Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Request For Proposals

Design, Fabrication, and Installation: Canada and the Cold War

Timeline: July – November 2019
Location: Ottawa, Canada

The Diefenbunker invites experienced exhibit firms to apply to this request for proposal (RFP). The deadline to submit is June 25, 2019.

The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum requires the services of an experienced exhibit firm to design, build, and install a fully bilingual permanent exhibition to inspire audience engagement and increase content contextualization. The designer will work closely with the Museum to create an innovative, interactive and multi-sensory exhibit space to stimulate conversations and spark inquiry into Canada’s and Canadians’ role and in the Cold War. The exhibition will engage interested visitors in the historical context of the Diefenbunker and Canada and the Cold War, encourage critically thinking about the on-going legacy and impact of the Cold War, and inspire visitors to invest in building a more peaceful future. 

Current Job Opportunities

None available at this time. 

The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum occasionally has employment opportunities open to the public. Positions can range from guides and project coordinators, to marketing or development postings. If you enjoy history, working with enthusiastic people, and live in the Ottawa area, perhaps you’d like to join our team of volunteers at the Diefenbunker.

Current Volunteer Opportunities


We are currently looking for volunteers to assist in the following areas:

Special events and fundraising
Museum tour guides, both public and educational tours
Display/exhibit design and construction
Operations and facility maintenance
Archive and library
Diefenbunker Volunteer Application

Volunteer Docent Positions

The Diefenbunker is seeking history enthusiasts of all ages for the position of Volunteer Docent. The Volunteer Docent will learn the history of the museum and interact with museum visitors during operational hours. Do you love to talk to people? Do you want to meet new people? Would you like to be a part of the museum team? The Diefenbunker is Canada’s most important Cold War site, and one of the most unique museums in Canada. Spend your time underground with us, and enjoy a chance to meet visitors from around the world!

We’re looking for Volunteer Docents during our operating hours, 11am to 4pm, 7 days a week.

This opportunity is perfect for high school students, retirees, New Canadians, and anyone who loves museums.

Volunteer Docents must be available for at least 6 hours a week on a consistent basis.

For more information

Please contact or call 613‑839‑0007.