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Casino Manager
Salary: £30,000
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: Landers Recruitment


Director of Operations
Salary: £78,000 p.a.
Location: Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Company: WWT
Head of Product Excellence
Salary: Competitive
Location: Winter Haven, FL, United States
Company: Legoland
Customer Insights and Analytics Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York, NY, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group
General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Concord, NC, United States
Company: Sea Life
Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
Facilities Technician
Salary: Competitive
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
Marketing Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Arizona, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Centre
Health and Safety Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Company: Legoland
Water Park Admissions Team Lead
Salary: Competitive
Location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Company: Legoland
Stonehenge Site Manager
Salary: Circa £23,000 per annum
Location: Amesbury, United Kingdom
Company: English Heritage
Water Park Supervisor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Winter Haven, Florida, United States
Company: Legoland




in this issue

• English clubs dominate football index
• Fiit to disrupt with £2.4m seed funding
• Mandarin Oriental plans Mayfair hotel


Property & tenders
Tender for the provision and operation of an Observation Wheel on the Council’s Recreation Ground in Stratford upon Avon
Location: Company: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
East Cambridgeshire District Council is seeking expressions of interest for Mepal Outdoor Centre.
Location: Company: East Cambridgeshire District Council
Recreational Land for Development of Sporting Activities
Location: Company: Gravesham Borough Council
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
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Revealed: Opening date for Scotland's first design museum, created by Kengo Kuma  
Revealed: Opening date for Scotland's first design museum, created by Kengo Kuma

By Kim Megson

V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, will open to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018, it has been revealed. New images of the Kengo Kuma-designed building have been released to coincide with the announcement, as have details of the museum’s inaugural exhibitions. Standing at the centre of the .... more>>
Norwegian brewery partners with COBE to create Stavanger waterfront attraction  
Norwegian brewery partners with COBE to create Stavanger waterfront attraction

By Kim Megson

Danish architects COBE and Norwegian beer maker Lervig have unveiled plans for a major waterfront visitor centre and brewery in Stavanger, Norway. Located on a former industrial pier, the 11,000sq m (118,400sq ft) building has been conceived as “a unique attraction for locals and visitors”, with a harbour bath, .... more>>

Designs revealed for new aquatics centre on an artificial quay in Copenhagen’s harbour  
By Kim Megson

Stunning designs have been revealed for Copenhagen's new Water Culture Centre, which will feature outdoor and indoor pools, waterfalls, harbour baths and sports facilities. The .... more>>
Bayeux Tapestry coming to Britain for first time in 950 years  
By Tom Anstey

The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be loaned to a British museum for the first time in nearly a millennium. The artwork, which is nine centuries old and depicts the Norman conquest of England .... more>>
Perkins+Will create science hub to anchor Suzhou culture district  
By Tom Anstey

A science museum in Suzhou, China, is to act as the centrepiece of a new cultural district in the city, with the design celebrating nature while highlighting the role of industrial .... more>>
Welcome to the Gucci Garden: Alessandro Michele celebrates luxury brand with restaurant and museum in Florentine palace  
By Kim Megson

The creative director of Gucci has opened a restaurant, museum and gift shop dedicated to the luxury fashion house – in a 14th-century Florentine palace. Alessandro Michele decided to .... more>>
Michael Ellis to oversee arts, heritage and tourism in new DCMS role  
By Tom Anstey

Former House of Commons deputy leader Michael Ellis has been named parliamentary undersecretary for arts, heritage and tourism. Ellis – who was deputy leader of the House of Commons from .... more>>
US$88m Epic Waters waterpark comes to Texas  
By Tom Anstey

A major new waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas, opens its doors to the public today (12 January), with the US$88m (€72.5m, £64.6m) project featuring a retractable roof to offer year-round use .... more>>
Oman's first waterpark signifies first step in national tourism plan  
By Tom Anstey

Oman’s first waterpark has opened to the public, kicking off a series of tourist-focused developments in the country as its rulers strive to diversify the national economy. Called Hawana .... more>>
City of Bath plans tourist levy to support heritage, arts and culture  
By Tom Anstey

Councillors in Bath are looking to cash in on the 5.8 million tourists that visit the historic city each year, with plans to introduce a bed tax that could raise millions of pounds for the .... more>>
'A transition in time, in space and memory': Architect behind Cyprus' national archaeology museum reveals design concept  
By Kim Megson

Architect Theoni Xanthi has told CLADglobal how her team's vision for the national archaeology museum in Cyprus was inspired by “the materials that gave birth to Cypriot and .... more>>
Barack Obama reveals revised plans for Presidential Center  
By Tom Anstey

Former US president Barack Obama has provided an update on his Presidential Center, promising to “create a campus for active citizenship in the heart of Chicago’s South Side”. The design, .... more>>
Stadium for Bath appoints Grimshaw as lead architect  
By Rob Gibson

Bath Rugby moved a step closer to its new home as the Stadium for Bath project confirmed Grimshaw as lead architect. The project brings together Bath Rugby, Bath Rugby Foundation and Arena .... more>>
Yorkshire Wildlife Park gets green light for £50m expansion  
By Tom Anstey

The £50m (US$67.6m, €56.4m) expansion of Yorkshire Wildlife Park has been approved, with 150 acres (61 hectares) of new land set to transform the attraction and provide an economic boost to .... more>>
VR headset with brain sensors catches the eye at CES  
By Tom Anstey

A new technology utilising eye tracking and brain sensors has been named most innovative virtual reality product at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). .... more>>

Features
Humanly Possible

Ride safety:
Humanly Possible


Researcher Kathryn Woodcock on the role of guests in amusement ride safety and human factors in attractions design
Lights, Camera, Interaction!

Museums:
Lights, Camera, Interaction!


Visitors demand evermore participatory attractions. In response, museums are evolving from passive experiences to immersive, interactive adventures
Tedi Asher

People profile:
Tedi Asher


Bringing a neuroscience perspective to the visitor experience at PEM
Amanda Thompson to lead IAAPA in 2020

Visitor Attractions news:
Amanda Thompson to lead IAAPA in 2020


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 take over in 2020
Legoland gives 20,000 tickets to Irma kids

Theme Parks news:
Legoland gives 20,000 tickets to Irma kids


Merlin’s Legoland resort in Florida is donating 20,000 tickets to children in the state affected by Hurricane Irma, representing the largest ticket giveaway in the park’s history
Science North to develop Guangzhou centre

Science Centres news:
Science North to develop Guangzhou centre


Barack Obama’s former White House science and technology chief of staff, Cristin Dorgelo, has been named the new president and CEO of the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)
Launch nears for Omani waterpark

Waterparks news:
Launch nears for Omani waterpark


Oman’s first waterpark development is on course for its December launch, authorities have confirmed
Polin

Promotional feature:
Polin


Polin Waterparks presents new gaming technologies and products
Simworx

Promotional feature:
Simworx


Introducing the Mini Flying Theatre, a compact ride option with the latest technology
Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Mystery shopper:
Signed, Sealed, Delivered


Alice Davis took a trip to London’s newest attraction, the Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Attractions product news

The Art of Caviar immersive exhibition opens at Zürich Airport

The Art of Caviar immersive exhibition opens at Zürich Airport

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Luxury skincare brand La Prairie has launched an immersive exhibition, The Art of Caviar, to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of its iconic Skin Caviar collection.
 
Because they can-can: Mack Rides partners with Moulin Rouge for new CanCan coaster

Because they can-can: Mack Rides partners with Moulin Rouge for new CanCan coaster

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Mack Rides has announced a new collaboration with the Moulin Rouge, that will see the Eurosat coaster at Europa-Park, transformed into the iconic Paris theatre.
 
World's highest Ferris wheel to sit atop RM2.2bn FA Porsche building

World's highest Ferris wheel to sit atop RM2.2bn FA Porsche building

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

A Ferris wheel in Malaysia will become the world’s highest when it opens as part of the under-construction 78-storey M101 Skywheel in Kuala Lumpur.
Museum product news

DJ Willrich installs Digital Projection in Mail Rail experience at London's Postal Museum

DJ Willrich installs Digital Projection in Mail Rail experience at London's Postal Museum

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Integration firm DJ Willrich (DJW) has installed several of Digital Projection's E-Vision 8500 projectors at the Mail Rail experience at The Postal Museum in London.
 
New Jora Vision exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the 'Golden Age of Travel'

New Jora Vision exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the 'Golden Age of Travel'

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Dutch design firm Jora Vision has partnered with Nordic Exhibitions & Events to create Legendary Trunks, a new travelling immersive experience.
 
Oskoui + Oskoui announces partnership with Vertuoso

Oskoui + Oskoui announces partnership with Vertuoso

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Digital creative agency Oskoui + Oskoui (O&O) has signed a partnership deal with ‘vertical storytelling’ specialist, Vertuoso.
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DJW

This year DJW celebrates 30 years in the industry, with David and Lynn Willrich having started the company from the AV department of the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.

DJW offers a way to interpret your story through the use of technology. We can provide audio visual consultancy to assist in the planning stage, follow up with AV system design, supply and installation and provide a bespoke control system to suit your operational needs.
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01-04 Feb 2018

CONFEC Red 2018

Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco



05 Feb 2018

(Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.) TIDE conference

Hotel Okura, Amsterdam, Netherlands



12-13 Mar 2018

Total Security Summit

Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted,



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



03-05 Apr 2018

World Travel Market Latin America

Expo Center Norte, Sao Paulo, Brazil



09-11 Apr 2018

Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Show (DEAL)

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



20 Apr 2018

Universal Tourism Exhibition (UTE) Beijing

Beijing Landmark Towers, Beijing, China



06-09 May 2018

American Alliance of Museums: Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

Phoenix Convention Center and Venues, Phoenix, United States



16-17 May 2018

The Museums + Heritage Show

West Hall, Olympia, London, United Kingdom



18-21 Jun 2018

MuseumNext Europe

tbc, London, United Kingdom



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World Leisure Congress 2018

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