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20 Oct 2017 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
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National Manager - Programmes and Events
Salary: Up to £30,000 pa
Location: Slimbridge, United Kingdom
Company: The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust


Chef Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Winchester, United Kingdom
Company: Marwell Wildlife
National Manager - Programmes and Events
Salary: Up to £30,000 pa
Location: Slimbridge, United Kingdom
Company: The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Operations Manager
Salary: £26,000 - £31,000
Location: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Company: The National Museum of the Royal Navy
Executive Assistant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Company: Legoland
Retail Director
Salary: Competitive
Location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Company: Legoland
Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
Marketing - Brand Manager (Membership)
Salary: Competitive
Location: Florida, United States
Company: Legoland
Head of Operations
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York, NY, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
Commercial Director- Midway North America
Salary: Competitive
Location: Orlando, FL, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group
Guest Experience Host - All Departments
Salary: Competitive
Location: Kansas City, MO, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Centre
Guest Experience Host - Education
Salary: Competitive
Location: Minnesota, United States
Company: Sea Life
Life Support Service Technician/ Aquarist
Salary: Competitive
Location: Minnesota, United States
Company: Sea Life




in this issue

• UK Sport's decade of 'mega-events'
• Inactivity costs NHS Wales £35m a year
• Warwick Castle set for 80-bed hotel


Property & tenders
Recreational Land for Development of Sporting Activities
Location: Company: Gravesham Borough Council
Recreational Land for Development of Sporting Activities
Location: Company: Gravesham Borough Council
Major UK Visitor Attraction for sale
Location: Company: GVA
Opportunity To Develop and Operate Outdoor Leisure Facilities at Castle Park
Location: Company: Colchester Borough Council
A Historic Opportunity - Hastings Castle
Location: Hastings Company: GVA
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Square Enix celebrates 30 years of Final Fantasy with art exhibitions in London and Los Angeles  
Square Enix celebrates 30 years of Final Fantasy with art exhibitions in London and Los Angeles

By Tom Anstey

Videogame developer Square Enix is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Final Fantasy franchise, with the launch of pop-up experiences in London and Los Angeles. The London exhibition, running from 3-5 November in Covent Garden, will see fans play games from across the Final Fantasy series, .... more>>
Museum of the Bible set to open as US$500m project nears completion  
Museum of the Bible set to open as US$500m project nears completion

By Alice Davis

Work is almost complete on a major new museum in Washington that will teach visitors about the Holy Bible. The US$500m (£380.52, €423.53) Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, has been funded by the billionaire president of arts and crafts superstore chain Hobby Lobby, Steve Green. Opening in November, .... more>>

Liberty Science Center seeks US$25m funding for 25th birthday upgrade  
By Alice Davis

The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, has launched a fundraising campaign to raise US$25m (€21m, £19m) in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Donors will be honoured .... more>>
Thames Estuary Experience secures architect HawkinsBrown  
By Alice Davis

An £40m museum dedicated to the history of the River Thames and maritime heritage of the estuary is to be built on the seafront at Southend. ">Following a public tender from .... more>>
Yves Saint Laurent museum opens in Marrakech, with architecture inspired by designer's creations  
By Kim Megson

A striking new museum dedicated to the life and work of French fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent has opened today (19 October) n Marrakech, Morocco. French architecture firm Studio KO .... more>>
Obama administration science advisor takes up chief role at ASTC  
By Alice Davis

Cristin Dorgelo, a former White House science and technology chief of staff, is joining the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) as president and CEO. Dorgelo, who worked at .... more>>
WAZA and UN team up to tackle environmental problems  
By Tom Anstey

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has signed an agreement with the United Nations (UN) in order to better combat marine litter, coral reef pollution and the illegal trade of .... more>>
Lausanne opens major freshwater aquarium-vivarium  
By Alice Davis

Aquatis, a groundbreaking new aquarium and vivarium that’s home to some 100 reptile and 10,000 fish species, is set to open its doors this weekend. The largest facility of its kind in .... more>>
MVRDV win competition for Shanghai Future Park showcasing nature, culture and entertainment  
By Kim Megson

Dutch architects MVRDV are have announced a large-scale leisure project in Shanghai that will see the firm meld nature, culture and entertainment in a huge public park on an island in the .... more>>
Adjaye Associates collaborate with former spy chiefs to design New York museum dedicated to espionage  
By Kim Megson

Adjaye Associates have revealed their design for a new spy museum and interactive experience in the heart of New York, which is set to open this December. The studio’s design for the .... more>>
IAAPA supporting Give Kids the World at 2017 expo  
By Tom Anstey

Give Kids the World Village – a cost-free resort for children with life threatening illnesses – will enter its 22nd year in partnership with IAAPA at the organisation’s annual expo, with a .... more>>
Merlin planning global rollout for Bear Grylls attractions, says Varney  
By Tom Anstey

After announcing its intention to develop a Bear Grylls attraction in the UK, Merlin CEO Nick Varney has revealed further plans for the adventure survivalist, with plans to take the concept .... more>>
IAAPA Foundation announces events for Orlando expo  
By Tom Anstey

The IAAPA Foundation – the charitable arm of the international body for the attractions sector – has announced a number of key events to take place at next month’s IAAPA expo in Orlando, .... more>>
Abandoned Jerusalem planetarium to become home for Einstein museum  
By Tom Anstey

An abandoned planetarium in Jerusalem will be converted into a museum dedicated to Albert Einstein as part of a US$5m (€4.2m, £3.8m) project to showcase his personal archives. Architects .... more>>
Bear Grylls adventure park for Birmingham and Peppa Pig goes global in Merlin plans  
By Tom Anstey

Merlin Entertainments has revealed plans for a Bear Grylls adventure park in Birmingham and a chain of attractions based on the Peppa Pig brand to launch worldwide. The Bear Grylls .... more>>

Features
AMNH interns create

Museums & Galleries news:
AMNH interns create


unique visitor tours New York’s American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is hosting 30 students for a summer of training, with the interns acting as tour guides for the 500 camp groups that visit throughout the summer
Living, Breathing, Being Star Wars

Theme parks:
Living, Breathing, Being Star Wars


Could the Star Wars hotel and themed zone be Disney’s ‘most experiential concept ever’? Plus, news from the D23 fan expo
Part 7 - Is it worth it?

Analysis:
Part 7 - Is it worth it?


In part of seven of this eightpart series, consultant David Camp has some tips on assessing whether a venture will make any money
Rising Tide

Show report:
Rising Tide


A look at the inaugural TIDE conference, which promotes the role of AV in the delivery of a compelling story
Hadrian’s Wall visitor centre opens

Heritage news:
Hadrian’s Wall visitor centre opens


The long-awaited Landscape Discovery Centre at Hadrian’s Wall – known as The Sill – has opened after more than three years of development for the British heritage attraction
Wolfgang Kiessling

Interview:
Wolfgang Kiessling


We talked to Wolfgang Kiessling, who set up a small parrot park on Tenerife in the 1970s. Today, Loro Parque and Siam Park are some of Europe’s top attractions
Simworx

Promotional feature:
Simworx


Simworx partners with Frontgrid to bring new ‘world-first’ attraction to market
Paramount leaves £3.2bn UK project

Theme Parks news:
Paramount leaves £3.2bn UK project


London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) – the developer behind the Paramount theme park in Kent – has split from the film studio, which was to act as the attraction’s masthead
Facts of Life

Show report:
Facts of Life


We filed this report from the Ecsite Annual Conference in Porto
Product Innovation

Attractions-kit.net:
Product Innovation


Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches
Attractions product news

WhiteWater West appoints Tim Mow

WhiteWater West appoints Tim Mow

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Waterpark industry veteran Tim Mow has been named vice president of Development and Technical Services for WhiteWater Southeast Asia.
 
Jora Vision creates tropical paradise at Walibi Belgium

Jora Vision creates tropical paradise at Walibi Belgium

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Design firm Jora Vision has been appointed to redesign the Aqualibi waterpark at the Walibi Belgium resort.
 
FaulknerBrowns and Polin creating waterpark next to 800 year-old church tower

FaulknerBrowns and Polin creating waterpark next to 800 year-old church tower

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Waterslide manufacturer Polin is collaborating with architecture firm FaulknerBrowns to create an indoor waterpark, located next to a church spire dating from the Middle Ages.
Museum product news

Immersive experiences and digital safety among key trends at EAS 2017

Immersive experiences and digital safety among key trends at EAS 2017

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Flying theatres, dark ride systems, interactive solutions and immersive 3D cinemas – these are the cutting edge products that dominated the agenda at this year's Euro Attraction Show (EAS).
 
HEX Digital designs new AR app for England’s Historic Cities

HEX Digital designs new AR app for England’s Historic Cities

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

HEX Digital has created a new heritage app, England’s Historic Cities (EHC), in collaboration with twelve of the UK’s most historic cities.
 
VisitLanarkshire partners with DisabledGo to create access guides

VisitLanarkshire partners with DisabledGo to create access guides

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

VisitLanarkshire has collaborated with leading access information provider DisabledGo to develop accessible tourist guides for its attractions.
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Syx Automations was established in 1990.

Leisure management software including pos software, membership management, bookings, registrations, ticketing, course management, reporting, kiosks, mobile apps, webshop and access control.
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tbc, Berlin, Germany



03-05 Nov 2017

TEA SATE Asia 2017

Pullman Beijing South Hotel, Beijing, China



08 Nov 2017

BALPPA Marketing Seminar

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17-18 Jan 2018

Museum Connections

Porte de Versailles, Paris, France



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19-21 Mar 2018

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tbc, Brisbane, Australia



03-05 Apr 2018

AAA 2018 (Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo)

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Square Enix celebrates 30 years of Final Fantasy with art exhibitions in London and Los Angeles
BY Tom Anstey
Videogame developer Square Enix is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Final Fantasy franchise, with the launch of pop-up experiences in London and Los Angeles.
Museum of the Bible set to open as US$500m project nears completion
BY Alice Davis
Work is almost complete on a major new museum in Washington that will teach visitors about the Holy Bible.
Liberty Science Center seeks US$25m funding for 25th birthday upgrade
BY Alice Davis
The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, has launched a fundraising campaign to raise US$25m (€21m, £19m) in celebration of its 25th anniversary.
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SUPPLIER NEWS
WhiteWater West appoints Tim Mow
Waterpark industry veteran Tim Mow has been named vice president of Development and Technical Services for WhiteWater Southeast Asia.
Jora Vision creates tropical paradise at Walibi Belgium
Design firm Jora Vision has been appointed to redesign the Aqualibi waterpark at the Walibi Belgium resort.
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LATEST JOBS
National Manager - Programmes and Events
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Salary: Up to £30,000 pa
Job location: Slimbridge, United Kingdom
Operations Manager
The National Museum of the Royal Navy
Salary: £26,000 - £31,000
Job location: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Chef Manager
Marwell Wildlife
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Winchester, United Kingdom
National Manager - Programmes and Events
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Salary: Up to £30,000 pa
Job location: Slimbridge, United Kingdom
Operations Manager
The National Museum of the Royal Navy
Salary: £26,000 - £31,000
Job location: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Executive Assistant
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Retail Director
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Duty Manager
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Marketing - Brand Manager (Membership)
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Florida, United States
Head of Operations
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Job location: New York, NY, United States
Commercial Director- Midway North America
Merlin Entertainments Group
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Orlando, FL, United States
Guest Experience Host - All Departments
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Kansas City, MO, United States
Guest Experience Host - Education
Sea Life
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Job location: Minnesota, United States
Life Support Service Technician/ Aquarist
Sea Life
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Job location: Minnesota, United States
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