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22 Aug 2014 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
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Vice President - Regional Business Development
Salary: Competitive Six Figure Package
Location: North America
Company: Picsolve

Deputy Manager
Salary: Circa £20k
Location: Braintree, United Kingdom
Company: Namco Operations Europe Ltd
Groups, Corporate and Education Sales Executive
Salary: £18,000
Location: York
Company: York's CHOCOLATE Story
Visitor Experience Manager
Salary: Circa £24,000 pa (dependent on experience)
Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Company: National Trust
Admissions and Reservations Team Leader
Salary: £14,000 – £15,225 per annum
Location: York , United Kingdom
Company: JORVIK Viking Centre
Membership Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Catford, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Team Member / Senior Team Member
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Location: Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Team Leader
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Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Casino Manager
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Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Sales and Marketing Manager
Salary: c£25,000
Location: Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Visitor Services Manager
Salary: £20,401 pa
Location: Southwell, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Company: National Trust
Assistant Director of Operations
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Location: NW England, United Kingdom
Company: Executives Online

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• Industry leaders rail at 'irresponsible' exercise claims
• Nuffield eyes further gym buyouts
• Volkswagen: camper van pop-up

Property & tenders
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Leisure Management Business Opportunity
Location: Company: Powys County Council
Expression of interest for golf service
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Rhyl Coastal Facilities Expressions of Interest
Location: North Wales Company: Denbighshire County Council
Leisure Contract Briefing Day
Location: Hornchurch, London Company: London Borough of Havering
Tender for the sole concession to trade in ice creams, cold drinks and confectionery
Location: Milton Keynes Company: The Parks Trust
Adventure Play and Day Nursery - Freehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
Request for Quotations
Location: Company: Bridgend County Borough Council
Leisure Development Land for Sale
Location: Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Attractive Mixed Holiday Park Within Beautiful Tourist Location For Sale
Location: Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross Company: Colliers International
Inverclyde Leisure is inviting Fitness Equipment supplier to tender for the supply and Delivery of our Fitness and resistance equipment
Location: Company: Inverclyde Leisure
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News headlines
Georgia Aquarium files lawsuit in bid to import 18 wild beluga whales to the US  
Georgia Aquarium files lawsuit in bid to import 18 wild beluga whales to the US

By Tom Anstey

The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is seeking federal permission to bring 18 beluga whales, captured last year off the coast of Russia, to the US at a .... more>>
Jakarta looks to build Rp1.6tn theme park to entice wealthy tourists  
Jakarta looks to build Rp1.6tn theme park to entice wealthy tourists

By Tom Anstey

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is about to gain a “world class” international theme park in a bid to entice domestic tourists onto planned .... more>>

Native American and Hawaiian museums get share of US$257,000 for cultural heritage training schemes  
By Tom Anstey

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has given out more than US$257,000 (€193,000, £156,000) to go towards training workshops for museums in the US with .... more>>
London's National Gallery relents against photography ban  
By Tom Anstey

The National Gallery in London is allowing visitors to take photographs of its collection for the first time, after relenting in a losing battle against .... more>>
OVA Studio brings the oceans to life with 3D Swimarium  
By Tom Anstey

A new attraction from Hong Kong’s OVA Studio can recreate the world’s oceans, using projected imagery on LED screens to bring the Bahamas, Maldives, Great .... more>>
Puy du Fou reveals plans for theme park in politically unstable Crimea region  
By Tom Anstey

Following reports that a Puy du Fou theme park coming to Russia could be in serious jeopardy thanks to EU/US sanctions, Puy .... more>>
General public catalogues collection of 30,000 artefacts at the British Museum using open source technology  
By Tom Anstey

A Wikipedia-esque crowd-sourcing project has been used by the British Museum to transcribe a handwritten catalogue dating .... more>>
Creation museum installs dragons and ziplines in attempt to boost dwindling numbers  
By Tom Anstey

The Creation Museum – an institute which “illustrates the Bible as a supreme authority in all matters, withstanding the most ardent scientific scrutiny, offering hope to millions through its .... more>>
Giant turtle invades Sydney harbour as part of underwater art installation  
By Tom Anstey

A giant inflatable turtle the size of a house has been installed in Australia's Sydney Harbour to mark the launch of an underwater art exhibition at the city’s .... more>>
A-listers give voices to London’s talking statues  
By Alice Davis

A star-studded cast of voices, including Patrick Stewart, Prunella Scales and Jeremy Paxman, are bringing London’s statues to life with today's (19 August) launch of a new 'Sing London' history campaign. For the next 12 months across the UK .... more>>
Oculus Rift offers endless possibilities for attractions industry  
By Tom Anstey

Following the March purchase of the Oculus Rift virtual reality technology by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, .... more>>
Under pressure SeaWorld to expand orca habitats  
By Tom Anstey

As a reaction to lagging attendance, tumbling shares and a backlash of negative publicity in the wake of the controversial documentary Blackfish, .... more>>
Picasso Museum in Paris to relaunch on artist's birthday  
By Alice Davis

Three years behind schedule, significantly over budget and with no lack of controversy, the Picasso Museum in Paris finally looks set to open. The French culture ministry announced the .... more>>
Israel-Palestine conflict claims lives of half the animals at Gaza zoo  
By Jak Phillips

More than half the animals at a zoo in the Gaza Strip have died either through shelling or thirst during the latest regional conflict, said a keeper at Bissan .... more>>
Greensboro Science Center to revamp museum and expand zoo as part of US$25m scheme  
By Tom Anstey

Greensboro Science Center in North Carolina, US is about to undergo a massive US$25m (€18.6m, £15m) expansion, renovating its indoor museum and doubling the .... more>>

TEA/AECOM  Enduring Appeal

TEA/AECOM Enduring Appeal

Theme park attendance for 2013 reached an all-time high, and museums worldwide performed well. AECOM’s economics experts crunch the numbers
Obama pushes US

Visitor Attractions News:
Obama pushes US

US President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million tourists to the country each year by promoting national visitor attractions
The Art of Collaboration

The Art of Collaboration

Merlin’s Mark Fisher talks about working with Hollywood studio DreamWorks on the upcoming Shrek-themed midways, how to spot a winning IP and the importance of creative collaboration
Virtual Visits

Virtual Visits

Europe’s biggest museum conference looks at how technology and the digital revolution can enhance the attraction. We report from the event in Newcastle, UK
Cartoon Network waterpark opens

Waterparks News:
Cartoon Network waterpark opens

Cartoon Network’s first branded waterpark opens in August to invited guests and annual pass holders in Bang Saray
Here comes China

Editor’s letter:
Here comes China

As China opens up to the West, the nation’s attractions are booming, with existing attractions reporting record attendances and new museums, theme parks and science centres planned
Wait over for Ratatouille fans as ride opens

Theme parks News:
Wait over for Ratatouille fans as ride opens

After a near five-year wait, the highly anticipated Ratatouille attraction opened on 10 July at Disneyland Paris
Light Fantastic

Light & Sound:
Light Fantastic

Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound
Whose Museum Is It Anyway?

Talking Point:
Whose Museum Is It Anyway?

Five experts debate how museums can tackle the controversial issue of balancing the needs of the visitor with their curatorial responsibilities
Attractions product news

Paragon wins KidSteam licensing rights

Paragon wins KidSteam licensing rights


Paragon Entertainment’s licensing division has secured the exclusive rights to represent US attractions company KidSteam in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Tennis court becomes play installation at Gold Coast

Tennis court becomes play installation at Gold Coast


Australian Waterslides & Leisure has completed a KIPS (Kids Interactive Play Structure) installation at Turtle Beach Resort on the Gold Coast, Australia.
Elation lights up Mexico’s new aquarium

Elation lights up Mexico’s new aquarium


A new 11,500sq ft (1,068sq m) aquarium in Mexico has been lit up by Elation Professional products. The company’s Mexican partner, Adimsa, supplied Elation LED lighting fixtures to Inbursa Aquarium.
Museum product news

Cutting energy costs allows RAF museum to take flight

Cutting energy costs allows RAF museum to take flight


The Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford is hoping to cut the cost of heating its hangars after signing Vickers Energy Group to install its energy management system.
Formula D AV design to show wonders of the Gulf Stream

Formula D AV design to show wonders of the Gulf Stream


A South African design consortium led by Formula D Interactive has won a contract to design and build an interactive audiovisual environment at a Miami science museum.
Attractions software specialist Gamma Dataware acquired by Access Group

Attractions software specialist Gamma Dataware acquired by Access Group


Business management software company Access Group has acquired leisure solutions specialist Gamma Dataware.
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