The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport operates with an administrative staff, maintenance, fire and police departments. The estimated 50 full- and part-time employees enjoy an interesting and eventful place to work.  No two days at the airport are ever the same. Couple this dynamic environment with a full range of benefits for full-time staff members, and you see why XNA is a great place to work! With that in mind, from time to time, employment opportunities become available.  It should be noted that due to volume and currency, resumes and employment applications are not kept on file. Only when there is an opening should an application be submitted for review. When a position is open at XNA, simply – Application For Employment(PDF).  Submit an application only if a position has been advertised and is open. While XNA owns and operates the airport, the tenants (such as air carriers, rental car agencies, food service, news/gift and others) all interview and hire their own employees. The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in employment with the airlines, the process begins online at their individual websites.  Once on their website, click on their ‘Careers’ button for further information.  If you are interested in employment with TSA as a Transportation Safety Officer, go to USAJobs.org for employment/application information.  Applications for The Paradies Shops may be obtained at the airport at one of the gift shops or restaurants.

Volunteer Program


To apply for a position:

Applications are only accepted if there are positions announced under employment opportunities. 

  • Complete our general Application For Employment
  • Be sure to attach your resume and any supplemental documentation pertinent to the position applied for.
  • You may submit your application via:
  1. Fax (479)-205-1001 . ATTN: AIRPORT CONTACT (listed under job posting) | RE: APPLICATION FOR POSTED POSITION
  2. Email to AIRPORT CONTACT (listed under job posting)
  3. Mail to : Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport ATTN: AIRPORT CONTACT (listed under job posting) 1 Airport Blvd, Suite 100 Bentonville, AR 72712


Full Time Police Officer

Responsible for the prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals, direction of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, responding to the screening checkpoint and the general enforcement of laws and ordinances on an assigned shift. Work is performed in accordance with departmental rules and regulations and normally consists of patrol, preliminary investigations and traffic regulation duties that may be performed in cars or on foot. Work involves an element of personal danger, and officers must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise good judgment during a work shift. General and special instructions and work assignments are received from the shift supervisor, the police chief or the airport director.

Patrol the Airport on an assigned shift to preserve law and order, prevent and discover the commission of crime, direct traffic and to enforce motor vehicle operation and parking regulations.

Investigates accidents and suspected criminal activity and makes required reports to be filed with appropriate agencies.

Answers calls and complaints involving fire, automobile accidents, robberies and other misdemeanors and felonies, which present physical danger to the public and officer.

Ability to operate in the communications center.

Fax 479-205-1001 or email greg.tabor@flyxna.com.

An application must be filled out in order to be considered for the position.


Part Time Communication Center Operator


1. Monitor security checkpoint duress alarm and dispatch Law Enforcement Officer if needed.

2. Monitors and maintains the Access Control System to include:
a. Acknowledge alarms
b. Dispatch Law Enforcement Officers
c. Make calls for service when needed
d. Maintain required records and logs
e. Monitor CCTV; maintain audio and video recording equipment

3. Take telephone/radio requests from Airport tenants/employees for service requests

4. Maintain communication logs

5. Answer Airport telephone lines when transferred to the Communications Center

6. Exercise strict confidentiality of information involving all Airport matters

7. Monitors fire alarm device for terminal building

8. Perform other duties as requested

Fax 479-205-1001 or email greg.tabor@flyxna.com.

An application must be filled out in order to be considered for the position.