The City of Morganton is a vibrant and energized city located in the foothills of North Carolina with scenic rural landscapes and abundant outdoor adventure opportunities which makes us “Nature’s Playground”.  Morganton is also home to over 400 acres of spectacular municipals parks including two aquatics facilities, baseball fields, a soccer complex and an expanding greenway system.  The recreation department is held in high esteem with historically strong support from the community.  The City is seeking a team oriented, community focused, well organized aquatics professional to manage the facilities and programs to enhance and enrich the recreation facilities and opportunities for our citizens.  This is a full-time, year-round position. 


The Aquatics Supervisor will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the indoor Morganton Aquatics Center (open year-round) and the seasonal outdoor Collett Street Pool; related programming and staffing; and maintenance of those facilities. 


This position is responsible for the proper training and certification of staff, and staff administration and management duties. Duties include:

  • Planning, organizing, supervising and marketing aquatic programs for water safety and education.
  • Recruiting, hiring, and supervising part time life guards and contract instructors conducting aquatics programs.
  • Managing administration including budgeting for programs, facilities maintenance and upkeep, and adherence to all safety protocols and regulations.

The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills – great tact, courtesy and diplomacy are essential.  The ability to function as part of the “City Team”, as well as displaying leadership skills to be decisive enough to make good independent decisions and sound judgement are a must.    

Education and work experience needed are similar to those gained through a four-year college or university degree in recreation administration or closely related degree and considerable experience in a leadership position or managing an aquatics recreation program; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Target hiring range is $47,000 - $53,000, depending on experience. 

Open until filled. Interviews begin March 22, 2021.



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