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Executive Director & Director of Development

American Air Museum in Britain

The American Air Museum (AAM) stands as a memorial to countless US flying and support personnel who served on British shores, including almost 30,000 who gave their lives during World War II. Part of the impressive Imperial War Museums Duxford, Britain’s largest aviation museum, the AAM presents the best collection of American military aircraft on public display outside of North America. It is the only facility of its kind outside of the United States that commemorates the special bond between the United States and the United Kingdom. Since opening in 1997, the AAM has welcomed over 7.7 million visitors.

The American Air Museum in Britain (AAMB) is a US 501(c)3 organization that supports the operation of the AAM, the first port of call for anyone looking for information about the air war as fought by the US Army Air Forces from the UK during World War II. AAMB raises charitable donations to support the operation and upkeep of the facilities, preserve its world-class collections, and develop exhibits, education programs, and an innovative website that tells the inspirational stories of men and women whose lives were shaped by war.

The AAMB Board of Trustees is seeking a US-based Executive Director & Director of Development (ED/DoD) to lead an ambitious vision for organizational growth that aligns with the new 10-year, £30M IWM Duxford Masterplan. Reporting to the Board of Trustees and coordinating closely with IWM Duxford, the ED/DoD will be an ambassador for AAMB, leading, engaging, and inspiring people and organizations to support its mission and growth.

The position works remotely from any location in the United States. The ED/DoD will be a self-starter who can create and lead a high-performing culture focused on outcomes. Essential experience includes:

  • Front-line experience soliciting six-figure gifts or higher from individuals.
  • Track record of achieving increased revenue from diversified income streams, including direct marketing, major gifts, capital campaigns, and endowment giving.
  • Experience engaging trustees in fundraising initiatives.
  • A deep affinity for the mission of the American Air Museum.

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