Job Posting: Preventative Conservator – Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute (Washington, DC)

Preventive Conservator, Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute
The Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is seeking a Conservator with a specialization in preventive conservation of museum collections and their environments. The Preventive Conservator will examine museum collections and conduct appropriate treatments documenting the processes in accordance with practices and tenets of the profession, will conduct research pertinent to preventive conservation in the museum environment, and will serve as a mentor in MCI training programs. Any material specialty (e.g., objects, photographs, textiles, paper) may apply for this position. The successful candidate will have experience in research, professional presentation, and publication.
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 USAJOBS or the Smithsonian website and retrieve announcement numbers 15A-SR-300452-DEU-MCI and 15A-SR-300452-MPA-MCI. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Vacancy closes Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.
For more information contact:
Jessica S. Johnson
Head of Conservation
Museum Conservation Institute
Smithsonian Institution
301 238 1218