CAF Careers

The CAF has the below positions available:

These job descriptions in no way state or imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employees occupying these positions. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. These job descriptions may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities. All employees must agree to a background check.


Director of Maintenance

Department: Operations
Location: Commemorative Air Force Headquarters, Dallas, Texas

The National Headquarters of the Commemorative Air Force, located at the Dallas Executive Airport in Dallas, Texas, is seeking a full-time Director of Maintenance.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the safe operation of over 175 aircraft located at multiple CAF Units across the country.

Job Description:

The Director of Maintenance is responsible for coordinating All CAF HQ directed Unit Maintenance guidance to include support with aircraft operations. Managing Unit level compliance and aircraft inspections through internal regulations and Staff Assistance visits. Coordinates regularly with FAA FSDOs for management of the CAF’s two ride for hire programs that include over 100 aircraft. Additional duties included but not limited to assisting with the day-to-day functions of CAF HQ Operations and the CAF’s drug and alcohol testing program.

Employment Type: Full-Time

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
• 5 Years Warbird & Training experience Required
• Recent Experience working with volunteers Required
• A&P IA Preferred
• Current CFI Preferred
• Class 2 Medical Preferred


Director of Training

Department: Operations
Location: Commemorative Air Force Headquarters, Dallas, Texas

The National Headquarters of the Commemorative Air Force, located at the Dallas Executive Airport in Dallas, Texas, is seeking a full-time Director of Training.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the safe operation of over 175 aircraft located at multiple CAF Units across the country.

Job Description:

The Director of Training is responsible for coordinating all CAF HQ directed Unit level training to include CAF Operations and Maintenance by producing and implementing quality content and programs that will continue to improve the CAF safety culture. The Director of Training is responsible for coordinating HQ directed special joint training programs and events to include but not limited to NWOC, National CAF Conference, EAA Air Venture, Reno Air Races and ICAS. Duties include assisting newly formed CAF Units with training, leadership and standardization guidance. Additional duties included but not limited to assisting with the day to day functions of CAF HQ Operations.

Employment Type: Full-Time

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
• 5 Years Warbird & Training experience Required
• Recent Experience working with volunteers Required
• Current CFI Required
• Class 2 Medical Required
• A&P Preferred


Marketing Specialist

Department: Marketing
Location: Commemorative Air Force Headquarters, Dallas, Texas

Job Summary:
The Marketing Assistant serves all areas of marketing, providing support in the creation, content acquisition and management of the CAF Headquarters online media and print publications. This position works with departments and member volunteers to identify and implement promotions, campaigns, stories, advertising and other communications to support the Commemorative Air Force. The Marketing Assistant sees projects through from concept through completion by leading creative sessions, determining best means to complete, finalizing details, proofing, obtaining approvals, and executing the distribution or printing. Ensuring CAF marketing standards are being met and paying special attention to and making accuracy a priority, this includes, facts, grammar and spelling. Manages multiple projects and contractors or staff to ensure that the quality, timelines, professionalism, and financial boundaries are maintained throughout each project. All projects are required to meet the business objectives of the organization and that advance CAF’s brand strategy. Continually expands knowledge of current software and hardware. Maintains awareness of marketplace. Performs special projects as required and other duties as assigned. This position is supervised by the Vice President of Marketing.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Support all areas of marketing
• Manage multiple projects
• Maintain the CAF’s brand strategy
• Have a collaborative approach to teamwork
• Demonstrate an ability to operate independently, exercise sound judgment, and maintain confidentiality.
• Have a customer service approach and the ability to demonstrate flexibility and problem-solving skills to resolve situations in a professional and calm manner.
• Provide support for CAF activities and events, such as the CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow, CAF Conference and other events.

Qualifications: • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university in marketing, communications or related field required
• Minimum three years’ experience in digital marketing design, social media or relevant field preferred
• Strong attention to detail and ability to manage concurrent projects required
• Excellent communication skills both orally and written required
• Experience managing marketing promotions using various techniques preferred
• Advance experience using MS Office, Adobe, G-Suite and video editing preferred
• Ability to analyze performance results and take appropriate action required
• Ability to deliver creative web content (text, image, and video) required
• Must possess strong leadership and people skills to work well in team and communicate effectively
• High level of enthusiasm, initiative, motivation, and self-direction.
• Must meet training and background check qualifications and comply with the Protection of Minors policy. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: This position is based in Dallas, Texas. Some travel may be required. Applicants are subject to a background check and may need to complete a youth protection course.

To be considered for this posted position, ALL applicants are required to submit ALL items listed below to lblock@cafhq.org:

  1. Attach a letter of interest and résumé
  2. Attach or send link to a digital portfolio and/or writing sample

Other Information:
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.

The Commemorative Air Force is the world’s largest WWII Flying Museum with over 175 WWII aircraft and 80 units in 28 states and 4 international locations. The CAF has a volunteer membership of approximately 12,000. Information concerning our organization can be obtained at www.commemorativeairforce.org.


Aircraft Mechanic

Location: B-29/B-24 Squadron, Commemorative Air Force Headquarters, Dallas, Texas

Unique opportunity for the right individual to assist in the maintenance, operation, and display of historic WW II aircraft including qualification as a reciprocating engine flight engineer.

Qualifications: • Must have A&P license (IA desirable). • Experienced in inspection and repair of aircraft reciprocating radial engines, structures, electrical, fuel, and hydraulics systems. • Able to maintain FAA 1st or 2nd class physical, mandatory drug testing, and eventual qualification as FAA licensed Reciprocating Engine Flight Engineer. • Must locate to the Dallas Texas area • Must be able to travel with the aircraft and crews for extended periods. • Must meet training and background check qualifications and comply with the Protection of Minors policy. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

The position we seek to fill is that of Assistant Crew Chief. This individual will be a Commemorative Air Force employee, reporting directly to the B29/B24 Squadron, responsible for assisting the Senior Crew Chief with the maintenance and operation of squadron aircraft. Once qualified as a Flight Engineer, our crew chiefs are required to periodically travel with the tour, normally for periods of two weeks at a time. While traveling, crew chiefs receive regular salary plus twenty-five dollars daily per diem.

The backbone of the CAF and the B-29/B-24 Squadron is the public and volunteers. One of the principal duties of crew chiefs is directing and assisting a dedicated group of maintenance volunteers, with the understanding that without them the Squadron would be unable to operate. The position requires a keen ability to function and interact positively and productively within the volunteer and public environment. This is a fulltime salaried position with benefits. Please send resume to CAF B29/B24 Squadron, PO Box 763577, Dallas Texas 75376.


Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center Museum Receptionist (Part Time)

Location: Commemorative Air Force Dallas, TX On-site $14-17/hour, 8 hours per day Thursday – Saturday

General Summary The Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center (NAEC) is seeking a solutions-oriented person with a friendly, welcoming demeanor and great customer service experience to join our team as one of our Front Desk Receptionists. The ideal candidate ensures a positive visitor experience that leads to repeat visits.

Front Desk Receptionists are the first point of contact with all visitors, processing admission sales, member check-in and membership purchases. Receptionists also answer and return NAEC related phone calls, assist with data entry and filing, and complete administrative tasks as assigned, while maintaining the highest standards of friendly, helpful, and responsive visitor service at all times. The ideal candidate is professional in appearance, has a strong work ethic, an overachieving attitude and integrity. Additionally, the position is ideal for an energetic, flexible team-player with a heart for community-based work and youth development. This position reports to the Director of Visitor Experience & Venue Sales.

Duties include, but are not limited to: • Cheerfully greet all visitors entering and leaving the NAEC Check in members, groups and visitors • Process point-of-sale transactions: non-member admission, membership and retail sales • Process, confirm and check in visitors’ tickets purchased online • Maintains security by following procedures and issuing visitor identification (e.g., wristbands, badges) • Communicate Museum & NAEC rules and policies to guests clearly and respectfully; remind and enforce as necessary to ensure visitor safety • Monitor visitor access and maintain security awareness, emphasis on visitor service and safety • Coordinates with facility manager for cleanups and repairs • Complete procedures to open and close the facility • Accurately complete opening and closing cash drawer procedures; follow safe cash handling procedures • Provide professional, responsive service by being well-informed on what the NAEC offers • Answer phones, checks voicemail and online inquiries regularly and follows up on them in a timely manner • Maintain clean lobby and desk • Manage inventory relevant to reception area • Receive and sort mail and deliveries • Assist with membership data entry, mailings and other administrative tasks as assigned • Handles confidential information in a discreet, professional manner • Serves as a team player, with the ability to communicate clearly with and support other team members • Remain welcoming, approachable, and available at all times to visitors, staff and volunteers • Anticipate visitor needs and make proactive suggestions to facilitate a quality visitor experience • Respond to visitors who may need assistance • Provide professional, responsive service by being well-informed on what the NAEC offers

Necessary qualifications & experience • Professional or volunteer experience in a customer service environment (or equivalent) • Cash handling experience (or equivalent) • Basic math & computer skills; experience with Microsoft Word & Excel preferred • Able to learn additional software programs as needed • Bilingual a plus (any language will be considered) • Demonstrate excellent skills in communicating with a diverse group of people • Demonstrate accuracy & high attention to detail; ability to multi-task & problem-solve • Ability to maintain professional behavior, in a sometimes crowded, noisy, environment (e.g., tour groups checking in) • Must be punctual & dependable • Must be able to work Saturdays, holidays, and school breaks when the NAEC is open. • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent

Physical Requirements • Must pass background security screening / Youth Protection Certification • Must be able to communicate clearly • Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time • Must be able to assist with tasks that require lifting and bending • Ability to make eye contact and smile

Position Details Interviews to begin the first week of February.


Thank you for your interest in working for the Commemorative Air Force. We are always looking for volunteers and accepting resumes should a position open up. Please send your resume to the Director of Human Resources and Administration.

The Commemorative Air Force is an equal opportunity employer.

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