Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Work with us!

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

Current Job Opportunities

Education and Programs Assistant – Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. ET

Museum Guide – Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. ET

Recruitment Notice: Board of Directors

Posted March 22, 2023

The Diefenbunker is seeking qualified volunteer candidates to serve on its Board of Directors, to help steer the organization on the exciting path toward its next phase of growth. If you have an interest in history and share our passion for the success of the Diefenbunker, then we’d like to hear from you.

The Board has a particular need for individuals with expertise in the following areas:

  • Government relations
  • Museums, heritage, tourism
  • Academic expertise related to the Cold War period of history
  • Philanthropy, donor relations, advocacy
  • Marketing, public relations

Applications will be considered as they are received. Find more information and detailed application instructions in the recruitment notice linked below.

2023 Recruitment Notice: Board of Directors



Current Volunteer Opportunities

Gift Shop Volunteer

Whether you are looking to gain work experience and skills, or you would like to offer your time and expertise, we have an opportunity for you!

We’re always looking for passionate people to volunteer in the following areas:

Conducting Tours
Amateur Radio
Facility Maintenance
Youth Activities

To express your interest, please download and submit our Volunteer Application Form.
*Please note that the fillable form is best completed in a PDF reader and not in your web browser.



Zombie Volunteers

No zombie event this year. Please check back in August 2023.

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