Travels Chair

The Guild Travels Chair plans, organizes, and conducts trips to places of interest and concern to Guild members, primarily to areas in the Southwest, but not limited to that area.  A Guild trip is a journey to an event, an interesting site, or a scenic location with at least one overnight stay.  Guild Travels are open to all Museum members, with Guild members receiving priority.

The Guild Travels 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.
  • The Chair works with the Museum’s Education Services Manager, and other designated Museum staff in planning and organizing trips. The Chair may contract with outside tour guides and/or tour companies to assist in conducting the trips.
  • Forwards flyers announcing trips to be published in the Guild’s Happening Now.
  • Establishes contact with tour organizations that are able to expand, develop, and enhance desired tour sites by providing experienced guides and transportation. In addition, they will make arrangements for hotel accommodations and meals.
  • Travels with the participants on the trip and acts as liaison between participants and the tour agency to handle any complaints or special needs that may develop while on tour.
  • 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 event.

 If you are interested in learning more about this position, 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