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The Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is the Smithsonian’s center for specialized technical collections research and conservation, where knowledge of materials and the history of technology are combined with state-of-the-art instrumentation and scientific techniques to provide technical research studies and interpretation of artistic, anthropological, biological, and historical objects. With direction from the Under Secretary for Science and Research, the incumbent develops and implements Museum Conservation Institute's (MCI) strategic plan for conservation and preservation research and education programs and resource acquisition. Provides leadership, vision, and direction in the development and conduct of conservation and preservation programs and projects. Formulates overall MCI program goals and objectives, and develops short- and long-range plans to accomplish program objectives. Develops and implements an organizational vision consistent with the Secretary’s goals and strategies for the institution. Oversees and coordinates the research activities of the various units within MCI and for integrating them into the overall project objectives. Creates a work environment that encourages creative thinking, while maintaining focus, intensity and persistence.

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