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


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
Forest Centre Manager
Salary: £29,401 - £32,486
Location: Wendover, United Kingdom
Company: Forestry Commission
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
Salary: Competitive
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
Diversity at the top of the agenda as New York lays out detailed plan for culture  
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 to guide the future of arts and culture in the city, called CreateNYC was built from extensive public engagement, collating .... more>>
Google brings back Glass tech with focus on improving job productivity  
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 like a regular pair of glasses and fitted with a display offered hands free access to notifications, navigation and .... 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>>
Investigation launched into Madrid rollercoaster crash  
By Tom Anstey

Spanish theme park Parque de Atracciones has launched an investigation after two trains collided on one of its rides, affecting 33 people. The incident, which happened on Sunday (16 .... more>>
Star Wars hotel, Pixar Pier and Mickey Mouse ride among D23 announcements  
By Tom Anstey

Disney has announced a slew of new additions for its parks worldwide, including a Star Wars hotel, Marvel and Pixar attractions, and the very first ride for the company's iconic .... more>>
Five in contention to be UK City of Culture 2021  
By Matthew Campelli

Coventry, Paisley, Stoke, Sunderland or Swansea will be named as the UK City of Culture 2021 later this year after making the shortlist for the award. The winner will be revealed in .... more>>

Features
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
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
Long Live Lascaux

Heritage:
Long Live Lascaux


France’s prehistoric cave art reproduced for the public, with a new visitor centre to boot
Wheels in Motion

Technology:
Wheels in Motion


Orlando is to become a proving ground for self-driving cars. We look at the plans
Sparks Fly

Science centres:
Sparks Fly


The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (MOXI) is a brand new science centre in Santa Barbara, with a refreshing approach. CEO Steve Hinkley tells all
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
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
Caroline Keppel-Palmer

People Profile:
Caroline Keppel-Palmer


The social entrepreneur Caroline Keppel-Palmer on Museum Freecycle
IDEATTACK

Promotional feature:
IDEATTACK


IDEATTACK is working on a magical destination resort in Hunan Province, China. Founders Natasha Varnica and Dan Thomas walk us through the fairytale experience
Brian Cox

People profile:
Brian Cox


The famous physicist and the BBC's Tomorrow's World science engagement campaign
Attractions product news

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.
 
Could interactive narratives be incorporated into visitor attractions?

Could interactive narratives be incorporated into visitor attractions?

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

An immersive storytelling expert has discussed the possibility of using new and evolving technologies to give visitors to attractions rein over interactive experiences, allowing them to make personal choices and drive narrative in a story unfolding before them.
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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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.
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.
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.
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FEATURES
Science centres: Sparks Fly
The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (MOXI) is a brand new science centre in Santa Barbara, with a refreshing approach. CEO Steve Hinkley tells all
Technology: Wheels in Motion
Orlando is to become a proving ground for self-driving cars. We look at the plans
Analysis: Part 6 - Controlling costs
In part six of our eightpart series, consultant David Camp looks at keeping costs under control
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SUPPLIER NEWS
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.
Picsolve announces collaboration with Merlin Entertainment
Picsolve has collaborated with Merlin Entertainment on its newest attraction, Little Big City, Berlin.
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LATEST JOBS
Duty Manager
Oxford Castle
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Oxford, 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
Forest Centre Manager
Forestry Commission
Salary: £29,401 - £32,486
Job location: Wendover, 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
Managing Director
Wicksteed Park
Salary: c.£60,000 + bonus + benefits
Job location: Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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
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Job location: San Antonio, TX, United States
Finance Director
Thorpe Park Resort
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Chertsey, United Kingdom
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Job location: Hollywood, FL, United States
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The Eye Brand
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Job location: Orlando, FL, United States
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