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Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: Woburn Abbey, Milton Keynes, UK
Woburn Abbey, Milton Keynes
Central Bedfordshire
United Kingdom
26 Apr 2018
Job description:
Woburn Abbey forms part of the Bedford Estates and is a leading visitor attraction and the private residence of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Visitor Experience Manager to be responsible for the successful management of the Abbey visitor services team.

The Visitor Experience Manager will be accountable for managing all operational activities whilst ensuring the delivery of an exceptional visitor experience including managing, planning and delivering events.

In addition, the role will be instrumental in the delivery of the Abbey master plan, a planned multi-million pound refurbishment programme for the Abbey and visitor services.

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, be performance driven and possess excellent organisational and planning skills. In addition, they should be educated to degree level and have previous experience within a similar role.


- Free entry into the Woburn Abbey and Woburn Safari Park
- Courtesy rounds of golf at The Woburn Golf Club, subject to availability and handicap
- Discounts on selected items within the retail areas of the Abbey, Safari Park and Golf Club
- Discounted food at The Woburn Hotel, Safari Park, Golf Club and the Duchess Tea Rooms
- Annual leave entitlement increasing with service
- Venue hire discount at the Sculpture Gallery, subject to availability
- Health Cash Plan with Simply Health at preferential rates
- Life Assurance Cover

This position is permanent, full time working 40 hours per week.
£22,000 - £25,000
Job location: Worcs, UK
United Kingdom
25 Apr 2018
Job description:
Games & Wristbands Manager

Do you have the ability to make a memorable experience for everyone you meet? Can you provide the enthusiasm and energy your team will need to create smiles and laughter everyday? If so, then why not consider a career at West Midland Safari Park.

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our diverse management team. The position will carry the responsibility of managing one of our key commercial areas and will require an individual who is able to manage a team to deliver both excellent customer service and profitability.

In order to succeed in this role you will thrive in a busy environment, demonstrate your ability to focus on key financial elements and use your initiative to drive forward both sales and product development.

Responsibilities of the Games & Wristbands Manager

- Managing the daily operational needs of the Games & Wristbands department
- Actuate management of cash, stock and inventory
- Ability to lead and positively influence a team
- Ensure Customer focus is at the forefront of decision making

About you

We would love to hear from you if you have previous experience in a sales management role and can show us your ability to effectively plan, organise and prioritise your workload. You will have an engaging personality and possess strong communication skills. You will need to be flexible in your approach to work outside of standard business hours, including weekends and some evenings. Previous employment in the leisure industry may also be advantageous.


As well as benefiting from working in a unique and beautiful location, you’ll also receive a range of additional perks to employment including:

- Annual pass plus which gives you and your family and friends free admission and theme park ride wristbands
- 30 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) with an additional day after 5 years service
- Discount through the WMSP Reward Website - on online purchases
- Discount through the WMSP Reward Vectis Card - on in store purchases
- 35% discount in retail and catering outlets

About us

West Midland Safari Park is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and critically endangered species, with a four mile safari drive-through, walk-through Discovery Trail, African Village and Lemur Woods exhibiting hundreds of exotic animal species with close encounters opportunities galore. The 200 acre site includes a wide range of catering and retail outlets, and a large amusement area with over 25 rides and attractions providing the ideal venue for family days out.

Please click 'Apply Now' below to be redirected to our careers site where you can create a login and complete an application.

Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg, Germany
05 Apr 2018
Job description:

The Hamburg Dungeon belongs to Merlin Entertainments; the second largest live-entertainment company in the world. Every year, our attractions greet around 40 million guests worldwide. Since opening in Hamburg’s historic Speicherstadt neighbourhood 18 years ago, the Hamburg Dungeon has become one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.

We offer our guests the ultimate live action journey through the murky past of Hamburg, with live shows, exciting rides, and historically horrible professional actors. We are searching for a:



- You share responsibility for the efficient operational running of the Performance Department through administrative and creative duties, together with the Performance Supervisor.
- Team leadership and coordination, including planning of auditions, training and indoctrination of new cast members, workshops and regular quality control, reporting to the Performance Supervisor.
- Scheduling for the 60 person department according to the budget.
- Lead and motivate the team and report directly to the Performance Supervisor. You actively enhance the unique “guest experience”, including assisting with new and seasonal show creating and implementation.
- You assist in maintaining the continuity of the Dungeons brand, the juxtaposition of genuine horror and irreverent humour.
- Network and communicate clearly with members of the Management Team and ensure appropriate information is fed back to the members of the Performance Department.
- Coordination of daily duty operations, including writing the daily plan and performing as an actor in the attraction when necessary.
- This exciting and extremely versatile job requires not only economical responsibility, but also an interest in outstanding customer service, an eye for detail, creativity, and the ability to lead and motivate a team.

These goals help us create an unforgettable experience for our guests.


- You must have professional training as an actor.
- Experience in the world of themed entertainment is a plus.
- Leadership experience is a plus.
- Experience in communication and organization of Marketing and PR is a plus.
- You can create and analyze performance reports and stay organized while working on multiple projects.
- You can maintain the highest level of service in high-pressure situations.
- You have experience in a creative field.
- You are fluent in written and spoken German and English.


If you interested in a unique job opportunity, training and workshops, as well as free entrance to all Merlin Attractions worldwide, send us your CV and covering letter below.
Job location: London, UK
Greater London
United Kingdom
17 Apr 2018
Job description:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Retail, Admissions & Membership Manager to deliver a high quality operation at WWT London Wetland Centre. By joining our team you will become part of something amazing and you will be a key contributor to providing our visitors with a warm and genuine welcome and an unforgettable experience. In this way you will make a difference by connecting people and wetlands.

Your responsibilities will include:

- The daily operation of a Retail, Admissions & Membership business
- Delivering excellent standards of customer service
- Leading and inspiring your diverse team of people to perform at their best
- The creative and seasonal merchandising of product ranges
- Driving sales and maximising profit to be invested into our conservation work

You will already be:

- An enthusiastic and highly motivated individual with a flair for presentation and delivering excellent customer service
- Experienced in managing high-quality retail visitor services and visitor centre operation
- A strong leader possessing communication, planning and organisational ability

In return for your hard work and dedication, you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Free parking
- Contributory company pension scheme
- Life assurance
- Free entry to all our centres plus many more

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors, a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

For more information, and to apply, please click 'Apply Now' below.
£35,780 per annum
Job location: Lancashire, UK
United Kingdom
17 Apr 2018
Job description:
This is a two-year fixed term post (with the prospect of becoming a permanent role at the end of the two year period).

37.5 hours per week to be worked on a rota basis to include weekends and bank holidays, in line with business requirements.

Martin Mere Wetland Centre, in Lancashire is home to one of the UK’s flagship nature reserves. The centre also houses a captive collection of wetland wildlife and provides outdoor activities such as a canoe safari, adventure playgrounds and pond dipping. We are seeking someone to help us offer even more amazing, surprising, inspiring and engaging experiences for over 200,000 visitors every year. 

Are you an outgoing, creative, proactive and organised senior manager with experience of working in a large visitor attraction?  In this exciting position, you’ll be responsible for overseeing marketing, learning, events, retail and admissions teams, including volunteers.  You’ll need excellent leadership qualities, as well as customer service skills, commercial acumen and, ideally, some level of experience in all of the areas you’ll be overseeing. Crucially, you’ll be a brilliant communicator and team player, comfortably working across departments to achieve your goals.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years
- Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
- Life assurance
- Free parking
- Childcare voucher scheme

For more information, and to apply please click 'Apply Now' below.
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg, Germany
05 Apr 2018
Job description:
Bist Du unheimlich gut genug für uns?

Das Hamburg Dungeon gehört zur englischen Merlin-Gruppe, dem zweitgrößten Betreiber von Freizeitattraktionen weltweit. Jährlich begeistern wir circa 40 Mio. Besucher. Hast Du Lust, in diese spannende Welt einzutreten? In der Hamburger Speicherstadt liegt das Hamburg Dungeon. In seinem 18-jährigen Bestehen hat sich das Hamburg Dungeon zu einer der toptouristischen Attraktionen Hamburgs entwickelt. Hinter seinen Mauern verbergen sich die dunklen Seiten der Hamburger Geschichte, die allesamt von professionellen Schauspielern mit einem Augenzwinkern zum Leben erweckt werden. Genau dort brauchen wir Dich als


deine Herausforderung:

- Du stellst die Qualität der künstlerischen Komponenten unseres Tagesgeschäftes am Standort durch Deine operative sowie kreative Erfahrung sicher und zeichnest Dich mit verantwortlich für die Abteilung Schauspiel.

- Dazu gehört die Führung des kompletten Teams, die Durchführung von Castings, Einarbeitung und Einführung neuer Mitarbeiter, deren Trainings, Weiterbildungen und regelmäßige Qualitätskontrollen in Abstimmung und zusammen Arbeit mit dem Performance Supervisor.

- Du erstellst den Dienstplan für das bis zu 60 Köpfige Team unter Einhaltung des vorgegebenen Budgets. Du führst Deine Abteilung motiviert zum Erfolg und berichtest direkt an den Performance Supervisor. Du nimmst aktiv am Prozess der Showentwicklung teil.

- Du trägst Sorge dafür, dass die Marken Richtlinien durchgesetzt und eingehalten werden. Durch regelmäßige Qualitätskontrolle bist Du stets auf dem Laufenden und kannst proaktiv den hohen schauspielerischen Standard gewährleisten

- Darüber hinaus arbeitest Du aktiv mit dem Marketingteam zusammen und sorgst für Auswahl und Briefing von Schauspielern für Marketing/Presse Aktionen.

- Du übernimmst Dutydienste in Deinem Bereich und arbeitest aktiv in den Shows mit.

- Diese aufregende und extrem vielseitige Aufgabe zeichnet sich nicht nur durch wirtschaftliches Denken und Handeln, sondern auch durch Kundenservice, ausgeprägtes Qualitätsbewusstsein, Kreativität sowie Mitarbeiterführung und –motivation aus. Du förderst Talente Deines Teams und schaffst außergewöhnliche Erlebnisse für unsere Besucher.

unser Wunschkandidat:

- Für diese anspruchsvolle Position ist eine Schauspielausbildung zwingend erforderlich.

- Erfahrung in dem Bereich Freizeitattraktionen oder ähnlichem sind von Vorteil

- Erste Führungserfahrung eines großen Teams ist wünschenswert

- Erfahrung im Umgang mit Marketing/Presse und Kundenkontakt ist Dir nicht fremd.

- Du erstellst Reporting zur Showperformance, analysierst diese und behältst auch bei großen Projekten den Überblick.

- Du behältst auch in Stresssituationen den Überblick

- Du bist kreative und hast dramaturgische Erfahrung

- Fließende Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift

Klare Perspektiven:

Du hast Lust auf einen ungewöhnlichen Arbeitsplatz, Fortbildungen und Trainings sowie freien Eintritt in alle Merlin-Attraktionen weltweit

Senden Sie uns Ihren Lebenslauf und das Anschreiben.
Job location: LEGOLAND California Resort One, United States
California, USA
United States
12 Apr 2018
Job description:
Position Summary:
The aquarist internship position at the SEA LIFE Aquarium at LEGOLAND California Resort assists the Displays Team with the routine husbandry and maintenance required for its marine and freshwater exhibits. This intern will exhibit a strong work ethic, willingness to learn and work to a high standard of animal care and ethics. This position is a training ground for future paid positions in the department, such as a husbandry assistant or a level 1 Aquarist position. This position does not require diving experience, but a rescue dive certification is preferred. Also, up to date CPR/First Aid/AED/O2 training will put the candidate at a great advantage.

Scope and Responsibilities:
1. Assist the Displays staff with the animal care, cleaning and maintenance of aquarium displays, which may require snorkel or scuba diving (i.e. 200,000 gallon tropical ocean display).
2. Assist the Displays staff with diet preparation, feeding and general husbandry of aquarium exhibits as directed.
3. Maintain and prepare accurate daily records for aquarium systems, exhibit specimens, and husbandry related paperwork.
4. Maintain equipment to the standards and expectations of SEA LIFE policies and protocols.
5. Participate in specimen transports, water quality testing, quarantine, diagnosis and treatment of fish disease.
6. Deliver interactive programming to guests and guest presentations involving displays and exhibit diving.

Details of the program:
- Internships are organized in which the intern will learn about the following areas of marine science and animal husbandry:
- Animal Nutrition (diet, nutrition)
- Husbandry Maintenance (tools, exhibit upkeep) - Program Animals (reptile collection)
- Water Quality/Chemistry (water quality testing, nitrogen cycle)
- Life Support Systems (pumps, plumbing, filtration)
- Laboratory (microscope use, animal necropsy, sampling)
- Quarantine (treatment diagnosis, protocols, disease)
- Scuba Diving (gear setup, safety, diving with venomous animals)
- Taxonomy (general taxonomy)
- Public Presentations (shark and ray talk, jellyfish show, dive show)
- Final project (TBD by staff or individual depending on the needs of the SEA LIFE team)

Background and Experience:
- No extensive background is needed, but a credited program is required to apply for this position (for both high school and college credit).
- For college internships, a background in Biology or related marine biology field is required. A mentor and a project will be assigned to the intern.
- For high school internships, an interest in marine biology is required with a passion to work hard and learn. A mentor will be assigned, along with a project to be assigned by the staff.
- Students must have an interest in learning about and understanding the science of aquarium biology, fishes and invertebrates.

A High School diploma or general education degree (or equivalent education and experience) is required. Candidates working towards or possessing a two to four-year degree in Biology or a related field at an accredited academic facility is preferred. Students with a post-bachelor certification (i.e. aquarium science program) are also encouraged to apply and will be given more advanced tasks.

Other Requirements:
For college interns, a scuba certification is preferred in rescue diving or above from a recognized recreational or commercial diver training agency. The candidate will have an ability to maintain a clean/organized work environment and the ability to work effectively with limited or no supervision, and maintain a work ethic supporting the Aquarium’s mission and goals. Preferred candidates will hold a current First Aid and CPR certification. The candidate should be willing to work weekends and keep flexible hours.
Competitive Hourly Rate
Job location: Oakham, Rutland, UK
Oakham, Rutland
United Kingdom
27 Feb 2018
Job description:
We are looking for Watersports Instructors!

Anglian Water is more than just pipes and pumping stations. Did you know we are also responsible for some of the area’s most popular recreational sites in England? Our Recreation Team manages over 4,000 hectares of parkland, woodland and reservoirs including Rutland Water. These areas provide valuable open space offering high-quality leisure opportunities ranging from international triathlons, sailing regattas to fishing competitions. We want our visitors to experience and enjoy our great leisure facilities and to be as passionate and proud of our environment as we are.

Set in 4200 acres of open countryside, Rutland Water Park is the central rural attraction in England's smallest county of Rutland and offers activities for all the family.

Rutland Water Park offers a range of activities for all to enjoy. Acres of beautiful countryside surrounds the reservoir where school groups, the general public and sports clubs visit to take part in the various water sports that are on offer.

We are looking for Watersports Instructors to work at Rutland Water and provide tuition and general assistance to our visitors.

Our visitors can hire rowing boats, canoes and kayaks and take part in raft building and power boating. As a Watersports Instructor, your key responsibility is to ensure all visitors are enjoying their time at the Park whilst remaining safe.

Working on a casual basis during busy periods, mainly at the weekends and during school holiday periods, you will be paid a competitive hourly salary and become part of the great Rutland Water Team.

You will receive in-house training, an annual car parking pass to use at our Water Parks and discounted rates on many of the activities at the Park.


-You’ll have a keen interest in watersports and have experience in a similar role and want to share your enthusiasm with our visitors.

- It’s advantageous if you have a First Aid qualification and/or watersports qualifications.

If successful you would be issued with a flexible zero hour contract, therefore shift patterns and rotas vary, dependent on the need of the Water Park and your availability.
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