Meet the Shop Team

Kia Ora, my name is Sam

I have been working at the Otago Museum Shop for almost 10 years! Wow – time flies when you are having fun. I am in charge of the daily running of the shop and purchasing the products.

There are so many things that I love about working here! But definitely our lovely customers and the team have a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy the variety of products we have, every purchase you make helps the Museum and gives back to our community. We look forward to seeing soon.

Hi, I'm Sarah

I’m the full time shop assistant and I’ve been working at the OM Shop for six years! I might be biased but I think we have the best shop in Dunedin! I love all the unique gifts and toys that we have and getting to meet people from all around Dunedin and all around the world – giving me lots of ideas for my own travels! Come say hi when you visit the Museum.

P.S. I’ve heard that I’m quite good at gift wrapping

Hola! My name is Sofia

I have been a member of the OM shop for four years.

What I enjoy about working here is getting to open the new and exciting stock that we receive on a weekly basis. One of my favourite products in the Shop has to be the Silver Science jewellery as I am a lover of science and the Hauland Import merchandise because it makes for a great gift! Hope to see you on your next visit to the Otago Museum.

Hi, I’m Helen

I work as a casual in the OM Shop. When I’m not working, I’m busy with my university studies in zoology and linguistics! I like working here because there’s always something to do, whether it’s reorganising displays or helping customers choose their perfect product. I also love how supportive our team is and how well we work together.

It’s hard to pick a favourite product, but I do love the range of prints we sell, particularly the ones of native birds and wildlife. I even have one of a gorgeous blue penguin on my bedroom wall. I look forward to meeting you next time you pop into our Shop.