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Museums Act

Version of section 23 from 2002-12-31 to 2008-08-09:

Marginal note:Director

  •  (1) There shall be a Director of each museum, who shall be appointed by the Board of the museum, with the approval of the Governor in Council, to hold office during pleasure for a term not exceeding five years.

  • Marginal note:Reappointment

    (2) The Director is eligible to be reappointed on the expiration of any term of office.

  • Marginal note:Chief executive officer

    (3) The Director is the chief executive officer of the museum and, under the direction of the Board, has control and supervision of the work and staff of the museum.

  • Marginal note:Responsible to Board

    (4) The Director is responsible to the Board for the exercise of the powers and the performance of the duties and functions of that office and, subject to the by-laws of the museum made pursuant to paragraph 22(f), may attend meetings of the Board or of any committee established by or pursuant to the by-laws.

  • Marginal note:Remuneration

    (5) The Director shall be paid by the museum such remuneration as the Board, with the approval of the Governor in Council, may determine.

  • Marginal note:Acting Director

    (6) If the Director is absent or unable to act or if the office of the Director is vacant, the Board may designate another officer of the museum to act as Director for the time being, but no person so designated shall act in that office for a period exceeding ninety days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

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