News Archive: September 2009

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Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Today's YourThanet featured an article about the Heritage Lottery funding and recruitment drive launched by the Dreamland Trust last week. You can view the article here. An extended version of the article also appeared in Kent on Sunday on 20 September.

Friday, 18 September 2009

The Mail on Sunday on 6 September included a piece on Thanet, in which Sarah Vickery spoke about the Dreamland proposals. The article states: "Sarah's thoughts on the restoration of the now closed Dreamland funfair (she is the treasurer of the campaign to save it) hit the ears like a sermon. Margate's revival is believable. Amen sister!" Read article...
Yesterday's edition of the Thanet Adscene, reported the Dreamland Trust's recruitment drive for three members of staff.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Help us deliver the dream: The Dreamland Trust is recruiting!
Following an award of 384,500 of funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Dreamland Trust - a not-for-profit company - is now recruiting three key people to take forward detailed proposals for a world's first tourist attraction in Margate. We are looking for outstanding individuals to drive this exciting project forward.

Current vacancies:

Project Director (31,250 P/T, 62.5K FTE)
Audience Development Officer (28,000pa)
Project Archivist (22,000pa, 1 Year Fixed-Term Contract)

Dreamland Trust Chair, Nick Laister, says: "Phase One of the project, worth 12.4m, will create the world's first amusement park to solely feature thrilling historic rides and will be centred on the Grade II-listed Scenic Railway roller coaster. The second phase will involve the restoration of the Grade II*-listed Dreamland Cinema building as a multi-purpose entertainment venue, creating a national centre for seaside heritage, popular culture and street style. We are now recruiting a core team to make this exciting concept a reality. Heading up the team will be the Project Director, who will become the public face of Dreamland, driving the project forward. The Project Director will be supported by an Audience Development Officer, who will be the public liaison point for the project, and will organise exhibitions and other events. The third post is a Project Archivist, who will research, collate and disseminate historical information relating to the Dreamland site, amusement parks in general and seaside culture. Interested candidates can download details from the new website, www.dreamlandmargate.com."

"Can I also take this opportunity to welcome our first new member of staff, Tanya Carr, who will be joining us on a part-time basis as Administrative Officer from 1 October. Tanya will be working from the Thanet District Council offices."

For more details on job opportunities at the Dreamland Trust, visit our Job Vacancies page.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Friday 28 August was a busy day in London for Susan Marsh, on behalf of The Dreamland Trust. In the morning a meeting was held at the offices of The Princes Regeneration Trust which covered funding issues. A further meeting was held in the afternoon at the offices of quantity surveyors Cyril Sweett, which covered the OJEU programme (OJEU is the Official Journal of the European Union, the publication in which all contracts from the public sector which are valued above a certain financial threshold according to EU legislation must be published). These meetings were also attended by a representative of MTCRC; unfortunately an attack of Swine Flu prevented the attendance of the representative from Margate Renewal Partnership.

The About.com Theme Park Guide recently featured a small piece on the Dreamland proposals.

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