Trustee vacancy – Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial

Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial, Elvington, York 

The museum celebrates aviation history with a unique collection of aircraft on display at Yorkshire’s best-preserved, original World War 2 airfield site. We tell stories of innovation, ingenuity and courage that give insight into the aircraft and the people who made and flew them to inform and inspire current and future generations.

It is an accredited, well-established, independent museum next to the famous Elvington Airfield. We have paid staff and around 100 volunteers. Before the pandemic we welcomed 55,000 – 60,000 visitors. Substantial grants from the National Lottery Heritage Emergency Fund and the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund, awarded in recognition of our achievements and contribution to heritage, encourages us to seek new people to develop and help execute our new business plan to ensure our sustainability in the future. 

Trustees of the Charity: Vacancies

There are vacancies for new members of the Board of Trustees. We are looking for individuals with contemporary familiarity with the heritage sector, and senior management or board experience who can demonstrate sound judgement in strategic decision making.

Experience in the following areas especially welcome: Conservation, Human Resources, Finance and Fundraising, Project Management. 

The appointment: Trustees are appointed for a maximum of nine years, split into three, three-year terms.

Time Requirements: The Board meets around six times a year with standing sub-committees and project working parties in which trustees are expected to participate. Meetings are held on site and virtually, usually during the day.

Remuneration: Trustees give their services on an honorary basis and receive no remuneration, except for expenses reasonably incurred in performance of their duties.

Application: If you would like more information about sharing in the planning our future and have valuable experience, please email our Vice-Chair as soon as possible, with your phone number:, to be followed by an expression of interest. Closing date for applications: 31 May.


Non-Executive Directors of Trading Subsidiary: Vacancies

After a period of restructuring, there are opportunities for individuals to serve as non-executive directors of the Yorkshire Air Museum’s trading subsidiary, YAMCO, to bring us new ideas for income generation.  If you have relevant retail, catering or other business experience and would like to help us to progress the Museum’s vision, do get in touch. We understand and respect equality and diversity with our initiatives and encourage inclusive representation from all sectors.

To express an interest in being a YAMCO director, please contact the Director of the Museum.  Email: