THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN WORKING WITH US.

We’re always on the lookout for dedicated people with a heart and passion to serve others by using their skills, training, and experience in a cross-cultural context.

Of course we need pilots and aviation engineers, but just as important is a whole team of support staff needed to keep the planes flying. We need avionics technicians, IT professionals as well as staff with skills in administration, accounting, project management, marketing and human resources.

Applying for and working in a MAF programme requires commitment and endurance. The application process can take up to 1½ years before beginning a four year contract. (The only exception to this is for staff going to fill a critical role, in which case MAF will expedite an application).

What are the steps to working with MAF?

We suggest that you begin by exploring what working with MAF will mean.

The Pilot Enquirer Pack is a resource "for pilots by pilots" that covers: why it takes someone special to fly with MAF, a look at the challenging environments where MAF operates and the exceptionally high technical skills required. The pack includes a check-list to help a pilot know if he or she would be a good "fit" for MAF and a step-by-step walk through of the recruitment process.

Read the FAQ section.

Watch the Working with Us video.

Look through our website (and other MAF websites) to gain a good understanding of who we are and what we do. Read the stories, capture the spirit and heart of MAF’s work around the world.

We also strongly recommend that you include your church pastor or senior leader and other significant people as early in the process as early as possible.

THE PROCESS

  • STEP 1: INITIAL INQUIRY
    Handled through the MAF NZ office to gather further information and to explore opportunities and potential fit to a role.
  • STEP 2: APPLICATION
    This includes submission of application form, CV, technical information and references. This stage will also include initial interviews with candidates focusing on spiritual life, calling and personal maturity.
  • STEP 3: TECHNICAL & PROFESSIONAL EVALUATIONS
    This includes aptitude and technical assessments for pilots and engineers. For those wishing to work overseas, a physical medical and a psychological assessment will be required.
  • STEP 4: FORMAL INTERVIEW
    Focusing on professional skills along with behavioural and competency-based assessments. For spouses wishing to accompany a jobholder on an overseas assignment, there will be a separate interview to establish their suitability and aspirations as part of the MAF family.
  • STEP 5: ACCEPTANCE & OFFER
    For those applying to work overseas this will be conditional on the successful completion of all preparation phases including personal fundraising, technical standardisation courses and a pre-field orientation programme.
  • STEP 6: PREPARATION FOR GOING
    This will include a general induction into the organisation, cross-cultural appreciation and how to maintain personal safety and wellbeing. And once you land in programme, the role induction and training continues, including language training as appropriate, to ensure your journey in MAF continues as smoothly as possible.