St. Joseph Museums` Board President Jim Lehr says he`ll take his time searching for director Alberto Meloni`s replacement. Lehr says the museums` staff is equipped to handle any time in between hires. The board plans to form a search committee made up of board members and local residents to begin the process of a nation-wide search for a new museums director. Lehr says its an objective task. "We`re looking for a candidate with degrees, we`re looking for experience, we`re looking for interest in the type of history we have. They develop and lead the staff, they develop the Board of Trustees, they`re in the community continuously," Lehr says. Lehr says he expects upwards of 100 applicants for the position. The search committee will whittle them down to interview about five potential directors.