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Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Company: Oxford Castle


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
Facilities Manager
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Location: Boston, MA, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Centre
Duty Manager
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Location: Boston, MA, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Centre




in this issue

• UK Sport chair unmoved by funding pleas
• Gym made from recycled aerosols
• Bodmin Jail hotel project approved


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
Expressions of Interest for the provision of leisure management services at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury
Location: Company: Wheelpower- British Wheelchair Sport
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
Seven studios make shortlist for Pompidou art museum in Brussels  
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 commission. Diller Scofidio + Renfro, OMA and 51N4E are among the studios who will now develop a project outline by 23 .... more>>
Thorpe Park teaser hints at The Walking Dead for popular Fright Night events  
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 debut at the attraction this Halloween. Speaking to Attractions Management earlier this year, Thorpe Park’s new .... 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>>
Saudi Arabia government grants US$2.6bn to tourism projects  
By Tom Anstey

Saudi Arabia’s government has allocated SAR9.9bn (US$2.64bn, €2.29bn, £2.02bn) to develop and rebuild the country’s tourism projects in its attempt to turn it into a world-class tourism .... more>>
Exclusive: Chester Zoo MD details £100m redevelopment masterplan  
By Tom Anstey

Chester Zoo will redevelop 100 acres (405,000sq m) of its existing site into grassland and forest areas as part of a £100m (US$130.4m, €113m) development masterplan. The grasslands area .... more>>
David Walsh plans five-star suspension bridge hotel for Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art  
By Kim Megson

The founder of Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Tasmania has unveiled detailed plans to build a neighbouring 172 room, 5-star hotel suspended over the River Derwent. David .... more>>
Dublin's Guinness Storehouse announces €16m expansion  
By Ben Coxon

Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction is seeking to draw even more visitors after the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin announced €16m (US$18.5m, £14.2m) expansion plans centred around .... more>>
Reid-Anderson back as Six Flags president as company announces Duffey departure  
By Tom Anstey

Six Flags has announced the retirement of its president and CEO John Duffey just 17 months after he took up the position. Effective immediately, Six Flags executive chair Jim Reid-Anderson .... more>>
Tourism projects receive funding in latest round of VisitEngland's £40m Discover England Fund  
By Tom Anstey

Development of a London/Bristol tourism route, a tour of Britain’s world famous horse-racing courses, travel packages for 18-35 year olds, and an urban food and drink hub have been named as .... more>>
New York Wheel delayed indefinitely after contractor fired by developer  
By Tom Anstey

Plans to develop America's largest Ferris Wheel are in jeopardy after the attraction's main contractor was removed from the project. Originally scheduled for early 2017, the development was .... more>>
Alton Towers opens world-first CBeebies hotel  
By Tom Anstey

Alton Towers has extended its relationship with the BBC following the launch of its new world-first 76-bedroom CBeebies-themed hotel at the resort and theme park. Developed with .... more>>

Features
That’s the Spirit

Attractions:
That’s the Spirit


Jameson’s visitor experience centre has been revamped by BRC Imagination Arts. Tom Anstey went to Dublin and talked to the team about the project


Web gallery:

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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
Frost Museum finally opens in Miami

Science Centres news:
Frost Museum finally opens in Miami


The museum which sits in a prominent location on Miami’s waterfront in the city’s Museum Park has navigated through difficult circumstances to reach this point
Universal theme parks continue to impress

Theme Parks news:
Universal theme parks continue to impress


Universal’s theme parks continue to act as a growth driver for parent company Comcast, after the company recorded revenue increases of 9 per cent to $1.1bn (€1bn, £853m) in the first quarter of 2017
UN law makes heritage destruction a war crime

Heritage news:
UN law makes heritage destruction a war crime


The United Nations Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution designed to deter wilful destruction and looting of cultural heritage sites – potentially making such activities punishable as war crimes
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
The Next Big Splash

Waterparks:
The Next Big Splash


Waterpark designers and suppliers predict the trends and ideas coming down the track
Toronto Zoo develops autism-friendly guide

Technology news:
Toronto Zoo develops autism-friendly guide


Toronto Zoo in Toronto, Canada, has launched a special support guide designed to assist those with cognitive special needs, including autism, in managing and mastering a visit to the zoo
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
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

Consumer Expectations: The Driving Force Behind Digital in Leisure

Consumer Expectations: The Driving Force Behind Digital in Leisure

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

The UK's leisure sector is poised for a year of heightened activity as the weakness of the pound and the uncertainty of Brexit prompts Britons to spend more time and money on UK shores.
 
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.
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WhiteWater was founded in 2013 as an evolution of WhiteWater’s two dry attractions companies: Hopkins Rides and Prime Interactives (Formerly Prime Play).

WhiteWater offers a complete range of innovative products including harnessed attractions, interactive play structures and water rides. With masterplanning, custom design, manufacturing and theming services, WhiteWater creates complete amusement experiences for the whole family, from concept to completion.
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11-13 Aug 2017

China (Zhongshan) International Games & Amusement Fair

Zhongshan Convention Center, Zhongshan, China



12-13 Sep 2017

BALPPA Autumn Conference

Exeter Castle, Crealy Great Adventure Park, Paignton Zoo, Exeter/Paignton, United Kingdom



14 Sep 2017

Attractions Show

Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne, United Kingdom



24-28 Sep 2017

EAS (Euro Attractions Show) 2017

Messe Berlin, Berlin, Germany



24-28 Sep 2017

World Canals Conference 2017

Erie Canal, Syracuse, United States



02-04 Oct 2017

MuseumNext USA

Portland Art Museum, Portland, United States



04 Oct 2017

VAC 2017 (The Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions)

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom



05-06 Oct 2017

TEA SATE Conference

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, United States



12 Oct 2017

Group Leisure and Travel Trade Show

NEC (Hall 18), Birmingham, United Kingdom



16-19 Oct 2017

World Waterpark Association (WWA) Show

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



30 Oct 2017

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The Met Hotel, Leeds, United Kingdom



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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 commission.
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 debut at the attraction this Halloween.
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.
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People Profile: Caroline Keppel-Palmer
The social entrepreneur Caroline Keppel-Palmer on Museum Freecycle
Themed design: Onwards and Upwards
Meet Forrec’s Gordon Dorrett and Cale Heit
Attractions-kit.net: Product Innovation
Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches
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SUPPLIER NEWS
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
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
Technical Manager
The Dungeons
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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