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27 Jul 2017 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
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Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Company: Oxford Castle


Visitor Services Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Darlington, United Kingdom
Company: Raby Castle
Assistant Manager - Conferencing and Events
Salary: Grade G £24,964 - £27,668 a year
Location: Derby, United Kingdom
Company: Derby City Council
Forest Centre Manager
Salary: £29,401 - £32,486
Location: Wendover, United Kingdom
Company: Forestry Commission
Exhibitions Manager
Salary: £20,000 per year
Location: York, United Kingdom
Company: JORVIK Viking Centre
Programmes and Events National Manager
Salary: £22,680 to £28,350 pa
Location: Slimbridge, United Kingdom
Company: The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Creative Media Assistant
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group
Technical Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Company: The Dungeons
Head of PR and Media Relations
Salary: Competitive
Location: Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Alton Towers Theme Park
Trade Sales Coordinator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Kansas City, MO, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Centre
Social Media Specialist
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York, NY, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
Cluster Operations Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Orlando, FL, United States
Company: Sea Life




in this issue

• Leisure projects compete for Stirling Prize
• Holidays driving fitness inequality
• Longleat hotel and waterpark plan


Property & tenders
Leisure Operator to manage the Central Milton Keynes Community Sports Facility (Sport Central)
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
Outdoor Pursuits Partnering Soft Market Test
Location: Walsall Company: Walsall Council
Opportunity to Operate Two Major West Midlands Leisure Centres
Location: Company: Solihull Metroplitan Borough Council
For Sale / To Let Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Location: Company: GVA
Invitation to Quote: Specialist Consultancy Advice - Leisure Facilities
Location: Company: Barrow in Furness Borough Council
A Historic Opportunity - Hastings Castle
Location: Hastings Company: GVA
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
International Garden Festival returns to Quebec with mission to inspire children to have fun outdoors  
International Garden Festival returns to Quebec with mission to inspire children to have fun outdoors

By Kim Megson

The International Garden Festival has begun in Quebec’s Redford Gardens, with six award-winning garden installations open to the public for the first time. The projects – which were chosen ahead of 156 rival submissions in a special competition to be included in the 18th edition of the festival – are displayed .... more>>
New attractions help Universal theme parks to surge in revenues  
New attractions help Universal theme parks to surge in revenues

By Tom Anstey

NBCUniversal's theme park division experienced a surge in revenue during Q2 thanks to its investment in new attractions. During the second three months of the year, revenue for the Comcast-owned organisation grew 15.6 per cent, up from US$1.13bn (€965m, £860m) in 2016 to US$1.3bn (€1.11bn, £989m) in 2017. .... more>>

It takes 'more than money and cranes' to have theme park success, Six Flags tells Wanda  
By Tom Anstey

James Reid-Anderson, the chair of Six Flags, has told Wanda that it takes "more than money and cranes" to build successful theme parks after questions were raised about the viability of the .... more>>
Stephenson's Rocket returning to Newcastle for first time in over a century  
By Tom Anstey

Stephenson’s Rocket will act as the centrepiece for next year’s Great Exhibition of the North, with the historic locomotive returning to its home of Newcastle for the first time in more than .... more>>
UK attractions may need a licence to experiment with drones  
By Ben Coxon

Organisations in the UK attractions industry may need to apply for a licence if they wish to use drone technology. Large attractions operators such as Disney, Puy du Fou and Universal are .... more>>
Six Flags reveals record revenues  
By Tom Anstey

Six Flags has enjoyed a successful second quarter, with the operator recording record revenues for the period with numbers increasing by US$15m (€12.9m, £11.5m) year-on-year. The 4 per .... more>>
Noah's Ark theme park in hot water after US$10 land sale jeopardises US$18m tax rebate  
By Tom Anstey

The biblical theme park in Kentucky centred around a full-size recreation of Noah’s Ark has transferred back land sold to its non-profit affiliate for just US$10 (€8.60, £7.70) after .... more>>
Unesco welcomes liberation of Mosul Museum and plans to safeguard site  
By Tom Anstey

Unesco’s director general, Irina Bokova, has welcomed the liberation of Iraq’s Mosul Museum, after Iraqi forces regained control of the city from ISIS following a nine-month military .... more>>
Seven studios make shortlist for Pompidou art museum in Brussels  
By Kim Megson

The developer of a new branch of the Pompidou Centre art museum in the centre of Brussels, Belgium, has revealed the seven-strong shortlist of architects in contention to win the prestigious .... more>>
Thorpe Park teaser hints at The Walking Dead for popular Fright Night events  
By Tom Anstey

Thorpe Park has teased further details about its Fright Night events for 2017, with a new teaser image on the UK theme park’s website hinting that The Walking Dead could be making its .... more>>
Seattle Aquarium plans US$100m expansion  
By Ben Coxon

Seattle Aquarium has unveiled plans to expand its premises, with a new US$100 million (€858m, £770m) Ocean Pavilion coming to the US aquarium in 2023. Situated next to the existing .... more>>
Diversity at the top of the agenda as New York lays out detailed plan for culture  
By Tom Anstey

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has outlined the US city’s first ever plan for culture, linking future funding for museums and arts groups to the diversity of their staff. A blueprint .... more>>
Google brings back Glass tech with focus on improving job productivity  
By Tom Anstey

Google’s Glass smart wear technology has been resurrected with job productivity in mind, two years on from the company scrapping its original consumer model. The original technology, worn .... more>>
Freeman expands sports and entertainment reach with acquisition of BaAM  
By Tom Anstey

Brand experience provider Freeman has announced the acquisition of creative production company BaAM, expanding its business into the sports and entertainment markets. Headed by CEO Reg .... more>>
Second buyer joins Wanda deal as group restructures multi-billion theme park and hotel sale  
By Tom Anstey

Following a shock move by Wanda to first sell off the majority of its theme park and hotel portfolio and then loan its purchaser billions of dollars to finance the deal, the landmark .... more>>

Features
Doug Cress

Interview:
Doug Cress


Doug Cress has taken charge at the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and he’s ready to champion their role
Shining Stars

Museums:
Shining Stars


Inside the Museums + Heritage Awards
Toxin blamed for Vancouver beluga deaths

Zoos & Aquariums news:
Toxin blamed for Vancouver beluga deaths


A five-month investigation into the deaths of two beluga whales at Vancouver Aquarium last year has determined that the cetaceans were killed thanks to an unknown toxin introduced "by food, water, or through human interference"
Brian Cox

People profile:
Brian Cox


The famous physicist and the BBC's Tomorrow's World science engagement campaign
Part 6 - Controlling costs

Analysis:
Part 6 - Controlling costs


In part six of our eightpart series, consultant David Camp looks at keeping costs under control
HollandWorld finds developer, expands scope

Visitor Attractions news:
HollandWorld finds developer, expands scope


The Delta Development Group has signed an initial agreement to drive forward plans for a Dutchinspired theme park and leisure destination near Amsterdam in the Netherlands
EAS

Promotional feature:
EAS


The 2017 edition of the Euro Attractions Show is coming to Berlin, and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever
Simworx

Promotional feature:
Simworx


UK-based attractions manufacturer Simworx is building on its global portfolio with a range of new projects in Dubai, China and Spain
3M

Promotional feature:
3M


3M Touch Systems is introducing interactive multi-touch displays to the museums sector, helping them create engaging visitor experiences that won’t be forgotten
Speed Demons

Theme parks:
Speed Demons


PortAventura’s COO Mark Robinson on the company’s latest investment – Ferrari Land
Attractions product news

Sonic the Hedgehog turns 26

Sonic the Hedgehog turns 26

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

To celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 26th birthday Sega has launched Sonic Baby Air Hockey, a classic air hockey game reimagined for younger children.
 
Triotech partners with AMC for Fear the Walking Dead Survival

Triotech partners with AMC for Fear the Walking Dead Survival

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Triotech has partnered with American broadcasting company AMC to create a new attraction at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.
 
Picsolve announces collaboration with Merlin Entertainment

Picsolve announces collaboration with Merlin Entertainment

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Picsolve has collaborated with Merlin Entertainment on its newest attraction, Little Big City, Berlin.
Museum product news

Kunstkraftwerk’s Devon Miles chooses Optoma

Kunstkraftwerk’s Devon Miles chooses Optoma

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

A recent art installation at a power plant in Leipzig, Germany, used 55 shortthrow Optoma Proscene projectors to incorporate contemporary art with the industrial structure.
 
Christie articulates Richard Mosse’s thermographic art

Christie articulates Richard Mosse’s thermographic art

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

A recent exhibition at the Barbican, London, featured footage taken by a long-range infrared thermographic camera capable of detecting body heat some 30km ) away.
 
New Smartify app brings visitors closer to their favourite artworks, explains Anna Lowe

New Smartify app brings visitors closer to their favourite artworks, explains Anna Lowe

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Smartify is an app that allows gallery visitors to use their mobile phone to identify an artwork and unlock a wealth of information about it.
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International Garden Festival returns to Quebec with mission to inspire children to have fun outdoors
BY Kim Megson
The International Garden Festival has begun in Quebec’s Redford Gardens, with six award- winning garden installations open to the public for the first time.
New attractions help Universal theme parks to surge in revenues
BY Tom Anstey
NBCUniversal's theme park division experienced record revenue growth in Q2 thanks to its investment in new attractions.
It takes 'more than money and cranes' to have theme park success, Six Flags tells Wanda
BY Tom Anstey
James Reid-Anderson, the chair of Six Flags, has told Wanda that it takes "more than money and cranes" to build successful theme parks after questions were raised about the viability of the Chinese market.
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Sonic the Hedgehog turns 26
To celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 26th birthday Sega has launched Sonic Baby Air Hockey, a classic air hockey game reimagined for younger children.
Triotech partners with AMC for Fear the Walking Dead Survival
Triotech has partnered with American broadcasting company AMC to create a new attraction at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.
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LATEST JOBS
Duty Manager
Oxford Castle
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Visitor Services Manager
Raby Castle
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Darlington, United Kingdom
Assistant Manager - Conferencing and Events
Derby City Council
Salary: Grade G £24,964 - £27,668 a year
Job location: Derby, United Kingdom
Forest Centre Manager
Forestry Commission
Salary: £29,401 - £32,486
Job location: Wendover, United Kingdom
Exhibitions Manager
JORVIK Viking Centre
Salary: £20,000 per year
Job location: York, United Kingdom
Programmes and Events National Manager
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Salary: £22,680 to £28,350 pa
Job location: Slimbridge, United Kingdom
Creative Media Assistant
Merlin Entertainments Group
Salary: Competitive
Job location: London, United Kingdom
Technical Manager
The Dungeons
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Head of PR and Media Relations
Alton Towers Theme Park
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Trade Sales Coordinator
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Kansas City, MO, United States
Social Media Specialist
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Job location: New York, NY, United States
Duty Manager
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Cluster Operations Manager
Sea Life
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Orlando, FL, United States
Facilities Manager
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Boston, MA, United States
Duty Manager
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Boston, MA, United States
Performance Team Leader
The Dungeons
Salary: Competitive
Job location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Facilities Technician
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Job location: San Francisco, CA, United States
General Manager
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Las Vegas, NV, United States
Digital Character Modeler
Merlin Entertainments Group
Salary: circa £22-24K
Job location: Acton, London, United Kingdom
Recruitment Manager
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Windsor, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Executive
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Chicago, IL, United States
Marketing Manager
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: San Antonio, TX, United States
Finance Director
Thorpe Park Resort
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Chertsey, United Kingdom
Facilities Manager
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Hollywood, FL, United States
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The Eye Brand
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Orlando, FL, United States
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