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17 Feb 2018 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
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Theme Park Resort Duty Manager - Operations
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Location: Matlock Bath, Matlock, UK
Company: Gulliver's Theme Park



Tour Operations Manager
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Location: Wembley, UK
Company: The Football Association



General Manager
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Location: Sunderland, United Kingdom
Company: ADIPS



General Manager
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Location: York, UK
Company: Continuum Attractions


Activity Instructor
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Location: London, UK
Company: Girlguiding UK
Building Services Coordinator
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Royal Armouries
Building Maintenance Coordinator
Salary: £23,177 per annum
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Royal Armouries
Facilities Manager
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Royal Armouries
Duty Manager
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Location: Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Company: Madame Tussauds
Entertainments Team Leader
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Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Company: Legoland Discovery Centre
Public Relations Manager
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Location: New York, NY, USA
Company: Legoland
Hotel Assistant Leisure Manager
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Location: California, USA
Company: Legoland
Customer Insights and Analytics Manager
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Location: New York, NY, USA
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group
Assistant Front Office Manager
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Location: California, USA
Company: Legoland
Marketing and Sales Executive
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Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Company: Legoland Discovery Centre
Contracts Administrator
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in this issue

• Sport report omits Healthy Pupil cuts
• YourZone45 to ramp up expansion plans
• Robers plans boutique gym at Langley


Property & tenders
Exploring interest from specialist organisations in the operation, management and development of Belfast Zoo
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland Company: Belfast Zoo
Provision and operation of a Public Cycle Hire Scheme
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon Company: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Recreational Land for Development of Sporting Activities
Location: Company: Gravesham Borough Council
Major UK Visitor Attraction for sale
Location: Company: GVA
A Historic Opportunity - Hastings Castle
Location: Hastings Company: GVA
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Esme Ward becomes first female director of Manchester Museum  
Esme Ward becomes first female director of Manchester Museum

By Alice Davis

Manchester Museum has announced the appointment of a new director, marking the first woman to hold the position in the institution’s 125-year history. Esme Ward, who will take over from outgoing director Nick Merriman on 9 April, said: “I am thrilled to be appointed the new director of Manchester Museum. The .... more>>
Government ruling allows expanded tourism funding for Florida attractions  
Government ruling allows expanded tourism funding for Florida attractions

By Tom Anstey

Florida’s government has approved changes to its tourism laws, green-lighting changes to its bed tax rules to expand use of the fund for enhancing “tourist-related business activity” beyond its usual remit. The Tourist Development Tax (TDT) generates an estimated US$620m (€494.4m, £439m) a year for the state .... more>>

Paul Noland resigns after five years at helm of IAAPA  
By Alice Davis

Paul Noland, president and CEO of global attractions association IAAPA, is stepping down from the role – a position he has held since January 2013. IAAPA will now start the process of .... more>>
Revealed: Paris's historic Grand Palais set for major transformation  
By Kim Megson

The French government has unveiled an ambitious plan to renovate Paris’s landmark Grand Palais and create a cultural boulevard linking the historic site with the Champs Elysees and the River .... more>>
'Lates' events generate £10m a year for British museums and galleries  
By Tom Anstey

A new study looking at the effects of “Lates” events in the UK and overseas has discovered significant benefits, with the after-hours events generating nearly £10m (US$14m, €11.2m) in ticket .... more>>
Cloak and dagger in New York as David Adjaye's spy museum prepares for public launch  
By Kim Megson

An interactive museum dedicated to the art of spycraft, designed by the studio of David Adjaye, opens in New York tomorrow (16 February) – “empowering visitors to seek the truth, form their .... more>>
Record attendance for Cedar Fair as operator increases revenues in 2017  
By Tom Anstey

Cedar Fair has enjoyed a successful 2017, with revenue and income rising over the last 12 months, while the operator achieved record attendances across its attractions portfolio. Revenue .... more>>
Skiing and storytelling combine with unique winter experience for Finland  
By Tom Anstey

One of Finland’s most popular ski resorts is combining winter sport with storytelling experiences, creating a unique escape room-style game as it seeks to attract new audiences to the snowy .... more>>
Chapek spills beans at D23 Japan as parks chief reveals details on multiple park projects  
By Tom Anstey

Disney’s parks and resorts chair Bob Chapek has shared details about the company’s development pipeline, revealing new information about the Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar bands across .... more>>
GSM Project selected to design 'world class' visitor experience for Patna Science City  
By Kim Megson

Three firms have been commissioned to develop a “world-class” Science City attraction in central Patna, India. Exhibition designer GSM Project, architect Flying Elephant Studio and .... more>>
Waterpark among proposals for Abandoned El Paso ballpark  
By Kim Megson

A waterpark development is among a number of attractions included in the the redevelopment of an abandoned baseball park in El Paso, Texas, with the city's residents invited to reimagined .... more>>
DXB plans US$1.15bn restructuring following losses increase for 2017  
By Tom Anstey

DXB Entertainments – the operator of Dubai Parks and Resorts – is planning to restructure a debt of US$1.15bn (€931m, £827m) as the attraction continues to struggle after missing .... more>>
Bear Grylls plans to 'bring adventure to the millions' with new survival attraction  
By Tom Anstey

Celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls has said that he wants visitors to “bring adventure to millions”, with the launch of his new adventure attraction in Birmingham, UK, later this year. .... more>>
Picasso family member plans new museum to house thousands of works by famous artist  
By Tom Anstey

The stepdaughter of Pablo Picasso has announced plans to open a museum in the South of France dedicated to the famed artist. Expected to open in 2021, the new museum will feature more .... more>>
Madison Square Garden Company reveals dramatic plans for 'the future of live entertainment' in London  
By Kim Megson

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) has announced ambitious plans to bring a vast, spherical music and entertainment venue to London, and claims it will “change the nature of live .... more>>

Features
The Attractions Business

Analysis: Part 8:
The Attractions Business


In the final part of the series, consultant David Camp weighs up the pros and cons of operating an attraction
Making Sense

Themed design:
Making Sense


Industry experts Joel Beckerman, Gordon Grice and Scott A Lukas share their thoughts on effective multi-sensory design
Science North to develop Guangzhou centre

Science Centres news:
Science North to develop Guangzhou centre


Barack Obama’s former White House science and technology chief of staff, Cristin Dorgelo, has been named the new president and CEO of the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)
Polin

Promotional feature:
Polin


Polin Waterparks presents new gaming technologies and products
Cage-free zoo approved for Sydney

Zoos & Aquariums news:
Cage-free zoo approved for Sydney


Plans to develop a second zoo in Sydney, Australia, have been given the go-ahead after local government officials granted planning permission to the AU$36m ($29m, €24m, £21m) “cage free” project in Bungarribee
Good Reef!

Top team:
Good Reef!


Meet the team behind Cairns Aquarium and reef research centre, dedicated to life of the adjoining Great Barrier Reef
Chester Osborn

People profile:
Chester Osborn


Australia's d'Arenberg wine is opening a brand home and restaurant
Science of attraction design

Editor’s letter:
Science of attraction design


Liz Terry shares her thoughts 
Creating Your Own IP

Ask an expert:
Creating Your Own IP


With global IPs evermore present in parks, is there still room for original story worlds? We asked the experts
Alterface

Promotional feature:
Alterface


Alterface launches the Erratic Ride, the first non-linear interactive mixed media ride on the market
Attractions product news

Inition creates unique crowd experience for Fast & Furious Live

Inition creates unique crowd experience for Fast & Furious Live

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Inition, a UK-based tech innovation agency, has created a live-audience participation experience for Fast & Furious Live.
 
Picsolve names new CEO

Picsolve names new CEO

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Picsolve has appointed David Hockley as its new CEO.
 
Aquatic Development Group begins construction on multi-million dollar New York waterpark

Aquatic Development Group begins construction on multi-million dollar New York waterpark

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

The Aquatic Development Group (ADG) have started work on a multi-million dollar, indoor waterpark project at The Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark resort in New York state's Catskill Mountains.
Museum product news

FAÇADE2017 winners

FAÇADE2017 winners "diverse and remarkable", says SFE board member

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

A trio of British leisure facilities have been honoured in the Façade2017 awards.
 
Alcorn McBride names new COO

Alcorn McBride names new COO

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Audio-visual equipment manufacturer Alcorn McBride has appointed Loren Barrows as its new COO.
 
DJ Willrich installs Digital Projection in Mail Rail experience at London's Postal Museum

DJ Willrich installs Digital Projection in Mail Rail experience at London's Postal Museum

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Integration firm DJ Willrich (DJW) has installed several of Digital Projection's E-Vision 8500 projectors at the Mail Rail experience at The Postal Museum in London.
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TOP STORIES
Esme Ward becomes first female director of Manchester Museum
BY Alice Davis
Manchester Museum has announced the appointment of a new director, marking the first woman to hold the position in the institution’s 125-year history.
Government ruling allows expanded tourism funding for Florida attractions
BY Tom Anstey
Florida’s government has approved changes to its tourism laws, green-lighting changes to its bed tax rules to expand use of the fund for enhancing “tourist-related business activity” beyond its usual remit.
Paul Noland resigns after five years at helm of IAAPA
BY Alice Davis
Paul Noland, president and CEO of global attractions association IAAPA, is stepping down from the role – a position he has held since January 2013.
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Ride safety: Humanly Possible
Researcher Kathryn Woodcock on the role of guests in amusement ride safety and human factors in attractions design
Promotional feature: Alterface
Alterface launches the Erratic Ride, the first non-linear interactive mixed media ride on the market
People profile: Tedi Asher
Bringing a neuroscience perspective to the visitor experience at PEM
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SUPPLIER NEWS
Inition creates unique crowd experience for Fast & Furious Live
Inition, a UK-based tech innovation agency, has created a live-audience participation experience for Fast & Furious Live.
Picsolve names new CEO
Picsolve has appointed David Hockley as its new CEO.
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