendent (Imperial Centre) will execute operating strategies and plans, manage administrative staff, lead fundraising efforts and establish relationships within the local and regional communities. 

REPORTS TO:  The Parks and Recreation Director

Works collaboratively, effectively and productively with others to achieve
      extraordinary results using employee and community engagement.

•    Flexibility, Resiliency and Problem-Solving Ability: Agile responding to change with
     an ability to recover quickly from adversity by anticipating, analyzing, diagnosing and
     resolving problems.

•    Uses logical, systematic and orderly procedures to create plans, and manages time
     and priorities for themselves and their team, utilizing effective process to make
     decisions, which leads to the achievement of objectives.

•    Develops and maintain a long-range strategy, which achieves agreed upon mission  
     and makes consistent and timely progress.

•    Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the cultural
     resources field.

•    Develops a staffing structure that supports the effective and efficient delivery of
     programs and services.

•    Plans, develops, organizes, implements and evaluates a strategic plan.

•    Works closely with the Parks and Recreation Director and staff to provide
      leadership in the maintenance and development of program, organizational and
      financial strategies.

•    Ensures staff training, development, accountability and performance 

Financial and Human Resource Management:

•    The Recreation Superintendent (Imperial Centre) will provide prudent financial
      management to advance the mission while creating a solid workforce infrastructure
      to support the staff.

•    Manage operations, budgeting, capital improvements, reporting, and administration
     and implementation of short and long-range plans.

•    Present monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual financial oversight reports to
     the Parks and Recreation Director.

•    Create and maintain appropriate policies and procedures for internal controls and
     address any audit issues using best industry practices tailored to Rocky Mount
     cultural norms.

•    Ensures that financial activities comply with the City of Rocky Mount's policies and

•    Lead staff hiring, management, development and retention.

Education, Outreach and External Relations

•    Foster an environment for learning and collaboration with stakeholders and city
     departments to further the Imperial Centre's mission, vision, programs and impact.

•    Position the Imperial Centre as a first-class cultural asset in the Greater Rocky Mount
•    Enhance and create appropriate strategic partnerships in the community that
     advance the educational outreach community activities of the Imperial Centre.

•    Build effective relationships with business and government leaders as well as
     other arts, academic and community organizations to leverage community

   Development and Fundraising

•    Identify, lead and enhance earned and contributed revenue opportunities.

•    Actively participate in the cultivation and solicitation of major donors,
     individuals, foundations, and corporations.

•    Direct the achievement of annual theatre season ticket sales goals.

•    Serve as the chief fundraiser for the organization responsible for all sponsorships,
     naming rights and underwriting, events, annual campaigns and capital campaign.

•    Develop revenues from educational programs in the form of fees, grants and
     in-kind contributions.

•    Grow internal revenues from rentals, concessions and gift shops.

•    Actively solicit revenues from events (Weddings, conferences, meetings etc.).

•    Actively pursue grants to support the operations of the Imperial Centre.

•    Generate major and planned gifts for the future capital projects.

•   Develop collateral benefits in the form of special tickets, access, receptions, etc. to
     ensure that the donors and donor prospects at this level are ensured of access
     and connect to the Imperial Centre.

•    Be face/voice of the Imperial Centre for external funding efforts.

  Programming and Communication

•    Supervise Program Supervisor

•    Foster an environment for learning and collaboration to further the Imperial Centre's
     mission, vision, programs and impact.

•    Participate in and oversee marketing for exhibits, programming and events;
     including, but not limited to print, bulk mail, radio, television, website, Facebook,
      Instagram, Twitter and other social media.

Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Certified Parks and Recreation Professional or Certified Parks and Recreation Executive obtain within 6-months of hire.


Knowledge of recreation program development practices.

Knowledge of municipal government budget practices and administration.

Knowledge of processes involved with managing large recreation projects, including the oversight of design, development, and construction.

Knowledge of purchasing laws governing public contracts and equipment purchases.

Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.

Possess an entrepreneurial spirit to advance the Imperial Centre and its programming.

Ability to motivate staff, volunteers and community leaders to support events and operations of the Imperial Centre.

Possess relationship management skills and inclusive personal style for working with diverse constituents, including community leadership, Advisory Board members, donors, potential donors, volunteers, members and the public.

Skill in the interpretation and application of federal, state, and local policies, codes, and laws.

Skill in the supervision of personnel.

Skill in analyzing problems and identifying solutions.

Skill in preparing clear and accurate reports.

Skill in establishing cooperative and productive working relationships.

Skill in evaluating and establishing written policies and procedures.

Skill in setting priorities for competing projects.

Skill in performing mathematical calculations.

Skill in operating computers and other standard office equipment.

Skill in interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Parks and Recreation Director assigns work in terms of division goals and objectives.   The work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of division activities.

GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include the City Administrative Policy Manual; the City of Rocky Mount Personnel Manual; OSHA requirements; and other safety requirements. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 

COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied management, administrative and supervisory duties. The variety of services to be provided contributes to the complexity of the position.

SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to direct the work of the Imperial Centre Division.  Success in this position results in the provision of quality recreational programs, facilities and services for area residents.

PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with other City staff, neighborhood groups, contractors, vendors, architects, and members of the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate and influence persons, and justify or settle matters.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  This position has direct supervision over Children Museum Director (1), Administrative Assistant (1), Recreation Services Supervisor (1), Theatre Director (1), Visual Arts Coordinator (1), Education Coordinator (1), Administrative Secretary (1)

City of Rocky Mount
331 S. Franklin Street

Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 27802
(252) 972-1186

Salary Range: 
$66,064.05 - $99,096,075.00 Annually

About This Job

  • Imperial Centre
  • Rocky Mount , NC
  • Category: Professional
  • Salary Range: $66,064.05 - $99,096,075.00 Annually
  • Posted: June 7, 2021