Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Current Job Opportunities

Guide Position – Deadline April 8, 2019
Education & Programs Assistant – Deadline April 8, 2019
Conservation & Built Heritage Assistant – Deadline April 8, 2019

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

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a governance board providing oversight and guidance to the museum Executive Director. The Board is composed of volunteer members who are approved for 3-year terms with a maximum of 2 terms.  Based on this structure, we typically experience 2 Board vacancies each year. 

The Board strives for a set of skills and experience combined with management background to maintain a balanced Board structure together with operational effectiveness. 

Directors should be willing and able to commit to a term of at least 3 years with approximately 1-2 Board and Committee meetings each quarter with a reduced commitment during the summer months. All Directors are assigned to working Committees and are expected to be fully engaged in the associated Committee Work.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our Board, please read our Application Guidelines.

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.