Jane Scott Retiring as Managing Director

POSTED: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

After 14 years at the helm of the Bosque Arts Center, Jane Scott will retire as of November 2, and Paige Sibila will step in as managing director.  Plans are in the works for a reception to honor Jane in next spring when we hopefully are all able to gather again.

Jane Scott came to the BAC in late summer of 2006 and since then has worked tirelessly to make the organization run smoothly: keeping BAC and subgroup finances, navigating the budget and tax laws, managing the staff, overseeing the inventory and membership database, sending out membership communications, serving as cashier at Big Event and the Art Classic…Jane’s services to the BAC are too numerous to detail, and she has handled them all with such integrity.  We asked some past presidents for a few words about Jane, and we did a little Q & A with Jane to see what new adventures she has planned.

Words from a Few Past BAC Presidents

 “After sitting at Jane's desk for just a few days, I can't tell you how overwhelming it was. She does so much more than anyone will ever know. It has been a great pleasure to work with her...She is amazing...”  -Betty Murdoch

 "Jane, I will never forget how thankful I was in 2006 when you agreed to become the Executive Director–and how many of your eight-hour days became thirteen-hour days.  Thank you so much, and I will miss seeing your smiling face in the office."  -Sally Douglas

 “She’s just one of those people that’s always there.  She’s never acted like she was too busy to stop what she was doing to talk to me—when I know she probably was. She is steady as a rock.” -Joyce Jones

 “I had the honor of being on the BAC board when Jane joined the BAC as Director in 2006.  She had to take the bull by the horns and create a working and organized environment for the BAC to go forward into the future.  She was stellar and positive as we went onward.  She addressed tax needs, accounting needs, scheduling needs and what was needed at any given moment.  And here we are 14 years later dealing with COVID and everything else that is coming our way and Jane still manages to smile and say “Hello, Leanne” with her lovely, effervescent smile.  I will miss that but look forward to seeing her in her new capacity as BAC member/patron, etc.” –Leanne Donner

 "Through the years your continued service and loyalty to the BAC have contributed greatly to the lasting success of the organization.  Thank you, Jane."  -Punky Penberthy

 “There is a verse in Ecclesiastes that tells us that 'for everything, there is a season, and a time for every purpose.' I am reminded of this as we say goodbye to Jane Scott, our Managing Director.  During my term as President, I relied on Jane for so many things–information, advice, and encouragement.  I admired her organizational skills and work ethic.  Jane was proficient and habitual, but she was also open-minded and progressive.  To me, those qualities are the definition of a dream employee.  There is a selfish part of me that wishes she could stay forever at the BAC, but I know this is foolish thinking.  She has given us her all and now it’s our turn to give her rest.  Thank you, Jane, for your years of service to the Bosque Arts Center.  I hope you come back often as our guest.”  -Virginia Richards

Jane Scott

Q & A with Jane

Q: What have you enjoyed the most about working at the BAC?

A: I have most enjoyed working with so many people, staff, volunteers, and visitors.  This job gave me an opportunity to meet and get to know a vast assortment of interesting people. 

Q: What do you consider the BAC’s most important aspect or strength?

A: These people are the BAC’s greatest asset.  They have passion for all aspects of artistic endeavors.  Their passion leads them to volunteer time, ideas, and energy to get things done in the best possible manner.  Without them, the BAC would not have a world-class art show, concerts, plays, culinary events, and all types of fun fundraising events.  These volunteers provide a warm, friendly atmosphere that encourages more participation and outreach to potential members.  This Arts Center provides instruction and participation in the arts for all the Central Texas community, far outside the town of Clifton.  Where else can the community learn pottery, music skills, acting, table decorating, painting skills, and culinary skills?

Q:  What are you looking forward to in retirement?  Any projects or trips on the horizon (when we get to actually go places again)?

A:  I look forward to spending more time with family as well as getting my house in order!  I will actually have time to focus on Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating and gifts without being so short on time.  Once the COVID gets past, I want to take some road trips [to] sightsee in the states around us.  I also plan to attend BAC events and help out as a volunteer rather than staff.

Q: What is the first thing you’re going to do in your first day/week of freedom?

A:  My first day of true retirement I plan to sleep a little later, go out for lunch, and sit on the porch if the weather permits!  I will gather some fall wildflowers to adorn my table!

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