Museum Director

Company Name: 

Military Aviation Museum


1341 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23457

Contact Name: 

Gerald Yagen




Job Description: 

The Military Aviation Museum is looking for an experienced Museum Director that can oversee and manage the entire operation.   We are a private, nonprofit, aviation museum that owns its own multi runway airport and nine individual buildings.  Most of the historic airplanes in the collection are REAL flying military airplanes from the last century, including a P-51 Mustang, Navy Corsair, British Spitfire and Mosquito, and many more that can be seen on our website. The museum has a paid staff of 12 employees and over 200 loyal and regular volunteers.  We host three major air shows each year along with numerous smaller functions.

If you meet the following FIVE MUST requirements, just pick up the telephone and call W.G. Yagen, Founder and President, at (757) 490-3157.  If you meet only four of the five MUST requirements, then email your resume to my personal address:  If you meet less than four, please do not apply.


The candidate MUST meet all of the following requirements:

MUST have managed a historical museum of some sort.

MUST have had experience in successful fundraising and major gift development for a nonprofit foundation.

MUST have had experience in recruiting and managing a large number of museum volunteers and a small paid museum staff.

MUST have had previous successful experience operating a successful for profit business.

MUST have exceptional public speaking and writing skills.

Prefer knowledge and an interest in historical aviation.

Prefer experience in applying for government grants.

Prefer experience working with a diverse Board of Directors to develop and implement strategic plans.