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Layoffs at St Louis Science Center part of $2 M budget cut

Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, 8 February 2012 — A story in today’s Saint Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 24 staff members were laid off at the Saint Louis Science Center:

“Science Center president Bert Vescolani said the layoff was necessary for the center to cut $2.1 million in operational expenses, a target of the 2012 budget approved Tuesday by the center’s publicly appointed board of commissioners. The layoff and other staffing reductions obtained through attrition constitute about half of the overall budget cut, Vescolani said.

“Vescolani, who started at the center in December, said he has met with center employees to identify areas where spending can be cut and ways for the center to run more efficiently”

Read the full article here.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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