The SAREM is directed, administered and represented by a Directive Board composed of permanent and substitute members. These members are elected by the membership and with the majority of votes. Board members receive no salary or emoluments and are elected to a three-year term, being able to be re-elected. For being eligible to be a member of the Directive Board you must be an active member, of legal age and have no less than one year of service as an active member.
At the same time, there are various Committees (see Systematic Collections, Conservation, Press, Finances, History, Awards, and Events and Meetings) set up by members who form permanent groups of work, or groups formed temporarily for a particular purpose, and who are in charge of the specialized discussion of the different interests of the Society. The members of the Committees are elected by the Directive Board and the number of members per Committee and their term of service in each varies.