My name is Suzanne and after a break of oh, around 16 years, I have returned to work in the wonderful world that is Dynamic Earth. I’ve just joined the Marketing Team and I am really excited to be back where my career began, all those years ago. I started working in the Visitor Services Department at Dynamic Earth not long after it opened, back in 1999 (last century, if I really want to scare myself!) I was a student at Napier University, doing Tourism Management, so it seemed like the ideal way to spend some time gaining experience in the industry while I completed my degree, and how right I was, what an experience to have! I learned everything from how Time Machines work, and what’s in primordial soup, to the science behind volcanic eruptions, and (perhaps most importantly?) what the words ‘code yellow’ on the staff radios meant….It really was a fun and sociable place to work and I loved meeting the huge range of visitors who made each day interesting..
I left to travel the world for few years, and now I’m back where I started – a lot of things have changed, and a lot of things haven’t, like many of the staff who are still working here 16 years down the line, and the passion they all share for Dynamic Earth. The attraction itself has evolved and improved over time, and the new 4DVENTURE and ShowDome shows, Wow! So exciting! I think they’re probably my favourite parts.
In my new role as Marketing and Communications Administrator, I’ll be working with a lot of school and educational groups who come to visit Dynamic Earth, and experience all we have to offer. My first week in the job has been so varied and eventful – I have been lucky enough to join some of our school groups in their workshops, brushing up on my physics in Explore your Universe (shocking and hair-raising stuff!) and learning all about bees with some primary ones in their Nectar Collector storytelling session (our staff are experts in demonstrating the Bee Waggle dance!) To find out more about these educational and fun workshops, visit our Learning Section or call our team for more details. And – here’s a little known fact – teachers and their families can come and visit Dynamic Earth on the weekend, using a complimentary pass, so if you would like to come and experience the fun for yourselves in advance of a group visit, then just let us know! FAM PASS
I also attended the Festival Fringe schools poster awards ceremony, which was amazing, such talented wee artists we have here in Scotland! We are showing their masterpieces here at Dynamic Earth until August, so why not check them out while you are visiting?
I’m sure that my new role in Marketing will continue to be as exciting and varied as my first week, and I’m really looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.
It’s good to be back!