Job & Volunteer Opportunities
Current Job Opportunities
Interpreter, Spring 2018
Closing date: March 19, 2018
Educational Assistant, Spring 2018
Closing date: March 30, 2018
Collections Assistant, Spring 2018
Closing date: March, 30 2018
Spy Camp Coordinator, Spring 2018
Closing Date: March 30, 2018
Opportunities are updated regularly here, so if we do not currently have an opportunity that is appropriate for you, please check our site again.
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
Incident at the Bunker: A Zombie Adventure
October 29, 30 and November 5
The Undead are Needed!
Are you a leader among the undead? Do you have what it takes to lead a mindless horde?
Are you the best brain-eater, a super-shuffler, or the greatest groaner?
The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum is looking for Lead Zombies and the Mindless Hoard of Zombies for this year’s Incident at the Bunker: A Zombie Adventure, presented in partnership with The Haunted Walk of Ottawa.
How to apply
If you think you have what it takes, send us 200 words on why you think you’re right for the job.
Send your application to
Previous experience as a zombie is considered an asset.
High school students Volunteer hours count towards your community service hours.
Join our Zombie Facebook Group for all the latest updates to the undead recruiting campaign.
In helping bring this immersive experience to “life”, Lead Zombies co-ordinate zombies in certain sections of the Diefenbunker, contribute and provide feedback to improve the experience for all guests and problem solve as needed. If you have ever created your own haunted house or done the Zombie Walk in the past, this opportunity is for you!
Mindless Horde of Zombies
Mindless Horde zombies should possess a love of zombies and the enjoyment of terrifying others.
Sunday October 23, from 1:30 to 3:30pm
Diefenbunker Museum, 3929 Carp Road
Come learn how to scare!!! Training includes a tour of the museum, so you’re familiar with the area where you’ll be stationed and it also includes a zombie make-up tutorial and scare training.
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.