CAF Careers

The CAF has the below positions available:

Aircraft Mechanic

A 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. 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 and be able to travel with the aircraft and crews for extended periods. This is a fulltime salaried position with benefits. Please send resume to CAF B29/B24 Squadron, PO Box 763577, Dallas Texas 75376.

Job Title: 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.

Duties and Responsibilities: • Process memberships in an organized and efficient manner. • Keep up to date on Blackbaud’s Altru database changes and use it to its fullest potential. • Identify and report on key performance metrics that reveal trends, challenges, and opportunities. • Take the initiative to recommend how to streamline, automate, and maintain any routine procedures associated with membership entry and renewal, tracking, management and other tasks. • Work with confidential information in a professional and responsible manner. • Provide support for CAF activities and events, such as the CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow, CAF Conference and other events. • Performs other duties as assigned. 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.

This is a fulltime salaried position with benefits. Please send resume to CAF B29/B24 Squadron, PO Box 763577, Dallas Texas 75376.

National Aviation Education Center Educator

General Summary The NAEC Educator will create and deliver educational programs and assist in program development to further the mission (Honor the Past, Empower the Future) and strategic vision of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center (NAEC). The educator needs to be as comfortable in a woodworking or metal shop as they are with teaching pedagogy.

Responsibilities: • Performs and delivers all educational programs and services including shop classes (wood, metal or other mediums), simulations, school group tours, night/weekend programs, daytime programs, Scout merit badges, camps, and other education-related events • Effective communicator who can interact with diverse individuals in a small and large group settings • Serves as an expert for education program offerings • Supervise high school interns to provide authentic workplace experience with an emphasis on safety, tool management, and personal/professional growth • Communicate actively with volunteers about responsibilities and logistics • Participate in volunteer training and orientations as needed • Assist with inventory and assessment of equipment and supplies • Conduct workshops and trainings that demonstrate best practices in education • Coach/mentor educators and instructors with pedagogy, safety, and program evaluation • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Education

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: • Knowledge of standards-based instruction and assessments • Knowledge and demonstrated practice in creating hands-on, student-centered lessons with an emphasis on content integration • Knowledge and experience in tool use, including handheld and power tools • Program implementation and program development experience • Experience in delivering engaging teacher professional development • Strong creative and visionary abilities to add value to current or future educational programs • Good analytical thought process, including problem solving and decision-making skills and abilities • Demonstrated attention to detail, with a strong ability to keep accurate records and statistics • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, in writing and orally across various media • Good project management experience, including time management, coordination, and organizational skills • Solid computer-proficiency skills and abilities, including applications, databases and Microsoft Outlook, Work, Excel, and PowerPoint • Ability to work independently and maintain confidentiality • Knowledge of science of flight or aircraft maintenance or restoration is a bonus • Willingness to collaborate on projects and work with a team • Must be enthusiastic about community-based work and youth development • Ability to perform a variety of tasks concurrently with competing deadlines in a demanding environment • Must be available to work a variable schedule to include evenings, weekends, overnight and holidays

Education and Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree • Minimum 5 years of experience as a classroom educator • Minimum 1 year of educational staff supervision • Recency of experience working in educational settings, especially with K-12 school-aged children is required

Physical Demands: • Regularly performs tasks with hands and fingers for grasping and holding objects • Regularly performs office-related tasks at a desk or workstation while sitting, such as: keyboarding, phones, handwriting, filing, etc. • Sometimes pushes, pulls, lifts, and/or carries up to 50 pounds across a distance with or without supportive devices • Frequently stands, walks, bends, stoops, crouches, reaches, climbs, and kneels throughout the workday • Sometimes drives or travels by car/aircraft; occasionally travels out-of-area or overnight

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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

$14-17 per hour up to 25 hours per week Commemorative Air Force Dallas, TX On-site

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 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 Full-day shift: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with 30 min lunch; Partial day shift: 9 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. This position requires a mandatory background security screening.


Member Services Assistant

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

Job Summary: The Member Services Assistant Processes new and renewal membership packages, completes fulfillment and filing of member information. Prepares and mails membership reminders. Updates member data in the database and documents interactions with members and ensures access to the member portal is linked correctly. Utilizes Altru tools to process and fulfill membership-related activities. Answers calls from members and prospective members received in the call center. Picks up mail from post office and opens daily. Engraves name tags, plaques and plates. Supports member, donor and prospect events. Monitors Member Services email address for member information updates and bounced emails. Responds to membership information requests. Provides back-up to other members of Member Services, including being cross trained on key activities to ensure continuity. Performs other duties as assigned. This position reports to the Member Services Manager. Duties and Responsibilities: • Process memberships in an organized and efficient manner. • Keep up to date on Blackbaud’s Altru database changes and use it to its fullest potential. • Identify and report on key performance metrics that reveal trends, challenges, and opportunities. • Take the initiative to recommend how to streamline, automate, and maintain any routine procedures associated with membership entry and renewal, tracking, management and other tasks. • Work with confidential information in a professional and responsible manner. • Provide support for CAF activities and events, such as the CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow, CAF Conference and other events. • Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications: • High School Graduate. • Experience with databases, especially Altru, a plus. • Collaborative approach to teamwork. • Ability to operate independently, exercise sound judgment, and maintain confidentiality. • A customer service approach and the ability to demonstrate flexibility and problem-solving skills to resolve situations in a professional and calm manner. • Computer literacy. User of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) a plus. • 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.

This is a full-time on-site position. Interested parties should send their résumé to ctuminaro@cafhq.org.

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.


Gift Coordinator

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

Job Summary: The Gift Coordinator processes, acknowledges and reports gifts and, maintains accurate donor and supporter information using the Raiser’s Edge and Altru databases. (Conversion from Raiser’s Edge to Altru is currently underway.) Assists the Finance Department in reconciling donation records, as needed. Updates email addresses and contact information in MailChimp or other email marketing tools. Responsible for handling fundraising fulfillment inquiries, coordinating responses with CAF Headquarters and the direct mail vendor, as appropriate. Conducts regular communication with donors on pledge commitments to ensure timely pledge payments. Responds, as appropriate, to supporter and donor inquiries. Maintains a historical record of direct mail packages for reference by CAF staff. Supports fundraising event planning, including tracking guests and attendance data. Provides back-up to other members of the Development Team, including being cross trained on key activities to ensure continuity. Performs other duties as assigned. This position reports to the Philanthropy Manager. Duties & Responsibilities: • Coordinate the processing of incoming gifts and donations according to established protocols. Responsible for entry of gifts, pledges and payments into Raiser’s Edge and Altru. • Work with confidential information in a professional and responsible manner. • Make changes to contact information and mailing lists quickly and accurately. • Handle fulfillment in an organized and efficient manner. • Field calls from donors and act as first point of contact for donor questions concerning their philanthropy. Demonstrate exemplary customer service in all exchanges. • Produce donor, gift, and revenue reports, lists, merge files, and labels as required. • Update and maintain gift processing procedures. • Track direct mail packages. • Provide support for CAF activities and events, such as the CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow, CAF Conference and other events. • Be sufficiently knowledgeable about CRMs to answer inquiries from the Development team about prospects, gifts, and pledges within our database. • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: • High School Graduate, some college and/or database experience preferred. • Experience with Client Resource Management (CRM) databases, especially Raiser’s Edge or Altru, a plus. • Collaborative approach to teamwork. • Ability to operate independently on routine activities, exercise sound judgment, and maintain confidentiality. • High level of poise and professionalism, including follow-through and attention to detail. • Familiarity and basic knowledge of fundraising. • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. • A customer service approach and the ability to demonstrate flexibility and problem-solving skills. • Computer literacy. Proficient knowledge and use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required. • 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.

This is a full-time on-site position. Interested parties should send their résumé to tvellucci@cafhq.org.

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.


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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