The director, under the supervision of the Board of Barber Examiners, shall administer the provisions of sections 71-201 to 71-237, and shall serve at the pleasure of the board. His or her salary shall be fixed by the board. The director shall devote full time to the duties of his office. No person shall be eligible to the office of director who has not been engaged in the active practice of barbering as a registered barber in the state for at least five years immediately preceding his appointment. No member of the Board of Barber Examiners shall be eligible to the office of director during his or her term. The director shall be bonded or insured as required by section 11-201. The premium shall be paid as an expense of the board.