Ms Custers has achieved a lot in her short time at BREC. Having negotiated an increase in funding from the City of Bunbury to attract national conferences and events to BREC, she has also led the team to victory in being voted by national and international touring artists as their favourite venue in Australia
Speaking on her departure Ms Custers said, “I have been on a mission to deliver a new strategic direction for BREC and I am confident the new systems that we have put in the place and the team that I have helped to build and empower will continue to deliver great things for the local region.”
We asked Ms Custers what project she is most proud of during her tenure. “The project I am most proud of is the launch of our new Youth Theatre Company, headed up by Artistic Director Kathryn Osborne. In a town where everyone says there’s nothing for young people to do, we’ve created a program where young people can make exciting and innovative theatre for other young people.” Said Ms Custers.
“We have been extremely blessed to have someone of Ms Custers experience heading up the team at BREC,” says Simon Jacob, BREC’s Chairman. “Her departure provides a rare opportunity for a creative and passionate leader to join the award-winning team at BREC. We are hoping to attract someone who shares our vision to inspire a vibrant and culturally engaged region,” Mr Jacob goes on to explain.
The centre was recently awarded Australian Performing Arts Centre of the Year and caters to over 60,000 visitors from across the state annually, so it is in a great position to attract a high calibre arts professional to the role.
Applicants interested in the role should apply by 5pm, Friday 12th January 2018. More details about the role are available online.