Working in tourism can be a hugely rewarding experience. Our industry is the fifth largest in the UK and directly contributes £52 billion to the economy, according to Deloitte. In Nottinghamshire, the visitor economy is estimated to be worth aroud £1.55 billion, supporting 51,500 full time equivalent jobs.
With over 1.5 million commercial overnight visitors staying in Nottinghamshire each year and over 2 million visitors to Nottingham city centres cultural attractions alone, there are opportunities for full and part time roles at a range of venues countywide.
We have well over 500 tourism venues in our Nottinghamshire Tourism membership scheme and will occasionally post opportunities on this website.
At Experience Nottinghamshire, our remit covers a broad spectrum. From the dedicated team at the Nottingham Tourism Centre to industry engagement via the Membership Team and the marketing roles that proactively promote the destination.
Press Releases – Experience Nottinghamshire
Nottingham Lakeside Arts welcomes the Year of the Rooster with a celebration of Chinese traditional and contemporary culture in which people of all ages can participate and enjoy. Lakeside is delighted to be working in collaboration with Nottingham City Council and Gedling Borough Council, along with The Nottingham Confucius Institute and Asia Business Centre at the University of Nottingham to bring a range of exciting events to communities across Nottinghamshire.
The year of the Rooster officially begins on Saturday 28 January. Lakeside Arts will host Jixiang (Propitious), a world premiere of a specially-commissioned digital projection with a series of stunning outdoor projections on the south face of the iconic Trent Building over the Chinese New Year weekend which will delight all ages.
Director at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Shona Powell, says:
“2017 is a very special year, bringing us full cycle back to the Year of the Rooster in our thirteenth annual Chinese New Year celebration. This year we’re thrilled to commission Nottingham-based digital artist Barret Hodgson for our New Year spectacular ‘Jixiang’, to transform the south-side of our iconic Trent Building into a huge colourful canvas. There will be 6 different opportunities to see the projection over the course of two nights on 28 and 29 January. It promises to be a spectacular visual showcase inspired by both contemporary and traditional Chinese culture, incorporating elements of brush painting and calligraphy from Chinese Artist in Residence Jiang Hongsheng, and including some pre-recorded music from Ling Peng as well as other artists. There will be a few surprises along the way and of course the fabulous CSSA Dragon Dancers will be here!”
Ahead of the New Year projections, visitors to Lakeside Arts can enjoy the stunning photography exhibition in the Wallner Gallery by Yuan-Hsiung Wang and Xue Qian of traditional artisans in South West China; or take part in Chinese traditional brush painting workshops with visiting artist from Ningbo Jiang Hongsheng.
Other highlights include a grand performance to celebrate Chinese New Year presented by Nottingham Confucius Institute, featuring talented musicians, martial artists, dancers, and singers specially selected both locally and nationally in the wonderful surroundings of the Theatre Royal on 9 February.
For more details and dates of events, please visit Lakeside’s website at www.lakesidearts.org.uk or call the Box Office on 0115 846 7777
A warm welcome awaits visitors to The Workhouse, Southwell, as the National Trust property opens its doors for the new season on Saturday11 February. It is twenty years since The Workhouse site came into the care of the National Trust and there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate, as the property is now open seven days a week until the end of the season on 5 November.
Visitors will be able to enjoy an extended menu at our new café located in Firbeck, the old infirmary building. This new space will provide additional seating as well a more varied menu which will include soup, a daily hot pot dish and delicious homemade scones.
Plans are underway to change the way in which we tell The Workhouse story, based on feedback from visitors during the past year, as part of the Re-imagining project. So, some rooms may be under wraps from time to time and visitors can find out more about our plans through a special exhibition. We are also working to have a new visitor reception ready for use in the run up to Easter.
Half term will see a new exhibition focused on conservation work, ‘Daylight, dirt and damage’ which runs from 11-19 February. Visitors can find out more about the impact they have on the property when they touch objects or even just move around. Children can become a deterioration detective, pick up a case file and track down the special agents who are damaging the building on a new trail (£1.50 per trail).
To find out more about The Workhouse and future events please call: 01636 817260 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/theworkhouse
Newstead Abbey has won £75,000 to improve access to its collection with a new exhibition space.
The grant has been awarded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Wolfson Foundation to Museums and Galleries across England to improve displays and facilities. It’s part of a £4m fund which will be used for renovation and improvement projects in 39 museums and galleries across England, allowing institutions to increase access, improve displays and enhance public spaces.
The funding for Newstead Abbey will be used for accessibility improvements, which include a public space that will house exhibitions on the history of Newstead and its occupants, with unique stories and collections on show.
The Newstead Abbey collection contains more than 4,600 items of furniture, books, costume, fine and decorative arts as well as archival and archaeological material. With the additional permanent exhibition space more collections can be made accessible.
Renovation and improvements to these public spaces will mean Newstead Abbey, for the first time, will have a fully accessible permanent exhibition space that all visitors can engage with. It will enable the site to have an offer for disabled visitors, who currently enjoy the park but have very little engagement with the rich and inspiring story of the site because the majority of it involves stairs. What is currently accessible offers just snippets of what is an important site with significant collections and stories. Having over 160 square metres of fully accessible permanent exhibition space will enable the visitor to engage with the whole story of Newstead.
Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said: “Over 100,000 people a year visit the grounds of Newstead, with 23,000 of them also visiting the house.
“We want to make sure that more people have the chance to experience the amazing history of the Abbey and although the nature of the building means the majority of the site is inaccessible to those with limited mobility, there is a very clear area of the building that has full mobility access. We want to turn this into an engaging, fully accessible, interactive exhibition to tell the story of the Newstead, its inhabitants and to make the collections accessible to a wider audience.”
The museum service will work with partners, community and disability groups and visitors to develop an exhibition space that is fully accessible and an interactive exhibition.
Matt Hancock, Minister for Digital and Culture, said: “Our museums and galleries are among the best in the world and we should be rightly proud of these institutions.
“We want people to be able to enjoy world-leading culture wherever they live and whatever their background. These grants will make an important contribution toward increasing access to their wonderful collections and improving the visitor experience at museums right across the country. I applaud the Wolfson Foundation’s generosity in once again matching the Government’s investment pound for pound in this important work.”
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