Director, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

The Smithsonian is seeking an individual to lead the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), a major outreach program that shares the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research with audiences throughout the United States and its territories. The Director elevates the Institution’s educational mission by strengthening existing and forging new relationships that increase the Smithsonian’s impact and visibility. This will involve the overall planning, development, direction and management of all aspects of SITES’ program of traveling exhibitions and related activities. SITES currently has an average of 50 exhibitions in circulation and operates on combined Federal, Trust, and Gifts and Grant budgets of approximately $10 million per year.

While there is a closing deadline of Oct. 2 candidates should consult the website to see if there is a deadline extension.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/380249800

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About Nancy Proctor

Nancy Proctor is Executive Director of the MuseWeb Foundation, the new non-profit initiative of Museums and the Web, and Co-chair and Co-editor with Rich Cherry of MW’s international conferences and publications. Previously she was Deputy Director of Digital Experience and Communications at the Baltimore Museum of Art (2014-2016), Head of Mobile Strategy and Initiatives at the Smithsonian Institution (2010-2014), and Head of New Media Initiatives at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum (2008-2010). With a PhD in American art history and a background in filmmaking, curation and art criticism, Nancy lectures and publishes widely on technology and innovation in museums, in French and Italian as well as English. Nancy Proctor created her first online exhibition in 1995 and went on to publish the New Art CD-ROM and website of contemporary art in the UK in 1996. She co-founded TheGalleryChannel.com in 1998 with Titus Bicknell to present virtual tours of innovative exhibitions alongside comprehensive global museum and gallery listings. TheGalleryChannel was later acquired by Antenna Audio, where Nancy led New Product Development from 2000-2008, introducing the company’s multimedia, sign language, downloadable, podcast and cellphone tours. She also directed Antenna’s sales in France from 2006-2007, and worked with the Travel Channel’s product development team. Nancy served as program chair for the Museums Computer Network (MCN) conference 2010-2011, and co-organized the Tate Handheld conference 2008 & 2010. She started MuseumMobile.info, its wiki and podcast series in 2008. She was Digital Editor of Curator: The Museum Journal from 2009-2014, and is now on the Journal's editorial board.

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