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Position at Museum Conservation Institute

From: Ann N'Gadi <ngadia<-a>
Date: Friday, May 16, 2014
Head of Conservation
Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute.

The Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is seeking a
Head of Conservation, who is an accomplished conservator with a
specialization in ethnographic and/or archaeological conservation,
including field conservation.  The Head of Conservation will
supervise a staff of conservators whose mission is to conduct
research and treatment in collaboration with MCI's technical studies
and scientific research groups and with staff from the 19
Smithsonian museums and 8 other research centers.  The Head of
Conservation will provide guidance and oversight to the conservation
group to ensure that MCI meets the needs of our clients, which may
include examination of works art, historic and archaeological
artifacts, and natural history specimens; performing conservation
treatments; conducting research; advising and selecting research
fellows, interns, and volunteers; and reviewing the final reports
and results of studies.  The successful candidate must have
professional experience in developing, organizing, and leading an
international training program on the preservation and/or
conservation of cultural heritage and a demonstrated background in

MCI is a scientific research center of the Smithsonian Institution
with the mission to increase and disseminate scientific knowledge
that improves preservation and conservation of museum collections
and related material, with an emphasis on the collections of the
Smithsonian Institution's museums.  For a more detailed description
of the MCI's programs please see


For a complete application package and instructions please access


or the Smithsonian website


and retrieve announcement numbers 14A-MP-299462-MPA-MCI and

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vacancy closes June 2, 2014.

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