Director of Learning & Engagement

Company Name: 

Sun Valley Museum of Art


PO Box 656
Sun Valley, ID 83353

Contact Name: 

Dan Deluca




Job Description: 


Job Title: Director of Learning & Engagement 

Reports to: Curator 


Purpose: The Director of Learning & Engagement plays a vital role in driving our mission to connect people to contemporary art and artists through exhibitions, education,  experiences, programs, and projects.   


In this dynamic role, you will design and execute innovative educational programs, workshops, and community outreach initiatives that spark curiosity, foster creativity, and promote inclusivity. You will collaborate closely with Museum curator, Director of Public Programs, SVMoA Learning & Engagement educators and contract instructors, as well as community partners, to develop engaging curricula, interpretive materials, and measurable learning goals aligned with the Museum’s exhibitions.  


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Conceive of and design immersive educational experiences that captivate diverse audiences, from K-12 students and educators to lifelong learners, both on-site and through outreach efforts.  
  • Nurture strong relationships with all schools in Blaine County, educators, artists, and community organizations to cultivate meaningful collaborations and arts integration opportunities in Blaine County classrooms.  
  • Oversee the development and implementation of exhibition tours, art classes, workshops, and events for adults, teens, and families, ensuring exceptional quality and relevance.  
  • Manage the SVMoA Scholarship program, leading ongoing improvements and expanding opportunities for educators and students in the Wood River Valley.   
  • Lead the Learning & Engagement team, providing guidance, professional development, and inspiring a culture of creativity and continuous learning.  
  • Evaluate program effectiveness through assessments and data analysis, using insights to refine and enhance our offerings continuously.  
  • Support diverse learning styles and motivations by building opportunities for social-emotional learning, intellectual rigor, and whimsical experimentation in gallery spaces.  
  • Liaise with the Learning & Engagement Board Committee.  
  • Undertake occasional travel for Professional Development and research to ensure emerging trends and best practices inform learning pedagogies.  

 Administrative Responsibilities:   

  • Supervise, motivate, and provide ongoing feedback for direct reports; manage staff work plans; catalyze individual and departmental goals.  
  • Serve as an Ambassador for Learning & Engagement Programs for donors, funders, and external stakeholders as requested.  
  • Actively pursue funding opportunities and collaborate with the Advancement team to secure grants and sponsorships for educational programs.  
  • Manage budgets, contracts, and administrative tasks related to Learning & Engagement initiatives with efficiency and accountability.  



  • Bachelor's degree in arts, humanities, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.  
  • 4-6 years of progressive experience in museum education, K-12 education, community engagement, or a relevant discipline.  
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver innovative, inclusive, and impactful educational programs.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a talent for public speaking and storytelling.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with diverse stakeholders.  
  • Proficiency in project management, budgeting, and data analysis.  
  • Familiarity with current trends and best practices in museum education and community engagement.  
  • Passion for museums, contemporary art, and cultural events.  
  • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.  



  • Programming Development and Research: 30% 
  • Program Management: 50% 
  • Administrative, Development and long-term planning: 20% 


Hours and Compensation 

This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt position with benefits. Salary range is $60,000-$80,000. SVMoA benefits include medical and dental insurance, life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and an employee-sponsored retirement plan. Work requires the flexibility to frequently work evenings and/or weekends according to The Museum’s calendar of programs and events. Regular office hours for SVMoA’s Ketchum location are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. 


Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


To Apply:  

Submit your resume and a compelling letter of interest to with the subject line "Director of Learning & Engagement." Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  


Sun Valley Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.