Guild Programs Committee

The Guild Programs Committee is responsible for providing interesting and educational speakers for the monthly Guild meetings.

The Guild Programs Committee Chair

  • Is invited to serve by the Guild Programs Coordinator, following approval by the Guild President. May select a co-chair to share responsibility (highly recommended to distribute the work and for succession planning).
  • Reports to the Guild Programs Coordinator.
  • Contacts possible speakers to discuss dates, topics, honorarium, and travel reimbursement (if out of the city).
  • Confirms arrangements, in writing, with the speakers who accept and confirms the date, topic, honorarium, and travel reimbursement (if any).
  • Asks for biographical information to be used for promotions and introductions.
  • Determines the type of presentation; i.e., slides DVD Power Point, and determine the speaker’s equipment needs; i.e., microphone, projector, screen, display tables, etc., and communicates equipment and set up needs to the Museum’s Event Manager.
  • Acknowledges by thank you note or other means, appreciation for the work done by the volunteers as well as invited speakers.
  • Submits a brief annual report to the Guild Programs Coordinator, and/or as requested.
  • Reviews the job description on the Guild website at the end of each Guild year and reports changes to the Guild Programs Coordinator.

Support from the Guild Programs Coordinator is provided, as well as a detailed “how to” guide concerning the implementation of tasks concerning this position.

If you are interested in learning more about this position or committee, contact the Guild Programs Coordinator at


The Heard Museum Guild Board encourages innovation and process improvement, but new initiatives and/or different approaches, activities, or actions must be discussed with the assigned Coordinator and/or Guild Executive Committee and, if necessary, approved by the Guild Board and/or Museum.


Revised March, 2020 Koble