Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is run by volunteers, and if you have the interest, we hope you will join us. Some knowledge of aviation is helpful but a strong desire to work with the public, flexibility, dependability and enthusiasm are most important to do any form of volunteer work at the aerodrome
Volunteers are needed for Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s Museum (open daily from mid-June through mid-October). Office administration and answering phones would be typical of museum activity but could extend to participation in direct mail campaigns for membership building, and fund raising. Basic computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheet programs and navigating the Internet are helpful. Volunteers will be trained to field visitor's questions about the Aerodrome and its unique collection of World War I, barnstorming and pioneer era airplanes and artifacts.
Volunteers are also needed to assist in all aspects of air show production on Saturdays and Sundays. Activity includes aircraft handling and positioning on the flight line as well as set up and recovery of antique airplanes during flight operations. Staff assists with the admission and biplane rides booths. There may also be opportunities as understudies, actors, actresses, and some assistance in plot development, staging, sound and special effects for those with related skills.
If you are interested in flying or maintaining our aircraft, and are experienced with “tail draggers”, contact us for an interview. We also have positions for antique auto mechanics. There also is work for artists, painters and builders for set preparation and repair.
The operation of the Aerodrome depends largely on volunteers but selects personnel for part-time and full-time paid positions from among its most productive volunteers. People of all ages are encouraged; retired people with related skills are welcomed but so are students and young adults developing skills and acquiring experience for the future. Internships and cooperative programs with colleges and universities are part of the program at the aerodrome.
***Old Rhinebeck Museum and Air Shows are 501 C (3) Non-Profit Corporations***.
For more information, visit www.oldrhinebeck.org or contact our administrative office at: (845) 752-3200