A. The “archaeological services division” is created in the cultural affairs department. The division shall be operated as a division of the cultural affairs department under the imprimatur of the museum of New Mexico.

B. The museum of New Mexico board of regents shall exercise trusteeship over the archaeological services division.

C. The director of the division shall meet the following minimum qualifications:

(1)     hold a bachelor’s or higher degree in a discipline related to the function of the division; and

(2)     have significant experience in the management and operation of an organization similar to the division.

D. The director shall be appointed by the secretary of cultural affairs from a list of no less than three names provided by the museum of New Mexico board of regents.