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26 Oct 2014 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
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Head of Visitor Services
Salary: £38,070 rising in increments to £44,170
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: City of London


Food and Beverage Manager
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Pembrokeshire, West Wales, United Kingdom
Company: Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo
Director of Nottingham Castle Transformation Prog
Salary: £48,000 to £50,800
Location: United Kingdom
Company: Nottingham City Council
Group Food and Beverage Manager
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Continuum Group
Sous Chef (Fixed Term Contract)
Salary: £19,500
Location: Winter Gardens, Weston Super Mare, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Technical Advisor - Field Based
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Office Controller
Salary: Competitive
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Commercial Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Georgia-Atlanta, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta
Marketing Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Florida-Orlando, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Entertainments Team Lead
Salary: Competitive
Location: Illinois-Schaumburg, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Chicago
Commercial Sales Operations Coordinator
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: EDF Energy London Eye
Ice Marshal
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: EDF Energy London Eye




in this issue

• Nuffield Health lands £330m to fuel expansion
• Experts examine referral issues
• Lancs CCC targets funds for hotel project


Property & tenders
Expressions of Interest invited: Contract to operate London horizons Leisure Club and Accommodation
Location: Company: Horizon Leisure
Leisure Management Contract
Location: Company: Hart District Council
Phase 2 for the provision of a Strategic Leisure Development Partner
Location: Suffolk Company: Suffolk Coastal District Council
Invitation for Expressions of Interest for new cinema provision in Abingdon-on-Thames
Location: Company: Abingdon-on-Thames Council
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Commercial unit to let
Location: Windermere, Cumbria Company: South Lakeland District Council
Procurement of Operator for Catering Facilities
Location: Company: Kirklees Active Leisure
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
Adventure Play and Day Nursery - Freehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
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
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News headlines
Queen to launch London Science Museum's £16m Communications Gallery  
Queen to launch London Science Museum's £16m Communications Gallery

By Tom Anstey

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be in attendance tomorrow (25 October) for the landmark launch of the London Science Museum’s new £16m (US$26m, €20m) Communications Gallery – the first in the UK dedicated to the history of information and .... more>>
Leading architects get busy imagining AU$450m Sydney Modern  
Leading architects get busy imagining AU$450m Sydney Modern

By Alice Davis

The AU$450m (US$394.4m, £246m, €312.2m) revamp of the Sydney Modern art gallery in New South Wales, Australia has taken a step forward after its director announced 12 highly acclaimed architecture firms as potential designers for the project. In January the former Art Gallery of New South Wales will know which .... more>>

Colorado ski resort gains approval for US$25m mountain adventure theme park  
By Tom Anstey

The US Forest Service has approved plans for a US$25m (€19.7m, £15.6m) mountain adventure theme park to be built in Vail, Colorado. First announced in July .... more>>
French President among guests at Louis Vuitton Foundation launch  
By Tom Anstey

French President François Hollande was on-hand this week for the opening of The Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. The €100m (US$132m, .... more>>
Chinese President: 'No more weird architecture'  
By Tom Anstey

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an end to China’s abstract and strange-looking architectural structures, calling for morally inspiring art to “cultivate taste and clean up .... more>>
Australia’s croc crisis: High number of deaths means popular tourist attraction faces cull  
By Tom Anstey

Australia’s crocodiles – a driver of tourism in the north of the country – have become a serious problem with an “infestation” of the once endangered species .... more>>
Whitewater strikes record-breaking CA$29m waterpark deal in China  
By Tom Anstey

Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark in Henan, China, has made a CA$29m (¥157m, US$25.7m, €20.2m, £16m) order for WhiteWater products – the largest ever single order for the global waterpark .... more>>
Major film studios working with Dubai's Bollywood theme park  
By Tom Anstey

Details of the Bollywood theme park coming to the AED10bn (US$2.7bn, €2.1bn, £1.7bn) Dubai Parks and Resorts development have .... more>>
Architecture firms invited to design Swedish 'natural structure'  
By Tom Anstey

Competition entries are currently being sought for ‘Hello Nature!’ – a site located at the foot of Mt Omneberget in northern Sweden – which is looking for ”structures that celebrate nature” .... more>>
All 1,715 designs revealed for record-breaking Helsinki Guggenheim architectural contest  
By Tom Anstey

Multiple images for each of the 1,715 entries for the Guggenheim coming to Helsinki, Finland, have been released by the upcoming museum, with a huge number of anonymous stage-one entries .... more>>
Memphis planetarium to undergo modernisation  
By Tom Anstey

The city of Memphis, Tennessee, US, has filed a US$1.2m (£744,000, €943,000) building permit to renovate the Sharpe Planetarium at the Pink Palace Museum in the .... more>>
Designs unveiled for £15m Geffrye transformation  
By Tom Anstey

New plans have been released for the London-based Geffrye Museum’s £15m (US$24m, €18.9m) transformation, which will create .... more>>
US and Cuba look to form aquarium partnership  
By Tom Anstey

In a rare show of unity between the US and Cuba, representatives of Tampa Bay’s Florida Aquarium travelled across the water to look into forming a partnership .... more>>
Louvre Abu Dhabi project hits construction milestone  
By Tom Anstey

Work on the upcoming Louvre Abu Dhabi has progressed, with construction of the mammoth US$653m (€512.9m, £404.6m) structure’s dome roof now complete. .... more>>
Smithsonian Institute reveals US$1.5bn fundraising campaign  
By Tom Anstey

The US-based Smithsonian Institution is looking to raise US$1.5bn (€1.2bn, £928m) in an organisation-wide fundraising .... more>>

Features
Euro Attractions Show

Promotional Feature:
Euro Attractions Show


The Euro Attractions Show is just around the corner
Triotech

Company Profile Promotion:
Triotech


Triotech Celebrating 15 Years of Success
George Lucas picks Chicago for museum

Museums & Galleries News:
George Lucas picks Chicago for museum


Chicago has been selected as home for the much sought-after George Lucas museum, with the city narrowly pipping bids from Los Angeles and San Francisco
Sarah Maltby

Profile:
Sarah Maltby


As Jorvik turns 30, director Sarah Maltby talks about keeping archaeology at the heart of what the Viking centre does, and moving with the times
Science Centre World Summit 2014

Conference Report:
Science Centre World Summit 2014


Declarations signed, topics debated in our report from Technopolis


Web gallery:

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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
Product Focus

Attractions-kit:
Product Focus


The latest from the waterpark industry
Attractions product news

Historic order for WhiteWater in China

Historic order for WhiteWater in China

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark’s purchase of C$29m (US$25.8m, €20.3m, £16.1m) worth of WhiteWater products is the largest single order in waterpark history, according to the Canadian manufacturer.
 
Dance event moves ahead with CAST Software solution

Dance event moves ahead with CAST Software solution

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

CAST Software’s ‘Wysiwyg R33’ solution has been used to create all lighting at a long-running open air dance event in Belgium.
 
Accesso reveals enhanced waterpark queuing solution

Accesso reveals enhanced waterpark queuing solution

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

An updated version of a wristband that lets guests wait for popular waterslides without standing in line has been unveiled.
Museum product news

Micro museum part of a major contract for Syx

Micro museum part of a major contract for Syx

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

A newly-opened Amsterdam museum has selected Syx Automations software for its POS systems and access control.
 
Gateway’s Galaxy selected at US science centre

Gateway’s Galaxy selected at US science centre

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

The Franklin Institute, one of the oldest science centres in the US, has selected Gateway Ticketing Systems to be its new ticketing and access control provider.
 
Fitness tech adapted as immersive display for attractions

Fitness tech adapted as immersive display for attractions

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

An open platform dome display which began life as a high- end running experience for treadmill users is set to provide the latest in immersive audience experiences for the attractions industry.
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WhiteWater Attractions became it’s own entity, comprised of Hopkins Rides (est. 1980s) and Prime Interactives (est. 1990s) in 2013.

WhiteWater Attractions offers a complete range of innovative products, including harnessed attractions, interactive play structures and water rides.
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