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18 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
Leisure Services Provider
Location: Company: Bankside Open Spaces Trust
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
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News headlines
IAAPA Foundation announces events for Orlando expo  
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, Florida. The Foundation, which aims to inspire careers in the global attractions industry, will start the week's events with .... more>>
Abandoned Jerusalem planetarium to become home for Einstein museum  
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 Arad Simon are behind the plans, which will see a museum and visitor centre built on Hebrew University's Givat Ram campus in .... 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>>
Elizabeth de Portzamparc completes futuristic Roman museum next to ancient amphitheatre  
By Kim Megson

A futuristic home has been built for a Roman museum in the French city of Nîmes – in stark contrast to the real-life Roman amphitheatre next door. Construction has been completed ahead .... more>>
Disney breaks ground on HK$10.9bn expansion of Hong Kong park  
By Tom Anstey

Disney has started work to transform its Hong Kong theme park – part of a six-year masterplan to introduce a host of new experiences and characters. The plan, worth HK$10.9bn (US$1.39bn, .... more>>
Designs unveiled for new aquarium in Oslo  
By Alice Davis

Plans for a brand new waterside aquarium near the Norwegian capital have been unveiled, showing a pair of smooth, undulating domes jutting out into the fjord. Designed by London and .... more>>
House of Bread museum opens in Austria  
By Kim Megson

Austrian architects Coop Himmelb(l)au have completed The Haus des Brotes (The House of Bread) – a shimmering museum and events centre for bread company Backaldrin. The sculptural building .... more>>
Cornwall’s Tate St Ives re-opens as £20m renewal project comes to fruition  
By Alice Davis

Tate St Ives, the art gallery credited with helping to regenerate the southwest, will unveil its new look tomorrow (14 October) when it re-opens following a £20m redevelopment. Jamie Fobert .... more>>
Rem Koolhaas and OMA to expand New York's New Museum  
By Kim Megson

International architecture firm OMA are set to design their first public building in New York City, an expansion of the city’s New Museum. Studio partners Rem Koolhaas and Shohei .... more>>
Ontario's Science North to develop new Guangzhou science centre  
By Tom Anstey

One of Canada’s largest science centres has signed a deal with Chinese company Grandview Enterprise to establish a major new science centre in the city of Guangzhou. Science North – an .... more>>
Sir Tim Smit heads up new project as Jurassica and Memo join forces  
By Tom Anstey

The long-awaited Jurassica project is taking a new path towards realisation, joining forces with biodiversity project Memo to create a single visitor experience. Sir Tim Smit is behind .... more>>
Merlin denies interest in SeaWorld acquisition  
By Tom Anstey

Merlin Entertainments has quashed rumours of a possible SeaWorld Entertainments takeover following reports suggesting the operator had made a bid. A report last week from .... more>>
Parques Reunidos linked to SeaWorld sale  
By Tom Anstey

Parques Reunidos could be about to make a big splash in the attractions industry after fresh reports linked the Spanish operator with a potential takeover of SeaWorld. Following reports .... more>>
Blackpool Pleasure Beach MD Amanda Thompson to lead IAAPA in 2020  
By Tom Anstey

Amanda Thompson OBE will become only the third woman to chair IAAPA in its 100-year history, after the global attractions body announced the Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director would .... more>>
Sutton Hoo viewing tower plans get HLF funding  
By Tom Anstey

Plans to build a 17m (56ft) viewing tower at one of Britain’s most archaeologically-significant sites can go ahead following a £1.8m (US$2.4m, €2m) donation from the Heritage Lottery Fund .... more>>

Features
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
Six Flags eyeing waterpark acquisitions

Waterparks news:
Six Flags eyeing waterpark acquisitions


Six Flags is continuing with its waterpark acquisition strategy after success with parks in Mexico and California
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
Product Innovation

Attractions-kit.net:
Product Innovation


Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches
Sea Change

Zoos & aquariums:
Sea Change


World aquariums join with the European Commission in the fight against marine litter
Eddie Newquist

Touring Exhibitions:
Eddie Newquist


Eddie Newquist, executive vice president of exhibitions and events creator GES, talks about the growing sector
Design complete for Sochi Science Park

Science Centres news:
Design complete for Sochi Science Park


Dutch design agency NorthernLight has completed the design phase for the redevelopment of the Sochi Olympic Village in Sochi, Russia


Web gallery:

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Chester Zoo details £100m redevelopment

Zoos & Aquariums news:
Chester Zoo details £100m redevelopment


Chester Zoo will redevelop 100 acres (405,000sqm) of its existing site into grassland and forest areas as part of a new £100m ($130m, €113m) development masterplan
Euro Attractions Expo

Show preview:
Euro Attractions Expo


Exhibitor news and updates in the run-up to EAS in Berlin
Attractions product news

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.
 
Holovis partners with Cullinan Studio to launch 'staple design tool'

Holovis partners with Cullinan Studio to launch 'staple design tool'

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Immersive experience designer Holovis has collaborated with architecture firm Cullinan Studio to create BimSpace, a Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) visualisation suite.
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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Vortex Aquatic Structures International

An end-to-end provider of aquatic play solutions, offering the full spectrum of personalised design, engineering, in-house fabrication, delivery and installation services to ensure the final delivered project is exactly what was envisioned.

Vortex Aquatic Structures International, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, was founded by President and CEO Stephen Hamelin in 1995 with the introduction of the first Splashpad®. Vortex has grown into the world leader in aquatic play, with over 6,500 installations in 45 countries.
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16-19 Oct 2017

World Waterpark Association (WWA) Show

Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, United States



30 Oct 2017

MuseumNext Tech

tbc, Berlin, Germany



03-05 Nov 2017

TEA SATE Asia 2017

Pullman Beijing South Hotel, Beijing, China



08 Nov 2017

BALPPA Marketing Seminar

Drayton Manor Hotel, Tamworth, United Kingdom



13-14 Nov 2017

Total Supply Chain Summit

The Met Hotel, Leeds, United Kingdom



16-17 Nov 2017

Museums Association Conference and Exhibition

tbc, Manchester, United Kingdom



11-14 Dec 2017

WTM International Golf Travel Market

tbc, Cannes, France



17-18 Jan 2018

Museum Connections

Porte de Versailles, Paris, France



01-04 Feb 2018

CONFEC Red 2018

Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco



19-21 Mar 2018

MuseumNext Australia

tbc, Brisbane, Australia



03-05 Apr 2018

AAA 2018 (Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo)

China Import & Export Fair Complex (Area A), Guangzhou, China



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TOP STORIES
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, Florida.
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.
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.
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FEATURES
Analysis: TEA/AECOM Theme Index 2016
Effective marketing campaigns, smart reinvestment and facility upgrades drive growth in Asia-Pacific, but it’s not all plain sailing
Touring exhibitions: What Goes on Tour
Ten of the best exhibitions inspired by film and TV, plus GES’s Eddie Newquist on the growing sector
Promotional feature: Simworx
France’s Parc Spirou to feature three key rides from Simworx
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SUPPLIER NEWS
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.
FaulknerBrowns and Polin creating waterpark next to 800 year-old church tower
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.
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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
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Minnesota, United States
Life Support Service Technician/ Aquarist
Sea Life
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Minnesota, United States
Guest Experience Host - Education Team
Sea Life
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Kansas City, MO, United States
Retail Manager
Merlin Entertainments Group
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Atlanta, GA, United States
Director of Front Office Operations
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
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